New Years Resolutions

So, Happy New Year!! Gosh, 2018, can you imagine it? 2017 seemed strangely long for a year, both globally and personally, so it was both a relief and a strange sadness to see 2017 pass by.  2018 is a year of big milestones personally for me; matching to a residency (knock on wood), graduating med…

Wellness

I’ve been in a funk, lately.  Or at least, that’s what I’ve been calling it. It’s a kinder word than ‘depression.’ Though honestly, I don’t think I meet the criteria for depression.  I just…haven’t been feeling well. Mentally well, physically well. I find myself one week away from the end of third year, and sometimes…

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…

I’m alive!!!

So yeah, apologies for the period of radio silence there.  I needed a little time to clear my head and sort out my wellness issues, and then an exam crept up and sucked out my time and my soul (as they do). But yeah, I’m feeling a bit better than I was before, which is…

Learning to ask for help…is hard to do

So, my school is always talking to us about ‘wellness,’ and that because of how stressful and high impact med school is, we have to try and maintain our ‘wellness.’  And I kind of thought that was a bit…maybe fatalistic, shall we say.  As med students, we sort of have this attitude that if we…