so why is it that a lot of the psych people are trying to convince me to do psych?
today i was attempting to talk to my catatonic patient (who DOES talk to me, but not to most other people, and especially not in public) in front of a bazillion people, the attending says "sometimes we get tattoos for the M3s that say 'psychiatrist' and put them on their faces". i looked at him like "wtf" and he goes "yeah, you should really consider being a psychiatrist!". and i'm like, damn. then i wigged out via text to K who then consulted other friends sitting around the lunch table and they all decided that i need to do surgery, not psych. psych is enjoyable, but so was ob/gyn, so was half of medicine, and maybe some of fam med? if i wasn't going to do surgery, i'd do psych. yes, i like it a lot, BUT, there are some BIG THINGS that are keeping it from being #1. surgery is still way ahead. it's not like an instance where i feel a coin flip is in order. because if it really were like that, 50/50, i'd apply to both residencies and just see what happens. but it's not. and that's that. plus i hate memorizing drugs. too many drugs in psych. WAY too many. and i really don't like the whole "let's throw different meds at you until you're happy/not seeing visions/not trying to kill people" sort of way to fix people. give me a knife, a needle, and some thread. and suction, please. i need to stop thinking about "lifestyle" because WHO KNOWS HOW IT WILL BE UNTIL IT IS.
i might have some wonderful friends come stay with me this weekend. i'm hoping that they decide to come for sure. it would be a nice thing.
i'm excited about dinner tonight...H and i are planning to make some lamb shoulder chops, broccoli, and polenta. SUPER excited!
ok, about to do some world questions. i can't wait to stop sucking at them.