Tempus Fugit

Time Flies…

   Sep 21

MBBS Gym Session

If you think of the MBBS course as a gym workout…. I’m right at the stage where the lactic acid has built up…you’re nearly finished the workout and you’re trying to decide whether to bail early and get a chocolate mousse.. or hang in there for the last little bit… and receive the booty at the end.

In other words…. it’s painful.

I can see the booty at the end of the workout (a year and a week away)….but bugger me I have better things to do with my time than sit staring at textbooks learning fact after fact after fact.

Like for example…. did you know:

The sixth cranial nerve is attached to the temporal petrus bone at one end and the pons at the other. It is thus very inflexible and thus more susceptible to compression from raised intracranial pressure than a free moving cranial nerve. As a result, an increase in ICP may cause issues with a lateral rectus muscle on one side (known as a false localising lesion).

Whoop de doo.

Okay so it is sort of kind of important to know…. but it’s yet another fact that I need to file away in my already befuddled (and incredibly lazy) brain.

While we’re on the subject of exercise….it occurred to me today (or it might have been yesterday), that the brain, like any other part of the body needs to be exercised. If it’s not exercised it becomes slothful, fat, and undesirable.

My brain is feeling like it’s been sitting in a recliner in front of the TV watching trashy daytime soaps whilst pigging out on junk food. It’s not feeling very healthy.

So I need to exercise it. But….it’s so much easier not to think about having to think. Thinking about thinking hurts.

I need a personal trainer for my brain. Someone to slap it in to action kick it’s arse out of the recliner and force it to pump some intellectual iron. After that, put it on the cerebral treadmill and pump up the speed.

I’m regressing. I know less now than I did at the beginning of the year. My neurones are rusting and are in danger of siezing up if something is not done soon.

I was trolling through some entries from 2002….highly amusing read…. how some things change….how some of us stay the same… 19/09/2002 was a particularly amusing read. I wish I had kept a more diligent record of the last two years.

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One Comment

  1. Juanita says:

    Oh man can I identify with this analogy. You have summed the pain and future satisfaction that studying Medicine is comprised of perfectly Jez. I enjoy reading your comments so much. Your sarcasm is catching!!!!!

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