I know that this is supposed to be my CrossFit Blog, but I figured I should write SOMETHING so Lindsey has something to read at work! That and for the 4-6 people that actually read this, you guys will at least know that I am still alive!
I wish I had a killer CrossFit WOD to report back on....but alas, I don't. I have spent the past week in PathoPhysiology hell! Oh well....one week down....4 to go! First week was studying the nervous system. Wish I could tell you that it was fun. But the only fun chapter was the one on schizophrenia. Ok, the brain tumor information was interesting, and Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's...ok so maybe there was some fun stuff. But overall, it wasn't that much fun. What was really neat was that when I went to work this weekend, I got to see some things that we were discussing in class. For example, we were talking about Parkinson's, and then I had a patient who had the disease, and I was just sitting there watching his tremor. It was a resting tremor (present at rest) of his right hard/forearm. And as I sat there watching him, I was thinking, ok, so he doesn't have a lot dopamine in his system. I look at his meds, and he isn't on L-Dopa (medication to increase the amount of dopamine). I wonder why he wasn't on this medication. Who knows....
Things that I have learned this week:
1. I hate not going to CrossFit
2. I hate spending 60+ hours a week studying
3. I miss work (Shocking, I know!)
4. I miss my friends
So far, this has been my routine for Monday-Thursday
5 AM: Wake up, check the blog, become sad that I can't go, small breakfast
6 AM: Leave apartment to go to school. Avoid traffic and get to study away from distractions (i.e, CFDC blog)
9 AM: Class...kinda boring since my teacher just reads off her notes. Every now and then she will tell a really funny story.....remind me to tell you the story about the differences between and malignant and a benign tumor....it's funny...
12 PM: Get out of class....drive back to Plano. Eat a little lunch
1 PM: Study
2 PM: Still studying
6 PM: Ok, where did my day go? Seriously? I've been studying all freaking day!
7 PM: Getting a little hungry, debate with myself whether to eat or continue studying, will have something small so I don't waste time
8 PM: Really getting tired of sitting in this chair....will shower.
9 PM: Go to bed and start the day all over again.
Now, let me remind you, this is just ONE class. Yep....all this time for ONE class. What am I going to do when I am taking 13 hours in the fall? Will have to seriously rethink my social life. First test, I made an 86 (after the curve)! Woo Hoo! FTW! Ok, normally, I wouldn't get excited about a B since I have never really been a B student, but after those 100 questions, I will take what I can get!
Week 2: Endocrine and the Reproductive System....Wish me luck!