Thursday, October 7, 2010

Internal Medicine

I finished my month of internal medicine and completed my first week of cardiology. I feel like I am learning so much and also have learned how much I will never understand or learn (thank you physicians for knowing all of this stuff!) about our bodies.


One thing I keep coming back to is the incredibleness of our bodies. When everything is working it really is a miracle that we take for granted. And there are so many things that can go wrong.


It has really given me an increased desire to take care of myself. It is so sad to see people who are paying for their poor health choices with their lives. Smokers dying of emphysema and heart failure. Uncontrolled diabetics getting life threatening infections from putting off simple dental care and ignoring their diabetes. Cancer patient who was 14 years too late for her routine colonscopy and now has very difficult to treat malignancy.


Please take care of yourselves! I am trying to do better. It really does matter. We can all do something: eat more veggies, lose a little weight, drink more water, exercise, reduce stress.


I guess after that we can pray.


nathan n rachel said...

Isn't the body amazing? It's really sad when people do not care or take care of their bodies...I agree.

Rachel said...

Isnt it amazing how we willingly do things or eat things that threaten our perfectly healthy bodies. I mean, we know that after years of eating sodium rich foods we'll someday have problems but we just cant skip the extra salty popcorn. It's sad.
I am one of those who has made choices and it seems stupid...when you pay the consequence.