Running the Surfers’ Challenge – and Runner’s Hyponatraemia

East London has an annual run which locals affectionately call “our Comrades” – a wildly popular all-terrain challenge now in its 41st year. 17,5 kilometers of sea sand, shale, rock and ocean.

Scaring Kiddies… Unintentionally

When I rotated through Paediatric Oncology during my elective, I had some trouble. Remember how I wrote about the incredibly late detection of tumours – well, that is largely due to the fact that the Eastern Cape has a large rural population. Also, a lot of these children are first taken to traditional healers andContinue reading “Scaring Kiddies… Unintentionally”

Birthday-thoughts

¬†Day 5: What do you prefer to do on your birthday? Birthdays are big in our family – as are Mothersdays, Fathersdays, and holidays like Christmas and Easter. We have learnt how fragile life is, even the youngest of us. In my Grade 12-year we lost so many family¬† members and friends that I seemedContinue reading “Birthday-thoughts”

An early birthday celebration

Tomorrow I return to Cape Town. It will be my birthday in two weeks, but since I cannot be with my family at the time, we celebrated my birthday today. I had my very first experience purchasing jewellery. Mom and Dad wanted to buy me something special, that I can keep for a very longContinue reading “An early birthday celebration”