My little way of studying...
I am currently knee-deep in the memorization of lab values. The important ones. For a test on Monday.
How to commit them to memory? It seems as though in key moments in the semester, I have had to put some personalization on my studying. Chest tubes/pre-op/post-op care=my husband (earlier in the semester). CHF (mother in Law's symptoms.)
Now it is my turn. In my attempts to give away my A+ blood today at the blood bank, I was turned away. My H&H is too low for them. I am currently anemic.
So, I begin to ask myself some questions and formulate some assessments (can't help myself.) Wow, YES I have been pale and tired for, like a month now. More than normal. Pale, I was beginning to think was my normal color (well, at least I won't wrinkly when other women my age are beginning.) No, it is not my favorite, special "time of the month." No, I am not pregnant (hmm..well I am due for my special "time of the month" in the next few days.) I am not eating as well as I could, but lately I have been eating a lot more spinach and the healthy stuff....my husband claims this is because there is just nothing in the house that is bad for me. I quit the Diet Cokes a week ago...back to only water and Soymilk. Been eating more Soy since my female yearly exam about 2 weeks ago.
Now, my GP is moving his practice to the local VA, and we have to find a new GP/FP. I am tempted to ala cart a blood test or two at my work (local hospital...Diagnostics lab) just to see what is going on, because my new, "hello, nice to meet you new doctor" isn't until Thursday next week.
Any ideas? (and, yes, I plan on hitting the broccoli and raisins hard the next week or so to see if my symptoms improve, but this will be hard to gauge based on the fact the semester is winding down and I will have more time on my hands for...sleep.)