That sounds pretty exciting! And definitely like an ideal job for you judging from your talent and strength in art. ^__^
I get so nervous for them, too! I really don't know how they do it. Like..how do they just grab onto those bars and flip around like that? I know it's through demanding and constant training, but still..it almost looks unreal! I can't imagine doing that and not being terrified. Imagine how scary it must be to train until you reach that point. I'd be such a chicken, I can't even handle roller coasters. XD
Yes, it's my goal to be a hospital pharmacist! Actually, at the hospital I'm working as an intern at, I'm guaranteed a job there as a staff pharmacist once I get my doctorate in two years. Pharmaceutical jobs are pretty diverse, actually! There are many different paths you can take with it..people most commonly think of "retail" pharmacists like ones who work in Walgreens and CVS chain pharmacies. Then there's the hospital pharmacists like I want to do, you can be a clinical pharmacist (which requires you to do a 2 year residency after graduating to specialize in a certain area), nursing home pharmacists, research pharmacists, etc.
I'm interning with a web site/internet marketing/seo company that specializes in automotive industry web design/promotion. I'm in the graphics department which basically means I resize logos and make Facebook and Google+ promo images all day. And look for potential subtle background textures and pictures of people smiling in cars.
Ahhhhh gymnastics <3
I always get so nervous and jumpy I kinda can't be totally paying attention to them
the other day during qualifying the first of the men's USA team to do the uneven bars fell off on his first release and after that I stopped breathing every time someone let go of the bars @___________@
but uh yes most of all USA #1 USA #1 USA #1 <3
Augh, I'm the same way. Nothing is worse than having a day drag by because you have nothing to do...anticipating that will be my day today since I just wrapped up all the social media graphics yesterday. One of our neighbors my parents are pretty good friends with is a hospital pharmacist, he seems to like it alright. I'm assuming that's your goal right? Unless you want to do like...research? I don't know a lot about pharmaceutical jobs @_____@
Yes!! Someday, we definitely have to meet, it would be so much fun. ^__^
What is your job, by the way?
Ah, yes, I love the synchronized diving! I was watching that earlier this evening, I really don't know how they do it. :O I've been watching a lot of the gymnastics tonight too, I was so happy to see that the USA won gold!
And yes, my job at the hospital is constant work! Whereas working in community pharmacy like Walgreens or CVS can have its slow moments (like if there just happen to be less prescriptions dropped off), it's literally constantly doing something at the hospital. Sometimes, it even cuts into my lunch time to finish restocking the satellites I help the pharmacists fill the patient carts at. :/ But even if I miss a little of my lunch, I'd take that over having periods of standing around doing nothing. I can't take how slow time moves when there's nothing to do. D:
We should meet up for lunch one day~
But nah it's not even that bad not having friends at work, it's mostly just a big ole pain on the weekends because I have absolutely nothing to do. Hoping I get to drive out to see one of my friends this weekend but that's still up in the air. BUT OH WELL.
I pretty much love every event. *__________*
Synchronized Diving is ♥♥♥♥ING AMAZING
I also love gymnastics and swimming and archery and volley ball and rowing and EVERYTHING
That sounds really cool! I bet you're kept a lot busier at the hospital, holy balls the number or prescriptions filled just for my mom during that week was staggering @__________@
Aw..yeah, I remember somewhere in staff you wrote about how you ate lunch alone. :( I said to myself "I'LL EAT LUNCH WITH YOU, VYNRAH" Too bad we really couldn't <33
Yeah, I was watching some of the gymnastics last night! Such amazing talent. Swimming, gymnastics, and skating are my favorite things to watch with the Olympics. ^__^
And I am good! I just finished up my community rotations at Walgreens pharmacy. So I'm relieved that's over! Hospital pharmacy is where I want to be, chain pharmacies are boring to me, lol. I've also been working at the hospital pharmacy where I'm an intern. :)
Uh, I've been okay I guess...pretty much just working (like right now lololol). None of my♥friends live around here no more so I've only seen one of them so far and it was only for a few hours. Love the Olympics though so that's awesome!
(USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA)
Thank you again! And yeah, my mother was just diagnosed with MS and I'd really like to be a bit more familiar with what she's taking...and now she's on some blood thinners too as they found a blood clot in her leg yesterday. She's finally home now though, so we're all quite happy for that.
Not to dump my whole life on you but yeaaaah that's why all these questions haha.
My dad had cancer when I was younger though and he's been in remission for 10 years now, if we could make it through that I think we can make it through this. Just another challenge I guess.
Solu-Medrol is also known as methylprednisolone, it's a corticosteroid (or glucocorticoid) drug. The main use of this class of drugs is to reduce inflammation. Specifically for MS, I think the condition can damage the blood brain barrier (the protective barrier that regulates what can and cannot enter the brain), so steroids like Solu-Medrol can help with the damage and reduce inflammation in the nervous system.
Corticosteroids do have their fair share of side effects, but these usually occur most commonly when a patient takes them for extended periods of time (which for MS, I assume would be for longterm treatment so paying attention to side effects would be important in this case) and/or at high doses. I'll list some for you:
- increased risk of infection (because the anti-inflammation effect is done by effecting/suppressing the immune system)
- weight gain
- rounded face ("moon face")
- increased blood pressure
- bone issues/osteoporosis
- mood swings/psychological effects
I'll quote the portion about side effects because they go into more detail about long term vs short term side effects:
Possible Side Effects
Side effects that may go away as your body adjusts to the medication and do not require medical attention unless they continue or are bothersome: increased appetite; indigestion; nervousness or restlessness; trouble sleeping; headache; increased sweating; unusual increase in hair growth on body or face.
Less common side effects that should be reported as soon as possible to your physician: severe mood changes or mood swings; decreased or blurred vision*; frequent urination*.
Additional side effects that can result from the prolonged use of corticosteroids and should be reported to your physician: acne or other skin problems; swelling of the face; swelling of the feet or lower legs; rapid weight gain; pain in the hips or other joints (caused by bone cell degeneration); bloody or black, tarry stools; elevated blood pressure; markedly increased thirst (with increased urination indicative of diabetes mellitus); menstrual irregularities; unusual bruising of the skin; thin, shiny skin; hair loss; muscle cramps or pain. Once you stop this medication after taking it for a long period of time, it may take several months for your body to readjust.
* Since it may be difficult to distinguish between certain common symptoms of MS and some side effects of methylprednisolone, be sure to consult your health care professional if an abrupt change of this type occurs.
Hope this was helpful to you..I'm not trying to pry, but if you're going through something with a loved one and want someone to talk to about it, please don't hesitate to message me. My dad went through lymphoma and is in remission now, so I understand how scary it is to experience something like that.
Thanks, and yeah multiple sclerosis. I'm sure I'll have some more questions down the road, only other thing I think I can ask is do you know much about Solu-Medrol? Like the side effects I guess is what I'm wondering.
You mean multiple sclerosis when you say MS, right? (sorry if it's a silly question, just want to make sure you weren't referring to something else)
I haven't learned in detail yet about MS as a condition itself, but I've studied about Neurontin in pharmacology this past semester. Its main indication is for seizures, but can also be used in pain management. Since MS can cause lesions and muscle spasms, Neurontin can be used to help lessen any discomfort that occurs as a result.
Is there anything else you are wondering about this? Please feel free to ask. ^__^