10/10/23 Successful productive day in many respects
I wasn't too well last night or this morning but I was well enough to kind of soldier through it and get loads done. First thing did a towel laundry load, went to Starbucks for about 10:30 and stayed in there for about 3 hours. I properly adjusted my research project questions, emailed them to my supervisor again and briefly started the write up, aka mostly getting my bearings with all the headings and what needs to be included and also started writing some bits of the introduction and methods but I want to chip away at that the rest of the week as it's nowhere near a good enough start yet. I also wrote up the introduction to anaesthesia lecture which I missed yesterday 9am but it was quick and then I realised there was a self-study session with notes about the anaesthesia pharmacology which was actually really useful as it was concise info from last year so I spent a while focusing on writing that up. Then I came home, did a bedding laundry load, had lunch and I went to the new riding school lesson. I must say I was quite disappointed as I basically did 4 laps of trot in the entire half an hour session and nothing else as 'the horse just doesn't like cantering so not worth trying', I didn't really learn anything that great but they did say they'd put me on a more willing horse next time so I may give it another go in a couple weeks but don't think I will bother past that unless it's suddenly amazing. At least it is quite a good rescue for a good cause so I don't feel too terrible giving them the lesson money even if I didn't exactly get much out of it lol.
But anyway then I came home, had dinner and now I've just finished another study session where I wrote up the other 2 anaesthetic lectures from yesterday (but they are all pretty much repeating the same info from the self study session so was quick) and went through slides for another anaesthetic self-study session timetabled for tomorrow but it was more reflection questions and I think there is a seminar on this on Friday too. I then decided to do some actual formal revision as I felt in the mood to make summaries of the anaesthetic stages and pharmacology which I can put up around my room, although now I've just found I have no pins or blue tack lmao so actually putting them up may have to wait. So overall I feel I've done quite a bit both in terms of uni work and life-ing so will relax for the rest of the evening. Tomorrow I have a 9-11 private study session which was from the slides I went over today instead and 11-1 it is timetabled as an online seminar but I think it is actually a private study where I could do the equine certification task, which I probably will aim to do during that time. I also have a blood test at 1:30 and then a meeting with my supervisor at 2:30 to finalise the questionnaire and then send off the ethical approval hopefully, so I'm going to have to chug water all morning to make sure my veins actually behave so I can get back in time haha. I also need to go over the suturing 2 clinical skill at some point tomorrow as I will be doing that on Thursday, and the second part of that session is virtual cases again but I'm a bit confused as there was only 2 last time and they both took like 10 min to go through as a group with full discussion so not sure what they want us to do exactly. I'm also at the point where I want to start actually making my revision summary tables again as I'm a bit more settled back into the uni routine now and don't want to leave revision last min, but I do also prefer to make the tables a bit after my initial write up and the lecture happening so it works out. I'm not quite sure how to organise the MOD topic as it is a bit all over the place and now there is no NSF and I think pathology now replaces going through the body systems, but I'm sure I'll figure it out - it's not essential for me to start this week if things come up again but it'd be nice so I'm not snowed over later.