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Hey everyone, I am Cathryn. I am going into my 5th year of pharmacy at Butler University. I am also working toward a minor in Science, Technology & Society! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and writing. I've been working on NaNoWriMo and am hoping to be published at some point in the near future as well. Most of the time you can catch me studying in the library or browsing the Internet. Oh, and did I mention that I got married last summer?

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Posts Tagged “disease”

Hypertension is BORING.

I don’t mean for this to offend anyone with hypertension. But it is super boring to learn about.

I don’t like these “slow killer diseases.” I also find the cardiovascular system dull. Why? I don’t know. It must be my innate fear/repulsion with blood. I must hate it in every possible way, you see.

I prefer to learn about extreme diseases. Like, if MTV were to come out with a show called “X-TREME DISEASES,” the types of things that would be on it would look like this:

Necrotizing fasciitis

Spontaneous pneomothorax

Toxic megacolon

AAAAND sepsis. Compared to those things, the raising of your blood pressure due to age, obesity, and atherosclerosis that eventually causes heart attacks and stroke is just not fun to learn about.

I mean, I guess overall, I have a much greater interest in infectious disease. I blame my high school freshman English class for making us read The Hot Zone.

What’s it about, you ask? Ever heard of the ebola virus? Hemorrhagic fever? It’s about various outbreaks of ebola and it goes into gory detail about how people bleed out and die. Violently. There’s a whole chapters about a monkey strain too.

Why, Sycamore High School? Why did you make us read that?

At any rate, I now have an interest in the more grotesque diseases, although I’d rather not encounter them in real life. Please. I guess it would be more exciting than telling my hypertension patients to exercise, diet, lose weight, and stop eating salt.