Oh you’re engaged? You’re pregnant? – I’m sitting here eating my little cousins cookie crisp in my PJ’s: End of rotation review 2.0

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How was your Christmas and New year, valentines and easter?
Eventful? Loud? Stressful? Welcome to my last 3 months!

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These last 3 months have been insanely busy to the point where I am currently refusing to leave the house for 3 days straight as I haven’t had more than 1 day off since January.

So Christmas was fun (also how was that 3 months ago?!?), i still feel like i’m suffering from the social hangover that was hanging out with 30 members of my family for 3 days straight and probably explains why I haven’t been back up north since.

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Also, you know you are starting to grow up and get deep into your 20’s when…Not 1, not 2 but FIVE friends of mine in my home town got engaged over Christmas… FIVE!! And another is pregnant and 2 have put offers on a house are you kidding me Like, my biggest accomplishment was eating my thighs weight in cheese… Priorities

@momowelch

@momowelch

It’s okay for a few people to have their shit together, but nearly ALL my friends from my school days have their shit together, be it in employment, in a relationship, engaged, buying a house, having enough clean underwear meaning they don’t have to buy some from Tesco in a packet… 9a9ec-existentialcrisisBut who cares, i like the fact I can still turn up to Tesco in my Scrub bottoms and just claim “I’m a student” if anyone questions my decision.

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BUT, There are some real functioning adults in society who actually understand what a tax code is  And I am not one of those adults…

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But on the bright side, I am LOVING this rotation I have just finished, Cardiology and respiratory medicine.

It has just felt 100x better than Psych and Neuro. The Doctors and all the staff on the wards just seem so much nicer and geared to having students hang around. I think it’s been nice to actually get involved with a team of the same doctors and nurses who recognise you and then treat you as a member of the team… Even if that is just running around on the ward round taking bloods, fetching things, doing obs for the nurses etc.

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It’s just a fresh breath of fresh air compared to last term and it feels a lot more how I thought the clinical years would be! And has reinstated my motivation for medicine… even if 12 week terms are very long (well I’ve attended 10 weeks worth… oops)

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I think though this term the fact that I’ve had more of a social life and my housemates who were on a peripheral attachment (where you are placed in a hospital outside of London) are back so there is a full house. But also I stage managed a musical which was THE MOST FUN EVER!

I must say anything that gets me drunk enough to walk down old Kent road at 4am singing and dancing to the chorus line is a win win in my book

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I’ve also got the joy of having to work night shifts in a minor injury unit as a manager and had the joy of having someone shout “Go F*&k yourself” down the phone to me after letting a patient know that we don’t personally deliver a prescription (for paracetamol and ibuprofen) to her house on a well known public holiday is always a joy

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But in an attempt to widen my skill set I’ve had a go at baking, mostly  due to my yearly obsession with the great british bake off… Let’s just say if medicine doesn’t work out for me I’m screwed.

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And on that note, I leave you with the life lessons I have learnt in these past 3 months:

1. Don’t be afraid to be bold and ask for help and to do things! It will get you noticed (please use common sense and be polite though)

2. Also ask what opportunities are available… You’ll be surprised at what can come your way

3. Put your consultants name in your phone in CAPITAL LETTERS so you don’t subsequently drunkly text him instead of your housemate at 3am

4. Join a non-medics society or something to do outside of medicine!

5. Don’t leave the log book to the last week, make sure you carry it from the 4th week to pick up sign-offs when you can

6. Relax more and enjoy yourself more, anxiety will go away

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Dear Madam? Dear Stripper? Dear Stripper lady? – please delete my browser history…

Good morning campers

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With not much happening in my life these past few weeks, i think my IQ has dropped a good 30-50 points…

the reason behind this is the fact that I’ve watched enough extreme couponing, honey boo boo and made in Chelsea to make anyone’s brain implode I even heard myself say “Shuuuttt uppp” like i was from Essex…

I’m addicted to extreme couponing, this program essentially is full of women with OCD buying 250 packets of tampons just because they can for free – It makes me feel rather well adjusted when I hear some lady say:

H..O..T

“Couponing is like my version of crack, If I had to go to Rehab, I’d do a Lindsey Lohan and quit…” 

LOVE this show…
It takes me to a special place

But… you know you’ve reached that ultimate special place when you get excited that there is an episode of extreme couponing with honey boo-boo

I think my IQ just dropped 20 points...

 

However in other new’s, where it looks like I actually have a life….

I am currently organising my besties Hen do… I’ve had to research strippers, my google history is horrific, I’m seriously thinking of investing in one of these…

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I recently spent 45 minutes trying to work up the courage to email a stripper… I mean how do you start that email??
Dear Madam?
Dear stripper?
Dear *insert very obviously their stripper name here*?

I’m confused! I needed help… I may of asked a few people…I think I’m being judged by a few too many people now…

story of my life

story of my life

Did you know that Graduate medicine applicants is exactly 1 year old this month :O

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If this was a child it’d be crawling, drooling and being a pain in the ass.

To celebrate, I’ve been challenged by a lovely message off someone (who actually reads this) to do the 30 question challenge… I am neither 15 or an emo and my attention span is next to nothing so i will do the first 5…

So here it goes the 30 15 5 day (In about 15 mins) challenge… Woooo

1. Weird things you do when you’re alone.

Shit me… This could literally take up a whole blog post… SO I decided to consult some of my friends…

I love my friends

I love my friends

I think that really summarises it….

