Tuesday, November 28, 2006

gross is just gross

we have a gross test and a board a week from yesterday and today. i'm actually kind of scared, but i have a schedule that i'm keeping that's helping me not freak out too bad. so hopefully it will be ok.

we have a free lunch today for ethics meeting, or something like that. i hope it's decent.

i feel like school is making me become a boring person. at least after a week from today NO MORE GROSS ANATOMY. hahaha, maybe i'll have to take it over in summer school, but at least i'm going to be having a nice break from it. and now i'll get to wear nice clothes to school. and have more time. and not smell bad. awesome.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

gobble gobble!

happy thanksgiving everybody!

may all of your t'giving foods be delicious and wonderful, and your friends and family wonderful and healthy as well.

Monday, November 20, 2006

eyeballs!

so today we dissected the eye. got to get a hammer and chisel and chip out the part of the skull on top of the eye on the inside. (remember we took out the brain the other day?) then since in my group i'm considered the best at dissecting out the tiny things without going crazy, i was elected to be the eyeball orbit fat digger-outer. so tedious. i found a frontal nerve, a ciliary ganglion, and some arteries. and some tiiiiny arteries or nerves or something. oh, and also the optic nerve, which is huge! and the eyeball, gosh, it's such a weird organ. we had a group argument over what color the dude's eyes were, and i swear that they were blue. has/had to be. but it was such a weird angle to work from and my arms got really tired. but i think i did a good job. it felt good to know i really contributed to lab today.

for lunch we had a GI doctor come and talk to us. he gets to stick cameras down people's throats and up their butts. fantastic! sounds like i could enjoy that...hahaha. (i don't know.) and we got to see what some medications do to your esophagus: grows FUNGUS on it! eeeew! fungi on the esophageal wall is kinda gross. and so are ulcers and cancers and whatnot. blah!

so the take home message? eyeballs are weird, and fungal esophaguses are gross. chao!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

am i a vegetable?

woo hoo, we're taking brains out in lab today!

should be fun times i think...

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

head and neck

today we begin the head and neck section in gross. woo hoo, so much fun. i also just ate mcdonald's for a late breakfast, and i feel bad. physically and mentally. after all of our lectures on obesity and diet, etc, i've really been trying to analyze what i put into my body, and i'm sure eating a sausage egg and cheese mcmuffin didn't help.

we just finished our 4rth test block yesterday. haven't gotten grades back, and i hope that i've been doing better. 10 more blocks to go. i'm looking forward to this weekend, we get veteran's day off. wahoo.

i think it's going to be really weird in lab today when we dissect someone's face. i also hear we get to saw off the head, that should be really gross.