I’m currently supposed to be studying. For what? I’m not too sure… Meanwhile, I’ve been thinking about my blog. I have to admit that I haven’t been using it as often as I’d like to, so that’s my fault really.
I’ve had a layout in the works for months now! I started working on it probably in late May, and then took a hiatus from it since July. There are some PHP kinks I tried to work out to no avail. And so I kind of gave up. Ok… not really gave up. Life got in the way.
And while I’d like to work on my layout and finish it up, I can only foresee that life will continue to get in the way. This week I’ve got something big coming up, which I will hope to blog about eventually. For now, there’s this.
I would like to eventually write about work – the kind of work I do, the patient’s I see – but I have to figure out how I can do this in a HIPAA-friendly manner. Not sure what kinds of privacy exists in this country, but I’m obviously going to try my best to comply with keeping as patients are safe and anonymized as possible. Perhaps I will just blog about what I’ve learned over the week. I don’t know… But I do know I need to start writing again.
I’m writing just to write. I don’t think I actually have anything interesting to say. Or, perhaps, I don’t necessarily feel like sharing anything right now.
I’m done with my electives for the next two months, and I don’t have to go back until February, so that feels great. I can wake up in the morning and do what I’ve been wanting to do for the longest time but never actually had the time. This actually isn’t much. Other than doing some cleaning and rearranging at home, my to-do list has been pretty sparse. In reality, I should probably sit down and jot down all the things I want to do (code a new design being one of them) because I’m sure I can think of plenty of activities to take up my time. Speaking of time, I don’t actually have that much I realize. I’m currently studying for my UK exam that’s coming up in just over two weeks. I’m trying to get back to a healthy gym schedule again. And yeah…
Procrastination and the internet is my worst enemy. But my motivation and energy has returned! I did manage to wake up early today and accomplished everything I wanted to do. Now let’s see if the same thing can happen tomorrow.
So third year has begun, and it is so much more relaxing than first or second year – well, in some regards. Classes aren’t bad, but there are next year’s electives that have to be dealt with, and that’s pretty time consuming.
Life has been uneventful otherwise. I’m GTL’ing today. I also started volunteering in the ER, which is a nice way to meet different doctors and nurses. Plus I get to practice random skills like suturing, casting, inserting catheters and IV lines. I also get to brush up on my EKG-reading skills.
I don’t know what to do with this blog. I feel restricted as to what parts of my life I can write about. And forget about writing how I feel – that would just be disastrous… What I wanted to start doing was posting more about random medical topics that come up during rounds and wards. I always write down things like, “Look up pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, , Leriche syndrome, etc…” but I find I almost never have time to actual do it. So maybe I’ll start – and I’ll post what I find here… Maybe…