2. How have you changed in the past 2 years?

Oooh, this is a more serious one… I’ve ‘grown up’, as hard as that is to believe!
I’m doing what I want to do with my life
When I want to do it
I’m more confident 
And ultimately being who and what I am

 

3. What kind of person attracts you.

Confident, a little bit weird, some one who can put up with me and someone I can talk to for hours – such a girly response…
Oh and hot – you’ve got to be a bit shallow

Nigella.... Why must you tease me...

Nigella is back on the market! GET IN!

4. What you wear to bed.
Naked… Or because people in my house have this wonderful habit of letting themselves into my room at 8am (dad) I wear my scrubs or a large T-shirt…

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5. 5 things that irritate you about the opposite sex/same sex.
I’ll just pick the one sex to do…… Girls!!

– The need to ALL have to go to the toilet/bar/changing room at the same time… I’m female and still this bemuses me

– The need to follow the crowd and not be yourself – by this I mean everything from fashion, to music and attitude.

– Confidence!!! You are allowed confidence so please take it! Be individual not a sheep

– Being dependant on a boyfriend/man… I’m not a raving feminist, but seriously… The amount of friends that disappear as soon as they get a boyfriend – The sex better be REALLY good

– Duck pouts… Need I say more

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I’ve literally just got home from a hen do… I think I’m dying, that will be updated soon.

I don’t intend on moving ever again… Or drinking…

Who decided paintball was a good idea??

Who decided paintballing was a good idea??

 

What don’t you understand about “I don’t run unless I am being chased?”: PE teaching, discovering google safe search and equality

I’m currently working in Nepal (will be covered next post) So….The last few weeks have been errr interesting?? frustrating?? Funny…

1. Supply teaching… Some more eerrr Characters… 

2. Rejected from a med school (Really happy about this though! Going to London BABY)

3. Sexual frustration is hitting an all time high… When is it not to be honest???

4. The Job center adventure 2.0

5. I had to teach PE… PE!!! as in PHYSICAL EDUCATION – and there is only one kind of physical I want to do (Not on the kids… I realise I am digging a hole)

6. Eating enough KFC to constipate myself… And give Amy flatulence issues (this needs no further explination I believe….)

Maybe not THAT far...

Maybe not THAT far…

 

Well… We might as well start in any order so lucky number 2 goes first!!

2. Rejected from a medical school…

I was finally rejected from Newcastle the other day, not surprised really as i didn’t get the right feeling from the interview… BUT that means I am 100% going to live in LONDON 😀

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How much is rent in Buckingham Palace?? ooohhh Queeennyyy!

Next in the line up is….. (Drum roll please)…… 4!

4. The worlds most pointless appointment… At least my adviser is HOTTT

So… My job hasn’t paid me yet, I am beyond skint… Not happy, I spent a weekend eating the fridge and freezer out as I had no money to buy food, some interesting combinations that made me question if i was pregnant or not…

The clear lack of sex and lack of male attraction (see Point 3) culled that thought very quickly…

And Literally had the most POINTLESS ‘careers’ meeting with the job center… It lasted all of 2 minutes…

Her: What career do you want?
Me: I want to be a Doctor
Her: What steps are you doing to get to your goal?
Me: I have a place at medical school, I start in September, this is a stop gap…
Her: *After 2 minutes of pointless tapping* Oh ok… Do you watch Casualty?

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5. Teaching… 2.0 The PE chronicles: Why would you ever want to teach PE?????

WHY oh WHY would you EVER want to teach PE… in England?? It’s been zero degrees for eternity and I can’t wear padded bra’s (#bigboobproblems) so I have to wear 5 layers to stop my nips from looking like they can cut glass/get arrested…

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I had to teach PE.. ME teach PE.. If you knew me in school, you’d of known my battles with the PE department, I was that girl that the PE teachers disliked, detention after detention after detention… Well Ladies and Gents – I don’t run unless I am being chased (or Greggs is about to run out of apple danishes) 

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It’s just why did the sporty bull dyke pick me out of the line up in the staff room to cover her PE lesson… I mean come on!! I was wearing skinny jeans (Made me ass look ass-tastic)  and boots with a HEEL for gods sake! Looking back maybewas jail-bait material…

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So with a class of self-conscious 13/14 year old girls who were more interested in smoking weed and drinking white lightning behind the bike shed whilst getting a quickie, than playing a fun-filled game of netball – I don’t blame them, I hate netball… – I pretty much gave up and got a bollocking off the very large PE teacher… I felt 14 all over again

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Having been conned into teaching sex ed/alcohol and drugs numerous times now under the title of ‘Values’ on the timetable… I’ve been given some ‘Life advise’ off some of the students…

1. If you give up smoking and save all the money from not buying fags, you could ‘well buy like 50 tracksuits from the market’

2. “Two in the goo one in the poo” Is a recipe for success in the bedroom…

3. Stealing money from friends is like borrowing it if you buy them a Mc Donalds at a later date…

4. Calling your Best mates mum a MILF is ‘out of bounds’

AND 5…. I look like I need a good banging… (Sadly very very true)

This leads into point number 3… Sexual Frustration…

If only....

If only….

It’s almost as if my hymen is growing back – Ok or in fact grown back…

I’m literally feeling like a teenage boy that’s just discovered how to turn off google safe search and browse for porn on my iPhone 

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I need to start dating… I need to find someone to take out on a date… I need to stop being so weird… It’s never going to happen is it??

Finally… (serious point) Please support Same sex marriage and equal rights, it’s a serious matter that needs the attention, please display this with pride… It needs to GET better 

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