Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Stuff I've been Knee-Deep in

So, you probably already know this, but there is a small explosion going on in the world of contraception. I am talking about, the brainchild of BadCatholic's Marc Barnes plus (an apparently large) number of young adults. They've taken Janet Smith and added all the flippancy of the meme age. PP and Jezebel aren't happy. Excellent.

EDIT! I am also super excited about I was thinking 1Flesh was getting a little negative and needed some positive "this is what NFP is" action, and the next day they linked How perfect!

In other news, I am working on abstracts for the poster session of the CMA. One is about tubal surgery to open/heal fallopian tubes in women with tubal factor infertility. This is an ethical alternative to IVF and growing in popularity in mainstream gynecology because it can allow a pregnancy rate very close to IVF's. I'm super excited about this, because I'm discovering I love surgery and tuboplasty has long been a part of surgical naprotechnology.

I deferred my application to the Pope Paul VI institute's Medical Consultant program because of lots of commitments during this school year. However, I asked them to hold my application for two years, since I hear fourth-years have tons of time.

In the meantime, WYA is launching Fertility Education + Medical Management (FEMM), and with a weekend in New York this September, I might be able to become a FEMM teacher.

I've finished the opening work on my local Med Students for Life and CMA-SS websites (no, I won't be linking those) and I've put out emails so that people can review and offer to add content. Hope that works....

I made really tasty Jambalaya...I soaked and cooked red beans in water with onion powder and chicken bouillon, and there was just enough water from the beans to cook all the rice and shrimp. Admittedly, I used a mix, but I still felt like a chef.

School starts in three weeks. I have that familiar back-to-school feeling: May seems long ago, but at the same time it feels like yesterday.


  1. I get so excited reading about these new developments you've mentioned in this post. Thank you for sharing these - and your jambalaya sounds awesome, btw!

    1. Thanks! I hope you've enjoyed the summer as well. Let's pray for all who are working so hard for the truth.