What to Expect Out of March

It’s hard to believe it’s already half way through the semester at UIC and I feel like I haven’t learned too much. The spring semester seems to always be a drag to most of us undergraduates, probably because the only break you get is spring break, and the professors always give you “spring break studying” or assignments to do. I don’t think I’ll be going anywhere special so there’s nothing to look forward to besides summer!

When I look over the material that I have to know for my upcoming exams (I have three in one week and it’s going to be crazy), I’m in denial that we went over such things. It is as if my professor randomly came in the night and had my hand to my pen, forcing me to write down notes after notes after notes! In retrospect, I’ve learned a lot in such little time and it’s a pretty awesome feat. The hard part now is keeping it in my head and doing amazing on those exams!

Chompy is on his favorite rock!

This is currently my background picture on my new phone (Samsung Galaxy S2). Chompy is still in his hibernation mode, and he clearly didn't want to be disturbed! It amazes me how far he can hide in his shell. His fat rolls are sticking out and it's adorable.

I’m sorry for being a bit “emo” on my last post, but I think we all have those moments where we just question every single little thing we do in our lives and try to make sense of it, making plans of everything and the “what if’s.” In the end, it might just be better to take one day at a time and focus on the present than being stuck in the past or future.

Then again, I might just be moody because my skin is being stupid. I went to the dermatologist on campus and they wanted me to try Protopic again, which I’ve had prescribed to me before for my eyelids and it worked, but it gave me a burning sensation for two days. They wanted me to give it another try since the topical steroids aren’t doing too much for me, but it’s the same result. We might try doing phototherapy if I get it approved by my regular doctor. My dermatologist also told me I should start getting my eyes checked once a year by a campus optometrist since the medication can mess with my vision. I’m kind of nervous for phototherapy since it uses UV rays, but I guess I’m willing to try it out if it will help get rid of the my eczema. They have a light box in the UIC dermatology clinic where it’s like a tanning bed but it’s not bad like a tanning bed is. I don’t get it, but I’m sure the science is there (I’ll confirm this later, haha).

I like it when it’s a new month. It’s kind of like another chance to get back into the game. A revival of my motivation that I’m looking for! This month is going to be packed, but I know I’ll make it through with a smile. My week seems decent if you pretend those exams are easy:

  • 3/3 – Honors College Ball
  • 3/5 – Allergy shots; Nutrition 307 exam
  • 3/6 – Organic chemistry exam
  • 3/7 – AAIV small group
  • 3/8 – Nutrition 296 exam; HAC meeting
  • 3/9 – Writing club
‘Til then. Toodles.
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About Milie Fang, Biological Sciences / Pre-medicine

I am a senior and an acclaimed workaholic. While I like to keep busy academically, I really enjoy the simple pleasures of hanging out with friends and family, playing video games, or listening to music. When life seems to go well, allergies and eczema like to butt in and make me miserable. I hope to go into medicine so that I can have a better understanding of skin and the immune system to help myself, and to also help others facing the same problems I have faced since I was three.

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