It has been over a month of lockdown in Thailand, and yesterday marked the cautious resumption of some businesses and re-opening of local parks. Though the number of new Covid-19 cases each day have dwindled down to single digits, looking towards a post-pandemic society still feels wearily distant, and the uncertainty will most certainly pollute… Read More Unmasking the Fashion of Masks | Covid-19
“So, this next consultation will also be done via phone.” Keyboard clacking sounds ensue. Then, “Even I have a 1 in 40 chance of dying.” I’m mid-sentence making notes: “SCLC — paraneoplastic, LEMS, 40 dying–” Wait, that’s not what I was supposed to write down and wait what did she just say? It’s March 12th,… Read More Sorry, Not Sorry | Covid-19
Thank you to the beautiful Amy for nominating me – I’m currently giving you a virtual bearhug. She writes about empowerment, inspiration and change; blooming with resilience, check out her blog here for some real talk. God bless you, Amy! The Origin Story of “That Med Kid” I like writing. In fact, I like writing so… Read More Blogger Recognition Award!
Listerine did not invent bad breath. Human mouths have stunk for millennia, and there are ancient breath fresheners out there you can read up about. But here’s a nice little story of how Listerine advertisements transformed bad breath from an ordinary albeit awkward personal circumstance into an embarrassing medical condition with heavy implications of social… Read More Listerine | Time Capsule Log 💊
YOUng cARelessnEss – Married mY sweetHEart, heROin. Explanation: Often depicted negatively, addiction is a very serious condition – people with addiction are heavily stigmatized against, seen as “crackheads” with a lack of “willpower…or a moral compass”1. I wanted to show the interaction between a patient who requires help for their addiction and somebody willing to… Read More Addiction: A Six-Word Story
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy hurts; My heart overflows! Explanation: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition that causes increased filling pressure due to the thickening of the myocardial wall1 – in a very simplistic way, I depicted this as the heart “overflowing” with blood. The phrase “my heart overflows” is a Biblical inference to Psalm 23:5-62; the original phrase… Read More Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Six-Word Story
One sunny April day, I decided to drop into my old high school, and naturally beelined towards the music department. After exchanging all the How Are You’s and the How Has University Been’s and Any New Aspiring Musicians In School’s with my old music teacher & guiding mentor, we began conversing about… Read More A Sense of Entitlement: A Malignant Tumour?
You see “defective”; I see “human”. ©TMK