Montages & Revelry

My annual Lilycation has been a tremendous success ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿš These past 5 weeks have been my most enjoyable and relaxed weeks of the year. I opted not to apply for a holiday job and that left me with a lot of free time ๐Ÿ˜‹ So much time that I was initially overwhelmed but I soon [...]

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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 😝😅😘

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lily: Creature of Habit ๐Ÿฆ

I have just two examinations left to complete before I'm in the clear and able to enjoy my well earned holiday ! *Cue wild and uncoordinated dancing! The papers have mostly been kind to me. Nothing has made me despair or writhe in agony afterwards . Thankfullyย ๐Ÿ˜œ . I'm just looking forward to completing what's [...]

Kangaroo Mother Care ๐Ÿ’•

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 ! ย But alas , I cannot celebrate as [...]

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 [...]

The Global Goals And Why I Care โœŒโœŒ

The United Nations released a list of goals that they have set aside to achieve by the year 2030. They are ambitious , dauntingly so ,but by no means impossible. If everyone in the world cared enough, we could easily accomplish these goals in the next five years .Fifteen years is, however, a long time [...]

Marriage Proposals and Heartbreak

I nearly got engagedย during myย end of block ย weekend. It all happened rather quickly but the short of the situation is that I had to decline. My decision was influenced byย the factย that I hadย not yet met my suitor until that veryย afternoon and he was probably at least three if not fourย times my own age. I was [...]