Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Earlier in the week I was so excited about all the work I have to do. Today I'm just feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all.

I'd made a plan for reading the whole paeds textbook without it meaning hours and hours of reading in one go... it all made sense in my mind. Then I remembered that I also have to learn geriatrics and dermatology. I'm hoping that I can learn the little bit of dermatology I need to know from a book like "Dermatology at a Glance", but I have no idea what book to use for geriatrics. Anyone got any tips?

I also have so much housework to do before I get sent off to the countryside for peripheral (again!) on Monday.

I hoovered the hallway and actally cleaned the carpet today. I've also squirted some cleaning/nice smelling thing on the sofa but I have soooo much tidying to do. I need to clear out my room (I've been saying this for months), I need to sort out my wardrobes to throw out everything I don't need and the kitchen needs a good scrub. It's just so frustrating that things need to be cleaned so much. I clean the kitchen throughly once a week and even that doesn't seem like enough. I also need to wash all my laminate flooring (which is most of the flat). Cleaning floors is one of my least favourite jobs!!!

Tomorrow is exactly 10 years since my Mum died. I'm taking the day off uni as I've been particularly emotional about everything over the past few weeks and won't be able to trust myself not to cry and feel really uncomfortable at uni all day. Fingers crossed I can get some work and cleaning done then though rather than sitting around moping.

Lily xXx


Cockroach Catcher said...

Just found your blog through Mediblog UK. Welcome to the medical world.
The Cockroach Catcher

madsadgirl said...

I know exactly what anniversaries like this can do to one's emotions, so I thnk that you have probably made the right decision. It would be different if your fellow med students knew your Mum but as they don't, having to deal with their curiousity about this emotional time is more than you should be asked to deal with.

A New Kind of GP said...

Dust is the reason why God invented candles and dimmer switches.....

Lily said...

I ended up just doing washing up and putting some flowers on the table... that's all the cleaning I can face. Why can't I have a house elf like in Harry Potter?!