Being a MOM and a STUDENT is HARD. . . I haven’t even started classes yet (this year) and I already felt a second of doubt and a second of feeling defeated. . . I met with an advisor today and she was beyond rude, unhelpful, and wouldn’t let me talk the whole time. Everything I said, she made me feel like I was stupid or my thoughts didn’t matter. I had so many questions, but every time I asked something she made it so I was wrong, but then we would circle right back around to the original question and I’d say, ‘oh yeah, that’s what I was asking about.’ I don’t understand why this short meeting was so hard. Maybe she was annoyed I had kids with me. Or that she just really thought I didn’t know anything. I just would never treat someone like that and I hope she never makes anyone else feel like this, especially a mom who is returning to school and already has SO many self doubts. . . My kids and I went outside and enjoyed the beautiful grounds and I realized why I’m doing all of this and why nothing is getting in my way. Because of them. They need to see me succeed and watch me follow my dreams. This dream is for me, but they’re the reason I’m pushing so hard.
Neuroma "Morton's Neuroma" . What is a neuroma? . A neuroma is a thickening and fibrosis of an interdigital nerve in the interspace of the foot. A Morton's neuroma is technically a neuroma in the 3rd interspace. . How to diagnosis a neuroma? . The symptoms of neuroma are described as numbness,tingling and burning pain in the interspace of the foot. Having a neuroma feels like walking with a small rock underneath your foot or walking with a wrinkle in the sock. . There is pain with palpation to the interspace directly or with a lateral squeeze test with compression of all the metatarsal. A positive examination after compression of the metatarsals consists of a pain with direct palpation or a click known as "mulder's click" . An ultrasound or MRI can be used to find size and location of neuroma. . How to treat a neuroma? . Conservatively a neuroma can be treated with: . 1) a change in shoe gear with a wider toe box and support shoe, orthotics, and or metatarsal pad which helps 50% of patients. . 2) corticosteroid injections, alcohol sclerosing injection, percutaneous radiofrequency ablation 85% success rate. . Surgery can be done if conservative treatment fails and a neurectomy or neurolysis 92% effective can be done. After surgery patient's are typically weightbearing in a post op shoe or boot. The biggest risks of surgery is infection, hematoma, and recurrence of the neuroma called a stump neuroma. . Video of neurectomy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B5I2LQdxvU
Week 1 of M2 ✅ Last year, when I started M1 I felt like I casually walked unto a treadmill going 50mph. So leading up to this year, I was determined to plan a way to step on that treadmill and stay on it. Lololol Med students plan- Med school laughs. The beginning of this week was a rude awakening lol. I’m not going to lie, my plan was a bit rigid and I quickly realized that no matter how much I plan, there will always be things out of ones control. Thankfully I was reminded of an important lesson I learned last year about flexibility & grace. I’ve found flexibility and grace to be so important in medical school so far because there are and forever will be things outside of our control. Sometimes things workout and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes there’s a better way to do something that you’ve never tried before. Sometimes what you think will work better simply doesn’t. Plans and methods will continue change and evolve.. and sometimes our only job is to give ourselves the grace to be imperfect and evolve along with them. Wishing everyone a wonderful Friday and a beautiful weekend ☺️💛 ~M
Human Circulatory System ♻️💉 . The circulatory system consists of three independent systems that work together: the heart (cardiovascular), lungs (pulmonary), and arteries, veins, coronary and portal vessels (systemic). The system is responsible for the flow of blood, nutrients, oxygen and other gases, and as well as hormones to and from cells. . An average adult has 5 to 6 quarts (4.7 to 5.6 liters) of blood, which is made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. . The heart is a muscular organ with four chambers. Located just behind and slightly left of the breastbone, it pumps blood through the network of arteries and veins called the cardiovascular system. . The systemic circulation is a major portion of the circulatory system. The network of veins, arteries and blood vessels transports oxygenated blood from the heart, delivers oxygen and nutrients to the body's cells and then returns deoxygenated blood back to the heart. . The system of blood vessels in the human body measure about 60,000 miles (96,560 kilometers). . Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart through the body. Veins carry oxygen-poor blood back to the heart. . The superior vena cava carries oxygen-poor blood into the heart. The aorta carries oxygenated blood from the heart to organs and tissues. . Do you like this kind of content? If yes please make sure to share 📧, comment ⌨ and like 👍🏻 so we can spread more healthy and helpful notes 📚 to everyone 🤓! . Also make sure to follow @helpfulnote and use the page to improve your knowledge with the #notelibrary . follow 🏃♀️🏃♂️ @helpfulnote
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Headed out to D.C for the National Dental Association Convention! This is my 4th time going to this conference and it’s an amazing networking experience every time 🔥 Hopefully I can meet some residency directors at this conference because I just submitted my application🙏🏾 Shout out to my classmate @thetrapdentist for the fresh haircut for the convention! Check out his page and shop for dental necklaces and apparel