Sunday, 18 November 2012

Confessions: Be careful what you ask a med student :)

Hey Lovelies!

Happy November! I hope you've been doing well. Exam time is coming close, so there will likely be little coming out of this blog for the next little while. Unless I have some really juicy stuff to tell you.

I was very inspired,  though, to write this blog after a night out with some non-med friends yesterday. It's amazing how medicine changes your every day language. Why? Because we learn the language of medicine and anatomy, and it can be hard to dissociate oneself from that world. Here are some examples of embarrassing/dorky/morbid things I have said to my non-med friends since I've entered medical school. Enjoy!

Friend, "Sometimes when I drink, I feel really dizzy. Like, I drank before getting ready and I felt dizzy in the shower."
Me, "Yeah, you should be careful with that. Don't drink in a hot tub."
Friend, "Oh? Why?"
Me, "Yeah, because you can faint due to the change in posture after getting up from the hot tub. It's called orthostatic hypotension."
Friend, "Ortho-whatta?"
Me, "Orthostatic hypotension. And if you faint in an upright position you could die."
Friend .....
Me, "... I really like your dress!"



Friend, "It's freezing out! You should have brought a jacket."
Me, "It's okay. My thermoreceptors are off."
Friend, "Thermo-what? What's that?!"
Me, "...  Nothing... Yeah, I should buy a coat"



Friend, "So how are you liking the anatomy labs?"
Me, "How much info should I go into?"
Friend, "Tell me anything."
Me, "Okay, I really enjoy it. But last week we looked at the colon..."
Friend, looks sick
Me, "... and it was fun!"


Have a great and productive Sunday guys!

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  1. Hi Cerena! heheheh Now you know so much more, I am glad you are liking med school ^^ have a fantastic week!

    1. It's like learning a second language!

  2. Hey there! I've been looking forward to hearing more about your med life! I spent 2 weeks during summer with about 40 med students, and it was fun! It's the same for science students as well, you go "and then the PCR machine srewed up so my ELFO was completely blank, even the marker..." XD It's pretty funny though. :D Your friends will get used to this in no time - my friend is about to graduate from physiotherapy and I've volunteered as her practice patient, and after two months, I've picked up bits of her new language and can understand what she talks about all the time. XD

  3. Hahaha! Reminds me of the kinds of things I heard growing up--having been raised in a medical household :) Good luck with your exams!

  4. Haha I love these! Wonder if I'm going to start being like that once I enter med school, hehe. I think I like the colon story the best, lol :)

  5. If I talk about science it usually ends up the same way, "Yeah, I should buy a coat" lol. Good post.


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