Chapter 3.6: Joining the Covid club

I couldn’t taste my morning coffee. Covid-19 has officially gone too far. I’ve previously written about the benefits (and drawbacks) of being a patient and a doctor/healthcare professional/student and now, as the lingering symptoms of my body’s battle continue to frustrate me, I can appreciate a fraction of the burden many patients face on aContinue reading “Chapter 3.6: Joining the Covid club”

Chapter 3.5: The extremes of modern medicine

There was once a time where a headache was treated by drilling into the skull and a cure for jaundice was swallowing nine lice mixed with ale (aka a Wetherspoon’s IPA). Since then, medicine has come a long way. We can now stop a beating heart, operate, and then bring the patient back from technicallyContinue reading “Chapter 3.5: The extremes of modern medicine”

Chapter 3.2: Where the **** have I been?

It’s been a challenging few weeks. But then, when is it not? After completing a round of exams, taking a break from some projects and letting a few aspects of my life get a little out of hand, it’s time to get back on track. If anything, this was a much-needed reminder that medicine isContinue reading “Chapter 3.2: Where the **** have I been?”

Chapter 3.1: Discomfort zone

So I’m now in my final year, around 9 months from qualifying as a doctor in the NHS, and yesterday I had a tummy ache after eating too many cookies. Growing up is weird, but I promise I have a good life lesson from this. Final year so far can be very succinctly summarised byContinue reading “Chapter 3.1: Discomfort zone”

Chapter 2.5: foetus to “feed us!”

It’s been a busy period trying to juggle multiple projects whilst slaloming around Covid-19. If I had a tragic backstory, I’d try out for Britain’s Got Talent. I had the pleasure of experiencing my Maternal and Child health block. To be honest, I wasn’t too excited about this at the start of the year. It’sContinue reading “Chapter 2.5: foetus to “feed us!””