Archive | May, 2011

BJJ is definitely not a weekend warrior activity.

29 May
Or rather, a once-in-three-weekends activity.  I finally got back on the mats yesterday after three long weeks, and it was somewhat..uncomfortable, to say the least.  It also doesn’t help that I haven’t worked out at all in two weeks, and my joints were all stiff and uncomfortable.  But I had fun!  I thought I would get my ass kicked, but it wasn’t so bad.  Even though I’m still paying for it now.

On another note, since it’s still (sort of) spring: if you see baby bunnies or birds, LEAVE THEM ALONE, unless you can see they are visibly injured.  Their parents didn’t abandon them; they’re probably just waiting for YOU to leave.  You are NOT saving them when you abduct them. 

In case you can’t tell, I’m currently on the Avian and Exotics rotation, which also includes wildlife.  And we get tons of babies that have absolutely nothing wrong with them, which a) decreases their chances for survival, and b) makes more unnecessary work for us.

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Ups and downs

10 May
I finally got to go to jiu jitsu on Saturday!  First time since I started on clinics, and it felt good.  I’ve been so tired from being on clinics these past two weeks that I wasn’t even super excited to go that morning, but once I started rolling it all started coming back. 

Clinics have been fun, hard, crazy, and awful all together.  Still vastly preferable to sitting in a chair all day, but demanding in a very different way.  Day to day…even moment to moment I can go from feeling confident to useless, and it doesn’t help that most of my patients (not that I’ve had many lately) have, or seem to have, cancer that just doesn’t want to show up on any of the diagnostics we’re doing.