Jam-packed weekend starts NOW:
- Working tonight at Rod Laver
- Volunteering tomorrow morning for the College of Surgeon’s exams as a surrogate patient
- Working tomorrow night at Rod Laver
- Going on a tour of the coal mines in Anglesea with Doctors for the Environment and learning about the health impacts of coal mining Sunday morning
- Work dinner Sunday night
Annnnd trying to fit in enormous amounts of study in between all of that. Yay.
Sometimes, when you’re sick of leaving the house while it’s pitch black to get to ward rounds every day and sucking up to doctors who will hopefully teach you something in between their busy schedules, you need to just stay in bed with a delicious hot mug of coffee, and do some light reading until your next class at 12.
- The progesterone in the combined pill will thin your endometrium so that when you are trying to get periods they will be much, much lighter than before.
- You can get your monthly withdrawal bleed on the pill and STILL BE PREGNANT. Bleeding doesn’t tell you that you’re not pregnant. The fact that you take your pill regularly does.
- When you first go on the pill it is common to get spotting and intermenstrual bleeding for a couple of months.
- During the time that you’re taking your sugar pills is when you are most at risk of ovulating and falling pregnant.
- When you first go on the pill you can get symptoms of nausea, weight gain and breast tenderness which can mimic pregnancy.
- Progesterone only pills don’t prevent ovulation. They just thicken the cervical mucous plug and make the endometrium unfavourable for implantation.
- Emergency contraception won’t work if you’ve already ovulated before taking it (rare.)
You might have an amazing GP who told you all of this, but mine certainly didn’t, and I feel like knowing about these things that are going on in your body when you’re taking an exogenous hormone is pretty important.
I think that I need to finally invest in some sort of tablet for study purposes (preferably NOT an iPad) because my laptop is about 7 years old now and lagging constantly.
Does anyone know where I can get one for student affordable prices??