|can't stop won't stop with my favorite dress pants|
- Over the last month, we've done quite a few sports physicals. These usually include a questionnaire that asks about family history, and specifically if anyone in the family had died of sudden cardiac issues under the age of 40. This is super important because a condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can be passed down genetically - it basically means that the heart is enlarged. It usually results in teenagers/young adults suddenly dying during moments of exercise or high stress - I know when I was in high school, we would constantly hear about kids across the country just falling over dead during a basketball game. During the past month, we actually had to send two teenagers to cardiologists because of their family history and abnormal EKGs.
- An essential tremor is another disease that can be inherited. It results in a tremor that notably usually goes away with alcohol use, which is why many patients tend to self-medicate with alcohol use. Treatment involves a simple beta blocker, so self-induced alcoholism isn't the only option ;)
- The "most tweeted medical study" indicates that frequent ejaculation for men may slow down the rate of prostate cancer. Men across the country are rejoicing ;)
on the internet
- We all have plans for our lives and how we see it working out, but this post from Laura is a reminder that even if it doesn't all go according to plan, it will all work out.
- Looking to improve your hairblowing skills? Here's the perfect step-by-step guide to doing a blow-out at home.
- A day in the life of a resident - can't tell if I'm excited to eventually also know how to do things (in four years) or nervous about my future life!
- I love how this dress is demure from the front but totally sexy from the back.
- I've become a bit of a self-proclaimed catlady, so it only makes sense that I want these (ridiculous/awesome?) shoes. Meow!
- My watch philosophy is usually the bigger, the better, but I may make an exception for this beautiful tortoise watch. It just looks so ladylike!
- on the blog: loved this outfit from a recent night out with CR
- on instagram: a quite afternoon at the local coffee shop (PS my headphones are from amazon and pretty cheap!)
- on twitter: posting on IG 3-5 times a day - yay or nay?
- Anthropologie: extra 20% off sale items
- This light floral dress is beautiful and would be perfect for any summer party.
- A pretty tassel scarf that works as both a scarf on the plane and then a cover-up on the beach!
- J.Crew: 30% off select items
- Madewell: extra 20% off sale items
- 1 down, 10 more to go! My first month of rotations was on family medicine, and I think it was the perfect way to step into the clinical years. My hours were super nice, I loved the staff at the office I was at, and overall it was just nice to feel like a human again during my nights and weekends off. Tomorrow starts the beginning of two months of surgery. I'll be in a smaller community hospital so while I may not see a very diverse group of surgeries, I'll hopefully get to be more hands on! Wish me luck...I'll need it!
- CR and I spent part of the weekend in Cleveland and had so much fun. We went to Melt (all the carbs), then got my new computer (!!!), walked around down town, and went on a brewery tour at Great Lakes. It was so nice to get out of town for a little while and see a few new places.
- It's my grandma's 85th birthday today. My entire family (which is very small) is currently at her house in Germany celebrating, and I'm actually very upset I can't be there. I see my family (now including my parents and siblings) maybe once a year, and knowing that they are all together while I'm here is pretty rough. They always tell you that you'll miss out on family events because of medical school, but that doesn't make it suck any less. The bright side is that I will at least get to see some of them when we make our pitstop in Germany in September.