Man it’s been a long time since I posted anything interesting here on The Rejected. It’s probably because my life is not that interesting at the moment. From waking up early every morning, going to school, hanging out at the hospital, going to the gym, studying, and listening to other people’s drama, there’s not much going on.
I managed to pass all my OSCE’s from my last clinical rotation block so I was really excited about that. The rotation that I was on was boring as hell and I’m pretty sure I will not be pursuing a career in that particular field of medicine. I’m hoping general surgery will be better.
My first day on general surgery was pretty uneventful. I got to go into theatre to see a laparoscopic cholesystectomy. That was pretty cool. Surgery does bring the anatomy to life. Note to self: review anatomy. However, the highlight of my night was being bitched at by an angry 60 year old nurse who clearly was annoyed that there were students invading her nurse’s station. If I wasn’t such a nice guy, oh who am I kidding, I gave her a dirty look while talking about her to a colleage as we walked away. There is no need to be a bitch at work. I realise that your job is shitty, but being angry all the time is certainly not good for your health. I don’t know maybe it’s just me, but I find that the younger nurses are much more helpful and inviting. It was interesting to see that when the doctor came around the 60 year old nurse changed into a completely different person… needless to say all her sphincters clenched up nice and tight.
I think I’m going to enjoy general surgery. It will give me a chance to practice my cannulation technique – which is pretty shotty at the moment. The patients themselves are pretty nice even when you miss the vein or go in too far. Note to self: review anatomy. The only time when they’re reluctant to talk to you is when they’re in a lot of pain or feeling noxious. When a patient says, “Get the F*** out of here!” or project their vomit at you, it’s a pretty good indication for you to be running in the opposite direction.
Medical School Gossip Update
The ugly people in my class are either married or engaged. How the hell did this happen? I come back from the summer and people are hooking up and getting married. I can’t even think about marriage at the point. I think my first wife will come at 35 and then probably a divorce shortly after that? I don’t know. It’s something to aim for I guess. Although seeing these people get married gives me hope that there is somebody out there for everybody.