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Title: Update
Post by: Soft Words on March 12, 2009, 12:52 AM
I finished my last rotation today. Wheeeee. I'm at the end of one journey. It hasn't sunken in just yet.


So before it sinks in, I want to leave a brief, quick update. And say thanks for your patience with me.

Here's what my life is going to be like:

Tonight: PACKING
Tomorrow: Fly back to Civilization
Friday: Final  Hep B shot
Monday: Match week begins - I find out if I have a job for the next 3/4 years.
Thursday: I find out where that job is
Friday: Sign the Contracts (yippee)
Saturday: Start moving my stuff into Storage - this involves meticulous reorganization, a whole lot of cab rides and then muscle building activities with pieces of luggage that are half my size and seem twice my weight.
Wednesday: Mad dash to finish buying the ridiculous amount of chocolates I have to get
Saturday: Pick up all the books I ordered and stick them in safe places in my bags

April 3: get on the plane Home.
April 4: Arrive Home.

Thereafter: get pampered, spoilt and generally fat for the next two months, get my drivers license, and do a ridiculous amount of shopping

Sometime in June: Fly back to the US to start residency

I don't know about you, but right now, I love life. I love being alive.


Title: Re: Update
Post by: elise on March 12, 2009, 05:29 AM
OOOH Arti!!!   Congratulations girl!  Sooo proud of you!   Enjoy home!   A well-deserved rest for you!
Keep in touch!   We love you!
Title: Re: Update
Post by: Halo on March 12, 2009, 11:49 AM


All the best, travel safe and have a wonderful time.

Halo  :rose
Title: Re: Update
Post by: Mystic1 on March 12, 2009, 01:31 PM

I think a toast is in order.

To the esteemed Dr. Subramanian:

May you wield the staff of Caduceus with naught but gentle hands.
May your footsteps lead to greatness and the road be ever smooth.
May the best care you take be of yourself. (The better to care for your patients.)
And last, but not least...
May we never find it necessary to meet in a professional capacity. G.

Title: Re: Update
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 12, 2009, 09:50 PM

All of this is so overwhelming, but, so wonderful!
I can sense your excitement! May I please live vicariously through you?!?!?!  ;D
You must have an amazing sense of accomplishment..

Title: Re: Update
Post by: Soft Words on March 16, 2009, 04:50 AM
Tomorrow is the start of Match Week, and I'm on tenterhooks to find out where I'm going to end up... Meanwhile:

Elise: Yes, well deserved. I'm Exhausted with a capital E. Thank you!

Halo: Travel dates arent here just yet, but thanks, I'll need every good wish possible to get through eighteen hours in the confines on a plane. (and maybe a dose of benadryl. or something.)

G: I hope the same things, G, the same things. LoL. I'm taking two months all to myself - well, shared with my parents, but it amounts to the same thing - a long break I've been looking forward to for a long time. But first, this week is Match Week, and I'm nervously excited.

Cookie: Of course, you can live vicariously through me. Imagine me four cups of coffee, two cups of yogurt, three bags of chips and two bags of "real fruit juice" gummy bears later - yupp. Yes, I confess, I eat when I'm stressed. I'm staying away from the chocolate because I'm trying to lose five pounds before I get home (hilarious... I just ate three bags of chips... those pounds aint goin' anywhere but deeper!)

Title: Re: Update
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 16, 2009, 05:23 AM
Sweet Arti,

You are so sweet! I loved your reply.. I'm in total agreement with all that you've said...
Go ahead and eat some dark chocolate.. yummmm..

sweet girl! so happy for you!

xx Cookie
Title: Re: Update
Post by: Soft Words on March 16, 2009, 05:41 AM
I just baked a batch of double chocolate chip - butter cookies. Not to be cannibalistic or anything, but a Cookie is comfort. I used dark chocolate, so I guess the weight loss is on hold until I get back to the US in June. Ah well, that is how it is meant to be.

'tis nice you agree with me.. :) Yes, dark chocolate is good. Its even better wrapped in a butter cookie with a glass of cold milk and a two year old to share it with. (Don't ask me what the she is doing up so late - I swear she didnt get any of my coffee.)

Title: Re: Update
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 16, 2009, 06:18 AM
You little sweetheart!
Arti, you've accomplished so much in these past 2 yrs. I'm so proud of you! Members come and go, but, you are more than just a member. You are a role model. You really are. Your parents must be so proud of you! If you were mine, I'd be soooo proud!

xxoo Cookie
Title: Re: Update
Post by: witt on March 16, 2009, 09:14 AM
I'm so excitied! I can't wait till you tell us where you match up! I'll be keeping my eye out! Let us know as soon as you can.
Title: Re: Update
Post by: Soft Words on March 16, 2009, 05:36 PM
I just found out I Matched :dblu: - which is to say that I have a residency spot. They won't tell me where until Thursday though, which is kind of a bummer, but thats the process. This means I have a job for the next three years at least... Yipppeeeeeeee :dblu:

And yes, I did call my parents and wake them up with the news. I think my dad cried (shhhh... I did not tell you that!), my mom and my brother are almost as ecstatic as I am. OHMIGOSHICANTBELIEVEITJ USTYETGUESSITNEEDSTOSIN KINFORAWHILE

I'm so grateful right now - among the four programs I picked, I'd love to work at any of these and live in any of these four cities... Will let you know Thursday afternoon where I'm headed to!

