Saturday, May 12, 2007
So, tomorrow (not my date but by day of week) is one year since most of us became Clarkson Alums. Personally, I can't believe al that has happened in this past year. From an outsider my life has taken exactly the turns that may have been predicted after I recieved my degree last may. I ran the marathon I had been training for all second semester. I headed off to medical school. I studied. I learned. Now I have four weeks to go and I'll be an M2.
Yet, what has happened in the last year is so much greater than this scheme. For one, I'm living in South Florida, in Boca Raton none the less, a place vastly different in culture and climate than Potsdam, or Milwaukee as I had orginally suspected. Second, this past year has been a rollercoaster of religious thinking. I have started to read scriptures more intently, and have been exposed to many protestant ideas. I have been alivened by some, confused by others, and overall reassured that the Catholic faith is where it's at. I've also suffered a long and very painful (physically and emotionally) recovery from training for the Disney Marathon and Plantar's Fascitis. Also regarding Disney, I managed to raise $2,500 + dollars to for Leukemia and Lymphoma research--> this was very hard.
Medical school also is not to be compared with the teaching acquired at Clarkson. I know, though I certaintly can't call to name, all the muscles in the body. I have held a human heart in my hands as well as cut apart a human brain. I can take a BP, a pulse, do the a basic physical exam and am currently learning to identify the murmurs of Aortic stenosis, Mitral stenosis, Aortic regurge, and mitral regurge by auscultation.
No...I'm not trying to be hauty by saying what I have acomplished in this year. Yes...I am trying to say that this year has been amazing! Life itself is amazing. Praise be to God!
To my classmates....perhaps y'all could share your experiences over the last year. I'm sure you all have great stories to tell.
P.S. I did use the word "Y'all" above. It has become part of my vocabulary thanks to an M2 here and his wonderful wife from Tennessee.
P.S.S. Aparently everyone hear thinks I say the word "bag" oddly...Imagine that ;-)
posted by Marianna Saturday, May 12, 2007