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Category Archives: My journey through Medicine
This is work…my garden depression
What is depression? And is depression the same as a depressive disorder? Why is mental illness trendy now?
This is work…prescribed medication, traditional medicine
western medication, with its faults, is often hailed as the holy grail, whereas traditional medication is often demonized. Is there a world in which the two are brought together harmoniously, or are all things African bad?
If your heart’s not in it – my journey through medicine
What do you do when you realize late in your journey that the path you chose for yourself is not the path for you?
On impostor syndrome and the pandemic – my journey through medicine
Reflections of life during a pandemic, dealing with impostor syndrome and emotional burnout at work.
On anxiety and positive thoughts – my journey through medicine
Repeating a school year can be anxiety-provoking. Retraining one’s mind to think positively, though it may be hard, may be the key to survive
Exams again – my journey through medicine
Exams are remarkably stressful. Having to retake them, all the more so. In this post I detail the anxieties AND VICTORIES of retaking exams.
A letter to me – my journey through medicine
To survive repeating final year, I knew I had to be kind to myself. I could not afford to beat myself up and be self-hating in 2018. I had to tell myself that I was capable, that I could move any mountain I set my eyes on. So, I wrote myself letters. Letters of admirationContinue reading “A letter to me – my journey through medicine”
Hey so uhm, I failed – my journey through medicine
Revealing that I failed was gut-wrenching. I thought I could control it – when, how and to whom I told my story. I was wrong. It happened here and there, now and then. It was unplanned, erratic, haphazard. It was not in my control. I first told Khutso*. It was not hard at all becauseContinue reading “Hey so uhm, I failed – my journey through medicine”
Failed the year – my journey through medicine
“Black students form the majority of the students who failed IPC. We have to believe there is an inherent weakness in either how they study or how they take exams.”