Life! Oh wait…..

How’s it going guys?

  • I’m currently typing this in my room and i’m on call.
  • My call has been okay. So far, so good.
  • I am half way done with my surgery posting!
  • I am almost done with housejob y’all! Isn’t that crazy?
  • I can now sort of say i’m in a long distance relationship. LOL. Hate it.
  • Well, technically it’s not that long.
  • I finally got a room to myself in the hospital.
  • It’s such a purple room. I love it.
  • I almost forgot…. I’m 26 years old now. OMG. I’m old.
  • I had a weird birthday.
  • I was kinda depressed because i put too much pressure on myself and i felt like i’m not where i want to be in life.
  • I felt so much better the day after though. I realised how blessed I am and for that I was really grateful. I mean, I have the best family.. super supportive and shit… I have the best boyfriend. Super kind and amazing tbh.
  • I wish i wasn’t on call today. I would’ve been watching a movie with bae.
  • He went without me. Imagine that?!
  • March is almost over… Where is the year flying to. Not complaining tho.
  • Hope you guys are having a great month so far.
  • I will blog about my plastic surgery posting soon.
  • I am tired of seeing wounds. It’s disgusting tbvh.
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Life as a Foreign-Trained Medical Graduate in Lagos. (Final part)

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Hey y’all! Finally, the last post! If you’ve not been reading then you should probably check the last four posts. 🙂

So, they called the first hundred in. I was number 61. The nerves that day was unreal. I was finally called in. I got to the first station and the question was so basic like ‘take a gynaecological history on this woman’. I already practised the most common cases here like ‘Fibroids, Infertility, Uterine prolapse’ so I was pretty confident after station 1. I got to the next station and I was asked to do an abdominal examination. That went well too until I got to the third station where they asked me to take a history on a woman that came in with her 6 hour old newborn that had difficulty breathing and the woman was an actual illiterate. Jesus take the wheel. I didn’t even know where to start. I was asking this woman some random ass questions and she wasn’t even answering properly so I was like why me?

The examiners were just looking at me like are you actually stupid? They rang the bell and I moved to the next station still so worried about my last station. They asked me to do  a cardiovascular examination on a man. I had practiced this the night before so I was supposed to be confident but station 3 had me so confused that I kept second guessing my every move.  I finished and I wasn’t so confident over all. I felt like I could’ve done way better. They told us the results would be out the week after and honestly it was the longest four days of my life. I tried not to think of my performance and just hope for the best but every now and then the thought of failing would pop in my head and I’d freak out. I prayed every day. I talked to my friends to try to calm myself but it didn’t really work.

On Tuesday, the day has come o. I woke up nervous. I tried to pretend not to be too nervous. My friend told me they said they’d release the results around 4pm and by release I mean put our names on a website for the world to see. Oh Jesus.

4pm and still nothing. My phone vibrated and it was whatsapp message from my friend saying ‘ITS OUT O!’ I quickly requested for the link, opened it and looked for my number. THERE IT WAS! NUMBER 61. I SAW MY NAME YOU GUYS. I SHOUTED. My dad knew what was up immediately and was like yaaayyyy Congrats. Then I relaxed and obviously started looking for my friends numbers. Almost all of them made it! So very proud of every one of them!

Life lesson: Even when you feel like your best isn’t or wasn’t enough, all you gotta do is trust God. It’s okay to freak out once in  a while tho 😉

Hope yall are having a wonderful day and to the New Medical Graduates coming back home for the assessment examination! You can do it. Ezz nothing! 😉

I thought the hard part was over until I started looking for a job. You’d think a Doctor should be able to get a job easily considering how populated we are in Nigeria. Well, that’s not the case because I am still looking for a job. :/

 

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Health tips from a jobless Doctor.

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Hello everyone! How are you all doing? Good, I hope! I decided to give y’all some health tips. I am not exactly the most healthy person out here but I know a few things about health. What I need to do is actually take my own advice. It’s hard to be healthy in lagos tbh but here are some tips:

  1. Drink more water – The body loses fluid primarily by urinating, sweating, shitting, breathing (yes, breathing).  It could be more especially for those of us living in hot, humid places. A lot of people don’t consume enough water and then wonder why they’re always tired, cranky with headaches. Water not only gives you a clearer skin, or help you stay hydrated and refreshed, it also helps with your kidney function. So, dear thirsty men and women, drink some water. Quench that thirst!
  2. Sleep/Rest – Sometimes, we get so busy with life that we forget to sleep/rest properly during the week and then the weekend comes, we feel the need to socialize and the cycle continues till we fall down and die. Jk We won’t die in Jesus name. But try to rest as much as you can. Stress can give your hypertension aka the silent killer. I shall not go into hypertension today but to function properly, you need sleep. Period. We all know this. You don’t need a Doctor to tell you this.
  3. Eat right. You are what you eat. So you better eat well so you can look good. A lot of us get too busy we forget to eat breakfast. Shame on us! Before I moved back home, I can’t even remember having breakfast. I’m always in such a hurry to leave my house and get to the hospital on time that I forget to eat and by noon I’m already so tired, cranky, irritated and just over the day! Oh! Try to eat your fruits, vegetables and all that good stuff.
  4. Walk! Do some exercise! Some people think only fat people need to exercise. That is so wrong, it’s not even funny. I mean, you can be skinny like me and have ridiculous amounts of cholesterol (fat) in your body. So don’t be fooled by the outward appearance. Even if it’s to the bus stop, or a little stroll after work. I’m sure if you’re a hustler in Lagos, you’ve probably got this one down!
  5. Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. I’m not saying you can’t have a few drinks with your friends. I’m talking Vodka, Bacardi, Rum and the sorts every other day/weekend. Sir/Ma, you are not doing anybody but yourself! You will destroy your body and your mind.
  6. Now, to the sexually active people here. Try and use condoms abeg. Ladies, if you’re sexually active, you can have condoms in your purses too. I have heard some girls say ‘why should I buy condom? Abeg, that’s the duty of the guy’ Um aunty, your health is your responsibility. Don’t put it in guy’s hand because it’s his ‘duty’. To be honest, the best thing is to abstain from sex sha. Stop fornicating yall!

I’m tired of typing and i’ve got books to read so i’ll stop here. Maybe, I’ll continue another day. I hope you all enjoyed reading these tips.  I know, I know! I’ll take my own advice too. Thank you!

(P.S – I AM STILL VERY JOBLESS! IF YOU KNOW SOMEBODY THAT KNOWS SOMEBODY, PLEASE HELP!)

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