Thursday, 13 March 2014


I'm not sure how this happened, but somehow I haven't posted here in about three months. I always have such good intentions to update regularly, but man, med school keeps me consistently busier than I expect! So, going forward, I don't know how often I can promise to post, but I promise I will try to drop in once in a while to update things.

So, lots has happened since I last posted - I finished an entire MF and started a new one! We started MF2 at the beginning of December - that one was GI and Endocrine, and we lovingly (or not-so-lovingly), referred to it as "MF Poo" instead of MF2, haha. I have respect for gastroenterologists, for sure, but I think I can cross that one off of my list of 'things I might want to be when I grow up'. Endocrine was interesting - we learned about all kinds of things, like Diabetes, Cushing's Disease, Graves Disease, etc, etc... basically, if it's caused by an endocrine organ or hormones, we learned about it. I had a really great group for MF2, and so it flew by.

Now, we're three weeks into MF3, which is renal (the kidney) and reproduction. We're doing our last kidney case today, and then moving on to repro next week, and the past three weeks have essentially been a huge blur. Man, the kidney is COMPLEX. I'd say it's probably the most complex organ we've studied so far (and we've studied a lot of them) - there's just so much to know, and it controls so much of what's going on in your body (and is affected by almost everything else that goes on, too!). I'm also probably not going to be a nephrologist, but the kidney is super interesting. Hopefully reproduction is equally interesting! My friends who are interested in possibly going into Obs/Gyn are really excited to start this unit. Honestly, Obs/Gyn has never been something that I've been all that interested in pursuing as a career, but it's still interesting to learn about.

So, things here are basically the same as always - eat, sleep, study. Matt is in about the same spot right now - he finishes exams just after Easter weekend (thanks for that, law school. Not like I wanted to spend my one weekend off in 3 months with my boyfriend or anything instead of him having to study all weekend), and then will be working for the summer. I can't believe his first year is almost over, and that mine is almost 2/3 over! Crazy.

I've also been bad at taking pictures lately, but here are a few from the last couple months.

Over the holidays, my parents had Ruby the dog as a houseguest for 6 weeks while her family was in England. It's too bad she was so stressed about it, as you can see here. 

We had a nice family get-together over Christmas with my dad's side of the family, and my cousin Josh was nice enough to take portraits of a bunch of us. He got this great shot of my grandfather and I - Dr. Brown with future Dr. Brown. 

Matt and Ruby, at a games night. I'm slowly breaking him down into wanting a dog one day. 

This is not Ruby, but it's a good thing for Lottie and Curtis that I didn't see this picture while my parents still had her. I can't guarantee I wouldn't have taken her to the groomer and returned her as a miniature donkey. Haha. 

It's been cold, and today there's yet another windchill warning. It's going to be so nice if spring ever hits and I don't have to wear 85 layers out the front door. 

Well, that's all for now! I'll try to pop in once in a while and update things around here, though I can't guarantee how often that will happen. The best laid plans, right? Anyway, thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet!