Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Eggs and Jams

I have to wear my glasses all the time now. All the reading I do gives me headaches. Which automatically implies that I am doing a lot of reading, but no, that would be untrue. I try to get a lot of work done, and end up watching TV with the Bailey, the Love of life, on my tummy to make me feel the 'weight' of my actions. And also give me mesenteric ischaemia, but don't you worry about that.

Now, some of you might remember how I had exams a few weeks ago, and how, we got the wrong question paper on one of them, but had to take the exam anyway. I figured this happened because the department screwed up, but nope, the University screws up, too. The same thing happened during the final exams at one of the medical colleges in Kerala (says the Malayala Manoharama, which is better off being rolled up for use in your toilet than being read). But they cancelled the exam, so it was not quite as bad as our situation.

Anyway, the results of that caper are out, and well, I managed to do quite well. From this episode, I have learnt a valuable lesson, not to study for exams. All the ones I work my rear off for earn me the bare minimum, but the one I did not read for gives me stellar marks. Our education system is funny.

Speaking of the education system, I believe the country is going to the dogs, with the class X board exams about to be made optional. I understand the bit about the pressure on students and families, having gone through it myself, multiple times, with the boards and the entrance, but hoo boy, those were nothing compared to what I am going through now. And that is just my personal life. I am just glad I had the practice.

I just recovered from yet another respiratory infection. My lungs were probably bored with oxygenating my blood, day in and day out. They made a heroic bid for escape, but the antibiotics (for which I paid through the nose) and the cough medication made them change their mind. Drug companies should start offering me discounts, I am their best customer in this area.

Our teachers are on strike, hopefully, this will end before our exams. The sooner they begin, the sooner they get over, and the sooner I am free. Exams kill my appetite, ulcerate large areas of the epithelial lining of my mouth, and make me lose my hair in clumps (with a small contribution from my side, by tearing them out whenever I go crazy, which is often).

For those who like their mouths full of words, here is what I was reading: Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephitis.

It looks pretty, but does dastardly things to your kidney.

All right, the break took longer than I expected, and I need to go to the library today, to read some Orthopaedics with my friend Eli.

As they say in mangled Italian, chow!


Ketan said...

How did I miss your blog! You write really well! But why such an affinity for pancreas? Is pancreas male or female? :p Why not some other neighbor like liver or spleen?

Anyway, all the best for the exams! Take care.

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

The sooner they begin, the sooner they get over, and the sooner I am free??

hmm lucky gal...n im waitin 2 enter de final year...know wat...3 of my pals r gettin married..one gal is about 2 raise kids...n I @ 22 am still a kollage kumaran :)

†J said...

Its instills in me, the joy that it is not our university only that does these acts. :-)

I am for these X class boards. Come on, we need to feel what exams are like.And once we know, we'll think more no. of times if we want this thing to be haunting us the rest of our lives...as in Medic's cases.
I still regret no one told me about the no. of study years and the exams that we have to go thru in this field. I wud hv neva ended up here. :-(

Anyways...Best of luck.End them really soon.

Bullshee said...

That thing is psychedelic!!! Will use it when the next booze party comes along!! :-)

manjiT said...

lolz.. wish ya all d best!

Shanu said...

Lol..I agree...our education system is funny!!

How i wish i had luck like urs..not studyin and gettin awesome marks..mera toh padho na padho..end result toh same hi hota hai :P

deluded said...

haha AP.

well, I wonder.

sometimes I think they just randomly assign random numbers in the OPD, because theyre 'too busy'

oh yes.

you study a LOT!



Saphire said...

"Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephitis"!! I thought I liked big words....till now.. :S

alpez said...

damn funny dude...luved da part about bailey bein da love of ur life!!

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