Day 29 - Waffle (23/10/2017)

First lecture of the day regrettably cancelled, but we had gotten to uni in very good time for a change, so I finished off my community presentation work for tomorrow in the gap. We have to give a presentation on the health profile of the area we have been assigned to - more on that tomorrow. Did my research, made some nice graphs and left in the slide I did by accident when I forgot what I was supposed to be doing.

After that we had our first lecture on infections, particularly those of the urinary tract. This was then succeeded by another lightning-speed lecture on kidney structure and function - thankfully both this and the last one are being supported by audio recording. I'll go through it tomorrow at heavily reduced speed.

Waffle!

Waffle!

At lunch, a miraculous thing happened. I got a free waffle and didn't even have to awkwardly pretend to care about something.

CBL next, and we carried on with our patient who was struggling to pass urine. We had narrowed it down to benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate cancer, both of which we thought could be enlarging the prostate around the urethra and causing the retention. We were treated to a bevy of test results, including a physical prostate exam which revealed it to be smooth rather than the rough, craggy surface that would be expected in an instance of cancer. PSA was elevated, although this was to be expected given the larger size of the prostate. We also watched a video of a catheter being inserted up the urethra of a dummy. I still felt for the dummy.

Now I can open doors AND look like a tool. Both at the same time!

Now I can open doors AND look like a tool. Both at the same time!

In the break afterwards I managed (after some time) to get hold of HP customer support - my laptop had inexplicably decided to die yesterday on the train and wouldn't turn back on, instead opting to blink the CAPS LOCK light at me. They instructed me on how to reset the BIOS, which has worked for now as far as I can tell. My coursemate Imtiaz also gifted me with a rather natty double-sided ID card holder with a belt clip, just so I can make everyone else jealous with how infinitely more cool and/or suave I look.