So What do You do?

April 21, 2019

Almost every person that sees me in scrubs: So what do you do?

Me: My official title is administrative assistant, so I do clerical work but I do a lot of miscellaneous things as well depending on what’s needed at the time. Before surgery days, I help set up the operating and recovery room. I can help the nurse dress and discharge the patient. I can put numbing ointment on patients faces if they are receiving treatment there. Usually, the person is getting botox or fillers. On the clerical side of things, I process photos since it is a plastic surgery clinic. I help with scheduling appointments and answering phones as well. That’s pretty much what I do.

Another L, What’s New

February 23, 2019

3 weeks ago: failed my ochem quiz
2 weeks ago: barely passed my ochem test
1 week ago: did not score well on my biology lab quiz
This week: my credit score went down because I spent over the limit on my credit card, and my car has a coolant leak. I scored higher than most people in US healthcare systems class, but it was a low B, and quizzes count 15% of our grade with no drops or makeups.

Update on the dude at the gym: turns out he has yellow fever and goes up to multiple Asian girls.


Another L, what’s new.

Shadowing at Two Clinics

November 24, 2018

Plastic surgery (mainly cosmetics) vs Neurology

  • The plastic surgery does not take insurance, so the people that come in tend to be middle to upper class.
  • The plastic surgery people seem to be happier with their living conditions. At the neurology clinic, these people have chronic conditions and generally come in for more medication or testing.
  • Since the neuro clinic takes insurance (medicaid and others), the people there tend to be of lower class and work blue collar jobs.
  • Those with insurance have to wait for the next months or year in order to get new equipment for their conditions.
  • Appearance has more emphasis at the plastic surgery place.
  • The cases seen at the neurology clinic tend to be sadder since it is chronic conditions or having some issue with limbs or not sleeping well.

Acceptance of being Average

March 11, 2018

In response to my earlier blog post, I’ve come to realize something. No matter how average I am, I still want to be able to leave an impact. It doesn’t have to be grand; I don’t have to a news story on me that talks about my accomplishments. I just want to be able to live a life that I’m happy with where the good outweighs the bad, where I am able to leave something tangible or intangible for the people I leave behind when it is time for me to leave this world. All that matters is that I try my best. If my best came out to give me average results in comparison to everyone else, that’s ok.

Am I Working Hard Enough?

February 28, 2018

Even though I study hard in my standards, it is still not enough. I fear that I’m not cut out for what I want or am suppose to be. I’m reminded of a passage in the Bible (Matthew 6:25-34) that talks about not worrying because God provides. But I am still worried that I will not make it in life. I think the phrase “not good enough” has dominated my entire life. I am prone to comparing myself with other people, and I know that’s not fair to myself. Someone told me that it’s not right to compare one’s bad parts to another person’s good parts. But I feel that my good parts do not even compare to someone’s bad parts. My “good” is not good enough, and I feel that it will never be.