Madeleine

2012-09-29
17:04:00

The nineties;)
 
I must say I enjoy sharing a room with a girl born during the late eighties;)
I never thought I would say this...but there is alot of good music from the nineties!! I didn't remember many names thou, and the reason may be because a lot of One Hit Wonders,..
A lot of memories woke up though while playing some music from old times: were you a Backstreet Boy-fan or a Ncync-fan? A thuresday evening with a lot of restlessness and tiredness of looking deep into the books (a little bit afraid of drowning into them)..;)
 
Saturday evening, and I just came back after a nice dinner with Sonia! The food was delicious, as usual, and she showed me some other hidden places that I've never seen before:) This city had more places to visit then I thought! But because of a lot of school, I end up visit the closest stores around the school area, and I believe I've become loyal to some of the places tooo;)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spending the rest of the evening watching Kama Sutra....:):)
 
 
 

2012-09-28
15:53:27

Disektionshallen...
 
Shukravara sanje (fredags kväll), och det har varit en lååång vecka... Under en anatomilektion fick vi besöka disektionshallen för att få se likdelar och främst för att se hjärta och aortans passage genom kroppen. Och det var bokstavligen en hall med liiiiik liggandes i långa rader, och runt varje lik stod en lärare som undervisade en grup studenter - fashinerande, verkligen:) På ett bord låg dödfödda babys; dockliknande skepnader. Men ack, dem var riktiga lik..
 
Under denna eftermiddag har vi fått bädda en massa sängar; öppen bädd, delad bädd, postoperativ bädd... det är inte bara till att bädda en säng inte...;)
 
På söndag ser jag framemot Tedx; en dag där organisationer samlas och håller korta föredrag och öppnar upp för diskussion mellan organisationer och allmänheten!!
Imorgon, Shanivara, blir en kort skoldag, tack och lov...
 
Såg ett uppdrag gransknings repportage som säkert kommer skrämma många kvinnor till att vilja föda barn, vaginalt... Ish, jag är nog en utav dem...
 
 
 
 
 

2012-09-23
08:11:00

Bhanuvara:)
 
Today it is sunday ("Bhanuvara" in Kannada)! I woke up at eight, went for a morning walk and talked with some americans during breakfast! I've started to enjoy my early mornings:) And i actually mean it;)
During schooldays I wake up around 6am by the sound of barking dogs (back home I used to wake up by the sound of seabirds, but I guess the barking dogs has it's charm while staying in India...), take a morning walk, back to the hostel and make myself ready for school, breakfast and then I hit the desk!!
A couple of days ago I got a packet from my family containing some things I've been trying to find here in Manipal, but didn't. The packat made my day, indeen!! A medicine dictionary that'll make it more easy to understand the medicine terms that I hear every day. Even thou a lot of the words are quite similar (eg. phagocytes = fagocyter) some diseases  (eg. Jaundice=gulsot), makes it a bit enoying. Because some words tells you alot about what kind of disease it is. But if you don't understand the word..it won't tell you much... obvious;)
I also got a calender, which I desided to decorate:) You are always with me mormor..
Thank you soo much for the packet and for the nice pictures!:) The picture of my parents really gave me a smile on my face:)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our schedual is getting less intense, which gives you a idea how wuch we actually need to focus on before our first sessional! And I am soo thankful for that... Now we'll have a lot of practise in our lab learning how to do different types of bedmaking...
This is how our regular schedul looks like! Luckily this one has TWO holidays;)
 
 
 
 
 
 

2012-09-19
19:07:55

Health check up!
 
