Life goes on . . .

It is I , the owner of this seemingly abandoned blog ๐Ÿ™‚ It has been two threeย months since my last post and the only explanation that I have to excuse my hiatus is simply . . . Life.๐Ÿ˜… Medical School Update Yes , I'm still in medical school๐Ÿ˜….ย To put my first semester into perspective and [...]

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Ataraxia & Adulthood

I must have jinxed myself when I proclaimed February to be the best month of the year because shortly after that followed one of the most harrowing months that I haveย ever experiencedย ! March was , simply put, hellish. I was on my Internal Medicine rotation and looking back on it , I am not entirely [...]

Third Time’s A Charm !

Is it too early to crown a "best month of the year" ? February has exceeded my expectations thus far and it hasย not even reached its conclusion yet. Let meย commenceย with a Lily Update because a great dealย hasย occurred duringย thisย month ๐Ÿ™‚ Iย haveย brand newย spectacles and contacts .ย My vision had deterioratedย since the last time I went to the optometrist [...]

New Me ?

Theย first week of the year is probably the most motivated one can be all year. One begins withย incredible determination to achieve their goals and work tirelessly only to burn out by January the 6th because then they discover that REALISM is an integral component of being an "Optimistic Realist" .ย  My rude , incredibly rude, [...]

A Year In Review : 2016

The Internet has hailed it one of the worst years in existence and I have some compelling examples from my experience this year to substantiate that claim.  However , the tale of 2016 has not been entirely filled with deep melancholy , unending sadness and pain. Through the forest of despair , ephemeral rays of [...]

Early Clinical Rotations

It was both humbling and horrifying to see the miracle of life on display every 30 minutes of everyday for two weeks๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜จ

The Adventures of TinderLily : Part 3

The Good , the Bad and horribly unsettling , not just ugly, guys you meet on Tinder 😝😅😘

The Adventures of TinderLily: Part 2

Tinder Match (TM): I actually don't like Harry Potter , LOTR , Game of Thrones and . . . Lily (walking out with the breadsticks) : Sorry I seem to have wasted my time here.

The Adventures of TinderLily : Part 1

Lily ( Looks into the distance): "It all started with a dare . . ." My friend who "loves me dearly" and knows me better than most thought it prudent to dare me to do something I had never done before knowing full well the extent of my ridiculous pride. She used her intimate and [...]

At Times Inexplicably Small

Current Rotation : Paediatrics Salutations !I thought I'd do a Lily Updateย  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 ๐Ÿ˜› โค ๐Ÿ™‚ On Hospital [...]

Looking for Lily ๐Ÿ”Ž

I offer my most humble apology to any individual who yearned for real answers for their very important and incredibly serious questions but wereย redirected to my blog of feels instead. Where in the world is Lily ?ย  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 yet๐Ÿ™Œ I have become completely enamored with surgery .I loved everything in surgery๐Ÿ˜. I sometimes needed to whisper "Calm down Lily" when the excitement threatened to bubble over ๐Ÿ™ˆย ! I was really lucky to be placed with my clinical partner in a [...]

Melancholia and Epiphanies

Forgive my neglect of this wonderful oasis , I haven't exactly had the easiest past few weeks ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  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 ๐Ÿ˜ท

  ๐Ÿ‘ŒCan successfully rebut the advances of a patient in a crowded community health centreย ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ‘ŒCan take a history and do an examination in a crowded community health centre ๐Ÿ‘ŒCan manage to trip while going UP the stairsย ๐Ÿ˜‚ (I'm still trying to figure out how that happened) ๐Ÿ‘ŒCan draw blood . . . ย from a [...]

Brainception : Part One

An entire month has gone by and Neurosciences 1 has been completedย ! 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 ; ย sleeping ,eating๐Ÿง and watching series . Neuro exceeded my expectationsย ๐Ÿ˜ and although difficult in [...]