1. I don’t want to start working again on Monday

    Enjoying the holidays far too much

  2. Barcelona is beautiful!

    I don’t want to leave! The city is amazing, the weather is hot, there is so much beautiful architecture, tapas is tasty, there is a beach - what more could you ask for?!

    I’m definately coming back here again

  3. 365rulesforpremeds:

I thought the “interpret the passage” questions ended with the MCAT & college English… *sigh*


    I thought the “interpret the passage” questions ended with the MCAT & college English… *sigh*

  4. medicineandcoffee:



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No seriously, why isn’t there an episode like this? Why?!

If this is true why the fuck was this not made?!?




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    No seriously, why isn’t there an episode like this? Why?!

    If this is true why the fuck was this not made?!?

  5. Rules:
    Rule 1: Always post the rules. 
    Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked, then write 11 new ones. 
    Rule 3: Tag 11 people then link them in the post. 
    Rule 4: Tell them you tagged them.

    Questions you may answer:

    1) Tell us about a book you wish more people knew about.
    2) Share something you experienced that inspired you.
    3) How would your best friends describe you?
    4) If you could visit one place, money no object, where would it be?
    5) Something you wish you understood when you were a kid.
    6) Something new you found out recently.
    7) Share a little about something you’re passionate about. 
    8) If you could have any skill or talent that you currently lack, what would it be?
    9) Tell us about a new song you’re dying to share with someone.
    10) Something, big or small, that you’re looking forward to.
    11) Physical feature you love most about yourself.

    Thank you dxmedstudent for tagging me!

    1) Recently I read a book called Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China and it was really good. It was about three generations of women growing up in a time where there were ongoing conflicts between China and Japan. Before reading it, I had no idea of the kind of struggles those people went through and it was really interesting reading historical fiction from that period. 

    2) At our primary school, we used to have to make a Harvest box every year around October time. These boxes would be filled with non perishable food and other essential items and would go to someone needy. Our boxes used to be sent to elderly people in the community near by. One year I put a card in the bottom of the box and wrote a message saying that I hope they were well and enjoyed the box etc. The couple that recieved my box were so moved by my card, they sent a letter back to me at school and it made me realise that it really is little things that can make a huge difference to someones day. 

    3) Fun, bubbly and nice to be around? hopefully :p

    4) I’ve always wanted to South America and explore all the countries there (not really one place but oh well :p)

    5) I wish I understood that me being “bad” or “good” had no impact on the bigger things happening around me e.g. people dying, parents arguing etc

    6) Recently I found out that Snoop Dogg tried to rent the entire country of Lichtenstein for a music video

    7) Lindy hop! I’ve been lindy hopping since September last year and it is the most addictive hobby I’ve ever taken up. It is a dance style from the 1920’s and 30’s and is a lot of fun. 

    8) I would love to have some sort of artistic ability. I cannot draw to save my life.

    9) Summertime by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. I went to a blues dance class last week and we danced to this song, it was so beautiful. 

    10) I’m going to Spain on Sunday!

    11) I have nice boobs ;)

    I’ve been tagged in a few of these so I will tag people on the next one :)
  6. So Austria was BRILLIANT!

    I just got back from a conference in Salzburg and it was honestly one of the best experiences of my life. It was all about how art meets science and especially creativity and collaborative working. We got to go to performances at the Salzburg festival which was an amazing experience.

    Also on our free afternoon we went sightseeing around Salzburg (which was beautiful) and we saw lots of the places where the sound of music was filmed (which I was very over excited about).

    Next adventure: Spain in three days! :D 

  7. at-least-ill-die-a-lionturtle:




    Anecdotes by medical practitioners 

    "A woman came in for a baby check with her 6-month-old and she had what looked like chocolate milk in the baby’s bottle. So he started explaining to her as kindly as he could that she shouldn’t be giving her baby chocolate milk. At which point she interrupts him and says, ‘Oh that isn’t chocolate milk. It’s coffee! He just loves it!”

    "I had a patient come in for an STD check. She was very upset and continued to tell me that she only had one partner. Progressing through my assessment, she further divulged that even if he was sleeping with other people it shouldn’t matter ‘because he uses a condom every time and he makes sure to wash it thoroughly after every use’.”

    "Had a lady who measured her baby’s temperature by pre-heating the oven and putting one hand in front of it while the other hand was on the baby’s forehead. She told the nurse her baby’s fever was about 250 degrees.”

    "Lady has to have foot amputated and is given waiver forms to sign pre-op. Buddy asks if she needs time to think about it. She’s very nonchalant and doesn’t seem to care much what they do. He gets suspicious and probes a bit as to why she’s not more concerned. She says she gets that they have to operate and it’s OK because the foot will grow back.”

    "I had a couple who had been trying to conceive for over two years. I asked all the usual questions, how often do you have sex, any previous pregnancy, etc etc. Something seemed off to me during the consult, so I continued to ask questions. Finally I asked if he ejaculated while inserted into the vagina. Both parties looked confused.Turns out the couple was not having insertional sex at all. I had to awkwardly explain to them how insertional sex works. Diagrams were required.”

    "Patient comes in, she’s upset. She’s pregnant, and she doesn’t understand why. She’s on the pill. Upon talking to her at great length, I find out that she only takes the pills on the days that she is sexually active – no other time.”

    "Patient comes in with her bf. They are indignant, as if somehow I could’ve prevented [the pregnancy]. The problem? Well, the pills were bothering the girl’s stomach, so, being a gallant bf, he decided to start taking them instead.”

    I was explaining the treatment to the husband of a patient about to be discharged. He kept nodding and agreeing with me, but I knew it was flying over his head. Turned out a fundamental problem was that I was describing the drugs as ‘tablets’ and he had no clue what those were.

    Reddit thread 


    Oh my god… I can’t decide if I should laugh or cry…

    My head hurts

  8. Sorry for the tmi. But my period is super painful this month no painkillers are working it's bearable if I take co-codamol and curl into a tight ball with a heat pad. This happens every two to four months should I be suffering this much?

    Sorry for not replying to this sooner, I’ve been in Austria!

    To answer your question anon, have you always had painful periods? I’m sory you are suffering so much but very painful periods can be normal for some people. If they have recently become more painful or changed in some way, I would see a doctor about it if I were you.

    Have you considered trying the pill or an iud implant? I originally started taking the pill to regulate my ridiculously irregular periods and one of the bonuses was a much lighter menstruation and it was also less painful! I have also heard similar things about the iud.

    Hope this helped!

  9. mshoneysucklepink:





    Some of the ways our organs communicate with each other… This is scientifically correct.


    Fun fact: my mum had her gall bladder removed a month ago. When I found that comic I emailed it to her. It made her laugh, it made her consultant laugh, and she put it at the front of her medical folder for her hospital stay.

    I don’t think I’ve ever felt sadder for a gall bladder in all my life.

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