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I realize my posts are always extremely long and I've found a solution. I'm starting a YouTube channel this weekend because something crazy is always happening and if it ain't one thing, it's another! πŸ˜‚ I've experienced many things that make my Journey to MD very atypical, but I'm ready to share how building my faith and relationship with God literally pulled me out of the deepest of depressions. I'm ready to give my testimony πŸ™ŒπŸΎ #beautyandthemd
Y'all! Best. Day. Ever! After my exam, my Emergency Medicine mentor texted me to invite me to a press conference /unveiling event with Louisville Metro EMS. He introduces me to everyone as the person who's will take his job and then tells me he wanted me to come so he could introduce me to the mayor! I got to have a pretty lengthy discussion with the mayor (who also thinks he knows me from somewhere πŸ€”). We left the press conference and he took me on field runs in the EMS SUV. We got 2 code 3s where he let me lead the case! Mentor told me he was the attending on at 10 so I could come to the ED tonight if I wanted. 
I then rushed to Wednesday night Bible Study and that could be an entire post in and of itself. God is good. Had me shouting on the phone with Nino about the FOG (Favor of God)

Lastly, I came in to the ED at 10 because I'm addicted and you can now add ligating arteries and I&D to my list of expertise. I also did 19 sutures tonight, but y'all already know I'm a pro at those! And I just left after 8 long hours. I left my apt at 9 this morning and have been running ever since! Class in 2 hours....who needs sleep?! BEAUTY AND THE MD TAKES ON THE ED!
Start Somewhere Saturday! I might not be Michael Jordan, but I GUARANTEE I'm better than Andre Jackson, oops. I mean Adrian Tillman. πŸ˜‚[That was ALL shade] 
Moral of the story (aside from the shade) : Do what you want no matter who is watching! You can't tell me I'm not gonna be a boxing basketball star doctor who runs marathons and rides motorcycles on her way to work as the president of an organization built to save lives....and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Just wait on it! #andrejackson #basketball #cantstopwontstop #startsomewheresaturday #beautyandthemd
Start Somewhere Saturday! πŸ˜‚ I might not be Cassius Clay yet but I'll settle for George Foreman! Most importantly, I'm getting fit and having fun doing it! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ I'm the queen of watching workouts online and feeling the need to try it in the gym knowing dang well I look crazy!i promise I've been in here laughing at myself the entire time. I feel the burn so that's all that matters I guess πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ #beautyandthemd #cantstopwontstop #mohammadali #georgeforeman #boxing
04.09.17

Today marks day two of my voluntary shifts in the ED. I planned to go yesterday and stay a "few hours", but got such an adrenaline rush (I had no caffeine whatsoever) that I stayed for 15 hours. I did 30 facial sutures on a level one trauma stab patient and I had never sutured before. They asked me to come back in today and of course I said yes. They're doing a great job trying to convince me to go into emergency medicine!

Today, I only spent a measly 8.5 hours in the ED and did 25 sutures and 5 staples. The attending made sure I was at the forefront of every major case and had me teaching other students how to do sutures. I'm basically a doctor now πŸ’πŸ½lol

Today also marks 40 days on my fast! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ Although most people Fast for 40 days, I'm going the extra mile to Fast for 46. I'm thankful for so many things, but I'm especially thankful right now that my purpose and anointing is becoming more evident. I love medicine and my excitement level to spend my entire 3 day weekend in the hospital was unreal. When they have to tell you to go home because there's nothing left to do, you know it's real. Just to imagine that this will be my reality in a few short years....I couldn't ask God for a better path! Sometimes the bad makes us remember just how awesome our lives have the potential to be when we're walking in the light. I'm thankful! 
#beautyandthemd #cantstopwontstop #danielfast #lent #emergencymedicine
Seriously. Multiple foods please! And a back massage while you're at it. Clearly my back pain is a direct result of my belly button resting on my back. By this time tomorrow.....I'll have found 5 million other non-exam things to worry about πŸ˜’πŸ˜‚#mylife #cantstopwontstop #beautyandthemd
When you feel like you got her through school and deserve half of the high school diploma...so you jump in the grad pictures and won't let go of the diploma! πŸ˜‚We're only 7 years apart (πŸ‘΅πŸΎ) but you would think this is my child! She's going to prom tonight and her "real" mom (πŸ˜‚) said I should have been there! I don't think so though because I would have been in embarrassing/ annoying big sis mode! My baby is growing up!
Vinci qui se vincit! He conquers who conquers himself. 
Today is March 31st, and this marks a complete month [a long 31 days]of fasting. I've gone this month without eating any meat, animal byproducts (milk, eggs, butter, etc), SUGAR 😫, bread, and caffeine. I also stopped wearing makeup and implemented a gallon of water a day. Through this journey so far, I've gained so much confidence, strength and faith...it's beautiful to look at who I am today juxtaposed who I was and where I was just a few months ago. I've had some pretty big trials during this fast and have been able to laugh at it all....the true epitome of counting it ALL joy.... No matter what the devil tries to throw at me. You literally should have taken me out while  I was down and didn't quite realize just who I am.....But I can not be broken now. #sorrynotsorry 
So cheers to this past month with my "kale-spinach-fruit smoothie" πŸ˜‹and I look forward to another strong 16 days of my fast! 
#lent #fasting #danielfast #strength #beautyandthemd #medicalschool
My best friend came and accomplished everything she set out to. She was was here for me through my surgery Monday when I couldn't do ANYTHING for myself, so I'm super proud and excited to be well enough to come show her love! Miss Black UofL pageant 2nd runner up! #haitianprincess #bestfran #missblackuofl
When the first thing they ask you at 5:00 AM is "Do you have a living will?" 😱....it's TOO early, my eyes are a nice hue of "stop sign red", the baggage under my eyes can comfortably accommodate a 7 day vacation, and my belly button is touching my back!!! 😫 Blood pressure is up, weight is down....welcome to the OTHER side of medicine! All smiles though! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ #fighter #beastmode
In all honesty, I'm ready for this ordeal to be over, but I think today is the first time I've truly come to terms with it. I'm so blessed to have people in my life like Nino to remind me to count it ALL joy. Side note: Surgeries are billed on a "per paper towel usage" basis...so bring your own paper towels πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
In honor of Pi Day, I whipped up this beauty. It's a sweet and creamy Daniel Fast friendly Vegan Sugar free Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake (that was a lot πŸ˜‚). I am a TRUE foodie and I love all things sugary and fattening and this cheesecake will literally make you rethink your entire carnivorous life. ....😱But How Sway?!?! A true scientist can find a way around ANY "off-limit" ingredient. But I got y'all!!!! I'll be posting the recipe for this and my cashew ricotta cheese lasagna on my blog (link in the bio) after my exam Friday 😫 😫
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 #beautyandthemd #prayforme #piday #veganrecipes #vegan #danielfast #fitness #fitnessjourney #cleaneating #medstudent #medicalschool #cheesecakefactory #cheesecake