“Water, Water, Every Where”


I live in a water-scarce country on a water-scarce continent. I grew up with a little ditty, “Kinders moenie in die water mors nie, die ou mense wil dit drink” – “Children, don’t mess with water, the old people want to drink it”. Parts of my country has had water restrictions in the years that I have lived.

And yet, I have never really wanted for water. When I open a tap, there it is. Cold and ready to drink, albeit chlorinated. Cape Town has some of the cleanest drinking water in the world. I could run through sprinklers as a child. I could swim in swimming pools.

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Studying for one more 271-module…

I do not enjoy the Cardiovascular System. Which is a bit of a problem, seeing that I’ve been told The Boy’s father is one of the best paediatric cardiologists around. Pray he never sees this blog then.

The problem is that the CVS is just not interesting. You may remember previous posts when I was studying for previous exams – subjects that were a real struggle for me – but there were tonnes of interesting tid-bits. Cardio, not so much.

And that says a lot, coming from someone who, when she was younger, often thought she was dying of a heart attack or some arrhythmia.

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