Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Medical Student Immunodeficincey Syndrome

It seems that medicals students have some kind of freaky immune problem.

We're always ill with something.

Even when you factor out all the made up illnesses we think we have after lectures, everyone is always sick with something.

Over the weekend I had a sore throat and stuffy nose, the week before I kept getting headaches and last night I had the worst abdo pain I've ever experienced. So bad I wanted to call an ambulance but couldn't actually get up to get to the phone. I'm all achey still, but thank goodness the main pain is all gone.

My friends always seems to have colds/flu/tummy bugs.

Is this what the rest of the population is like or are we a bunch of hypochonriacs? Is this not hypochondria at all or all we actually picking up more bugs being around the hospital? Will we develop this uber-efficient immune system by graduation?

Lily xXx

4 comments:

madsadgirl said...

Come on Lily. You live close enough to the hospital that it would have been quicker to walk than call an ambulance. I hope you get over all the bugs soon

Fuddled Medic said...

I remember listening to a lecture on immunodeficiencies where I learnt that having three or more colds a year is a sign you have an immunodeficiency disorder - by this reckoning every medical student has something wrong with there immune system!

Lily said...

I considered throwing myself out of the window and aiming at the hospital... I reckon if I wrapped the ferrets around myself I'd have a soft squishy landing!

brokenangel said...

hmm exposure to all them nasty bugs in hospitals. I think every student must have an immune disorder the way we all get ill