I’m joining up with Post-a-Day’s weekly writing challenge this week and writing about “a few of my favourite things.”
Moving 1000km for university was hard. Years I later I learned the term ADJUSTMENT DISORDER and knew, that was what I had. Luggage restrictions restricted what I could carry from home to my new room. Mostly necessities. A few photos. My Grade 12 yearbook. And three teddies.
Continue reading “Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens”
I don’t usually write these kinds of things on my blog, but PointlessPurpleBubbles wrote on the topic recently and it inspired me. It helped a little because I think I managed to express things I haven’t been able to understand myself.
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Continue reading ““When Last did you Major in Unafraid?””
It’s cold in Cape Town today. It reminds me of a time where hundreds of South African babies died for a lack of incubators. Incubators are wonderful things, the way they protect the little children who arrive in the world a little too early.
Something else that saved a lot of lives was the simple knit beanie. Babies have huge heads compared to their bodies, and they love a lot of heat through it. Volunteers knitted and donated beanies to NICUs, and suddenly babies thrived.
A lot of money is spent to keep neonates alive.
But the most valuable commodity in the Neonatal ICU is not the incubator or the oxygen tank or even the doctor.
Continue reading “The Greatest Commodity”
…but before I get to that, today I reveal my brand-spanking-new blog button, yay! I’ve never been great at the whole design thing, but I think I finally hit gold with this one. I hope you like it.
Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Down”
My heart just breaks when people cry. And I have never had so many teary patients as I have had in Dermatology.
One lady was eighty years old, and drove herself to the hospital. What a lovely person! So lucid, so well-groomed, so independent. And she lives alone.
Continue reading “Waterworks”