What a whirlwind week for me! From Wednesday on, all I can
remember is being extremely sick. It hit me suddenly on Wednesday
at 3am! I remember it so vividly because I woke up in a crazy sweat
with my head pounding as I felt like my eyes were about to pop out
of my head! Yes, it was that crazy. I had sniffles Monday and
Tuesday but I just assumed with this season that it was my annoying
allergies. I was very wrong.
I tried to go to class but when I got up to walk, I felt a wave
of vertigo and threw up! The next three days, I attempted to go to
some classes but ended up being sent home by professors because I
was not at all in a functional state. Ryan was amazing and took
care of me. He tried to get me to eat, but my fever was so high
(102º to be exact), I couldn't keep food in at all. I was
miserable. I tried to pick up notes to study since I could not go
to class but instead ended up taking sleeping aids to put me to
sleep because at least I didn't have to experience all the misery
of my flu. Yes, I believe I had the flu. Honestly, as I am writing
this, I am still coughing, can't hear out of one ear, and my nose
is crazy, but I'm at the end of it. I do see the light at the end
of the tunnel! I feel one thousand times better than Wednesday
through Friday, but oh my, this is a tough little virus.
Saturday, I had to suck it up and help with our SACA annual yard
sale! We did really well considering the weather was bi-polar, and
I was grossly sick.
So unfortunately, that sums up my week. Now I am somewhat
stressed with all the catching up I have to do! I still don't feel
100% me and healthy, but it doesn't matter. Midterms are
surprisingly near and my blood pressure is rising gradually with
the anticipation. Sixth Tri is full of classes where, well you just
have to get over the embarrassment of "pretending" and just do it
because the professors will make you.
When I say pretending, I really mean pretending. One of our
classes consists of interacting with simulated patients and
pretending to be their physician while they mock symptoms they have
had. That's not the "pretend" part that I get nervous about, but it
always feels weird to have to pretend to be each other's
patients/doctors, and that's another class we have. Not a big deal
but something I still have to get over. It's probably due to my
semi-shyness. I am actually shy! People don't believe me but I am.
It feeds into the lack of confidence I have when approaching these
classes that strip you down so that you can be exposed - exposed of
the weaknesses that might hold you back from being the best doctor.
I am trying to not let my personal comfort zone issues get in the
way of experiencing that.
Other life updates I can fill you guys in on other than health
Our wedding invitations are 90% close to being done and mailed
out! Exciting! However, it seems like there's a new guest being
added every day! Sunday, we met with our future landlords for the
house we found that we're renting, and we are getting closer to
signing some papers and making it ours for the next three years!
It's an amazing vintage house on a ½ acre of land in Glen Ellyn
where we can raise our miniature family (dog and cats) before we
make the final and big move to Michigan where we will eventually
practice. I am so excited for what else God decides to throw on our
plate! I just hate waiting!
Have a good week everyone and fill up on that vitamin C, zinc,
and selenium! It'll help keep those nasty flu bugs away. I
can't wait to be healthy again!
Tip of the week: In school, work on stripping yourself down so
that you can make sure you can soak in all the goodness that will
make you the best doctor for your future patients. Some people come
in NOT confident enough and some people are TOO confident. Find
your happy medium!