This starts the beginning of our two-week classes again. After doing extremely well on my mind final, I have crossed into the world of blood cells. Yes, blood cells, something that I never really considered as being a completely different world. Maybe I didn’t pay enough attention last year but I definitely see it now. Our first exam in this class went extremely well for me. I found that I do really well with the leukemias. I found them to be really interesting. I don’t know if it’s just this year but I feel like the pathology is really much more interesting than normal. Could it be that heme is something special that’s in my future? I don’t know. I guess we’ll see!
I’m studying for the final now and I’m finding just how much goes into these anemias. I don’t know why I find them so much more difficult than the leukemias, it probably should be the other way around. Since I’ve been in med school, I’ve realized how much we take for granted such complicated systems. When you cut yourself, you bleed and you know it’s going to clot and it’s going to be fine but how many of us actually sit there and think about all of the steps in the process? It’s nice that we don’t have to and can just have faith that it works. I’m looking forward to this weekend. This is the last weekend that I have to spend preparing for an exam for a while. I haven’t really had a weekend to myself in months and now after this exam on Monday I have a bit of a time to take a break!