Sunday, June 4, 2017

top three [06.04.2017]

IRELAND. never leaving. 

on the internet

spotted
  • CR and I now have our completed schedules for intern year, and it looks like we will be taking a vacation in February - somewhere warm, if I have it my way! I just ran across this inexpensive straw tote that will most definitely be in my suitcase!
  • And along with that tote, I'm going to need these inexpensive espadrilles. I've wanted a pair for so long, but never pulled the trigger!
  • Got heaps of weddings to go to this summer? I found you the cutest dress to wear! We don't have a single wedding this summer!! A bit of a change from that year I had 7...

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ask me anything
  • Any tips for someone who is super anxious about seeing an OB/GYN for the first time?
    • I completely understand why going to see your ObGyn is not most people's idea of a good time, no matter how much you actually like your doctor. I would say an important first step when you first meet your doctor is to express to them that you are nervous! Chances are, they may go a bit slower, and explain more about what they are doing - I find that understanding what is going on down there helps the process go so much quicker. Also, keep reminding yourself of how important this appointment is, and if you are due for a pap smear, how vital it is that you getting this test done - it is made to literally detect cancer (the world's best screening test for cancer!!!), and it could save your life. Take a few deep breaths, try to relax "your bottom" (I promise, it makes the exam less painful and go by quicker), and it will be over before you know it!
  • I'm starting medical school in the fall and am looking for a few key clothing pieces that would come in handy in clinical settings.
    • Yay, congrats on getting accepted, that's so exciting! I assume you have some shadowing and OSCEs you'll be doing during the first two years. This is a great time to start building your professional wardrobe, as you'll need it once you get to the clinical years! If you've never really had to wear professional clothing, a really simple place to start is with black dress pants, a top, and comfortable flats. For pants, my favorites are from The Limited, but that's recently closed - many people have suggested trying Express for their pants. For tops, you want something you can move around in, and something that doesn't show cleavage (bend over when trying to them on to see how much your patients may see) - try something like this or this version from Everlane when it's a bit cooler out, and my favorite secret is wearing a short sleeved blouse in the warmer months (it looks like any normal blouse under a white coat, but isn't as warm!). Lastly, you'll want some comfortable flats - try something with a bit more support, and if that's still not enough, add an insole! Here are a few posts I've written in the past - comfortable shoes for clinical rotations + what to wear on clinical rotations. Good luck during the next four years - the days are long and the years are short and before you know it, you'll be starting residency too!
  • This may be a little TMI but.... how do you avoid the infamous VPL when wearing dress pants or scrub pants?
    • I'm a fuller coverage kind of girl, so I wear these seamless underwear from Victoria's Secret. Are they perfect? No, you can still see a bit of a line under scrubs, but I don't stress about it - I'm basically wearing adult pajamas at work, so no ones going to be too offended by a little thin line. If you are looking for something completely seamless, a seamless thong is your best bet. 

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at home
  • Good morning from Ireland! Going to keep it short and sweet today because we're about to leave for the Cliffs of Moher!
  • It has been such an amazing trip thus far. We lost a day in Dublin due to our flights being cancelled, but we have been making up for it since getting here! If Ireland is at all on your radar for a future trip, you must come. It's breathtaking. 
  • It's been a crazy month, from buying a house (and painting all of it) to graduating to this trip. We officially move in to our house on Saturday, and hopefully that means my life goes back to normal a bit before work officially starts in July! That means there will be more posts around here, and getting back into the healthyish ways (but now, I'm off to go eat scones and jam. When in Ireland!). Can't wait to share it all with you!