Is this your wife’s gallbladder?

Experienced January-February 2019, and May-June 2019 At the beginning of 2019 Shauna was suffering from a pain in her abdomen, so we checked her in to the Clifford Hospital about two weeks before Chinese New Year* (January 2019). It turned out that the pain was from the presence of gallstones in her gallbladder. What isContinue reading “Is this your wife’s gallbladder?”

Lockdown Level 1 Passed

Lockdown: Level completed. CoVID-19 Pandemic Day #93 Life Day: #14,795 Shauna and the kids were released from quarantine on Thursday 16 April. For some reason, I was only given my release papers late Saturday afternoon, two days later. I suspect the reason being that I ventured into downtown GZ sometime in mid-March, or one ofContinue reading “Lockdown Level 1 Passed”

Letters from Leuven: Week 5

This is a series of posts taken from WhatsApp reports and conversations with a Doctor during the CoVID-19 pandemic.  WEEK 5 Day 34. 15 April Where did a week go?Time flies when you’re having fun I guess.Just past the 2 million mark. Mathematical models predicted 10 million by the end of April, so I guessContinue reading “Letters from Leuven: Week 5”

Letters from Leuven: Week 4

This is a series of posts taken from WhatsApp reports and conversations with a Doctor during the CoVID-19 pandemic.  WEEK 4 Day 22. 3 April 2020 I examined my first patient of the week today. Of course, I’m not counting the patients who I’ve performed procedures on since they are already lying on the theatreContinue reading “Letters from Leuven: Week 4”

Letters from Leuven: Week 3

This is a series of posts taken from WhatsApp reports and conversations with a Doctor during the CoVID-19 pandemic.  WEEK 3 Day 16. 29 March 2020 It was a rough day yesterday. Late-presenting elderly patients, clearly avoiding health contact at the moment ending up in a much worse clinical stage than if they had contactedContinue reading “Letters from Leuven: Week 3”

Letters from Leuven: Week 2

This is a series of posts taken from WhatsApp reports and conversations with a Doctor during the CoVID-19 pandemic.  WEEK 2 Day 9. 22 March 2020 Oops, I have not been keeping my logs up to date. I had to do my first PowerPoint presentation via Skype yesterday. Applying to get a joint staff positionContinue reading “Letters from Leuven: Week 2”

Letters from Leuven: Week 1

This is a series of posts of WhatsApp reports and conversations with a Doctor during the CoVID-19 pandemic. I could not decide on the appropriate title, either: Letters from Leuven, (Belgium); OR Letters from the Front Line. You be the judge. WEEK 1 Day 1. 14 March 2020 Belgium starts to go 🍌 🍌 🍌 HamsteringContinue reading “Letters from Leuven: Week 1”

skater fool

Wednesday, 19 February, 2020. So I’ve just discovered that I have broken 2 ribs after falling off my skateboard 11 days ago. Took 5 days for the pain to manifest itself properly…I was sure I was fine.Laughing, coughing, and sneezing has been super painful the past 6 days. And we have been laughing a lot…IContinue reading “skater fool”