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Sarita
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   Posted 10/10/2006 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone!
I haven't posted in what seems like forever.  Just wanted to give you an update on my medical school saga.  I've received four interview invitations so far (still have eight more schools to hear from).  I am extremely excited, but also a bit of a nervous wreck.  I'm flying to three different cities in five days starting next weekend for my first round of interviews.  I have insomnia, staying up all night with these thoughts, like: what if I don't get in?  What if I DO get in, have to move across the country, and go $150,000 into debt?  What if I ever want to have babies and I'm menopausal before I finish my residency???  I vacillate back and forth between elation and terror.  I've never been such a worry-wart before!
 
The one thing I'm not worrying about these days, ironically enough, is my gut.  It is doing pretty well ever since I took my second round of Flagyl a couple months ago.  At my last clinic visit, my NP came in and grabbed my arm, looking so excited.  She yelped, "I've found just the person you need to see!" Evidently she went to some conference and saw a presentation from an out-of-state doctor who has treated several patients with cases of recurring African parasites.  She said the presentation described me to a T.  She said she'd try talking with him before my next visit, which is on the 18th.  How hysterical would that be if I finally ended up with a diagnosis just before starting medical school?
 
Anyway, just wanted to say hi.  And hope everyone is doing well.  Everyone hanging in there okay?

7Lil
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   Posted 10/10/2006 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sarita!
Nice to see you around again.  I am so happy to hear you are doing well after the 2nd round of Flagly.  I'm even more elated you are on your way to med school.   :-)   Many of us here know you, and your story, and know you will be a terrific doctor.  If I can put in a suggestion... Come to the CA bay area.  We could use some really great, compassionate docs (GI in particular).  You can go to Stanford!  tongue

How's Adam?

Good luck with your interviews!!!!  Keep us posted.


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carell
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   Posted 10/10/2006 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sarita! Thanks for your update.  I'm very glad to hear that you are feeling well.  I hope this is the answer to your issue.  I'm just sorry you had to go through all of this to get there.  Also, a true congratulations on your journey through medical school applications.  It sounds like this is right up your alley.  My GI actually is very compassionate and kind and I'll tell you, it (above all else) makes the difference to me.  I hope you'll keep us updated and I'm excited for all of your future patients.

Sarita
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   Posted 10/11/2006 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Lil: I actually AM going to the bay area for my first interview, which is at Touro University in Vallejo.  I heard Vallejo is kind of a dump - can you give me any hints? :)
 
I got another interview invite last night so that brings me to a total of five.  I'm psyched!
 
Adam doing really well, and is excited too.  We're both hoping to end up in Maine (my first choice school is there) but I'll go wherever I get accepted.  I should know in about a month or two.  Wahoo!  Thanks for the support :)

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   Posted 10/11/2006 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Vallejo is kind of out in the middle of nowhere.  Although, you might be used to that given you live in Alaska.  tongue  

No really, Vallejo is small with about 120K residents.  It is a little dumpy, it's hot, and is know for being a commuters town.  Like I said before, it is kind of in the middle of nowhere so most everyone commutes out of there northeast to Sacramento or south to Oakland/Hayward.  I do know they have some outlet stores and a Six Flags.  :-)

Best of luck to you!!! 


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Keriamon
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   Posted 10/12/2006 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so excited for you! Congratulations! Just make sure you pack your boy!

And if it's any comfort, a new study out has found that, while it's more difficult to conceive in your late 30's and early 40's, women who had their first baby then actually had overall better health and less problems as they got older than women who started having babies early. So waiting until you're done with your residency could be a good thing!
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