Saturday, March 26, 2011


Finally . . .

1. Shadowed Dr. P. Well, I guess I didn't actually shadow him as I shadowed his ID (infectious disease) fellow, Dr. S. She was really laid-back and really cool. Dr. P was supposed to mentor another ID fellow, but he never showed up. I was shadowing at a STI (sexually transmitted infection) clinic downtown. It's this small clinic that you'd easily drive by and never notice what goes on in there, lol.

It was really interesting, actually. Yeah, the diseases were all the same, but every guy had a different story to tell (the clinic wasn't set up to do pelvic exams, and hence few women go there). I also got to review some of my microbio with Dr. S, and now I know the treatments for chlamydia and gonorrhea pretty well (1g of azithromycin for the former, 250mg IM shot of ceftriaxone for the latter).

Afterwards Dr. P kept asking me if I was "alright" and if I was bored or not. And I was just like, "Hey, I'd much rather be here doing this than studying pathology right now." I like ID (not 100% sure that's what I'm going to do with my life, but), and I needed something to remind why I'm doing all this (the med school thing, that is). I can say though that I left that clinic with a smile. Go ahead, I know you probably think that's a bit weird, lol.

2. Met Drew. Finally!! We met yesterday at a coffee shop about 10 minutes from where he lives (and about 20 minutes away from me). I arrived earlier than him, because he doesn't drive and takes the bus, so I order a chai. Man, they took their sweet time with making that chai!

I see Drew walk in and he walks right by me. He turns around, I wave, and we say hi. The place was pretty packed, but a table had just opened up as he walked in. We sat down and just chatted. He has one of the prettiest eyes - it's a greenish hazel or something, and it's really nice if the light hits it just so. He also had an adorable smile (and his body appeared a lot fitter than I expected). He plays with his scruffy hair saying how he needs a haircut.

We start kinda joking wittily back and forth about random things, with him referencing a lot of TV shows and such. The witty banter was almost like a light-hearted game of chess - it was fun and kinda silly, hehe. Then he described his geology research (it was actually pretty interesting, however dissimilar from the research I've ever done).

It was good. Before either of us knew, more than 2 hours had flew by and he hadn't ordered a thing. He had wanted to but didn't want to spend the money on it. My friend called me wondering if I would make it to a film screening for Restrepo followed by a discussion with a Vietnam veteran. I told Drew that time was short and had to run soon. We chatted a bit more, and then I gave him a ride home since it was kinda on my way to the highway anyhow.

I never did give him that back rub. And I never collected my rein-check on that bj. But I prefer it this way - coffee date (of sorts?) with just some good talk, and the promise of more later. Later online he said, "It was nice meeting you btw, makes it easier to talk on here."

I like him. He makes me smile. I don't know if this will ever go anywhere or if it can. It almost feels like we're living worlds apart and, just for a moment late one afternoon, met at the boundaries separating us. I kept thinking halfway through, "Man, if only we had met sooner. If only we had a better/more efficient way of meeting. If only we weren't both super-busy. If only you still weren't in love with your ex, even though you know he's a worthless breath of air." C'est la vie.

3. Handing over the reigns. The new leaders for the student groups I've been heading for the last year have been chosen. All of them are competent and I'm confident that they'll do a good job. My obligations are winding down (as boards studying ever ramps up). Just a couple more events and a few "transition meetings" and I'm done!


Mind Of Mine said...

Sames diseases, different stories.

I like that.

Mike said...

Sounds like things are going well with your student groups, meeting Drew, and on the school front!

Ron said...

My ex had hazel-green eyes.

fan of casey said...

Aek: You sound like you can hardly contain the giddiness in you upon meeting Drew. It's about time you took care of yourself for a change instead of doing all for others. The BJ and back rub can wait, the main thing is you made a connection with him.

tracy said...

So happy you were finally able to meet Drew! Who knows, something might come from it, you never know!
Here's hoping!


Aek said...

Mind of Mine: Hehe, that's most of medicine. :-P

Mike: Lol, kinda.

fan of casey: Giddiness? Idk about that. Seems a bit suppressed to me.

tracy: Hehe, again, not sure that something will. I somehow doubt it, but we'll see.

. said...

Hey Aek...sorry to be so missing in action lately...but I'm back again and checking out your blog. It's always so interesting to read of your medical journey. Have a good week and hopefully I'll chat with you on AIM really soon!!