Part of my job involves asking questions and gathering bio data. This same part of my job also revealed an internal acquired bias that I am learning to unlearn. This is a story of personal growth. I remember moments in which I would be questioning a female, and amongst other questions I would ask for … Continue reading TIMELINES.
There is a problem somewhere. Endeavor to obtain a concise medical history from certain-or most- patients in this Nigeria, and I bet you will be thoroughly confused midway through. Most Nigerians can confuse and mislead you in diverse ways. There are quite a few subsets of confusing Nigerian patients, and I'll highlight a few that … Continue reading The Art of Clerking Nigerian Patients.
On the 8th of January I sat down to pen a letter to EndOf2019 me. I read that letter yesterday, and I wish I could say I felt happiness or fulfilment as my eyes finished scanning through. One word alone cannot describe my heart state for the last couple of hours; it is more like … Continue reading 2019: In Focus.
Today was actually a very nice day. I had initially planned to just go to church, come back and sleep. I ended up meeting a friend I met on Twitter for the first time in person at church (which was amazing!) , strolling through good ol' Ikeja City Mall after church, doing some last-minute Christmas … Continue reading WHAT DID YOU GIFT YOURSELF THIS CHRISTMAS?
It was surgery day. Two patients were scheduled. Same type of surgery. The same anesthesia was to be administered to both in the same dose. The procedure was almost the same on the doctor's end. Their individual reactions, however, were as far as the east is from the west. Patient A squirmed and screamed and … Continue reading PAIN: WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE.
DAY 23: A LETTER TO SOMEONE, ANYONE. Dear A, I wish you were here. Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if you were still with us. I feel like I never got the chance to really know you more for myself, instead of relying on a lot of second-hand memories. I wish we … Continue reading 30-DAY WRITING CHALLENGE || DAY 23