Cookie, thank you. I don't know about the role model part, but since my dad did shed a few tears, I know my parents are extra proud of me right now. aaaaaaaaa I'm losing words now, excuse me while I go and bawl for a little bit...

Witt, I did match - check back here on thursday, and I'll tell you where I'm going!
Title: Re: Update
Post by: A-FRIEND on March 17, 2009, 12:17 AM
Now that IS good news Arti. You've worked hard, kept your focus, and look at you now.
Doing all that and staying grounded is something to be extremely proud of.
Congratulations on your accomplishments and your well deserved time off.

We are all proud of you.
Title: Re: Update
Post by: Allen on March 17, 2009, 03:37 AM
Well done Arti, I am so prowd of you.  I am sure it was worth all of the hard work, the stress, and the ups and downs.
Title: Re: Update
Post by: WordFaery on March 18, 2009, 12:42 AM
Arti !!

This is wonderful news!  All that hard work is paying off.  I am so proud of you!

Title: Re: Update - the rushed, excited version
Post by: Soft Words on March 19, 2009, 06:42 PM
Okay, very very quickly, I'm getting picked up literally right now - my ride is downstairs - but I am headed to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland for a combined program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. I'm excited and glad to have matched there, and I don't think anyone believes it just yet! I mean, I found out an hour ago... it still hasnt sunken in just yet.

Okay, my friends are honking and I gotta go, I'll be back later though and answer the new posts here!
Title: Re: Update
Post by: witt on March 19, 2009, 07:30 PM
Wonderful. I'm so happy for you!

Go get 'em, Tiger!
Title: Re: Update
Post by: A-FRIEND on March 19, 2009, 09:17 PM
I'm happy for you, but I protest. I'm near Duke, UVA, Forsyth and a couple others. We need you around here.
I wonder how wise King Solomon would handle this? Nahhh...we don't want ya' divded in two.
We'll be proud of you and happy for in in Cleveland.
Title: Re: Update
Post by: elise on March 19, 2009, 11:52 PM
Soooo happy for you ARTI!!!  Giving you gigantic congratulatory hugs!  I love the como of IM and Peds!  Awesome!
Good luck and much love from us at SPLASH!  We are soooo proud you might think we are your parents!

Love ya girl!
Title: Re: Update
Post by: WordFaery on March 20, 2009, 11:38 PM
WTG, Arti !!! :dblu
Title: Re: Update
Post by: Soft Words on March 22, 2009, 07:00 AM
Its the middle of the night and now that I'm done with med school I'm back to my insomniac ways. I'm grateful and overjoyed, and I can't wait to go home.

Earl, Lol. Duke and UVA sound awesome, they figure in the future. Thank you for your good wishes!

Allen, thank you bunches.

Witt, thats the plan! :D

Marge, high time it started paying off! lol Thank you. I am sure I have more hard work coming up, but I look forward to it.

Elise haha thank you. Giant hugs right back @ you. I love the combination too and I'm glad that I'm getting to do something I've wanted to do for a while.

And here's where I run out of words. So I'll just say that I hope I earn your pride in the future, and go shed a few happy tears on my pillow.

Title: Re: Update
Post by: Bittersweet on March 24, 2009, 08:59 PM
Congratulations Arti!!  I'm so happy for you!  What a great achievement and the areas you will be practicing in are really interesting.  Pretty soon we'll have to start calling you by your new nickname, Doc Arti.  You rock!  I feel really proud of you too as everyone else here at Splash.   :rose     :dblu

Title: Re: Update
Post by: Soft Words on March 27, 2009, 12:02 AM
Thank you so much, Sandy.

Haha, just call me Arti, okay? Pretty please?  Soon, everyone will be calling me Doc or Doctor, especially cousins who know how to get my temper up and rising.  :)

Title: Re: Update
Post by: daisyxo on April 03, 2009, 03:34 PM
I think it's time to have a PARTY ...................Wooo oooohoooooooo.  Congratulations Arti!!!

Title: Re: Update
Post by: Soft Words on April 07, 2009, 02:48 PM
:) The party has just begun. I'm finally home with my parents, so we've just started celebrating.

Thank you Marsha!