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 [...]

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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Phantasms and Pre-Examination Woes

The sixth years are pimping out all the desks in the study center. Aย first year has stolen my favourite desk to sit at in the library.ย 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 [...]

Biological Clocks and Tokophobia ๐Ÿ•“

The pregnant female is probably the most undecorated hero that society has. Every woman that has ever been pregnant and given birth , be it viaย the traditional route or through surgical means, deserves numerous medals of honour and bravery. There are a myriad of complications that can occur during pregnancy , labour itself can present [...]

Runner’s Etiquette ๐Ÿƒ

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,ย I'mย glad you're running too"ย nod , the "you again" wave , the "let's keep going" smileย and the "you're still running" grimace. Is there an elite handshake that I can [...]

Y’er a wizard Lily โšกโšก

I am not of this muggle world. I am a wizard. Now if my letter from Hogwarts could find its way to me before I graduate from med school, that wouldย beย splendidย ย ๐Ÿ‘Œ I have successfully convinced my younger brethren to indulge in the epicness of the Harry Potter world . I employed passive aggressive tactics such [...]

The Importance of Mentorship

The Urogenital System is now over ! Its culmination , a brutal week of end of block assessments that very nearly eradicated my ability to think clearly. We had five assessments from Monday to Friday. By Wednesday my brain felt abused and completely fried .I hope that I emerge victorious after that barrage of mental [...]

All Bashfulness Aside . . .

Urology lectures are so different from when I was learning about the reproductive system in the ninth grade. I went to an all girls high school so modesty was always encouraged. We always had to be respectful and decent young ladies who never ever used vulgar and crude language. The said vulgar words being penis [...]

Awakenings

โ€œYou may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.โ€ โ€• Maya Angelou This week I received what I would term an awakening. It [...]

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?   [...]