Last night I had a dream that one of my teeth was loose. Well, the bottom half of one of my teeth was kind of hanging on by a thread. It was awful. And it felt real. I thought in my dream that I was probably dreaming because I often dream that my teeth are falling out, but I assured myself I wasn’t dreaming. Boy was I relieved when I woke up!
I’ve heard that dreams where your teeth are falling out mean that you’re stressed. This is probably true because I am usually stressed when I have them. But then again, I’m almost always stressed…probably because I have keep losing my teeth in my dreams. If you’ve never had one of those dreams, let me assure you that there is nothing more stressful than having a tooth fall out. I don’t know why I was so excited to lose my teeth as a kid. It seems weird that parts of your body just fall off. What a weird thing to get excited about.
Anyways, it was a fairly stressful week, but not more than usual in the life of a med student. I am going to contribute the extra stress to neuroscience, which has been pretty overwhelming in its first week. But then again, I found out yesterday that our upcoming physiology block exam is worth 72% of our grade, so that is stressing me out too.
We are learning about the endocrine system in most of our classes, which is nice because when things overlap it makes them much easier to learn. Histology, biochemistry, and physiology are all teaching endocrine. I actually think it is kind of interesting, but I’m sure by the end of this week I will be sick of it.
Not much else is new in Kirksville. It is blizzarding once again. I really want some nice weather, but I guess mother nature doesn’t realize it’s spring. Hopefully we will get some sun for Easter!