Sunday, May 8, 2011
low note to end the week
Yesterday, at the end of my first week, I began to feel very sick. To sum up the story: I turned white, grew clammy, and ran off to the restroom to vomit. This was immediately followed by my attending doc sending me home. While totally relived that I could get off my feet, go home and go to sleep, I also felt like I was letting my patients and team down. It made me acutely aware of how self sacrificing/super human medical school trains us to be. I'm a bit concerned that this episode of "weakness" is going to screw over my grade but also grateful that I still have many weeks to prove how committed and hard working I am.