30 8 / 2014

30 8 / 2014

Anonymous said: Sleep paralysis has been a huge part of my life I get at least 1 episode (idk how to call it) per week and every time I hear voices,music and a loud static noise why do I have auditory hallucinations during sleep paralysis?

If you were a shelf exam question I’d say you had narcolepsy.

Maybe you should talk to a real doctor about this condition, because there are medicines that can help.

30 8 / 2014

The view from Saturday.

The view from Saturday.

29 8 / 2014

Keeps abbreviating ‘unstable angina’ as ‘USA’.

Ain’t no ‘murica.

29 8 / 2014

chanceuse-et-heureuse said: HE IS MARRIED UGH DREAMS RUINED he seriously had the most beautiful eyes ever and the way he shoved nitroglycerin in this lady's mouth when she was in resp distress was truly poetic

tachycardictendencies:

This may be the best response I’ve ever gotten to anything. 

Flawless.

29 8 / 2014

I always ask myself before I post anything on the internet if it is something that I would want to see on my dash. That has saved you guys from many many stupid posts, you’re welcome. But part of the reason I have this blog is to share what my life is like- both as a med student and the whole universe of existence outside of med school- because that I something I’d have liked to have seen before I started this journey.

I always want to ask people who are further along than me questions like, How has this affected your relationships? Do you cry in the car on the way home sometimes? How do you keep smiling every day when you are so tired and the end isn’t in sight? What else is going on in your world? How is your family to you? Do they understand?

So, when I post things that aren’t funny or informative or cute, it’s because I’m trying to be real with you guys. I try to avoid venturing into whining territory, but sometimes things are just plan ‘ol crappy and I’m not trying to fool anyone into thinking that life as a new third year med student is all peaches. I’m not trying to get sympathy. I want to be sure to let everyone who is coming behind me know that there will be crappy times that may last for a little while or may last for a long while. 

But you know what?

It gets better. 

29 8 / 2014

pleasedotheneedful:

coffeemuggermd:

Which I didn’t know about. I’ve never been to those homecoming/prom like school events and this is weird.

med prom is 100% a thing

Med prom is also 100% weird.

29 8 / 2014

faultinourstarsmovie:

What sound does your heart make the moment you fall in love?
Get TFIOS on Digital HD here.

Y’all need to get that ECG checked out.

faultinourstarsmovie:

What sound does your heart make the moment you fall in love?

Get TFIOS on Digital HD here.

Y’all need to get that ECG checked out.

(via modernathena90)

29 8 / 2014

Brodmann areas & Lesions

  • 1: Primary Somatosensory Cortex; impairment of all somatic sensations of CL body
  • 2: Primary Motor Cortex; spastic paresis of CL body
  • 3: Somatosensory Association Cortex; apraxia, astereognosia
  • 4: Premotor cortex and Supplementary Motor Cortex; apraxia
  • 5: Includes Frontal eye fields; CL horizontal gaze palzy
  • 6: Dorsolateral & Anterior Prefrontal cortex; frontal lobe sd
  • 7: Primary visual cortex; unilateral lesion- CL homonymus hemianopsia w/ macular sparing, bilateral lesion- cortical blindness w/ intact PLR (pupillary light reflex)
  • 8: Associative visual cortex; deficit in perceiving visual motion
  • 9: Inferior & Middle temporal gyrus, part of Associative visual cortex; visual agnosia, achromatopsia, prosopagnosia.
  • 10: Superior temporal gyrus, the caudal part contains the Wernicke's area, Auditory Association Cortex;
  • 11: Angular gyrus, considered to be part of Wernicke's area
  • 12: Supramarginal gyrus, part of Wernicke's area; Lesion of Wernicke's area result in aphasia and alexia.
  • 13: Primary Auditory cortex; unilateral lesion- CL slight hearing loss and difficulty localizing sounds, bilateral lesion- deafness
  • 14: Primary gustatory cortex
  • 15: Pars opercularis & Pars triangularis, part of the inferior frontal gyrus and part of Broca's area; lesion results in aphasia and agraphia
  • For @tkpaparazii

29 8 / 2014

Keeping this in mind today.

Yesterday was a bad day. A bunch of things all at once finally just imploded. I feel like I’m losing all my friends- even my med school ones. My mom is being unpleasant about the wedding guest list even though I told her months ago we couldn’t invite everyone- I’m 25 and haven’t lived with her for over 7 years and it still cuts me to ribbons on the inside when she says the words “I’m disappointed in you.” I felt stupid, useless, in the way, and generally a burden to the team on wards. I cried all the way home and again when I got home. The Cabbage made me homemade macaroni and cheese for dinner, but I still felt like a wet blanket of sadness was on top of me when I went to bed.

However, today will be better. :)

(via mouseinscrubs)

29 8 / 2014

For the first time in my adult life, my hair is long enough to get caught up in my food and subsequently get in my mouth. It was awful.

According to my long-tressed friends the next step is my hair getting caught in the car window or door.

Beginning to question if the long haired life is for me.

28 8 / 2014

medicalmischief:

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A few of you were wondering which courses to take for medical school so here is the list of courses that is required for you guys to take in order to be accepted! The course numbers are only specific to UMD but the course names should all be similar for any school!

(via thisfuturemd)

28 8 / 2014

"From the very beginning you are being told to compare yourself with others. This is the greatest disease. It is like a cancer that goes on destroying your very soul because each individual is unique, and comparison is not possible."

28 8 / 2014

A case that can charge my phone.

27 8 / 2014