Week one of medical neuroscience was great! I decided to come home to see my family this weekend because I haven’t really seen anybody for a while and on my way home I get a phone call from my mom saying my grandma’s in the hospital again. I’m grateful that it’s at a time when I can come home and be with my family. I’m really worried about my grandma. It seems to be something similar to the last time so we shall see what happens. I’ll take this time to remind you guys how important I feel it is to be close to your family during these times. For me, my family isn’t just my mom. My family includes my grandparents and because they’re older, being able to come home when someone sick or something is going on is vitally important. I couldn’t imagine being across the country or even outside the country and having to sit and think about what’s going on rather than actually being able to be here and support my mom through this. Also with the time that I normally spend with my family, I couldn’t imagine being that far away in general. What would I do for holidays? Maybe not the big ones cause I would definitely come home but the little ones like even missing Labor Day this year was rough on me. My aunts and uncles are getting older as well, so I couldn’t go be too far.
I know my family means well but it does bother me that my mom didn’t call me this morning when everything happened. She let me go to a baby shower and watch the buckeyes play. They won but still, she let me enjoy my day before coming home and I really don’t think that it was fair to me. What if something had gone wrong and it was too short of a time frame for me to get home? One of the things that I think is the most difficult as a medical student when your family isn’t medicine is how little they believe that you can handle outside of the stresses from school. I guess now that I’m coming home I’ll see what is going on. Keep my family in your prayers! Hopefully my grandma will be aye-okay!