Hump Day(s): Round III

September 27, 2012 § 2 Comments

For those not familiar with the term hump day, it is a reference to Wednesday as being the “hump” of the week – that is, everything is down hill from Wednesday. This is not the case for the members of EM1 Group 12… We have class from 10-15 on Monday and Wednesday and only from 13:50-16:30 on Tuesday, and then our week gets fun. Thursday isn’t too horrible (we have lectures from 9:20-18:00 with some breaks in between) but Friday is a life drainer! As I’ve posted earlier, our Friday is simply lab, after lab, after lab, and finally lab. So, here we go! Thursday morning and we’re only at the start of the climb…

The good part is that I am almost back to my healthy form again, save some bothersome sniffling and coughing. I’ve rationed what remains of our Dayquil/Nyquil reserves since Hungary operates under the same “get better by resting and not by using cold medication” philosophy as Norway does.

Drinking fluids is proving to be harder than I would like it to be. We are not allowed to have food, drink (even water), or gum in the Anatomy building and don’t always have time between our long classes to take restroom breaks. Sometime I will come home and realize that the last fluid I ingested was my single morning coffee, which pretty much makes me negative for fluids for the day. It also doesn’t help that they are doing construction on our street and the water came out like this yesterday:

Would you like a drink? It’s rust flavored!

Definitely not a “get your 8 glasses a day” motivator…though it went away after we ran the water for a minute or so.

Ok, enough dilly dallying – off to school we go!


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§ 2 Responses to Hump Day(s): Round III

  • Charkie says:

    i was in a bit of a funk on wednesday, when i realized that it was because i was dreading the upcoming friday!! hopefully we’ll get used to it?? maybe?
    totally agree with you about the wacky drinking/eating schedule we’re forced to be on, too…i guess medical students are notorious for being paradoxically UNHEALTHY 😛

    • Buda B says:

      They are horrible! But I feel like I am adapting. It took me a day and a half to recover after the first one and today it only took a couple hours – there is hope!

      As for the eating/drinking schedule: we should look into getting some kind of backpack-IV system that just delivers the nutrients we need throughout the day 😉 Would be a lot healthier!

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