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 [...]

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Kangaroo Mother Care 💕

If ever you want to discover just how long one year can be, do second year medicine . Where each module you do ( of which there are seven) seems to span a decade of its own. The culmination of the Reproductive System will be on Friday !  But alas , I cannot celebrate as [...]

Runner’s Etiquette 🏃

What does one do when they run past the same person for the fifth time on a route? By that time we've already given each other the "Hey, I'm glad you're running too" nod , the "you again" wave , the "let's keep going" smile and the "you're still running" grimace. Is there an elite handshake that I can [...]

The Awkwardness ( and Hilarity) Ensues

I am in desperate search of a new fairy godmother as the one appointed on my behalf has failed to fulfil her mandate . Her responsibilities include reducing the amount of awkwardness circulating in my life, a task at which she has failed judging by the amount of awkwardness I have had to endure in the [...]

Painfully awkward and embarrassed : the chronicles of a medstudent

"Hi, I'm Lily. I'm painfully awkward and I embarrass myself on a daily basis" I suffer from this condition commonly referred to as AWKWARDNESS and it has had a devastating impact on me and the life that I lead.  I cannot seem to find it in me to behave normally in the general public and this [...]