Thursday, September 22, 2011

Addendum to Test Results

While the MedStud did have a 10% increase on his last exam, so did the rest of the class.  So he feels like his spot in the class hasn't changed at all.  :(

The crazy work week.

This week has been bad for my work.

Sunday: off
Monday: off
Tuesday: inservice at work 1200 to 1330, work from 1330 to 0700 on Wednesday morning :( 19.5 hours in total.  Wow.
Wednesday: work from 2300 to 0700
Thursday: off
Friday: work from 2300 to 0700
Saturday: work from 2300 to 0700.

And I'll work Sunday night as well.  Usually I just work from 1500 to 0700 on Tuesday and Thursday and every other weekend, but my lovely unit coordinator screws up my schedule all the time.  Even though she's the one who decided to have me work Tuesday, Thursday, and every other weekend.  Gah!

The only positive thing from this is the big payoff when I get my paycheck.  She's taking my time from my dear husband away and I don't appreciate it.  I can't always put my life on hold for work.

Will We Survive!?

The MedStud has TWO tests this week, one today and one on Friday!  Ahh!  After this however, he will be done with Microbiology.  And he is so happy.

The week started off pretty bad.  He drives a scooter to school because we only live 7 miles away (even though we have 2 cars) and the scooter completely broke down on Monday.  Uh-oh.  He was freaking out because he now prefers to study at the school and without his precious scooter, how would he get to school?  My suggestion: drive the car (duh).  We have money, it's not like we're destitute, and we're able to afford parking for a couple days.  Then, get the scooter an appointment at the dealership, and get it fixed!  Brilliant, huh?

He didn't think so.

"Well, the parking lot is such a long walk from the school, and I have to leave for home when it's dark...Plus the parking is $4 per day!!  PLUS, the dealership is always super overpriced and I can maybe fix it myself!"  (Can you feel the sarcasm oozing out of my writing?)  So, he ended up trying to drive the scooter that can now only drive 20 MPH to school and it stopped working on the way home.  He spent so much time trying to figure out what was wrong, and we even tipped the scooter over to pour the gasoline into a vase (much to my chagrin, as the gas was spilling all over the grass) to see if the type of gas he had put in was the problem.  Finally, he purchased a brand new battery for it and it worked.

Hallelujah.  My husband turned into a crazy person the few days his scooter was broken and I didn't like it.  I'm sure this is what he thinks of me when I'm on my period... "What a crazy lady!"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Test Results!

The MedStud did FABULOUS on his test!  To give you an idea, he had a ten percent increase on this test from the last one!  Woo-hooo!  He was so happy.  Looks like his new study habits are kicking in and definitely working for him!

After the test, he went to his preceptor for four hours (endocrinologist specializing in diabetes).  We ate dinner, then walked around the park, played with a Frisbee for a while, and then played a great game I found on this website for cheap/free dating ideas.  It was so fun!  Ever since my revelation, I've found I'm much more happy and content with my life.  I usually am constantly thinking of the future and planning, but it is just so nice to focus on the present.

Before we went to bed, instead of reading scriptures, the MedStud decided to read a hymn from our Church's hymnbook.  It's called "Have I Done Any Good?"  It is such a good reminder of what we need to focus on each day.

"Have I done any good in the world today?  Have I helped anyone in need?  Have I cheered up the sad, and made someone feel glad?  If not, I have failed indeed.  Has anyone's burden been lighter today, because I was willing to share?  Have the sick and the weary been helped on their way?  When they needed my help was I there?  Then wake up, and do something more, than dream of your mansions above.  Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure, a blessing of duty and love."

Monday, September 12, 2011

Micro Test in the Morning

MedStud has been studying like there is no tomorrow!  I really hope he does awesome!  Then we are going to spend a deliciously long afternoon together once I wake up from working the night shift.  Oh it will be lovely.

I've been wanting to organize the Medical Student Spouse Association for the MedStud's school.  Do any of you participate in yours?  What sort of activities or hang-out sessions do you do?  I need ideas before I submit the group to the medical school student president.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Busy, busy.

Well, adjusting to having the MedStud be gone basically all day, every day has been interesting.  He gets up early to work out around 0600 and leaves for school at 0730.  Has class until 1200.  Studies at the school until about 1900.  I'm really hopeful that his new study habits will improve his grades!  He also just bought some study aids, specifically for Microbiology, Pathology, and the Step 1.  He decided he's a visual learner (aka photographic memory), and these study books have lots of great visuals in them.  I don't remember what they're called, just that he got them off Amazon.

I also had a revelation the other day.  I kept thinking, "What if this is that last time we'll ever spend time together?  What if I died tomorrow?"  It made me so overwhelmed to realize that my time with the MedStud is precious.  I knew this already, but the feeling was so powerful that I started crying.  I love him so much, and appreciate all he is willing to go through to achieve his dreams and provide for our family.  He is amazing.  Go hug your MedStud tonight and tell him how much you appreciate him and how proud you are of him.  :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

I'm worried about the MedStud.

The MedStud had his first microbiology test on Wednesday, and it really didn't do well.  I felt so awful, because the hurricane coming during his studying time was the worst timing ever.  He studied all weekend and still ended up with a bad score on the test.  What have you done to help your MedStud?  Do you study with him?  Quiz him?  How does your MedStud keep his grades up?

He decided that studying at home presents too much distraction (i.e. League of Legends game) so he has been studying at the school all day every day.  Yesterday he studied for 10 hours straight!  Holy cow.

On a plus note, we have finally had our power restored after over 125 hours without.  I am so so so happy!!!