Friday, February 2, 2007
Staying healthy while studying medicine - "The Girl's Quest For A Hobby!"
Yes, it's that time of year again - time for the Girl to find a hobby! What will it be this time? Ninjitsu? Macrame? Trainspotting?
But in all seriousness something that keeps getting stressed to us is that we need to have a life outside of medical school. I'm not a demanding person normally, so I would settle for sleeping, eating and a couple of other minor activities. I have to look after my cats, my fish and my husband (in that order - kidding). And work, occasionally.
I went to the gym again today, for the first time in a couple of months. It actually felt really good afterwards. Note to self - remember that gym feels good. Forget scary men with large weights and the fear of being looked at in shorts. Gym = goodness.
We have also made a deal to have Tuesday DVD and Takeaway night every week, to catch up and relax. Why Tuesdays? DVD's are $1 and takeaway is usually cheaper, so now I am a student we just HAVE to take advantage of these things!
I figure that if I get together with friends, relax, read, play the piano, exercise and watch a movie regularly I might just be able to stay slightly balanced through this whole adventure.
Come to think of it, perhaps I should become a ninja. Just imagine - the world's first female ninja doctor!
Small child: I don't wanna getta needle Mummy! I'm scared!
Mother: It's alright, child. I'm sure it will be fine.
Nurse: You can go now, the doctor is finished.
Mother: How can that be? Doesn't my child need an injection? Don't we need antibiotics?
Nurse: Observe the band-aid over your son's arm. Also, if you look in your handbag you'll find the prescription already there.
I would go to a lot of classes to be able to blend into the wall when somebody comes looking for me to clear out a faecal impaction. Ah, the possibilities.