At Times Inexplicably Small

Current Rotation : Paediatrics Salutations !I thought I'd do a Lily Update  to catch you up, blog reader, with my awkward existence and what I have been making of it for the past month. As this is primarily a blog of feels , do prepare yourself for lots of those 😛 ❤ 🙂 On Hospital [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Swept away by Endo📚

Do not underestimate the amount of work that lecturers can pack into a three week module ! Two weeks ago I remember telling a friend of mine that I could not see how difficult this module was going to be , granted that it was to consist of only three short weeks. I would like to retract [...]

Winter Break

After six months of working us into the ground , our course convenors deemed it necessary to give us a short break to rest our poor brains. I absolutely refuse to call fourteen days a holiday because that would fool myself into thinking that I could actually do more than just sleep. My exams were [...]

Shifting Dullness and other GIT moments

Scheduled Post: I am in the process of fighting for my academic survival (studying for exams) and shall resume regular blogging from the 18th of June. Replies will most probably be slow, so please do not take any offence when confronted by silence. 😀 😀 ❤ ❤ Shifting Dullness Head of surgery department : Can [...]

The Quintessence of Second Year

Suffering. That is the great quintessence of second year. You suffer academically. You suffer emotionally. You suffer mentally. You also suffer physically. If the leprechauns really have it in for you, all four modes of sufferance will coincide in a beautiful kaleidoscope of misery and chaos. Random Person: And how is school my dear?   [...]

Shaking It Off !

Last week  Friday I bid adieu to the cardiovascular system (until exams that is) and tomorrow I begin with the Gastrointestinal system. The cardiovascular system was an amazing block and I thoroughly enjoyed it. That, however ,does not mean that it was "easy". Our ECG course could be more aptly described as a crash course. We [...]

Splendiferous Moments :)

What happened before Friday afternoon (Friday morning End Of Block Test) does not deserve any mention nor does it warrant any discussion on this blog (This is my happy space). However, the time period between Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon was resplendent and is definitely worth mentioning 🙂 ❤ End Of Block weekends are the crème de la [...]

OSCE time !

Objective Standard Clinical Examination Time ! My classmates who live on campus have each other to practice on for OSCEs. I have had to be creative and use my younger brothers as my models as a result of my home-dwelling status. Getting my little four year old brother to sit still was a mission but [...]

Cram. Pass. Forget

 I experienced acute cardiogenic shock as I scanned through the paper. My brain cells spontaneously apoptosed at the sight of question number one. A sharp pain moved  peristaltically along the length of my body, eventually settling in my abdomen. I took a deep breath and turned the page , anxious to discover what other pathological horrors lay [...]