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23 February 2006 @ 12:39 pm
Complete gloating - i have no modesty :D  

Just had one of my clinical exams - went better than I thought. Some things, i thought i didn't do so well but the examiners were both very sweet and are giving me a pretty good grade. *excited*

Also one of the patients I looked after a few weeks ago, turned up with a Thankyou card and a huge box of M&S chocolate biscuits. The card was so unbelievably sweet (take a moment here, I'm valuing something above chocolate), she basically wrote that I was very kind and helped her through a difficult time and she's always be grateful. *so very touched*

Anyway that's I have another exam next week and pride cometh before a very long fall so I'll stop babbling about my own wonderfulness now :D

Back home tommorow for four weeks so back to normal internet soon!
noctuabundanoctuabunda on February 23rd, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, dear. :)
I'm sure if you put your mind to it, you'll do fine at the next exam, too. *crosses fingers*
Maria: zelenka-theloopria_kukalaka on February 23rd, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you :D

*crosses fingers too*

BTW: I'm still waiting for that Radek fic you promised us, honey :D
noctuabundanoctuabunda on February 23rd, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
erm... *tries to slink away*

whispering I wasn't really here, you know... :)
But I wanted to ask you something concerning psychological reaction to stress, i.e. shock etc. As a (soon-to-be) doctor, do you know something about these phenomena? It's for the fic. I just love h/c. And angst. Angst is good, too. :)
Maria: zelenka upsetria_kukalaka on February 25th, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC)
oooh h/c and angst are so my faves :D

Psychological reaction to stress? Hmmm I think it would depend on the person concerned. Though in broad terms it would be split in an adaptive response (i.e. coping) - the person judges their personal and social resources to be adequate to meet the stressor or a maladaptive response. The maladaptive response can lead to immediate stress - which is demonstrated as an increased heart rate, sweating, palpitations and/or a longer reaction in which they avoid the stress inducing circumstance - this can lead to a phobia. Or they can't get it out of there mind, constantly having nightmares and flashbacks - post-traumatic stress syndrome. Or just more generalised anxiety and depression. Obviously all of these reactions are normal to an extent and everyone would have them in a similar situation. They only become pathological if they're more severe or going on for longer than you'd expect.

wikipedia has a much better explanation.

Shock - is often used in association with stress but from a medical point of view it's a physiological reaction not a psychological one. An physiological insult such as massive blood loss, failure of the heart to pump or an anaphylactic reaction causes different types of shock- normally manifest as a fall in blood pressure and a rise in heart rate as the body tries to cope with the insult.

Sorry that was a bit waffley, if you have more specific questions feel free to ask.
noctuabundanoctuabunda on February 25th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you. You are too good to me. :)
However, I still have one question: Is it possible to repress one's fears at the moment of danger, when you just need to function, and to break down afterwards and have all those symptoms later on?
I'm thinking about writing something about Radek. When I watched "Grace under pressure" (one of my favourite eps so far), I was kinda wondering. So Radek has a phobia of flying and can't even swim. Then he pulls himself together for Rodney and goes with John to save him. In a puddle jumper. First in the air, then under water. Which should be pretty scary for him. However, he may seem tense in the jumper, but I would've thought a real phobia would provoke a different -far more drastic- reaction.

Then I remembered a friend of mine. She can't see blood. If she does, she gets all wobbly and has to sit down (I know of one time where she even fainted). But then one time, she was out alone, riding. The Horse hurt itself pretty bad when trotting (or whatever you call it what horses do) too near to a barbed wire fence and started to bleed. So she got off, inspected the wound and walked the horse back to the stable. Only when she'd arrived there and someone else took care of the horse, she finally had all the usual fun - lights dancing before her eyes, wobbly knees, that kind of stuff.

You think something like that would be possible for Radek, too?
Maria: j/r/r OT3ria_kukalaka on February 25th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
First a Radek GUP fic! YAY!! *hearts you*

Secondly, yep absolutely, happens all the time. Fear floods the body with adrenaline, which makes it possible for people to carry out tasks they normally couldn't. (Isn't the brain just fascinating :D)

Good luck with the fic
noctuabunda: by Nemisleninanoctuabunda on February 25th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the advice and the well-wishes. :)
Could I maybe bother you with the beta, please?
Maria: i love Radekria_kukalaka on February 25th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
Of course :D Looking forward to it :D
noctuabundanoctuabunda on February 25th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
yay! thank you! (you really are good at the sociable and kindness thing. *g*)
azicrowazicrow on February 23rd, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC)
*Grins* Yay! Maria's back:D LOL
Broken Mnemonic: scrollriverimagechild on February 23rd, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
*grins* Yaaay! Mara's back! *giggles*

Maria my dear, I am a very proud internet friend--yaay for you a thousand times yay! It's gotta feel great to get thankyou's--I can't imagine how proud you were! ~HUG~

And you're gonna have STABLE INTERNET?! Verily, I think I shall never sleep again *shakes head*
Broken Mnemonic: dhwibbleimagechild on February 23rd, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
and DANGIT that was supposed to say "Maria's back", obviously, I *can* spell, occasionally *nod*
Mariaria_kukalaka on February 23rd, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
ooooh i got chocolates and a hug! *is pleased* :D

Sleep is totally over-rated.
Maria: smart is sexyria_kukalaka on February 23rd, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
my gawd, aren't we both having a good day.

*pats us on the back*

Now you can have the better smart is sexy icon :D

P.S LJ is being weird, you might get this several times :D
azicrowazicrow on February 23rd, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
LOL yeah I did:D also Hope's excited over dr who she just saw the trailer for the ecclestone series over in America *grins* So I showed her the website. *scrunches nose up at the icon.* No thanks *sticks to rodney*
Broken Mnemonicimagechild on February 24th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
*falls over in a little ball of squee*

Mmmmmmm Uk Who is my new craaack *twangs the new Doctor's ears* *giggles*

*squishes David Parrish inbetween the Rodney and Radek Icons*

tiki b.: doctorjacktikiaceae on February 24th, 2006 01:45 am (UTC)
See? You can totally do the sociable and kindness thing. Or fake it enough anyhow. Well done. *g*
Maria: DH - dr whoria_kukalaka on February 25th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
I can! I can! I can!