Rigor Mortis

What a weird week.

Monday I had a block exam, which went fairly well.  It marked the end of probably our biggest block ever, so it felt really good to take the ten pounds of notes out of my backpack and put them on the shelf.

Wednesday was Nick and my third wedding anniversary.  I can’t believe we’ve been married for three years.  Definitely makes me feel old.  Where does the time go?  Anyways, we are celebrating by going to Kansas City for the weekend to stay in a nice hotel, go to a museum, and do some shopping.  It will be a nice break from Kirksville and my studies.

Meanwhile, all of my lectures this week were about forensic pathology.  I wasn’t really prepared to spend my anniversary looking at pictures of dead bodies, but such is life.  I had no idea there were so many ways to commit suicide, or that a gun shot wound looks vastly different depending on the range from which it was fired.  I also learned how to sign a death certificate and testify in court.  It is kind of fascinating what happens to the body after one dies, but I really can’t imagine spending your life studying dead bodies.  I definitely prefer to work with living patients…  We also learned about elder abuse, fetal demise, and child abuse.  Fun stuff.

But, the best part of this week was that we found out the results of our match for third and fourth year rotation sites!  I am pleased to tell you that Nick and I will be spending the next two years in sunny Arizona!  We are really, really excited.  As I was scraping off my car’s windshield in the freezing cold this morning, I had happy thoughts of next  year at this time, when I will be blasting my air conditioner and working on my tan.  I definitely think we are going to like it in Phoenix.

This weekend is Founder’s Weekend at my school, so we get the day off tomorrow.  My friends and I are going to go to the annual powderpuff football game between the first and second year students.  It was fun last year, but I learned my lesson…I will remember to bundle up this year!  Then it is off to Kansas City!  No studying this weekend…hooray!

About emilyehoward

My name is Emily, and I am a Hospitalist in Nebraska. I live with my husband and three beautiful daughters. I hope you enjoy my blog!
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