I’ve been busy filling out my primary applications for both MD and DO schools. So far, for AMCAS 3/4 transcripts have been received. For AACOMAS, only 2/4 transcripts have been received Scratch that. I now I have 2/4 received and 1 “logged!” I am also still waiting for two letters of recommendation. It is a very slow process. Before I submit beginning in early June, I need to make sure that I put in all my courses and grades correctly. This is tedious when one has over 200 credit hours, and I need to still fill in a description for the work that I currently do in the ER as a case manager. It’s hard to sum up all the different jobs that I have had under the same role over the last six years since I have worn so many hats so to speak. Other than that, I’ve been just checking and checking both applications daily to see what comes in and what doesn’t. I would advise anyone applying to medical school to start filling out these forms early because they are long.
As for pregnancy, I feel like a train wreck. I’m not loosing weight as fast as with my other pregnancies so this is good. I just want to sleep because this is the only time that I am not nauseated. In my dreams, I eat tons of food. Last night in my dream, I had Dip N Dots ice cream. I was just scooping it up in my hands and eating it. The Phenergan is helping me keep some foods down. I’m intaking 200-1000 calories daily depending on the day and how much that I vomit. This is great for me at 8 weeks and 2 days! Usually, my overall intake is zero. I’ve been watching the second season of the Walking Dead to keep my mind off the nausea. Oh wait, I am kind of like the walking dead myself now, lol. My mom has been helping me A LOT and so has my husband since he has been taking the kids to daycare for me every Tuesday and Thursday. I decided to keep them in over the summer.
I’m just getting into the swing of MCAT preparation again. I needed a break from school. It is so hard to study while nauseated, not eating very much, high on Phernergan, studying with kids, and having a full-time job. I was wrong about my MCAT date; it is really for July 26, 2012. I kept getting it confused with July 14, 2012. This is okay, though, because it gives my two extra weeks to study. If I make it through this, I will be a rockstar. Who cares if no one admits me to their medical school. I will personally know that I had accomplished a lot under the circumstances!
The other great news, is that there is another MD school opening this year in my state. That makes five total of MD and 1 DO just in the state with another MD just minutes from my house across the state line (still get in state tuition through an agreement made because of such a close proximity to the school). Woo-hoo. Six schools available to me with in state tuition. Pick me, pick me!
D1 is talking so crazy now since he is into video games. He blabbers about portals, teleportation, sandstone, mining, and so forth. He can also read more words that I never taught him. He wants a baby sister. D2 is talking better, and D3 is REALLY talking. I can understand most of what she says. She loves ponies- plastic and real! She is also doing a great job with using the potty. Such a big girl!