Hey if anyone's a medical student, my friend introduced this really helpful app with medical notes. It's called "Almostadoctor" so check it out. I find it really helpful cause it's brief and concise.

Also, there's this guy from UoL's rugby team who made notes for everything on his website. Google Will Weston. It's a bit too wordy for me but some people like it like that I guess. 

On a unrelated note, I FINALLY FINISHED STUDYING ABOUT DEMENTIA. WOOHOO. 5 MORE WEEKS. YAY ME. 

on discovering that my immune system sucks

I wound up in the ER again this weekend, but this time it was mostly because my symptoms were making me paranoid about pneumonia and not because I was in immediate danger of dying.  But...my white blood cell count isn't up??  AKA MY BODY ISN'T RECOGNIZING THAT I'M SICK??

Guys, time for a quick immuno lesson.  In the event of an infection, your white blood cells (your B cells and T cells) are the things that come to the rescue after a couple of days.  They multiply and kill nasty invaders, and then they return to normal when you're healthy again.  

#things ER nurses won't care about but you should follow up with your regular doctor on

ALSO, lessons to future medical professionals from a former pre-med who worked in a clinic and learned phlebotomy:

1. When drawing blood, you should never leave a needle in a patient while you're turning to do something else.  You should also not dig around for a vein for several minutes until said patient passes out.  

2. Don't squeeze the bag of fluid into the IV.  It causes burst capillaries and is freaking painful for the patient.