Thursday, September 29, 2016

September 29th

September 29th 2016 This month we had a pretty big test in Principles of Pharmacology. I managed to score significantly higher than the class average this time,which took a lot of work considering how smart my classmates are. But it will pay off plus it is important for me to actually earn this degree. I have a responsibility to this institution and its reputation. I'm trying to figure out the right balance between work and relaxation because some of my classmates are starting to burn out. The average test scores are falling. I was able to squeeze in some more volunteer work at Lakeside Hospice by visiting sick patients at Uptown Healthcare. They get lonely up there. I remember this one man who was unable to move. He was turned towards the window and he just stares out there all day. He is unable to speak so I just talk to him. Different topics, current events, etc. Its hard to tell if he hears or understands what I'm saying but I can't imagine what it's like to experience that kind of suffering. The certified social worker running the program says that it means a lot to just have someone there. I hope so. I'm trying to see if I can get involved in Sci-high too if they offer some sort of physics or biology. Alex, my contact with the American Cancer Society, is trying to start-up a young professionals group (related to the ACS) and we're still waiting on the information from his colleague. Until next month! My classmates can always ask me "where y'at" in class anyway. Lakeside Hospice/Uptown Healthcare, visiting sick patients Total hours: 4 9/29/16