Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dr. Sting loading.......

3 weeks of orientation is finally over!
I got to know my co-residents
(it was by force by fire)
We went canoeing, 
spent two days and two nights in a different city
drove down to the mothership for a procedures workshop
suffered through the horrific EMR training at one hospital together
hung out and watched the basketball finals
went to the picnic, grad dinner and dinner with the chiefs together
dubbed ourselves the coolest residents amongst the "other" residents 
in affiliated programs
Gave our group a nickname
Had pity parties at various times over the never ending orientation
Teased each other both in person and in group texts
It's amazing what 3 weeks of forced daily all day contact
 would do to a group of people
We actually like each other.
Thank God for that!

Tomorrow i will be thrown to the wolves.
 I have gone from feeling dread 
to being excited.
I dreamt it
Worked my ass off
I made it!
Against all odds
through blood, sweat, copious tears
and never ending lamentations
I made it!
I freaking made it.

Jesus Halleluyah Christ! 

"She believed she could, so she did!" - R.S Grey

There's a testimony in there guys
but this jollof rice i'm eating
won't free me to blog properly
One hand typing is not it.

I'm thankful!
Even when i was miserable and hated what i was doing
what i was passing through
feeling like i made a mistake
hating medicine
In my rare quiet moments 
when i got a second to breath
I was always thankful

 in my darkest hours
when i couldn't see beyond my nose
talkless of seeing any light at the end of the tunnel
There was always this distant, faded memory
of the girl who dreamt of 
becoming a doctor
So she could change lives and put smiles on faces

"She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails" - Elizabeth Edwards

at 6am
I will walk into the hospital
The same person I was yesterday
but this time as
Sting, MD
reporting for duty

Fuck what you heard! 

"She's her mother's daughter, strong African woman"
-Me, myself and Sting

Maama I made it!
I am so proud of my mother.
She's the ultimate boss. 
All that i am and all that i will ever be
i owe to her.
She's responsible for the foundation and 
the core of my soul 
I love and honor her! 

"After a while I looked in the mirror and realized.... wow after all those hurts, scars, and bruises after all of those trials, I really made it through. 
I did it.
I survived that which was supposed to kill me.
So i straightened my crown
and walked away 
like a boss"
-Author Unknown 

To all those who have read this blog and supported me, whether silently,  or through comments and emails, my soul thanks you. Thank you. Wish me luck as i step from one journey unto the next. 

P.S. Please be prepared for me to complain about intern year just as much as i complained about med school. While everything has changed, nothing has changed. 


  1. An update written in verse, a toast to Maama who is the ultimate boss, thank you to all the stalkers, the whole post sprinkled with the right flavor of quotes and not forgetting the disclaimer at the end.... You did it Sting, MD.

  2. Awesome!
    Congrats Congrats again.. Yes, you made it. Tho,not from the beginning I've followed on here for a while and am really really happy for you. I agree there is a testimony in all of this.

    Cheers Dame Sting, MD

  3. Congratulations dear...
    We are proud of you.......And coming from a grey's anatomy fan, I hope you kick ass like the Grey Sloans.

  4. Imma let you finish but...when are you cutting me a check though? I kid...I kid. Yo!! You done did it! Congratulations! On to the next phase, let's go there! Ooooshey!

  5. Congratulations Sting! Girl, We Made it!!! Nobody should tell me nothing, I'm claiming you...after all the heartache i went through reading you lool. SO proud of you. Ok, let me go DM you my picture :D

  6. Congrats again Dr. Sting. You seem so happy, which makes me happy. You made it and I'm sure you'll continue on to do great things in the name of medicine. :)

  7. Congratulations once more Dr Sting!
    I wish you the best!
    I join your mum to rejoice at your achievement.

  8. This made me smile hard.
    So proud of you. And excited for you. And a little jealous even.
    I'll definitely be here to read you moan about intern year.
    Congratulations again.

  9. Thanks everyone!!! Much appreciated...

  10. Awww, this made me smile and gave me hope. I'm going through some not-so-great moments but reading this post made me realize some things I am feeling is ok. All the best with residency. :)

  11. I'm happy for you Sting

    You made it and you made it with your head held high

    Congratulations... God bless you


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