Chapter 4 : Complete ✔️

Returning to my blog after such a lengthy hiatus always leaves me feeling somewhat ashamed 🙂 Like a mother who has abandoned her offspring and is now crawling back with her tail between her legs . I bring with me good news though! I passed my fourth year ! I am now officially a fifth [...]

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Taking a break . . .

Exhale . . .  My exams are officially over for this year ! Second year is over ! Now to decide if I should eat or sleep first 😴 I am going to on a self vacation. A vacation by myself. A "Lilycation" if you will💃💃 . I will probably run a lot or go [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Upward and Onward

I have been nineteen for a grand total of two days and it has been simply magical ! I woke up on my birthday to a scrumptiously prepared buffet consisting of all my favourite food and raucous singing from my family (some of which are unable to hold a tune). I was serenaded by the [...]

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 [...]

Sleep Deprived and Hungry

I am writing a test based on  111 (one hundred and eleven)  lectures in ten days ! Can somebody please hand me the keys to a fully-stocked liquor cabinet now. I have an urgent need to drown my sorrows. One module near completion and I can say I understand the reason for second year's sinister reputation. The [...]

“To party or not to party. . .”

The final instalment of Feesweek (a Cheese and Wine Party) takes place later tonight ! but I am as yet undecided on whether or not I should grace the event with my presence 😀 There is the promise of dancing and fun but I am exhausted after this week. I attended a foam party ( [...]

A Doctor In Training

Being on campus feels like stepping into a parallel universe. Everything is exactly as it was but it feels so different returning as a second year. I'll probably only feel like a second year when I get asked for directions from a lost first year in a few weeks time.  It's amazing, that two months [...]

The Power Of An Introvert

I have spent most of my holiday in a reflective haze. Being an introvert, reflection is a daily necessity in my life. I often take an hour out of each day just to think. Many people, my own parents included, have branded me weird because of this tradition of mine but it helps me maintain [...]

Future Lily

Day 9 : How you hope your future will be like I have mentioned , on numerous occasions, that I do not like to plan too far ahead into my future because it causes me to lose perspective of the here and the now. I start to live my life in a dreamy haze and [...]

Satisfaction :)

Day 8 : A moment when you felt the most satisfied with your life  Writing this post has put into perspective how much time I spend complaining and grumbling inwardly because I could not think of a single time when I was most satisfied with my life. I was so tempted to say that the [...]

Death by Pharmacology

"When negative marking happens to good people" Sometimes Pharmacology just comes around and literally knocks you down . I wrote my pharmacology end of block test on Friday and it was, to state it simply,  the most awful test that I have ever had to endure! ( I can think of a whole range of [...]

Back to disenchanting reality !

My week long recess has come to an abrupt end and tomorrow I will be writing the pharmacology mid-module test . It is with a heavy heart that I bid adieu to movie and series marathons , unhurried awakenings and leisurely reclination . Tomorrow I will have to readjust to the bustle of the MB,ChB [...]

End Of Block Weekend !

I've done it ! I've survived six weeks of Pathology ! We wrote our end of block assessment yesterday ( it was a  nightmare -  #death by chemical pathology) and today was the practical test ( which was a lot better ). I can finally breathe ! I have 48 hours during which I do not have [...]