Your heart or mine?

I want to talk about people who throughout this year have treated you badly, who may have wronged you or ignored you, those people who only seem to remember your name when they need something or



I have often wondered what it feels like to be a patient in the hospital. My personal experiences as a patient have been limited to the occasional clinic visit, having my wisdom teeth removed and


Medical School: A Fairytale

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess, who had decided to go on a long journey. She had been told about what lay at the end of a long and winding path. It was all of the good things


When I Grow Up…

What do I want to be when I grow up? It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves, or been asked by others, at some point. Kids attempt to answer it by using their imaginations, ‘playing pretend’


National Birds

We traveled by school bus for two days to reach the health center. The roads from the capital, originally wide and paved and bustling with urban life, had gradually given way to dirt and dust and


I Love Our Hospital

I love our hospital. It’s big and white. It’s where I met mommy and daddy. I love our hospital because I got a cold one day, and we went there. A nice man in white smiled at me and told me that


A Changed Perspective on Life

The first time I saw her, her skin was thin and wrinkled. Her hair was gray and brittle. Her eyes stared at the empty wall. She was dying. It was so, so sad. Goodbyes are so sad. I remember



They said, Not everyone can be the best. And you thought, I’ll show them. Fast forward many months of struggle and self doubt, shame and regret Late nights, highs and lows In retrospect, a slide


The Power of Palliative Care

Why Care about Palliative Care? “Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.” – Dr. Atul Gawande, Being Mortal I wish I had words as eloquent as Dr. Gawande