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Using a day

Id.
Woke up late.
Spent time talking to people both through phone and offline. Called
vishnu, Nousha.
Put vinayak chathurthi invitation cards in envelope.
Looking for a song to sing in group, now.
Had the special lunch with that sweet, cake like piece and curd rice.
Played cricket. In actuality, fielded. The game was two players in a
team, 3 overs per team, anyone fields. -4 for losing a wicket. Took
some catches at long.
Suni appan gave me and zigu the docomo sim. Not activated yet.
Didn't have current at times. Logged into fb chat and was very happy.
Messaged anie, arya, surya, vishakha (thankfully banglore is in
karnataka)
slept early. Woke up at 5.

Automatically coordinated

Prasoon called in the morning to say he got allocated to pariyaram
medical college and so will be coming back at 11.30 to leave the
college..so, i gave the key to prefect manoj sir..
Breakfast was ready at hostel at 7.35 am. Had it.
Epithelium was taught, followed by cell organelles.
On the dissection table, pectoralis major was cut.
Seniors said the audition of dance, etc was at 5pm in the auditorium
on tuesday, wednesday and the second. Was glad that like me the girl's
name collector, varsha, had no names.
Aquib got dropped by asad because of his ankle sprain. So harshith
walked with me. At hostel prasoon had reached. He was packing up. I
took the memorandum of joining (to use as proof of address) and when i
was leaving i came to know that he hadn't come early or got the key
from the prefect, but that he reached here after razik. So i gave him
the remaining key. He said he'd give it to someone, or wait because
razik'd be back soon (biochem practical had nothing to do)
so, i ran back…

Sleep

Slept at 1.30 am. Woke up at 6.30.
Drew the microscope in the histology observation till leaving, and
that was the most intelligent decision of the day because the
professors did want us to do that.Had breakfast on the way, learned clavicle too on the way. Though the
people who hadn't brought scapula had become a minority (compared to
the same with clavicle) the ma'am let us sit. Continued carbohydrates
in biochem, transport across cell membrane in physiology.
And in anatomy, we started dissection!
Removing the skin from the pectoral region inch by inch (that's how we began)
aquib told me he'd buy me biriyani instead of the 50 rupees he had to
give me as sunday's auto share and so we and harshith went to biriyani
palace. But unfortunately for me, it was closed. So we had masala
dosha from the hotel next.Unable to wait for the address proof formality i bought an airtel sim
from the shop next to Sree medical books where only airtel sim was
being sold, and that too with just an id …

Party day

So, since asad - a localite - had dropped out of the ug team attending
the cme at hotel grand maurya, i got the chance. Aquib, harshith (if
i've used arshid to refer to him before, please note the change) and
me caught an auto with a meter that stopped working at 42 rupees and
we gave 80 rupees, whereas we paid only 70 for the return trip.
The conference, the first medical conference for me, was exciting.
It began with management of skin infections...including cellulitis
(the thing i had in my leg due to that insect bite)
then about infertility, how timing of intercourse is one simple step
(how luteal phase is always 14 days and how 26th day is the day of
ovulation if the menstrual cycle is 40 days long)
and then the 4th man in india to have a degree in spinal surgery
talked about the wonderfully quick back pain relieving spinal
surgeries he had done at apollo hospital, including the story of the
man who was so comfortable after the surgery that he refused to come
back for follow ups
then the end…

Running behind

Today also we were having class from 8. But i had the attendance duty
too. So, ran to college. Had breakfast at hotel shringar on the way.
Carbohydrates began working in my stomach and on the black boardthe next hour was free! The first free hour. And i used it to get
bhavika's bio data. Thankfully she din't give any phone number.
Then, in the anatomy hall there was biochem lecture of lipids.
And right after that the powerpoint aided class about breast. I was
sleepy, but the projector screen woke me up ;-)
monday we'll begin dissection. And the minimum requirements will
include apron, scalpel, blunt and sharp versions of that two legged
instrument used to pick up things whose name i forget right now, and
finally the concerned bones. Ah! I won't have the bone set soon. Aquib
promised in the night to sell me one of his bone sets when he gets his
second set from banglore on tuesday.
And then there was a welcome surprise. Every saturday we'd have only
half day class, and second satu…

