It’s Wednesday which means there is only one week left of my June Ophthalmology rotation! My exam is next Wednesday and then this rotation is over. I start a new ophthalmology rotation in July.
It just blows my mind how fast medical school goes by. One of my classmates said that he was told, “the days are long but the years are short”. SO true. I can’t believe it’s going to be over in less than a year.
This morning, I am giving a presentation for ophthalmology grand rounds. Grand rounds takes place every week and during each session, residents present interesting cases they’ve had recently. The format is to present the patient, give a history, give the physical exam information, some additional information or tests you’ve run, and then ask the audience for a differential diagnosis. Everyone thinks about the different possible diagnoses for the patient and discusses what they think it could be. The presenter then gives more information, say for example, a new test that was run, and the diagnosis usually becomes clear. Or they just tell the audience what it is.
Then the presenter gives a short lecture about the diagnosis, how to treat it, what comes next, how to recognize it in a patient, etc. It’s a great learning tool and an interactive way to present cases. As part of my rotation, I have to do one of these presentations.. and it’s this morning! I’m a little nervous!
Operation be the healthiest person ever went really well yesterday. Let’s start with breakfast!
As usual, I ate every last bite of my oatmeal with protein and mulberries. This meal never gets old!
Then it was time to get ready for clinic.
Before breakfast I did Chalene Extreme Lean Phase Circuit 3. A 40 minute strength training workout. My chest is ridiculously sore today. After Chalene I did Turbofire 30 min, another Chalene video that I simply adore. It’s so fun and my heart rate is super high the entire time.
I packed a HUGE tupperware full of tempeh and veggies, expecting to eat it in at least 2 servings, maybe 3. I didn’t know how long clinic would last so I thought I could use this one tupperware as a few meals.
I was right. I ate less than half of it before I was stuffed.
We were in cataract surgery all morning and didn’t get out until about 2:30 so I was starving for lunch. Besides my tempeh, I also packed some green juice I made with kale, spinach, celery, lemon, and apples.
After clinic, I rushed home to grab a bite to eat. There was one serving left in this giant Chobani container so instead of dirtying a bowl, I just ate my yogurt right from the container. With some PB2 mixed in 🙂
Then it was off to get my hair done! My roots have seriously grown out and my hair is not looking too good. Look at those roots!
But when I arrived at the hair salon, they informed me my appointment was only for a cut not color! I have to go back on Saturday for color! BUMMER!! Don’t judge me until then okay?
Before heading off to bed, I made some chocolate banana pudding. It’s super easy to make. Ready for the directions?
Chocolate banana pudding
- Take 1/2 frozen banana and place in bowl
- Microwave banana for 30sec-1min until it’s melty and gooey
- Add 1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder to melted banana
Yep. It’s that easy. Banana + cocoa powder = heaven. No added sweetener needed. Sometimes I add nuts or oats to give it some texture. Sometimes I eat it so quickly I forget to take a picture. And I definitely never scrape the sides of the bowl with my finger to get every last bite…
Before bed I made a cup of this yummy stuff just to unwind and relax:
And that’s it!