Looking for Lily 🔎

I offer my most humble apology to any individual who yearned for real answers for their very important and incredibly serious questions but were redirected to my blog of feels instead. Where in the world is Lily ?  I'm on my Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation ! I'm doing cool things like delivering babies and assisting in [...]

Sutures and Resuscitations 😎

This past month has been the best month I've spent in medical school yet🙌 I have become completely enamored with surgery .I loved everything in surgery😍. I sometimes needed to whisper "Calm down Lily" when the excitement threatened to bubble over 🙈 ! I was really lucky to be placed with my clinical partner in a [...]

Everything and More !

Surgery is everything I expected it to be and more 🙂 ❤ . It's day 2 and I am already head over heels in love #surgeryisbae. My feet are killing me , I have walked at least 20 kilometers between today and yesterday  but I am still so happy and so excited ! My apologies [...]

My First Time . . . 😉

Kindly wrench your head from the gutter in which it is presently residing. If you were reading this in the hopes of unearthing cringe-worthy and embarrassing moments of adolescent discovery then I should let you know that this is not that type of post! 😜 My First Time: Clinic Edition💉 The first time I took a [...]

Melancholia and Epiphanies

Forgive my neglect of this wonderful oasis , I haven't exactly had the easiest past few weeks 😦  I had a "falling out" with a former high school friend of mine. I actually wouldn't term it a falling out .It was more like a wave of negative passive aggressive energy that I absorbed and took [...]

Welcome to Real Medicine 😷

  👌Can successfully rebut the advances of a patient in a crowded community health centre 😉 👌Can take a history and do an examination in a crowded community health centre 👌Can manage to trip while going UP the stairs 😂 (I'm still trying to figure out how that happened) 👌Can draw blood . . .  from a [...]

Brainception : Part One

An entire month has gone by and Neurosciences 1 has been completed ! I managed to fill my EOB weekend with as much "stuff" as possible and it was truly enjoyable. When I say "stuff" I'm referring to my favourite pastimes ;  sleeping ,eating🍧 and watching series . Neuro exceeded my expectations 😍 and although difficult in [...]

Up & Up 🚀

Lily lives ! Just thought to let you know 🙂 2016 thus far has been incredibly busy. So many things were happening at the same time these past two weeks and it's only now that I can finally breathe !  ❤ Lily Update ❤ 01 Jan - I painted my room lilac !  My obsession [...]

Native Optimism and Expectations 🌹

I am still trying to process the fact that in five days I will be sitting in a lecture hall. . . learning and using my brain matter constructively 😲😲😲 This "holiday" was incredibly short , thirty days , but much needed.  I spent most of it sleeping , watching movies , series , listening to [...]

Second Year: A Glorified Time Management Course

On the internet people use the "drinking from a fire hose" analogy to describe medical school. I thought that I would create my own analogy specific to second year at Tygerberg and how I experienced it . Second year is like being given 100 litres of water to drink every 7 weeks. How you go [...]

Labour Ward Histrionics 😷

The pungent odour of iron permeates the fluorescent room. On a bed, in a sundry pool of vermilion blood , amniotic fluid and water lies a woman shouting histrionically for her saviour to put an end her miserable life.  "Push!", the midwife orders. The woman half-heartedly complies but abandons her efforts after a few seconds.  The atmosphere [...]

Taking a break . . .

Exhale . . .  My exams are officially over for this year ! Second year is over ! Now to decide if I should eat or sleep first 😴 I am going to on a self vacation. A vacation by myself. A "Lilycation" if you will💃💃 . I will probably run a lot or go [...]

Lily: Creature of Habit 🐦

I have just two examinations left to complete before I'm in the clear and able to enjoy my well earned holiday ! *Cue wild and uncoordinated dancing! The papers have mostly been kind to me. Nothing has made me despair or writhe in agony afterwards . Thankfully 😜 . I'm just looking forward to completing what's [...]

Phantasms and Pre-Examination Woes

The sixth years are pimping out all the desks in the study center. A first year has stolen my favourite desk to sit at in the library. I have to park in the periphery because the parking closest to the lecture halls is always closed. I haven't gone running or done any form of exercise for a [...]

Feminism Because . . .

I recently engaged in a rather cumbersome conversation in which an equally cumbersome individual entreated me to convince him of the validity of the feminist movement "when all it seems so angry and rather pointless in the long run". The urge to propel my fist in a direction of proximity to his rather smug countenance [...]