Running

Y'day biochem class was at 8! Got up at 7, dressed up and left :-D
had breakfast from hotel gayathri (the one we had lunch on the day of admission)
biochem was introductory too..2mro's carbohydrate
physiology was about blood, but the sir talked about everything
anatomy was a seminar on pectoral region, made the mistake of taking
down notes as understood later in dissection hall. It's all in
textbooks, we just have to draw
had ragi ball with lunch..it had to be eaten with sambar, but sambar
was ghatham..
Learned that i should wear apron from outside the dissection hall..
Bought histology text too from kr circle. Then scale, rubber and pouch.
At hostel there was a volley match being played. It was compulsory to
watch only for those who cared. Seniors asked me to learn to write
karnataka in kannada and to get the bio data of the most beautiful
girl in our batch by today.
Had to play one volley match too. Got a bruised knee and torn pant,
and lost. Since there was microphones etc installed fo…

Being in the mood

Y'day was a day of excitement. Reached college early and sat at
comfortable positions. Histology sir described epithelium till 10.15..
Everyone was late for nerve fibres in physiology. The professor talked
about different types of nerve fibre, their classification, etc.
Classification was totally new. But nerves slowly brought me back to
my thoughts..if learning can be done through experience, would it take
only an experience to control voluntarily our involuntary organs? May
be the connections are different.At dissection hall it was the same routine. Sit, read, stand, feel
giddy.. Luckily i was ok just by sitting down today..then the teachers
called me and asked to sit close to the cadaver. I asked them who
cunningham was and had to find on myself about daniel john
cunningham..and everyone had to have the bone of the
day..unfortunately today every batch had osteology together. So the
hope that 3 people from 3 batches can get it paying 1000 each will
have to wait for next week..now the question…

Sleeping well

Y'day i woke up late, because razik woke up late too :-D he had the
alarm on, but he stopped it and slept.Started reading cunningham's manual. I was assigned attendance duty
for today. So kept the attendance book open at the breakfast table.
There was only dosha for breakfast after the long queue, and that too
just two.
Walked very quickly to the college.
Had a class about epithelium, and then about protein chemistry's importance.Then went to the dissection hall. After reading cunningham's we stood
up around the teacher and a few minutes later i was feeling dizzy (not
because of the presence of the cadaver, but because of the absence of
anything in the stomach)
so i slept in the theory hall.And i couldn't walk back as fast for lunch. But didn't wait for
chappathi in the queue, so earned some time..Went to physiology lab in the evening. Learned about microscope again.
Oil immersion lens seems interesting.After the class me and zigu continued shopping after talking to arya
ab…

Cleaning up the mud

This post must've been a part of the previous one (but since i'm
posting through email, can't edit posts)so i took a bath and washed my clothes y'day evening. Kept the clothes
for drying on the rope i tied in the hostel room itself. Later a
senior who came to my room told me to tie it outside, and that was
better!
Lesson learned: seniors know what's good

Mud Rolling

And today was fun too. Woke up early because razik was celebrating
ramzan & had to pray
and after his prayer, we slept again :-Dthen i postponed the bath to evening.
Had biriyani, went straight college with the apron and notebook in the
plastic bag i got y'day with bed sheet physiology class was about cell membranes. (sphingolipids!)
& in anatomy we went to dissection hall. And got the chance to put on
the apron. Saw some bones in osteology. Sat with the cadaver for 2
hours.Walked back to hostel for lunch. Ran back to college after it, because
there was a slight drizzle & because it was nearing 2.Biochem practical was over quickly. So i went shopping for goods.
Dinesh Puri textbook was available at the book exhibition in the
college itself. Didn't get ganong there.
Bought a bag from royal bags in devraja urs road.
Went lookin for sri books with zigu. Cudn't find it :-D
(got the map from razik later)
then we reached jlb road through dd urs road. He looked for an
earphone to hi…

Rolling in

On 22nd august 2011 this batch (i'll insert the batch number later)
began its marathon (as our histology professor says [i'll insert his
name later] update: professor chandrashekhar )the first class was just an introductory one by the biochemistry prof
in the anatomy hall.. We were all asked our ambitions, reasons to
choose medicine, etc.. 'Neurologist' was what 1/4th at least wanted to
be..so i said 'research in brain and cognitive science'..
Then she talked about how 75% attendance is compulsory and about the internals..
We got a list of recommended books.. Now i needa find a second hand
book shop to get those..Then we went to physiology dept & listened to almost the same things
again, only that this time we were jam packed
(going by the way professors are stressing the attendance issue, i
guess there'll be more room in later days)can't forget the roll call..i got roll number 8..but zigu is some 150
(not exactly r8 now, but he'll be 150 when everyone join…