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  •  I didn't say they did (0+ / 0-)

    I just said what I didn't know. Any truly humble scientist knows to do that.

    •  Think about this for just a moment... (2+ / 1-)
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      from someone who is in the non-health care sciences to one who purportedly is: you've stated you've had very little sleep in the last 48 hrs; you're in a very demanding academic program; and you've taken the time to post this diary with a very vigorous defense.  My very serious question is this: Are you bipolar and are you in a manic fugue at the moment?

      Nothing worth noting at the moment.

      by Bonsai66 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 12:55:37 AM PDT

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      •  If I am bipolar, does that change anything? (0+ / 0-)

        If I am on a manic fugue does that change anything?

        Actually I drank several cups of coffee last night. And its about 60 hours on 8 hrs of sleep right now.

        •  Yeah it does. (1+ / 0-)
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          It means you should stop wasting time here posting diaries/responding to comments and figure out how to get some rest.

          And as a future HC professional, you should know this.

          8 hours sleep in 60 hours is very, very bad for your health.  You should probably already know this by now.

          Let me ask you these hypothetical questions:  

          1. Why would I, as a patient, want a physician who is so reckless with their own health?  

          2. Should I be willing trust that physician's judgment when they've had so little rest?

          Nothing worth noting at the moment.

          by Bonsai66 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 06:50:14 AM PDT

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          •  Im not in physician mode right now (1+ / 0-)
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            I am in scientist mode. I am an MD/PhD student who is doing research. No one is affected by my staying awake. And allnighters are part of the game. As soon as my exp is done by aruond 4 pm today, Im sleeping!

            And Im saying this honestly, so don't take it the wrong way because I really appreciate your advice but: my teachers taught me very well, and theyve never taught me anything that would even slightly harm a patient.

            Don't think Im a silly kid staying awake for no reason and risking lives. Ive been trained well, and that is nto a testament to me but a testament to my great teachers. Don't worry about my patients, when I have them, they will be taken care of.

            •  Really? (0+ / 0-)
              No one is affected by my staying awake.
              Actually, this goes to my first question.  And you are harmed.
              And allnighters are part of the game.
              And your instructors also must have informed you that sleep is critical to long term memory retention.  That pulling all nighters is actually one of the worst ways to retain information.
              my teachers taught me very well, and theyve never taught me anything that would even slightly harm a patient.
              This has nothing to do with what they have taught you, but what you have decided to do.

              You actually sound quite young.  I know how often I used poor judgment when I was younger and chose not to take care of myself.  Sometimes on deployment, I didn't have a choice but to go on very little sleep for extended periods.  But those were different times, (and in a very different situation than the one you are in).  And it did affect my judgment.

              Either way, I pretty sure you won't listen to me.  So, good luck to you and fair winds.

              Nothing worth noting at the moment.

              by Bonsai66 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 07:07:36 AM PDT

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              •  Im sorry you misunderstood me (0+ / 0-)

                In fact my chance of high BP is very high from all the sugary drinks I have in order to study harder. But that is a temporary situation. I see patients once a month, and I always get good rest before I see them. I am no harm to a patient. But yes of course this is not good for my health.I don't disagree with you.

                I just mean to say that if you were my patient, you would be in good hands, and not because of my silly behavior, but because of my teachers.

                And you are right my long term potentiation is not going good right now. Having said that, And all med students pull all nighters anyway even though we know its bad for us. Its just how it is. Ask anyone you know. They have pulled at least one all nighter before at least one exam.

                I appreciate your advice. But I know all this myself.

                And I will not disagree with you that I use poor judgment all the time. But hte people to determine that are my professors and mentors. They understand me. But you don't know me too well you are far away from me. Your advice is appreciated but not necessary.

            •  Missed most...what year are you? n/t (0+ / 0-)
      •  You've been here long enough to know (0+ / 0-)

        that long-distance diagnosis of mental health issues is frowned upon, and outright bias against the mentally ill has long been considered out of line because they're ad hominem at their  base. Please don't.

        It's not just a zip code, it's an attitude.

        by sboucher on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 04:27:17 PM PDT

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