Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Happy Couple

Vanessa and Chad - the Newlyweds

Isn't that a great getaway?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Last weekend I went down to Missouri for a friends wedding. It was an amazing weekend! It was sooo good to get away and hang out with friends for a while. I'd only been on rotations for a week. I didn't realize how much I missed my friends already! My friend Danny drove down with us (Rojane and I) as well. It was a grand time. Here are some pictures from the weekend.

Danny and I touring the happening town of Falls City while killing time.

Don't I look weird in glasses? You like them? They're new!

The Girls

Self proclaimed best picture of the weekend

My roommie and I - Sultry

The Arch of St. Louis - It's bigger than you think!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


This evening I was driving back to Friend. The sun had set about 30 minutes prior and it was kind of cloudy so it was pretty much dark. I was driving on hwy 6 in between Crete and Friend as I noticed the most beautiful thing. Across the field to my right was hundreds of fireflies that were lighting... there were so many of them, and they went on for miles like that! Imagine how much action they are all getting! Oh, and did you know that fireflies are the only light source where more than 90% of the energy to make the light is actually put out in light. Light bulbs are inefficient at about 10% of the energy towards light, the rest of the energy is put off in heat.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I LOVE rotations! It's so amazing! Yesterday, my first day at Family Practice, I did a full history and physical exam. It was completely amazing. Of course, the doctor came in and did almost the same thing that I did... but that's good reinforcement! I know that I was doing it correctly! Wohoo! I did it!
Today I gave a lady a full knee exam. She had knee pain with internal rotation on McMurrys and I think it might be a meniscal tear... but we sent her to do an MRI.
I love medicine.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sunday June 10 in Friend

I am now in Friend, NE. While driving here I drove through what I thought would be a tiny town - Crete. But apparently, it's not as small as I imagined! It has a Burger King, a Wal-mart, and two car dealerships!

Friend is not quite as big, but so far the people are friendly. Granted, I've only met two so far, but they're nice. I'm staying at a house, the Dr's house actually, and I am so pleased to know that they have wireless internet. It is so amazing to not have to hold some strange and awkward position closest to the window to pick up wireless. Today, before I left I needed to be sure of how to get to Friend, so I was desperately trying to obtain a signal. I went out to the backyard where Rojane had gotten good signal earlier... no luck. So finally I ended up out on our driveway.

But I want you to know that right now I am sitting on my new bed in Friend. I am comfortable, in air-conditioning, with my feet up, and I still can browse at my whim through the internet. It's beautiful.

I realize that there is a ton of things that I should have blogged about. India and Nepal being most of them, and I'm having quandaries as to what to do about it. Where do I start? Hmm... Perhaps I'll just do an overview... or maybe none at all. I do think I will put more random pictures up as I'm sorting them for a talk at my home church.

~k, well, I really should study something and go to bed. And henceforth starts Clinical Rotations.... more excitement to come!

Thursday, June 7, 2007