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Hannah V
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Having a routine is great for my mental health
I think that a lot of people may consider that having lots of excitement in your life would be best for your mental well-being - having something to look forward to, like a holiday, or something exciting and exhilarating like a skydive to bring your endorph...

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How I'm managing my mental health as a doctor
One of the things that I was worried about when I started working as a doctor was how I was going to manage my mental health. I knew that I would be working long hours and have some difficult situations to deal with, and I wasn't sure how I was going to cop...

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A life catch up
Soooo... Long time no blog! I haven't blogged for quite a long time and it's purely because I've been so exhausted and haven't had the motivation to log on here and write. I worked 8 days in a row last week and the thought of getting home and blogging reall...

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A much better day
Today has been 2896987587x better than yesterday! As we had already completed the ward round with our patients yesterday, we were much more aware of their needs and what we needed to provide for them, so that made today's ward round much quicker. We also ha...

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Sometimes I question why I chose to become a doctor
On days like today, when I seemed to be working for hours on end and everything went wrong and nothing went right, I question why I chose to become a doctor. Today both of our seniors were away so myself and another junior doctor had to do a ward round to s...

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How I'm coping with my new doctor lifestyle
If you are a regular reader of my blog you may know that I started my first job as a doctor a couple of weeks ago. As you can imagine, it has been quite exhausting. But I have really enjoyed it so far and haven't found it too  difficult - although I think t...

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You've got to do what makes you happy
I have always been a people pleaser and worried about what other people think about me. That has sometimes come in the way of my happiness, as in the past I have done things that I didn't necessarily want to do, just to make others happy. Even if that was j...

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Grandma's 80th birthday
Over the weekend it was my Grandma's 80th birthday so all of my family got together to celebrate. She is such an incredible woman and someone that I have always looked up to, and we all have so many amazing memories together. Their house is one of the main ...

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Friday Favourite: The cutest Asda duvet cover
Biscuit Printed Duvet Cover - Asda As I have just been at work today, I thought I would share with you this adorable  biscuit printed duvet cover from Asda. It reminds me of when I was a child and makes me smile every time I enter my bedroom! I love Primark...

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My first official day as a doctor
Today was my first official day as an FY1 (Foundation Year 1) doctor, which means that I now actually have major responsibilities and my own patients to look after as part of a team! I thought I'd be quite nervous to be let loose on the wards, but I actuall...
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