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?