:: eye of the storm ::

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A 27-year-old PA student who wants to visit all seven continents, write a book, work at a pediatric clinic in Africa, and basically meet as many of the world's challenges as possible.

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Life List

(already accomplished)

Become a PA

Visit all 7 continents

Take a SwimTrek trip

Bike through Western Europe

Raft the Grand Canyon

Improve my Spanish proficiency

Go on safari in Africa

Trace my roots at Ellis Island

Vacation in Hawaii

Work on a hospital ship in a Third World country

Celebrate New Year's in Times Square

Visit all 50 states (29 to go: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY)

See the ruins at Pompeii

Swim in Capri's Blue Grotto

Tour Mt. Vesuvius

Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain

Tour the Colosseum

Visit the D-Day beaches

See the Mona Lisa

Visit the palace at Versailles

See the Acropolis and Parthenon

See the Egyptian pyramids

Hike the Inca Trail

Walk El Camino Santiago

Take an Alaskan cruise

View the Taj Mahal at sunrise

Hike Table Mountain in South Africa

Climb through the Amazon canopy

Walk at least part of the Great Wall of China

Get laser hair removal

Learn to surf, ski, and snowboard

Learn to drive a stick-shift

Learn to play the piano

Go on a tropical cruise

Ride horseback on the beach

Ride in a hot air balloon

Get tickets to the Olympics

Go to adult Space Camp

Witness a shuttle launch from up close

Build a full-sized snowman

Sew a quilt out of my old race T-shirts

Update and continue my Life Scrapbook

Become the oldest person to ever do the River Run

Live to be a happy, healthy 100 years old - at least!

(unlikely dreams)

maandag 1 november 2010

Quotes from my microbiology / infectious disease professor that will still be ringing in my ears when I start rotations:

"A vesicular lesion on an erythematous base is always herpes, herpes, herpes."

"Any closed collection of pus, think Staph aureus."

"Anytime you see monoarticular arthritis in a young sexually active female, gonorrhea should be the first thing on your differential."

"Fever and CVA tenderness makes the diagnosis of pyelo[nephritis]."

"You don't need to treat hot tub folliculitis; just get them out of the hot tub."

"The number-one cause of meningitis in adults is Strep pneumo[niae]."

"30% of patients with pneumonia will have a positive blood culture."

"Most ear and sinus infections are caused by The Big Three -- Strep pneumo[niae], M cat[arrhalis], and H [in]flu[enzae]."

"Folliculitis is staph, cellulitis is strep, impetigo is either/or."

Other people have songs or movie lines running through their head... I have 'Peggy's Postulates'. :) She has repeated all of those things so many times that I will remember them forever... which is simultaneously awesome and amusing.

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