22 April 2013

One Last Week

I've got one more week left before I head back the UK. It's been a bit surreal, but I'm glad to be going back soon. I miss my kitty and I miss my normal routine.

Now, don't get me wrong. I love being home. But after living by myself and cooking for myself, it's difficult readjusting to having my mother cook for me. Since becoming gluten-free in 2011, it's been difficult to have other people cook for me. Gluten is a fickle thing that likes to stick around in the most random places, like wooden spoons and frying pans. But I digress.

All three of my placements have been wonderful. I'm having second thoughts about doing just equine medicine, even though I love it. I've heard over and over about the need for farm animal vets in the RI/MA area, and I'm tempted to try and find an internship that includes farm animal. Maybe even stay in the UK for a few extra years to gain more large animal experience. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it, I guess.

15 April 2013

Thoughts are with Boston

My thoughts and prayers are with all the people affected by the explosions at the Boston Marathon earlier today. I'm still in shock about it.

12 April 2013

Don't get sick.

Seriously. Don't get sick on EMS. It sucks, you have to make up the time, and if you get the flu, you want to die.

I've spent the last 4 days holed up in my house trying to get rid of a persistent fever that just wouldn't quit. Thankfully, it seems to have broken at last and I'm feeling a little more myself (minus my voice). At least my placement is more than happy to accomodate me making up these days on the week that I took for myself to see family. Although it stinks that I won't be able to spend more time with my LI family.

Also, on a completely different note, doing a tax disc for a car while you're outside the country is a completely stressful event. Unless you're smart and go straight to calling the automated line, which is the opposite of what I did. I had a roommate of mine search for days, fruitlessly, to find my vehicle registration document (which is not where it is supposed to be, sneaky bugger got misplaced somehow), and freaking out that I was going to incur a HUGE fine (because that's what they say on the reminder the DVLA mails out). But no. All I had to do was do it by phone, and it took less than 5 minutes. Ugh. Next time, I will try all options they give before freaking out about it.

Now, I'm going to go back to watching bad US TV and hopefully spending my last day on the couch. Because I'm seriously so done with it. It's boring. I'd rather be out and about looking at horses. Hell, I'd rather be washing sheaths like I did half of Monday afternoon than be holed up in my parent's house on the couch moaning in agony because I can't get rid of a bloody migraine (it's gone now, thank goodness).

06 April 2013

2 out of 3 Complete

I finished up my second placement of the spring break yesterday, and I had a fabulous time. Got to see a lot of stuff and do a lot of stuff, which is always fun! Had great conversations with the vets there and felt right at home. I've got another 2 weeks to go of placement and then on to Research.

I've also managed to go see my family on LI, which was amazing. Did Easter eggs with my dad's side of the family and had Easter dinner with my Mom's side. There's nothing like a little family time to recharge your batteries. I'll be back there in a couple of weeks to spend more time with my grandparents, since I don't get to see them often enough.

Wow. I've been home for 4 weeks already, and I've finished 5 out of the 16 remaining clinical placement weeks for my final year. Time, stop going so fast. Seriously.