Sun is shining- literally, so make HAY- figuratively now :)!

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medicine abroad
Growing up we may have heard the saying ‘make hay while the sun shines’ otherwise it just means seize the day, an opportunity or valuable information and use it to enable yourself.  That’s all I’m saying really. Follow the link below to learn how.
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Have a great day!

A very emotional day for me…..

A 43-year-old lady came to the surgery complaining of tummy pain.
I asked all the usual questions and then proceeded to examine her tummy.
I knew instantly that she was pregnant though the tummy was still small.
‘You are pregnant,’ I said to her.
Wide eyed in shock, she shook her head vehemently:
‘That’s not possible!!!’
‘That’s not possible’ she repeated, ‘we have been trying for a baby for many years without success…..there’s NO way I could be pregnant!!!’
But she was pregnant as a simple test of her urine confirmed.
‘No way!! Can’t keep it’ she declared, ‘I want it removed.’

She was almost hysterical with shock.

‘What the f….!!’ she swore angrily.
‘Ok, take it easy.’
I tried to calm her down.
‘You don’t have to decide right now. Go home and think about it and come back in two days to see me, ok?’
‘Let me know what you want to do then.’

She was back two days later.
‘I will keep it,’ she sighed deeply.

Fast forward many months later, as I made my way through the crowded surgery waiting room, I heard someone calling me.

‘Doctor, doctor….’
I turned round and saw a stranger smiling at me with a baby in a buggy.

I smiled back, unsure who it was.
‘Don’t you remember me?’ She asked.
I shook my head apologetically.

With a few words she reminded me of our encounter.
With excitement she announced ‘This is the baby….I’ve had my gorgeous son!!!’
And it was indeed one of the cutest babies I had ever seen. The lady looked like a new woman, so visibly happy.

‘Thank you so much doctor,’ she enthused, giving me a warm hug, ‘Thank you so much!!’

We hugged tightly oblivious to the gaze from all the patients in the waiting room. I tried so hard to hold back tears of joy that pushed at the back of my eyes.
It was one of those defining moments when you decide that despite all the stress (and I can tell you that being a doctor is VERY STRESSFUL!!!) encounters like this make it worth it.

Adaeze x

 

Medicine abroad: a guide for foreign medics

A Map will take you there

I think you would agree with me that:
it’s quite hard to relocate and start life afresh in a new country.
Or is it?
Well it turns out that you can dramatically ease your journey by following the steps of those who have gone before you and been successful.
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Here’s a review from Amazon.
“This book contains practical and useful advice to medical graduates from overseas aiming to forge their career in the UK. It has personal anecdotes and stories from doctors who have already made the journey to the UK and work in the NHS. It is very well researched, well written and a must for all international medical graduates planning to make the move into the UK medical workforce” Gina Stewart.
Why would anyone want to re-invent the wheel??
In my book Medicine abroad, I outline steps that would guide you on your road to SUCCESS.
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Most people arrive abroad with a lot of optimism which gets quickly deflated when they realise the grass is not greener.
Bottomline;
You need a MAP!!
I can’t emphasize this enough:
It’s a completely different practice abroad! So, you need to be armed to get it right from the start.
How can you use this book?
As your friendly guide on your medical journey!
The best part?
Its only £15.99 £9.99

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picture of green smoothie

I hate veggies!

 

I can’t stand vegetables!!!!
I hear that all the time 🙂

But if you care about your health then you NEED TO Do all you can to get in your veggies people…veg is LIFE.

A protein shake makes it SUPER-EASY to get in your veggies in a tasty delicious way….even children who hate veggies will take a smoothie😀
Not sure which of the many protein shakes to use?
Try one of my favourites here

Today’s morning smoothie recipe:
Some cucumber, a handful of mixed veggies (lollo Rosso, red oak leaf, red Batavia)
A few mixed nuts (almond, cashew, pistachio and pecans)
A small banana to sweeten.
2 scoops USANA Vanilla shake
Blend all together..make as thick or as liquid as you like.

I feel SUPERCHARGED for my day 👊
Here’s to your health ❤️

Adaeze xxx

All in a doctor’s day….

adaeze-profilepicjuly15Yet another emotional day for me…
Saw my very last patient at 7.45am. I was supposed to finish work at 8am having worked overnight.
I am tidying up when another name pops on the screen.
It is a young girl in her early 20s with painful period.
That should be easy, I think as I call her through, already dreaming of my warm bed.

So she tells her story of having a really painful period past three days. Both paracetamol and ibuprofen haven’t helped.

So I asked all the usual questions and then requested her to lie on the couch for examination.

Now this lady is big.
However when she lay down, her tummy was BIG. Very Big!
I placed my hand on it and looked at her.
‘Did you say you are on your period?’ I asked.
‘Yes and it’s been really painful.’

‘I think you are in labour,’ I replied.
‘You are pregnant.’

‘What? That’s not possible??! I have been having my periods.’

But a urine test confirmed she was indeed pregnant.
She sat there shocked.
She was adamant that she didn’t know.
She cried a little bit.

‘We need to get you to the labour ward’ I said gently.
‘You will need someone with you.’

She was here studying. Her parents were across the globe in the US.
‘What of your friends or flat mates?’

She wasnt keen to call anyone. I contacted labour ward and sent her over.

Fast forward 24 hours later, I call her to see how she is doing.

‘I have had my wee girl. It’s the cutest baby ever’, her voice tinkled down the phone.
I was genuinely happy for her.

Her flat mate was with her and her mum was on her way over to meet her unexpected grandchild.

I smiled as we chatted.
Forget UNI for the moment.
Forget how she was going to cope.
Forget all the upheavals this lovely addition to the world may bring.

It was heartwarming to know mother and child were both well despite not having any antenatal attention, no pregnancy vitamins, no preparation at all for its arrival.
It’s one day at a time.
All in a doctor’s day…

Adaeze x