Thursday, December 29, 2011

Unleashing the crazy.

Sorry for the long gap between posts, but my mind was recently taken over by schizophrenic monkeys with laser prods that they used to keep me in a constant state of manic anxiety. The week leading up to finals and finals week itself was a hellish nightmare for me. I don't understand why it is only during finals and not any other time of the semester that I become a useless mass of nerves, nausea, insomnia and anorexia. I am actually going to be seeking mental health counseling when I get back to the island and maybe some prescription meds to combat my excessive anxiety.

But the good news is that I passed everything. Actually I only got one C+ and the rest were A's and B's. That hasn't stopped my monkey-laser-prodded brain from giving me nightmares all last week about additional exams that I had yet to take in Pharmacology and Virology. I would wake up and practically shout at myself, "You passed! Calm down already!"

Anyway, yes. Seeking professional help and anti-crazy medication as soon as possible.  And my break has been going well. I'm not over-scheduling myself like last break and am taking time to relax. I love the days where it's just me and my husband curled up on the sofa, watching Netflix and eating take out food.

I've got an idea for a pretty long post on common canine behavior myths that I'll probably get up sometime over break. I haven't done a good, detailed skeptical post in awhile and feel the need to be productive. So be on the look out for that.

6 comments:

  1. Don't beat yourself up over the nightmare of finals. I have never seen anything like that campus during Finals week. People are stressed, rude, and just plain insufferable - and then they feed off each other. Plus, with 3rd in particular, there is a special sort of pressure cooker feeling because of the testing structure. Hope you are having a good break, congrats on 3rd and good luck in 4th!

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  2. Thanks. Hopefully from here it gets less stressful. Although next semester I have two exams on the same day, they only have 2.5 weeks of material on them and I'm almost laughing at the thought of an exam with so little to study for after the hell that was 3rd. I don't know whose idea it was to give us four classes with two exams in each, the finals of which are worth over half of our grade. Starting next semester, 3rd will have two midterms instead of one in BacT and Path. I swear our semester is cursed. Right after we walked dogs for a week (as usual) in 2nd semester they switched it up so now 1st and 2nd split dog walking duties and have a couple of days each semester.

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  3. Good luck this semester! Do they still have the 250-drug midterm in Pharm II? Yikes!

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  4. Wait, what? 250? Are you kidding?

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  5. Um, no? But maybe my memory is fading. I do know the Pharm II midterm is legendary there.

    I thought of you when I saw this today:
    http://sci-ence.org/red-flags2/

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  6. Haha! Yeah, I saw the older version of that but it looks like they've added to it. Great stuff.

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