Today, September 19th, we are of school because of the celebration of Ganecha! A lot of Puja will be going on at the millions of tempel al over the country;) 
 
Yesterday after school or coordinater took some of her students, me included, to do a helth check up at the hospital! And sins it was my first visit at an Indian hospital, my eyes and eary were alert, despite the late hours.  I believe I gave my coordinater and my two classmates some laughter when I was aboute to handle over my urine test;) 
Our coordinater is a very sweet and carrying woman, and she is full of wisdom. And the way she share her wisdom to her students is touching. I just wish my sweet classmates could see that...;)
 
Today it's been a lot of anatomy, nerves and biochemestry..!
Soon time for bed, I've been starting my days with a morning walk before school! Let's see how that'll hold...;)
 
Sweet dreams:)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2012-09-16
19:09:59

Att offra
 
Jag kom till en insikt idag. Och ja, den må låta aningen simpel. Men för mig är det en stor sådan. Jag hade ett samtal med en utav våra lärare idag efter sista lektionen. Hon frågade mig hur jag mådde, och min trötthet efter en intensiv vecka (veckor) gick inte att försöka dölja. Jag berättade om hur mäktigt jag finner att pluggandet är, och hon var väldigt förstående angående mina omständigheter. Hon gav mig några goda råd och påminde mig om det gamla goda klassiska sättet att plugga som aldrig tycks bli omodern: läs, läs och läs!!
 
Efter vårt samtal och under min promenad tillbaka till hostelet kom en överväldigande våg av känslor. En klump i halsen växte, och när jag kom hem brast jag i gråt. Jag anar orsaken till tårarna och härleder dem till sista tidens intensiva tid med plugg, mitt uppdrag denna månad som klassrepresentant och ansvar för samtliga närvarolistior som efter varje skoldag summeras i närvaroboken, samt att kontakta ansvarig lärare om inte lektorn dyker upp i tid, kopiera utgivna kompendium till klasskamrater,  och saknaden utav min familj och mina vänner kom till mig extra mycket denna vecka. För två dagar sedan hade vi också möte med "The Editorial group", där en klasskamrat och jag är klassrepresentanter, vilket också ledde till ytterligare ett ansvarsområde.
 
Min lärare fick mig att börja fundera kring meningen med att offra.
Det finns mycket i mitt liv som jag har behövt att offra för att komma hit där jag är nu. Men bara för att jag har fått avstå från en hel del saker redan, behöver inte det betyda att det inte behöver fortsätta i sin utsträckning. Min träning lämnade jag i Sverige, och det är, strax efter ens nära och kära, en otroligt stor saknad. Den enda träning det finns tid till är promenaden mellan hemmet och skolan, matsalen och biblioteket. Och det enda man gör är att sitta på sin bakdel bakom skolbänken.
Mina skypedater kommer inte att bli många fram till jul,..jag är lycklig om jag får prata med min familj var eller vart annan vecka. Och uppdateringen på bloggen... tja, dem lär inte bli så långa som det här...
Ser ni mig på fb blcka mig som vän, kasta ut mig fortast möjligt, gör något som inte frestar mig att vilja uppdatera mig statur... Eller, hm...får jag lov att uppdatera med ettlitet  livstecken då och då??!
 
Min mage är fortfarande inte helt återställd, men annars mår jag bra! Det är som sagt bara väldigt, väldigt mycket text som läses i en väldigt, väldigt ensidig vardag...
 
Så, innan jag går i "ide" vill jag önska er alla vänner goda nattliga sömnar, att ni tar hand om er och varandra och så ses vi när snön med förhoppning börjat falla i december!!;)
 
Er kärlek, värme och omtanke ger mig energi så som Citronsyracykeln utsöndrar ATP till kroppen ("v")
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

2012-09-12
08:45:00

Home from school today...
 
I guess it is an unwritten rule. No not a rule, I law... When you go abroad to faraway countries it would seem strange if you Didn't get it. No matter how careful you may be (eating suitible food, drinking out of a straw..) it will always get to you in the end.
I was so tired during our last class yesterday, and I had this certain ache in my body that made me feel like a cripple. Even the efford of writing down notes felt like a work out,..
When I finaly reached home, I tried to eat something, and started to do some reading about the "Respiratory system"... And then, during the whole evening I was running back and forth  to the toilet..
 
