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Sedate me with Chocolate, STAT!


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Well, I completely messed up today. I not only fell off the bandwagon, but it backed up and ran me over a couple times. So I'm a medical student, on my surgery rotation. I started with a new surgeon today, and let me tell you he is a psychopath...he's a great surgeon and man does he know his stuff....but nonetheless he is a psychopath. All he does is scream in the operating room...no one is safe. Not the nurses, not med student (me), and especially not the resident. During the 5 operations today, I heard the 'F' word more times than in my entire life added together. After the first surgery, I took off my surgical gown and my scrubs beneath were literally drenched in sweat. The operating room was freezing cold, but I was so tense and even shaking the whole time that I came out soaking wet. Well, the whole day went like that and in between surgeries I took to sedating myself with chocolate and other sweets. A brownie here, cookie there, banana pudding, another brownie and another cookie....then off to salty snacks like a bag of peanuts and two bags of chips. It was just awful. In one day, I likely set myself back a whole week or two's worth of weight loss. Mind you, up to this point, I've been doing pretty well. In another two weeks I will be at my one year mark of my weight loss journey, and I have reached 70 lbs down. I'll be darned if I let this stress detour me from my goal. Ughhh!
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TERESANAVARRO 5/1/2012 2:15PM

    I'm so sorry you have to work with such a nutcase! My daughter is a nursing student with a crazy instructor who yells and is mean to everyone - telling them they should really rethink their decision to become a nurse. You're going to come across people like that and the comfort from chocolate you took today is okay. Just not every time. It's going to happen again, and next time just remember that you've worked too hard to get this far to let a crazy person turn you around.
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TESENISIS1 5/1/2012 2:14PM

    Have you found other ways of coping with stress..could you have taken a 2 minute break outside and breathed in some fresh air or closed your eyes for a 2 minute meditation to simply follow your breathing? Great job with your journey and remember that this was a test for you...certainly you didn't pass, but you can learn from it for future days like this. Don't let it defeat you!

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