but what's not a bummer: the ridiculously beautiful weather. 70s during the day, 50s overnight. if i didn't have to be up so early to head to the hospital, i might even become a morning outdoor exerciser! (convenient to have an excuse, eh? :-P)
and speaking of the hospital - things are going well in doctor world. i still really enjoy medicine... i've noticed about myself that i really like the initial work-up of a patient. someone comes in with symptoms, and we try to put together to puzzle with all the clues. cooper green has been a bit of an adjustment as far as getting things done from a technical standpoint: labs, imaging, etc. i've morphed into a gopher for retrieving these things over the past week or so. it's not so bad. it's satisfying to be able to be helpful, for sure.
life is absolutely busy, but i am enjoying 3rd year immensely. during rounds this morning i had this moment of euphoria thinking about where i was and what i was doing. it seems so cheesy to relate, but i've wanted to be a doctor for most of my life -- and there i was, donning white coat, talking medicine with 4 doctors and another medical student, taking care of real patients. even with the immense frustration and exhaustion medical school creates almost daily, i feel blessed beyond belief to be in a place where my work brings me such moments of joy and humbling appreciation. yippee!
in other news, henry and i got to have dinner last night with some of our close friends from high school. it was such a breath of fresh air. although i am fairly introverted by nature, there's something both comforting and energizing about sharing an evening with close friends. wish we could do that more often.