Sometimes you need to say it

When I present patients and reach the “body habitus” part of the presentation, I always become a little awkward. I’m acutely aware of body-image issues and I never want to be the cause of a patient’s emotional distress. It has happened a few times that a registrar admonished me, “You need to say it. YouContinue reading “Sometimes you need to say it”

Thyroid Thursday and Appearances

So, if you have known me (or my blog) for a while, you will have noticed that I sleep a lot, I eat a lot, and I get downright emo very often. Last week I wrote about finally pushing for a diagnosis. It seems a lot of patients are having to push for diagnoses, andContinue reading “Thyroid Thursday and Appearances”

My Crazy (Lazy) Thyroid

So, if you have known me (or my blog) for a while, you will have noticed that I sleep a lot, I eat a lot, and I get downright emo very often. My schedule in high school didn’t really allow for this, so I assumed that these “experiences” were part of some sort of maladjustmentContinue reading “My Crazy (Lazy) Thyroid”

Endocrine System: When studying for the exam

Yesterday I studied for my Endocrine System exam. I have decided that I simply cannot have a supplementary exam in January as I need actually to have a holiday in the short time provided I won’t be able to take too many textbooks home with the airlines’ baggage allowances for domestic flights Endocrinology is supposedlyContinue reading “Endocrine System: When studying for the exam”