It's been four weeks, so it's time for another rotation: neurology. I can't say I am looking forward to this rotation since I do not find neurology -- or even neuroscience -- fascinating. Any time I hear words like "thalamus" or "amygdala" I seem to zone out of the conversation, so I have to watch myself for the next month.
Neurology might be particularly agonizing because one of my surgical subspecialty electives was neurosurgery, and so I had first-hand experience (and enjoyment) with the surgical side of solving neurologic problems. Unfortunately, the medical side of neuro problems is essentially limited to diagnosis, since not much can be done medically for neurologic problems.
I am also a little worried, since I tend to be susceptible to neurologic conditions when it comes to my hypochondria. After meeting our three myasthenia gravis patients today, I am already a little self-conscious about my possibly drooping eyelids.
This will be a long 4 weeks, now for more than one reason.