Sunday, May 20, 2007

Angry Medic Go Bye-Bye


Ever get the feeling your life's one big long card game? (Or an episode of a soap opera, for you sad non-geeks who never played Magic: The Gathering and who wasted your lives actually having, you know, a life. --Editor)

Well above is the card that every second-year med student in Cambridge is playing right now. We're one week away from exams, and as I desperately try to cram as many waking hours as possible into studying and re-read the comments that you kind souls posted under the previous two posts for encouragement (yes, I have the discipline of a retarded sloth on LSD. I was knocked on the head as a child, okay? --Ed), I came across some comments saying basically the same thing, ranging from "I think you should maybe stop blogging for a while" to "Get off the Net and do some work, idiot!"

After taking this advice to heart (and after reading the threatening email our tutor sent us that resembled this picture somewhat:


Don't ask me why I have boobs and a dress, okay. I, uhm, like to do that sometimes.) I have decided to put this blog into hiatus for a bit. At least until after my exams, which start on Saturday the 26th (yes, Saturday exams. Don't you just love medical school? --Ed) and end in the second week of June. In the meantime, I'll be haunting all your blogs instead, so get ready for a LOT of crappy last-minute-revision-induced jokes (HAH! And you thought me going away for a couple of weeks was finally going to cure some of the brain damage I caused. --Ed) so please do refrain from sending me hate mail if I'm a little slow in adding your blog to my sidebar or replying your emails.

Good luck for all of you having exams, and I'll see you on the other side!

P.S. And if you miss me too much, contractual obligations mean I'll still be writing for Medscape, though considering it's exam season and I'm crazier than I usually am, some of my entries will be projectile-vomit-inducing. There, that counts as a health warning. Aren't I nice? :)

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

don't you end in FIRST week of june?

Bohemian Road Nurse... said...

Don't stay away too long---I'll miss you! You are one of those cool people who truly are capable of brightening up the whole atmosphere, and it always cheers me up to read your site.

Medblog Addict said...

I guess you’ve heard by now. The Apprentice is not coming back next fall. I read Trump told the network “you can’t fire me, I quit”. He did say he is moving on to a new major television venture.

Good luck on your exams.

carmelo said...

Best picture you've done in a long time :-) Good luck dude.

the little medic said...

I just want to say:

You better come back bitch!
All the best with those exams, we're all crossing our fingers for you.

dan said...

dude.. your photo on medscape is horrendous! T.T. ba.

Lis said...

sad to hear that you'll be gone. you have more willpower than i do! good luck on finals. :)

Ms-Ellisa said...

Good luck Angry...! And do come back...

Dr K said...

Good luck Angry!

Do come back after the exams (maybe take a holiday first, though).

Personally I'd be choosing between pathology and history of medicine.

Anonymous said...

like you said to me once before - crossing everything i have for you, even crossdressing lol
(i'm only kidding - i'll leave that to you)

good luck~

Anonymous said...

Dear Angry,

I'll miss you tons, but you need this time. You will do fine and I look forward to your triumphant (sp?) return. I l o v e the picture, it's hilarious. I will watch for your comments on other blogs and check out "Med- scape" as well. You'll be great! "...I sense a disurbance in the 'blogosphere'..."....it's Angry Medic, acing all his exams! Go Bud-dy!

Love, your other mum, tracy

Chrysalis Angel said...

Good luck Medic...

Midwife with a Knife said...

Good luck with the exams! I'll look forward to your return! :)

Pawlu said...

Ah, if only I had your resolve to put the blog away.
Still, it's something of a break at the end of the day!

Good luck for your exams: we start on Monday and drag on til the 18th of June!

Have a good one (and do visit once in a while!)

kuhan said...

dear angry medic, i love you. please come back to me.

muahahha

Michelle said...

Oh AM, anytime I start to not believe in soulmates anymore, you go and do something wonderful like say you play Magic. You're a nerd after my own heart.

Haha, anyhoo. I will probably be as about scarce since I have boards in like 3 weeks. Good luck with tests.

~MvMedstudent

Jason said...

Senior tutor: Do not fail me again

Since when have you failed any exams?

All the best! And don't let us see another post before your exams are over.

dan said...

i agree with jason.

make sure you come out of your hiding hole once this is over and let's have a big party and ride the jesus college horse.

origin said...

I'll be awaiting your return with baited breath. Wait . . . that's just the garlic I had last night. Ah, well, I'll be waiting anyway.

Merys said...

If you don't come back I will hunt you down!

Good Luck

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

A wise decision, AM. Best of luck!!

Chris said...

Hey AM, thanks for linking to my humble little blog! :D

Good luck with your exams and all, but I'm sure we'll all do great :D

FUNKYBROWNCHICK said...

Ditto the other comments: COME BACK ... OR ELSE!!! :)

Good luck on your exams!!

zewt said...

do well and get you ass here back soon!

Murk said...

Counterspell - UU

Counter target spell

---

;)

sunchaser said...

"You better come back bitch!"

Second this!

SeaSpray said...

YOU CAN DO IT MEDIC! :)

ahmad the terrorist said...

yeah angry medic! you can do it!!

Mother Jones RN said...

