It's been some time since I've been here!
I stumbled and tripped and eventually failed anatomy by 3 (three!!!!) points. Out of 550. That SUCKED. SUCKED. SUCKED. It still sucks. I'll need to remediate over the summer. Sucky.
I've spoken with a dean of student affairs and have contacted our learning center peeps for advice but haven't told anyone else (like family). I'm too embarrassed.
It was so frustrating; I honored every other course and even scored perfectly on the radiology final. I'm not stupid. I'm not. I swear. Three points!
I'm so happy to be in physiology. It's amazing how much easier it is for me to study. It's like a never-ending fountain of really cool, useful information. I can seriously lose hours chasing down information...
This semester is also bunches less isolating than last. I've finally found a small group of like-minded dedicated, irreverent and curious study partners. One of our assignments for the 'doctoring' course was to take a personality test. It turns out everyone in my study group is an INTJ. We're basically rational curious and pedantic people who don't do feelings. It's an awesome experience to meet up after lecture to argue with people about the role, if any, that plasma skimming has in the delineation of pulmonary zones. (you know... zones 1-3 and their ventilation efficiency). It reminds me of my high school physics class and the arguments of black hole gravitational forces that I'd have with my friends while playing Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (I was always a tree-climbing elf- FYI)... completely irrelevant to the required class material but so interesting...
So.. despite my sucky sucky nightmare of having to repeat anatomy... life is pretty awesome. And I'm happy.