Saturday, May 29, 2010

There Is a Difference

It wasn't until medical school that I discovered...there is a difference between having a sore brain, and having a headache!

Who knew?

Are there papers written on the matter? Have people studied this phenomenon? Is there a medical term for it?

6 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Sore brain = Post studying/exam fog where you're walking around in a daze unable to cogently communicate with other people or think about anything.

Headache = ouch!

Is this what you're referring to?

Albinoblackbear said...

Yes that is it!

Except it isn't just the fog, it actually feels sore in a different way than the "ouch!"

Maybe it's more brain 'tired'. But not in the 'haven't slept enough' tired.

Bostonian in NY said...

I remember that sore brain feeling all too well...wait till steps 1 and 2...

it gets better when you hit the wards though!

Rogue Medic said...

I lie down to go to sleep, but my brain says no. I get up to do something productive, as long as I am awake anyway, but my too tired brain does not make that easy. I eventually get to the point where Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care,
The death of each day's life, sore labor's bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,
Chief nourisher in life's feast
briefly and inadequately intervenes.

And I haven't even murdered a king. I don't even have a nagging spouse. :-(

Albinoblackbear said...

BINY--lalalalalal*puts fingers in ears*lalalalal Step 1 lalalala Step 2lalalalal.

Dude, you don't have to tell me that it gets better on the wards. Remember? I just spent the last 6 years of my life on them!! I suck at memorizing the clotting cascade but I am damn good at clinical medicine. This is PAINFUL for me. Ugh. I can't wait to be in your shoes.

Rogue--I have neither of those problems either. Yet somehow I think he wouldn't have handled the stress of medical school well either!! hahaha

Rogue Medic said...

Macbeth was not exactly a self-starter. If the missus is telling him to study, he's studying.

If the missus is telling him to kill off the competition, it becomes a remake of And Then There Were None.

All Shakespeare tragedies end with a survival rate that makes the plague seem like a good time. If he said, It could be worse, people worried.