Bye-bye Sweetie. I'll be waiting for you to come back. Good luck.


Hugs, Your Mama Jones.

The Angry Medic said...

Pedantic Anonymous: It depends on which exam session you're in, actually.

Bohemian: Awwwww...and you, dear, are one of the best sweet-talkers out there. No wonder everyone loves you. Thanks, and you haven't seen the last of me yet!

Tracy: Awww thanks, 'other mum'. You always make me feel so much better...I'm thankful to have an extra mom in VA watching over me (though if you knew me in real lief, you'd prolly make like my real mum, pick up a cleaver and end this embarrassment to your family :P)

Little Medic & Sunchaser: LOL whenever you call me 'bitch' it cracks me up.

Uhm. I don't like BDSM. In case you were wondering.

Get that gimp suit away from me!

Michelle: ooh, boards! Those dreaded words I've only ever heard uttered on American medical TV shows in an air of reverence (and by reverence I mean crazy FREAK-OUT horror).

All the very best! Got all my appendages crossed for you :)

Everybody Else: Awww, you guys make me think that, just for a second, I might not be so dead inside after all.

But just for a second. Then the maggots remind me again.

To all those who commented on my last 2 posts and still don't see your blogs on my sidebar, patience! I promise everything'll be up in 2 weeks.

Cal said...

Best of luck, Angry!

I know that you'll cane them!!

PS: I was always under the illusion that you were a third year medic!

Tory said...

very funny blog. will visit often. A dr. with a sense of humour? don't lose it along the way.
Good luck on exams.
Take care
Tory

boris the bolshevik said...

da komrad. do not lose your sense of humour or have your humour turn into some retards who are also studying medicine.

remember, in soviet russia, humour laugh at you!

all hail mother russia!

medstudentitis said...

Good Luck!

N=1 said...

Just checking in...poking your shoulder...jostling you...pinging your noggin...WAKE UP!

There - isn't that better?

You can do it (stay awake, meditate, sleep some, too)!

Best-

Bongi said...

good luck. there is no way to pretent there is anything good about exams. they will always be terrible. hope to see you on the other side

patientanonymous said...

Good luck...sorry I haven't been around in a while...I've been spending some time in a psych ward...home now and trying to put my brain back together...

monster said...

raaarrrrghhh!!!

Cal said...

Hope that the revision monster hasn't eaten you up entirely...

Nathan said...

Hey man, I haven't posted or read any other blogs in a few weeks, so I missed your decision crisis there. My excuse is that I just moved to a different state for residency (I'm a real doctor now) and it took a while to get the internet in my house. So here's three or four comments rolled into one.

One, only you can decide what to do. What is it Tolkien said, "advice is adangerous gift, even from wise to wise, and all courses may run ill"? Granted, you aren't carrying a ring into Mount Doom (though you'll think differently your first day on surgery) but the point is that you have to do what you like. Personally, I'd go with law, since it's unrelated and it gives you a way out. *cue wicked laugh*

Good luck on exams man. You'll get through them, I'm sure. And even if you do have to clinical experience in London, remember that the best training might be found in a poorer hospital. One of my big regrets from med school (besides never studying enough) was that I did my ER rotation in a nice suburb. I didn't learn anything.

I look forward to reading your stuff again (when I can) and now that residency is started and I've graduated, you can move me out of the "med student section" on your blog roll. Whenever you get time. :)

Peace.

-Princess Shin- said...

Good luck in your exam!!! =)

The picture above is scary! Haha..

ahmad the terrorist said...

so which terminal should i connect the red wire to again?

Jason said...

Damn. I miss you already.

ON second thought...I've just watched Pirates of the Caribbean 3, went out with my friends and had a good time. Nah, I ain't missing you that much.

:D

Just kidding.

ball boy said...

bite my balls!!!

Mr Spam said...

spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam

do you suddenly feel hungry?

panda said...

eugene lau is a fat panda.

monster said...

raawwwrrrrr

The Angry Medic said...

Okay Dan, you got my attention. You can stop spamming now.

And Eugene IS a fat panda. Unfortunately, also one who's going to pass his exams. Unlike another medic we know...

H said...

Good luck!

dan said...

WHAT?! HOW MEAN!!! i'm sure kuhan will pass his exams!

Dr. Deb said...

Wishing you good luck, and awesome skill. Looking forward to you blogging again soon.

Peace out,
Deb

sassy lassie said...

angry! should i apply to do medic at cambridge? and owh? u play mtg too? :)

le docteur fâché said...

of course. especially if you are sassy.

the little medic said...

hope they are going well dude.

asha said...

all the best for your exam ^^ btw, it's kinda normal to have exams on saturdays. I had exams on Sundays (for 3 consecutive semesters) and even after we threatened to burn down our admin building, they still did it last semester. Oh well.. Come back soon and later you can join my 'year-exams-over' party ;) (yes, finally...)

Tunku Halim said...

If life is a card game then let's
... use the Tarot pack
... play strip poker
... cheap
(pick one!)

le docteur fâché said...

wheeeee i am soooo freeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Hope your exams are going well!!

le docteur fâché said...

me too. i hope you get a chance to get a haircut soon