(Creative) Writing in My Clinical Classes

Happy (early) St. Patricks Day

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Auntie T: How’s school going, Lovey?

Divina (aspiring Medical Assistant): SO. CHALLENGING. But overall, the experience is out of this world. On those more difficult days, I do my best to remain grateful for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Like today, for instance, we learned that those growling sounds your stomach makes aren’t necessarily because you’re hungry. It’s peristalsis! A wavelike muscular contraction, pushing the contents in your belly forward.

Anyway, how have you been, Auntie?

Auntie T: If I’m honest, a little under the weather, or whatever they call it when you’re slightly constipated and your stools are black.

Divina: Oh, that must be incredibly uncomfortable! *wheels are turning* Did you eat beets within the last few days? Or celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with a 4-pack of Guinness?

Auntie T: Not yet!

Divina: Does your stomach feel swollen?

Auntie T: Yes, very.

Divina: We also learned today that proper movement of intestinal contents creates a soft abdomen. If there are any abnormalities or malfunction, the consistency of the abdomen changes.

Hence, the reason why you can’t poop, Auntie!

*Disclaimer* As an aspiring MA, it’s never within my scope of practice to give you medical advice or a diagnosis, and I think it would be a good idea to get your symptoms checked out.

Can I help you make an appointment today?

Auntie T: Thank you, Love. That would be groovy!

Thank you for your love and support on my new career path. You Are Loved. ❤

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Divina Grey is a ferocious woman and mother rebuilding her life one article at a time. She likes long bike rides, singing and playing her guitar, an electrifying workout, and a cup of coffee so decadent she can feel the frothiness in her bones. Over the last twenty-five years, Divina has stockpiled a collection of journals in an elegant wooden chest and is oozing with gratitude for the chance to share her staggering long-time love of writing with the world.

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