I used to buy dried strawberries sometimes because they are the most delicious thing in the world; they are also so expensive that I felt bad about buying them.
I get so cranky at the "naturally gluten-free" label. So you didn't add gluten to plain frozen vegetables? Or lemonade? Or apple cider vinegar? GOOD FOR YOU that being said, I live in a college-student-heavy area, and I do get angry if people are yelling outside my window at 3AM but it's not like I call 311. Although that's because I don't know what Boston's version of 311 is. Plus I own headphones; if I can't guarantee on my roommates, let alone my neighbors, being quiet, then I better be buying earplugs in bulk.
I did not study for my SATs, in part because I am fairly good at multiple choice tests, but mostly because I just did not care enough! I kind of find the SATs pointless because of that- if I am able to get a pretty good score doing nothing (I got a 2080, but I am a baby who had that stupid "writing" section) then how reliable is this test if someone who studies their butt off and may be smarter than me can do worse if they're just a shitty multiple-choice test taker?
@Stina I had a patient with stomach cancer and when I found out you can look at MRI pictures on the EMR I flipped a LID. Still have no idea what ultrasound pics are of though, and even the MRI had me thinking, "Those are probably kidneys, right? What is that thing with a squiggly tail is it the gallbladder??" Like I've been told by nurses before though- "I don't know, I'm not an ultrasound tech."
Oh man I just want everyone to watch Call The Midwife, but that's because community healthcare is my main interest. I'm in postop right now for clinical and it's so cool! It does take a certain person I guess; I can look at blood, vomit, shit, really bad wounds no problem. I got super excited last week when my patient pooped because she hadn't had a BM since preop. I've always wanted to be a nurse and not a doctor but that's just because I really don't like most MDs.
I paid about $50 including tip to get my haircut last time but it had been about 18 months since my last haircut so I didn't really think about it. The time before that I got my hair cut by a lady my mom knows and it was only $20 before tip. I'm due for another haircut because it turns out when you get 5 inches cut off for the first time in 18 months, it all grows back? within 6 months? No wonder I don't get haircuts that often.
@forget it i quit My senior year of high school all the seniors took a Current Issues class together (to prepare us for college where we'd be just another nameless face in a sea of hundreds I guess) and we did something like that. We were all given scenarios of who we were, and then had to budget out a year based on our salaries and our situations. I was part of an infertile couple trying to get pregnant and my husband was a truck driver, I think? All the people who got the person who made $400k overbudgeted; according to their scenario they had to send all their kids to private school and go on family vacations twice a year.
When I was in eating disorder treatment I needed a PCP who was a specialist, and I got an appointment four months out, at which point I was residential and had to beg to get to go to this long -awaited appointment . Then the doctor was a total bitch and I got to start my search all over again! I desperately need a dermatologist but I've put off searching because I have a nagging feeling that I won't have an eczema flare-up when I am eventually seen and will end up having waited for nothing.
Oh how exciting! I loved this article- I'm actually going to be at MGH this semester, although I don't know where yet, and I am so AMPED, it is the best clinical assignment I could have possibly hoped for. It kind of didn't surprise me that a doctor, especially one who started practicing so long ago, would underestimate how much nurses do. Nursing has changed a LOT over the years! I had an English professor ask me, "Why would you want to be a nurse and get bossed around by doctors?" It made me laugh and laaaaauuugh
I'm a nursing major, and this semester my clinical hours are every other weekend I work two twelve hour shifts. But from what I've been told, the best pay is for people who work weekends and overnights and those are often twelve hour shifts. Nurses are great, thank your nurse today