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, [...]

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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 [...]

Everything and More !

Surgery is everything I expected it to be and more ๐Ÿ™‚ โค . 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 ย but I am still so happy and so excited ! My apologies [...]

My First Time . . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!ย ๐Ÿ˜œ My First Time: Clinic Edition๐Ÿ’‰ 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 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 [...]

Up & Up ๐Ÿš€

Lily lives ! Just thought to let you know ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 !ย  โค Lily Update โค 01 Jan - I painted my room lilac ! ย My obsession [...]

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 ๐Ÿ˜ท

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