Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pages and Pages Before I Sleep

Far be it from me to call reading about diabetic ketoacidosis boring.  Me?  Never.

There are 1,577 pages in my Med/Surg textbook.  I saw that number on the day I brought it home from the bookstore and sighed a sad sigh as I looked longingly at my bookshelves.  Someday, when I have graduated, I will read for pleasure again.  In the meantime, I keep some of what I wish I could read by my bed, essentially as talismen.

Someday.  In the meantime...from page 841:

"...[The] hyperosmolality of the extracellular fluid characteristic of diabetic ketoacidosis leads to the stimulation of thirst with resulting polydipsia, and fluid shifting from intracellular to extracellular space.  The sodium shift that follows is referred to pseudohyponatremia..."

30 Days Hath November
Day 01: A place I'd like to travel.
Day 02: A favourite movie.
Day 03: Something I never leave the house without.
Day 04: A friend I adore.
Day 05: My hometown.
Day 06: A book I'm reading.

1 comment:

Holly R said...

I could teach you some things about diabetic ketoacidosis that I've seen from my fiance and learned over time...but couldn't tell you any of the "technical" things. Keep on studying :)