Sunday, September 02, 2007

Psych

I've never considered myself claustrophobic before, but how else can I explain my recent dreams? Over the past couple of months, I've repeatedly had dreams about being uncomfortably squished into tight spaces.

The last one was about two weeks ago, and I remember parts of it very clearly. I was leaving my office; the door was tiny, just small enough for me to crawl through, with quite a bit of trouble squeezing myself through. The door led into an antechamber, a small room perhaps three feet by three feet, with a second door on the wall to my right, leading to a larger room. The second door was the same size as the first, and I had to work my way through that one, while my lower body was still in the first doorway. As I was worming my way to the second door, someone came to talk to me through the second doorway; they mentioned something about increased budgets, and I was happy because it meant that I could get a bigger doorway for my office.

I eventually made it out into the larger room, but the ceiling there was about six feet high, and I kept hitting my head on the metal light fixtures as I walked around doubled over.

I wonder if being in my obstetrics rotation for the past six weeks had anything to do with it.

Now I'm thinking about going into psych; I'm in the middle of a two-week elective in family therapy, and it's great.

7 comments:

Anna said...

nooooooooooooooooooooooo!not psych, they're all mad!

the patients are quite odd too.

Tall Medstudent said...

Yes, I fit right in...

Marysienka said...

hahaha at your reply!!!

Medicine makes me do very weird dreams. I can't study past 5pm because my sleep will be quite disturbed... (but yea sometimes I've got to put up with the dreams because I have to study after 5pm :-P)
Anyway, it seems like your changing your mind after every rotation ;) One thing I know, psych isn't for me. I have a tendency to claustrophibia and being on the psych ward when all the doors are closed with codes and such makes me feel... uncomfortable. And all those people... eeww

Tall Medstudent said...

Yes, I've read a bit about your trouble sleeping!

You're right, though, I keep changing my mind... I've been mapping out different futures, and seeing which fits best...

med neophyte said...

I am in the middle of a clinical encounter on psych. It has been useful because I can now cross it off my list; with a big black permanent marker. It is definately not for me.

Tall Medstudent said...

I hear you Neo. In the classic U of Calgary way, I will have to decide if I want to do psych or not without having done a single day in it, aside from my time in the sub-niche of family therapy...

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