Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's 1am...Do You Know Where Your Extensor Pollicis Brevis Is?

I have been trying to adhere to a humane study schedule this week, i.e:
0730h--arrive at gym, start work out
0900h--get home, have breakfast, shower, start work
1300h--anatomy study partner arrives and we go through 2 of our 14 cases
2200-2300h-read book, spend QT with Manfriend, watch reruns of Extras, yoga.
2300-0700h--sleep like a wee baby

Yeah, not so much.

More like

0700h--rise and drink espresso while trying to pry lids open
0745h--arrive at gym, wish I was in bed...send evil thoughts to person who nicked my sweet SIGG waterbottle on Tuesday
0900-0930h--faff on FB
1000-1100h--read my favorite blogs
1100h-realise that study buddy is due to arrive in 2h and need to get cracking
1800h-break for dinner and decide that I'll make a roast dinner for all my housemates and Mandfriend (why is it that studying brings out the BEST gravy in me??)
2030h-2230h--study, feel behind, wonder how I will get thought all the material
2230h-0100h--feel too tired to read textbooks but not too tired to read my current novel
0100-0700h-toss and turn all night whilst have repeating nightmares where I am trying to draw the formation of fetal heart on a white board and I can't even remember what that big vessel thingy is that is coming out the top is called...or I am trying to point out the intrinsic muscles of the hand on a model and suddenly I can't speak...or any variation of this study-mare.


My friend Shane has stated that the night of finals we are going to 'see the health care system from the other side' and 'get in a fistfight with a lamppost'. This is what keeps me going.

Pathetic isn't it?

Crap it's 1128h. I am behind schedule even on my procrastination....


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Fordo said...

LMAO! Ok, dear. You're never gonna make it through medical school with that kind of attitude. Time to get cracking.

:) If its any comfort, I know exactly how you feel. I think we all go through that from time to time. Sending good thoughts your way.

Albinoblackbear said...
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Albinoblackbear said...

Thanks Fordo! Ahhh..actually, despite my faffiness I am on schedule with the review...and am compiling a set of master notes which I may sell on the black market entitled, "All you ever wanted to learn about 1st semester medical school but were afraid to ask". I know, it's a wordy title but...I am hoping it catches on.

It'll be sporadically referenced and organized in accordance to my twisted brain'll make studying for my cumulative finals next year soooo much easier.


Thanks for the good thoughts, all are appreciated! Tried to get to your blog today but I see you've gone underground...

K said...

That's pretty good. My schedule during the second year of med school consisted of waking up at 12pm, doing nothing until 12AM, feeling really guilty and then studying like a mad man until 4am before going to sleep.

Albinoblackbear said...

K-I think you and my roommate were separated at birth.

Prayingmedic said...

If you'd like some light shed on what your nightmares and dreams are about, shoot me a line. I won't psychoanalyze you. But I have a bit of experience in dream interpretation.

Keep going, you'll make it.