It is I , the owner of this seemingly abandoned blog 🙂 It has been
two three months since my last post and the only explanation that I have to excuse my hiatus is simply . . . Life.😅
Medical School Update
Yes , I’m still in medical school😅. To put my first semester into perspective and hopefully to explain why I haven’t been as active in my blogging , here is flow diagram of the clinical rotations and theory blocks that I did in my first semester.
My specific combination of clinical rotations with the theory blocks was grueling. The work was over-whelming and in some cases , Anaesthetics , challenging.
I am currently on my first clinical rotation of the second semester , Surgery. My first two weeks were spent on head , neck and breast surgery. HNB surgery was, simply put, tiring. I worked late everyday and there was a lot of pressure to study hard as the consultants who supervised us were strict and demanding. Ward rounds felt like OSCEs and I had my “deer in headlights” moments too often when asked direct questions .
Now I am on Paediatric Surgery , which has been quite disappointing. There’s not much that we are expected to do as students. I would have really appreciated being part of the team and learning through practical experience but I am more relieved for the reprieve after HNB surgery .
My mental health : Surprisingly ok. I’ve had a tough couple of months but I feel good. I will admit to reaching a stage during the first semester where I felt completely run down and burnt out. I was exhausted , to the point where I would collapse after hospital.
The burnout was due to physical health problems namely the horrible side effects from my deoxygenated state of being .😋😌
Other Significant Life Updates
I’m growing out my natural hair. A process that has been equal parts laborious and liberating. I love my hair in it’s natural form but the maintenance therefore is often tear inducing. ! 😛
I am also attempting to lose weight. it’s not easy but I am persevering even though I encounter some setbacks along the way. My main motivation for wanting to lose weight is that my hip , at my tender age of 21 , has started to act up. I suffered dearly during Internal when ward rounds seemed to take forever and a day to complete.
I have also started reading again ! I feel the same familiar rush of excitement that I used to get when I first started reading. Truthfully the only reason I ever stopped reading was because of my social media use. Since making considerable adjustments to my social media use , I have had more time at my disposal.
Other than that , nothing really.
At least nothing that I can update you on right now , maybe later this year. I’ve been such a boring individual ! All I do is study , sleep , go to hospital and repeat 😛 Sometimes I do fun things like go out with my friends. There is a semblance of balance in my life , hopefully I can retain that for the remainder of the semester.
I’m adding a few pictures of me just to prove that I am alive and still breathing. Bye ,until I spontaneously blog again!🙋
Lots of Lily Love ❤ ❤ ❤