Congrats, Burke! I am so proud of you!
I have fake patient exams again this semester, but now they are a bit more realistic, with a real complaint and a real potential diagnosis! Last week I was so nervous. My patient had recurrent nosebleeds. While I was "interviewing" him he showed me a tissue with blood on it as an example of how his nosebleeds have been. Then when I looked inside his nose I saw a bloody place that truly looked like it had been bleeding! I was pretty surprised..... Dude! I thought you were supposed to be faking!!!
He ended up having 3 potential causes of nosebleeds, all of which could be readily addressed. I did really well on it and it was fun! So I am hoping it will inspire a new-found confidence in me so that I won't be so nervous next time.
Oh and, I can't believe how much BYU basketball we have been watching lately! I don't know why, but we have been staying up til midnight and 1am fairly regularly to watch the games.... and we've been loving it! I think we are hooked. Every home game though, I miss the Marriott Center so much.