I’m in a strange mood right now. I had one of those days that starts out really fabulous, then gets better, and then suddenly gets worse. I had my second visit to the hospital of this semester. It was awesome. I went to a geriatric clinic (I have a million things to write about that) and then we got to see two really neat clinical cases. One was a healthy 27-year old male who had a severe ventricular septal defect. He had a thrill that you could literally feel by just hovering your hand over his chest. Yet, he somehow had absolutely no symptoms. The second case was a man with an upper motor neuron lesion. I never truly understood what “hyperreflexivity” or “lead pipe rigidity” meant until today. It was amazing. And he still managed to drive his car!
Then, when I came home, things started going down hill. I realized how behind I am with my studying, and found out that all the clinical rooms are booked until my exam. How am I supposed to study? Anyway, I don’t want to go off into a rant.
The point? I had an amazing day today, and learned a lot, but I’m so busy and frustrated that I might explode. More to come….