Keep Swimming

January 14, 2014 § 3 Comments

T-minus 2 days until I am maybe, possibly *fingers-crossed* done with exams! To be honest, I’m not feeling too great about this one…though I don’t recall ever feeling great about an exam. After running myself into the ground cramming for anatomy, my body was ripe for the picking for any and all bacteria/viruses that thrive in the winter cold. Though I took Thursday off, it wasn’t enough rest to keep the cold at bay. The past few days have been a struggle. I’m sleeping long hours – 9, even 10! – and managing to study while I am awake. I’m nowhere near my A-game, so I’m a little worried about this last exam. Nothing worse than getting sick during exam period!

Biochemistry is considered the “easy” exam of the three, but it is by no means easy. This exam covers bioenergetics and carbohydrate, lipid, amino acid, heme and nucleotide metabolism.

BioenergeticsCarbohydrates1Carbohydrates2 Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 11.57.33 Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 11.58.45The only comforting thing about preparing for this exam is that I have finally learned how to take useful and effective notes in biochem! Despite being sick, I have been able to cover everything after the first midterm and have created a guide that I can use when preparing for the final exam. (I was pretty prepared for the first midterm, after that physio and anatomy got in the way, so my biochem vigor dissipated.)

In case you’re curious, this is what biochem looks like – a la Bianca.

Activation of FA Pyrimidine Synthesis Succinyl-CoA HDL

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