All Better

Top -fries

I am all better! I battled the last week of my flu and now I can eat a whole meal. All the weight I lost, I gained right back! I guess that's a good thing?  Now I can get back to catching up with school, and working out again. I attempted to "run" at the gym, but I ended up getting so lightheaded that I had to slow it down to a light jog and lots of stretching. I hope to get back on top of my game with the gym soon. It is definitely hard though with all the catching up I have to do!

My whole week was heard through one ear. Yup. That's right! One ear! I was so sick that it spread everywhere! I had a slight ear infection and all the build up in my ear completely tuned me out from the rest of the world. It was hard going through classes and just life with one ear to hear the world with. However, at the end of the week, I was so appreciative of something so small but so huge at the same time. I ended up going to Student Clinic to see Dr. Selby and an intern who happened to be my friend. They took care of me there and my ear is clear! Well, somewhat. I have another appointment to complete the treatment. 

Student Clinic is absolutely free to all NUHS students. You will get treated by 8th trimester students with a supervising clinician. Let me warn you, though. You will need to set aside about 1-1/2 to 2 hours for your first visit. They are well trained but everything has to get approved by the clinician before anything is done so it just takes a little longer. When you come here, you will hear some "recommendations" for certain student interns and not others, and that's just how it will always be. Some people pick up and learn things a little faster and can apply it more efficiently, and some people can't. But it's OK! I hope that when January 2010 comes, I am competent to treat my fellow colleagues. 

You may be wondering what the above picture is all about. Well, on Sunday, a group of friends and I went to support my sister-in-law run the Chicago Half Marathon, which is 13.1 miles! It was her first one, and she finished with an awesome time! I'm so proud of her! So Ryan and I decided to treat her to some good ol' ribs at Smoque in Chicago. If you get a chance to check the restaurant out, it's amazing! Oh, and I am training to run the next Chicago Half Marathon, September 13th! Cross your fingers!

So I promised you an amazing recipe for a twist on classic French Toast. This is NOT healthy by any means so be forewarned that eating a big amount of these will lead to possible weight gain!  I just wanted to include a couple treats here and there that have little twists for you. It's always good to be moderate with moderation. If you need to stick to a strict diet, then do it! However, if you're like me and you can't cut all the goodness out, then just use moderation as the key. So here goes! I hope you enjoy it!

Miravone -frenchtoast

Crunchy Crust French Toast


  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 3/4 cup flaked shredded coconut (sweetened)
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 10 bread slices


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Whisk eggs in medium bowl and add milk and cinnamon.
  3. Combine coconut and cornflakes in shallow pan.
  4. Heat half the butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Dip half the bread slices into egg mixture and coat with the coconut mixture.
  6. Cook each side until golden brown (approximately 2 minutes).
  7. Transfer them to the oven to keep them warm.
  8. Repeat with other half of butter and bread.

Wasn't that easy? It's amazingly good so I hope you get a chance to try it for yourself.

Well, I hope you guys have an amazing week, and stay tuned to hear about my 45 minute practical!  

Tip of the week: Make sure to go to Student Clinic! It is quite an experience, and if anything, you will learn from it! It might make the difference between being a good doctor and a GREAT one.

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