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Posted Aug 26 2008 4:04pm
I have my first exam tomorrow. In Immunology. At (Lord help me) 8:30 am.

I'm panicking, of course. I always do. I have a horrific case of test anxiety- very OCD - ish . I'm terrified if I don't know every last thing then I am doomed to failure. My compulsion is having to memorize things and triple check all the facts, etc.

It's a pain. Really, it is.

So that's where I am. Panicking. Obsessing. A joyful (ha!) ball of hormonal emotions, none of them pleasant.

Wish me luck. I'm going to need it. I don't know how much longer I can read about Activation Induced cytidine Deaminase or Terminal deoxyribonucelotidyl Transferase . Both of which randomly chop out DNA nucleotides in the genes for your antibodies and create vast amounts of diversity so that you can recognize most pathogens out there.

I need to create an OCD one of those.

And at about 6am tomorrow, do the sleep dance for me, backwards , so I wake up. I'm as worried about that part as anything else.

Tomorrow afternoon, however, it's me and my beads, baby. I need to make something. It's been too long.
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