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10/10 What I learned this week

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This week, I have learned:

How decision-making capacity can be utterly ruined by a mother's love. I hope to god she has listened to her kid this time and lets him go.

Just how tired I am after being awake 32+ hours straight.

How empty a promise can be.

How much I need to order new scrubs.

How bummed I get over people hired since me giving notice and leaving.

How utterly ridiculous my texts are when I've typed them while apparently sleeping.

How fickle an apology can be.

How inconveniently placed skin breakdown can be after a full day of sweating in a thong. (Know what I mean, Dogen?)

I've always been a person who offers unconditional, nonjudgmental friendship. Every now and then, I find a person who I feel offers the same, and I'll trust them. And every time I do that, I get burned. It's happened again, making me realize, yet again, that there is a reason why I generally suck at meaningful friendships. I don't think I'm getting over this one any time soon.

It's been another terrible week.

Any of you have a better week than I have had? I want to read all about it! What have you learned?

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I've just learned that on desktop, ads are now getting embedded in posts. :\ I know AN needs revenue, but that kind of cheapens things.

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Sorry that you had another one of those weeks. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate.

This week I learned:

-I am someone who compares myself to others. We each walk a different path and have our own successes and failures, so I'm not doing myself any favors by measuring my success against theirs.

-I loveeee babies. Just when they're babies, mind you. I've considered buying a Peds stethoscope just so I can go around and assessing random babies (even the stethoscopes are cute).

-I don't like thinking about the past. I like to look ahead. There's no sense in dwelling on things that can't be changed.

-I'm starting to get the hang of APA.

This was a much more reflective week for me.

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That I love the occasional rock star feeling I get when presenting at conferences.

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♢ Here is something I learned a while ago but was reaffirmed last week.

For those of you who, like me have an uber sensitive gag reflex, here is your saving grace - table salt!

The hygienists simply have me pour a little salt in my mouth and for the next moment or two, they are able to place the film in my mouth and take the shots they need without me gagging and vomiting on myself or them (yeah it got bad a few times before). Not one problem with the x rays at my appt the other day, just smooth sailing. Hope this helps someone else out there!

♢ Whatever is in the chili i ate yesterday gave me even stranger dreams than normal last night. And considering my dreams are pretty out there anyway, that's saying something.

♢ I still have a lot of work to do outside as far as transplanting and dividing the plants and flowers goes.

(((Ixchel))) hope your week improves.

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...It's been another terrible week.

[[[[fistbump]]]] I'm not hugging Frank-N-Furter, sorry, yech.

I learned that spending the day driving through the mountains and eating lunch with DW at our favorite place is one of my favorite things.

ETA:

WTH ((((Ixchel)))), hope next week is better than the last two.

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I learned that I have some creative scheduling to figure out for winter quarter.

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I learned that it's tough to do a peer interview for some peers you already know.

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How inconveniently placed skin breakdown can be after a full day of sweating in a thong. (Know what I mean, Dogen?)

I always keep a backup pair of granny panties for just such an occasion.

1. Even if I like you, I'm not letting anyone manage my diabetes. Christ on a bike.

2. Animals love me. People's cats will sit on me, dogs will curl up with me the first time they meet me... except my brother's neurotic dog, who hates me and growls every time I'm within 10 feet of him.

3. I'm terrible at coming up with names, but great at coming up with nicknames. Best one this week is a cat named Melvin, now called Melbow.

4. Hate doing CEUs? Go to grad school. Each year of grad school covers three years of CEUs for my WA license and two years for my OR license (obviously, only if the classes fall within those years).

5. I loooooooove being alone for hours or days on end.

6. I'm doing therapy with clients now and it's so much fun. I spend an hour getting to know someone, and then they leave and come back and say things like, "That homework you gave me really made me think twice before reacting to X." Kickass.

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♢ Here is something I learned a while ago but was reaffirmed last week.

For those of you who, like me have an uber sensitive gag reflex, here is your saving grace - table salt!

The hygienists simply have me pour a little salt in my mouth and for the next moment or two, they are able to place the film in my mouth and take the shots they need without me gagging and vomiting on myself or them (yeah it got bad a few times before).

How much salt? I feel like too much would cause, rather than prevent, gagging...

♢ Whatever is in the chili i ate yesterday gave me even stranger dreams than normal last night. And considering my dreams are pretty out there anyway, that's saying something.

Trazodone?

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How much salt? I feel like too much would cause, rather than prevent, gagging...

Trazodone?

She just pulled out a small packet like you'd get at a fast food joint. I have no idea how it works - could be physiological or psychological, I'm so relieved it works. Also this place uses a baking soda mixture they blast teeth with in place of the usual polish and that is awfully salty too. ;)

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I've learned that the spammers are sneaking out early today.

I've relearned how much I hate being sick. And how much it means that my mom says to call her any time if I need anything.

I've learned that I actually like the new procedure we're doing and might find myself volunteering to do them routinely.

I've learned how much it sucks to be stuck wearing lead for a multiple hour long case. Yeah, next time, I'm bringing a spare pair of undies and a bra so that I have all dry clothes- changed my scrubs but was stuck in my icky wet sweaty underthings until they dried out once I could take my lead off.

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