Today was my last day of gross anatomy lab. I’ve got to say, it’s a little bittersweet. On one hand, it is a huge sigh of relief to be done with anatomy. (aside from a practical, a block exam, and the final, that is…) On the other hand, I am going to kind of miss it.
I have really enjoyed dissecting – much more than I thought I would. I have bonded with my lab group, and with Walter, of course. And I really have learned a lot. Dissection has made learning anatomy so much easier for me. I really don’t know how students do it at schools that have abandoned gross anatomy lab.
It is also crazy to think that I know pretty much every structure in the human body (or at least I do in theory). The time went really quickly, and I don’t feel like I know as much as I should. I am only months away from being a second year, and I’m just not quite ready for that.
I mean…I am done with anatomy…that’s all there is. It is over. After the practical, Walter will be cremated, and he will be out of my life forever. Our relationship is ending, and I feel like it just began!
I guess it is just a weird feeling…I am sure it will be hit me in a week after the practical is over, but right now I just don’t have the time or energy to decide how I really feel about it. I had two exams today…I have two more tomorrow….and one the next day…and a case presentation after that. I need to go study!!! I am just hoping that this blizzard coming tomorrow isn’t so bad they have to reschedule things because that will make my life much more stressful! Aaaaaaaaah!