Valentine’s Day in Hospital, One Year Ago

One year ago: I was just a medical student and I hated Vascular Surgery. I hated that I had to work on Valentine’s Day. But I hadn’t considered how horrible it must be for my patients to be in hospital on this day.

Love Hurts [Book Review]

“Love hurts. Sometimes. If it didn’t, a significant portion of the stories throughout the world would disappear.”

I adore this. It is rare to read a book that does not encompass love in some form or another. Even if it is for inanimate objects. Even in my encounters with patients, it is not hard to see who or what they love. You don’t even have to like romance to notice that.

The Anti-Valentine #3

It’s STI/Condom awareness week in South Africa! I find it mildly amusing that this takes place during Valentine’s Week – whether that was intended as a buzz-kill is debatable.  Happy Valentine’s Day to you, if you support it. I remember many soppy and not-so-soppy Valentine’s Days in my past. There were the times I nervouslyContinue reading “The Anti-Valentine #3”

The Anti-Valentine #2 (POSTER)

It’s STI/Condom awareness week in South Africa! I find it mildly amusing that this takes place during Valentine’s Week – whether that was intended as a buzz-kill is debatable.  STIs and especially HIV is huge in South Africa. If you’re new to this blog, click here for more of my related posts.

The Anti-Valentine #1

I’m not really anti-valentine or pro-valentine, but I thought this was hilarious. It’s from PostSecret. As someone who deals with STIs almost daily, my first bit of relationship advice will always be A-B-C: Abstain, Be Faithful, Condomise. Edit: 12-18 February is STI/Condom awareness week. So quite fitting in the end.