25% there!!!

So, at 2:45 today, I finished my first year of medical school. Seriously, everyone should google “firework gifs” at some point in their life, it’s amazing 🙂 But yeah, OMG I’m done my first year!!! Looking back at the beginning of this year, it honestly felt like I would never get to this point.  I…

10 000 steps in the absence of pain

I’ve been on my new meds now for a week, and it’s really amazing to me how little pain I’m in.  You never realize how much pain you are in until it’s gone I guess, because you get used to that level of pain – it becomes “normal.” I tried to explain to my dad…

Chronic

So, perhaps I ought to start this off with a story.  I’ve had these health problems, for about 1.5-2 years.  It started around my last year of my bachelors.  I was working out almost daily then, and I would get these awful cramps after I’d worked out, and have diarrhea.  At first, I thought it…

So close, and yet so far

16 days until freedom. I mean, not like I’m counting or anything but seriously, I’ve got 16 days left of my first year of medical school!  And yeah, that doesn’t seem like a lot of time – it seems crazy that I’ll EVER not be a first year, but at the same time, it also…

Smoothies and rental tips

So, in my effort to be a little bit more healthy, I’ve started making a morning smoothie to try and get a little more nutrients into my diet.  The smoothie I’ve been making for the last few weeks is a variation on this one: Which is about a cup and a half of mixed frozen…

On the move and a lot on my plate

So, life delivered me a few little shake-ups this week.  First, my blood results came back and my GP is worried about what we had presumed as being IBS is really IBD, which is the not fun, worse kind of chronic bowel disorder, so I’m now on a waitlist for a colonoscopy. Wheee 😦 That…