So I am a little behind on blogging, I swear time just gets away from me. Our stressful week is pretty much over so tonight I’m getting to sit on my butt and just relax, catch up on shows, etc. etc. Lately we have been learning about the GI system and just had our final test on it today in Clin Med (and thank God that’s over). As much as I love learning about bowel habits, I just don’t think this area is my forte.
We did have a really fun surgery lab this week… I definitely look forward to this class the most. We had four stations set up and our groups rotated to learn about inserting IVs, giving injections, intubating, and inserting NG tubes. My favorite was the intubation station- it’s definitely hard but it was cool to see the lungs inflate! The trainer models even made clicking noises if you “broke any teeth” while trying to get to the trachea, but luckily I avoided them pretty well.
|Creepy hand/Halloween prop haha.. how we learn to put in IVs|
I headed to Raleigh with the roomies and finally got to see Rachael & Freddy’s new place! We ate, had a little pre-party, then went out downtown to Fayetteville Street for Brittany’s 25th birthday (aka the Brittany Bowl). I hardly go out anymore so needless to say, Sunday was a little rough. But it was so nice to see my friends and get away from the school environment for a bit.
While we were in the area, Sarah, Jeff & I decided to look at some apartments. We won’t be moving until July (I’m way early, I know) but I just wanted to get a feel for some areas and see what’s available out there. We did find one apartment that we liked- clean, nice amenities, good price- except for one little detail. It was a 3br/3ba loft and surely enough it had half of a wall and no door. Jeff said nooooo way. This is what it looked like: