Apr 25, 2008

And I thought I had problems before...

Medical school is stressful, pretty much by definition, so I have a constant influx of school-related stressors that keep the bile and gastric acid contents at full boil, a thud in my step, and a hang to my head.

But that's all good... I've gotten used to it. Well, except for the recurrent attacks where I feel doom suddenly closing in on me.

So I'm watching path on Sonic Foundry before bedtime... and the professor is talking about aspiration... and how the cockroaches get so big in South Carolina (I can attest to that), and have no qualms about crawling on you while you sleep... especially if you're poor, like medical students are (her emphasis, not mine), and if you sleep with your mouth open, they can just crawl right in and you can suck one into your right lung. There's a picture and everything...

AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm torn, because I like this woman as a lecturer a lot, yet after placing that image in my mind both conceptually and visually, and I already have sleep problems, she may be contributing to my imminent psychological breakdown.

Though aspirating a cockroach STILL might be better than studying micro.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

And THAT one, my dear, requires a monitor spew warning!

Millicent said...

I may sleep with a mask over my mouth from now on. . .

Anonymous said...

you do realize that all of that nature stuff you love so much? it's got bugs in it too, more of them in fact...although we'll have to find out about cockroaches in particular to know whether or not they occur in nature...muahaha ha ha...

Ishie said...

I'm not afraid of "bugs", in fact, I recall evicting one from your apartment? Oh, schnap.

I'm afraid of COCKROACHES. World of difference!

And yes, I will continue laughing at you for being a nature-hating, animal-hating, Deet spraying vegetarian.

suh said...

hahaha, i remember that lecture.

and ewwww.