First time jabbing someone with a needle

Finally, after sitting through 15 gruelling months of medical school, I got to inject someone with a drug. It doesn't sound overly impressive, but for me it's a big step in the right direction, away from lectures and textbooks, towards clinical practice. I was looking forward to this particular lab for months, and it didn't... Continue Reading →

Treading water

What a mess of a week. I feel quite crappy right now, and I really want to vent. So in a nutshell, I've just been all over the place lately. This week has been really busy and stressful, as I've had to prep for the case presentation, plus I've been back-and-forth to the hospital 4/5... Continue Reading →

It’s all over now, Baby Blue

The exam is done with. Honestly, I wasn't expecting to do that well in it, and I think my suspicions were correct on the basis that I felt like I did pretty awful whilst walking out of the exam hall. But nevermind. I've realised that in medical school, you've got to really alter your mindset... Continue Reading →

New studying technique

I'm starting to enjoy the library. I'm there at the moment, and I even stayed at uni for an extra day (I usually go home for the entire weekend), just so I can study more. It's crunch time and everyone's feeling the heat. It's 5 days until the exam and I feel kind of screwed.... Continue Reading →

Feeling lost

Does my Grey Matter? I still don't really think so, but I figured that I wanted a creative (or rather, emotional) outlet in my life, so I'm back here, screaming into the void, looking forward to what my echo has to say. At a quick glance, I saw that my last post was written after... Continue Reading →

What it’s like to have anxiety

First off, I should make clear that everyone with this condition (and most other mental health problems) experiences it differently. There you go, I made it clear. I feel it in the depths of my stomach, just below my lower ribs. The burning sensation when copious amounts of adrenaline is pumped into my system isn't... Continue Reading →

Time to make a change. Or 20.

First year of medical school is over. To be honest, I really didn't enjoy it that much, and I'm accepting blame for that, I know it's my fault and I'll explain why. I think the biggest problem was the social isolation. I really didn't socialise much....or at all in the last few months of year... Continue Reading →

Another Saturday in the life

Woke up around 10. I wanted to get up at 7 and watch 'the Americans' for a few hours, but I've subconsciously learned how to ignore my alarm in the morning. Weird flex, but ok, brain. I then rushed to shower and shove the rest of my stuff into the bag, ready to go home.... Continue Reading →

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