D-I-A-R-R-H-E-A
 
Despite my normal digestion problems, I've never experienced anything like this... I also got the chance to try out my thermometer and the mercury showed a low pyrexia (fever).
And so I fell asleep exhausted and a bit dehydrated..
 
This morning I just didn't care aboute going to school (first missed classes sins school started, and hopefully the only one). I've been giving my stomach some soup, and we'll see aboute the outcome...
 
 

2012-09-09
19:52:36

Weekend full of celebrations!

 
This weekend has been alot about birthday celebrations! September 8th my roomie Sonia had her birthday, same day as Mother Mary. Which celebrates by all my rome-katholic and ortodox classmates! So I guess that was the reason for yesterdays absents..;) The Hindues also wanted some fun this weekend and alot of people dressed up as Tigers and scary figures and celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna!!
After last class I took the bus to Udupi, and my classmate Chaitra was joining while I made some errands. She is so fun, sweet and full of energy, making it very easy to hang out with her, and she is also giftet with the ability to tell good stories that make you wanna listen with full attention:) During our walk in the city we saw some scary figures, some of them wanted money ofcours... And it was kind of impossible to get ridd of them if they didn't get a rupie or five... I wanted, soo badly, to take a picture of some funny people. But when I finally had my camera readdy, they were all gone.. 
I had a thought of visiting Sri Krishna Matha today, a temple outside Udupi. But I got stuck in some studies... Hopefully I'll make the visit next weekend:)
 
 

 
Yesterday evening I got a really nice surprise when my friend Emma called me on skype!!:) Soo nice to see you!!! And after speaking with my parents this evening I tried to understand some biochemistry,..feeling that am on the right track;) But I guess that feeling will hold until next biochemistry class when...:/
 
I guess I am to tired this evening to sound enthusiastic while telling the obvious fact that another week is entering...
 
 
Sweet dreams:)
 
 

2012-09-05
10:49:00

Life is not in our hands...
 
And suddenly we were all reminded of our fragile and so precious life...
 
We were all in the lab clinical, practicing different types of temperature measurements, and Ma'm was inspecting  my procedure while my classmates were watching. I was so nervous, and my hands were shaking while holding the mercury, and the sweat was running down my forehead. I have no idea how many times I've been taking temperature measurements on patients at work, but still I was nervous of not making any mistakes, or miss a regular rutine controle during the procedure...
 
Then suddenly another teacher rushed in to the lab, and took all the teachers with her out of the room..  Many questionmarks were left in the lab, and my questionmark was probably the bigest of them all,.. I could hear the word ex, exp..expelled? Expired? circulate among my classmates, and they were all very anxious... And then they told me that a boy in 3rd grade at our college had recently died in a traffic acccident....
 
An houre later the whole school were gathered in the big hall. I've never experienced that kind of silence among 400 students...  Speech of the Dean that gave me a big lump in the throat.. Some of the teachers shared some of the memories they had of their lost student, and tears fell down on many cheeks...
 
After a moment of silence we went to the place were the body was kept, and everyone who wanted to see the body was able to do that. I was very surprise of the procedure, and how fast everything was done... And so natural...
 
Why does something like this has to happen for us to be reminded of how fragile our human life is... I ask all of you... He was the only child in the family, and my thoughts goes to his parents and friends,.. But my thought also goes to my family and friends, wherever you may be in the world - Indian, german, swedish,. a  life is a life, and an accident may happen in the most crowded city as well as the most empty desert...
Today I also got to know that a older woman, well known in my hometown and an old colleague to my mom, died yesterday after a time of sickness...
 
The Dean ended the speach with saying that Life is not in our hands. And so It got me into thinking...
If life is not in Our hands,..in whos hands is it? 
September 5th...
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

2012-09-03
15:20:11

Citric Acid Cycle
 
Ännu en måndag, och jag pluggar!!
 
 
 
 
:-)