Anonymous said: Hi. You seem to be a nice person so I'm here for an advice. Here's this situation. I'm lazy, I've never paid too much attention to shool and I don't know a thing about chemistry. Yet, I figured, why not become a doctor. Sounds pathetic, I know. The problem is, I'm taking exams next year that decide what I'll study. There's a big possibility I won't score enough to get into med school.(1 year to make up for 3?!). What if I'm not suited to be a doctor? I'm not smart/hard-working/determined enough.

aspiringdoctors:

nomadmedstudent:

Lemme tell you something there, anon! During all of my middle school years and quite a bit of my highschool years, I wasn’t doing too good; hell, I was convinced I wasn’t smart either. It went so far that my chem teacher, who knew I wanted to a doc, said that I would never enter med school. Of course he didn’t mean it in a bad way, and it was the kind of the push I needed to get myself sorted during my senior year in highschool.

Anyway, listen anon, human willpower is literally something out of this world. If you tell yourself you can do something, and be patient with it, I’ll bet my lower half that you’ll get to your goal sooner or later. So go for it. And don’t listen to any of the naysayers, including yourself. When they say that you’re your biggest enemy, they’re not lying.

Do yourself a favour and don’t entertain those thoughts, because I know you can get into med school. You just gotta work hard; I know it seems impossible, but remember, anon, nothing is impossible. It just needs a bit of effort and ingenuity.

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I got this exact question: consider yourself lucky nomadmedstudent answered it first because I had some choice snark for you, anon (mostly along the lines of GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER OR DO SOMETHING ELSE AND QUIT WHINING ABOUT IT).

Ps- please stop sending multiple medblrs the same question, y’all, it is getting really annoying.

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You know you have problems when your own body is trying to kill itself.

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When I finally got a diagnosis…

thischroniclife:

At first it was like…

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But then I realised that a doctor just confirmed I was right all along, and it was more like…

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Followed by…

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scienceyoucanlove:

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. It can also affect other organs. The cause of RA is unknown. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. RA can occur at any age, but is more common in middle age. Women get RA more often than men. Infection, genes, and hormone changes may be linked to the disease. RA usually affects joints on both sides of the body equally. Wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles are the most commonly affected.

The disease often begins slowly, usually with only minor joint pain, stiffness, and fatigue.

Joint symptoms may include:

  • Morning stiffness, which lasts more than 1 hour, is common. Joints may feel warm, tender, and stiff when not used for an hour.
  • Joint pain is often felt on the same joint on both sides of the body.
  • Over time, joints may lose their range of motion and may become deformed.

Other symptoms include:

  • Chest pain when taking a breath (pleurisy)
  • Dry eyes and mouth (Sjogren syndrome)
  • Eye burning, itching, and discharge
  • Nodules under the skin (usually a sign of more severe disease)
  • Numbness, tingling, or burning in the hands and feet
  • Sleep difficulties

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puralize:

you don’t understand how hard it is to take a selfie when you’re ugly

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The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn (via introspectivepoet)

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In case you forgot we are a planet full of HUMANS…

butterflies-and-starships:

NO ONE is obligated to:

  • Go out of their way to watch what they say because it may offend you (lots of things will offend you in this life. Get used to it).
  • Find you attractive for whatever reason
  • Support your sexuality
  • Agree with you politically
  • Be a feminist
  • Post “trigger warnings”
  • Conform to your standards
  • etc.

That’s life. 

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pika-brew:

memeguy-com:

I didnt know body wash could be so sexy and condescending

Every time I see this post I think it’s a fire extinguisher and I get really confused

pika-brew:

memeguy-com:

I didnt know body wash could be so sexy and condescending

Every time I see this post I think it’s a fire extinguisher and I get really confused

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  • Europeans: I drove forty minutes to the Netherlands for some groceries and then I popped into Germany to see some of my relatives before driving back home.
  • Americans: I was in Florida, I drove for nine hours, now I'm still in Florida.

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