Elephantitis of the legs, Lymphostatic ballooning. Your protein filled, fluid logged limbs Are too heavy for your frame, Too massive for a guy. Early 30’s. The pain in those legs, Doppler’s don’t begin to explain. Rule out DVT, sure. But to cancel the shame, the guilt, A therapeutic dose would be nice. Revealing your feet, […]
Here is your Inspiration Injection for the month of November to inspire some creativity and reflection: 1. What is the role of art in my life, and as a medical student/ clerk/ future physician? 2. The most memorable moment of October was… 3. Choose your own source of artistic inspiration! Happy arts-ing!
They say medicine is politics on a grand scale. They say medicine is science seeped in the social. It’s about humanity, say the voices. But I wonder where the voices have gone. When you little ones sleep at night, Bundled tighter than the other babies cuddled next door, Sniffling, sneezing, sleeping. We call you the […]
Boost your creativity and reflection with the AAA Project’s Inspiration Injection for the month of October: 1. It’s the month of Thanksgiving. I feel thankful to be a medical student/clerk and learn/see/participate in … 2. Wow, I can’t believe what happened last month … 3. Choose your own source of artistic inspiration! There are lots […]
“Shit, bang and away we go.” Would be Papa’s words. If he were still here, of course. Beyond spirit, wool sweaters, handkerchiefs. Which is the bell, and which is the diaphragm, again? Castell, Ortolani, Babinski: remind me please. Again, again. It’s time to put to practice years of book-ness. Be responsible, stand up straight, know […]
I let the water colours flow off the paint brush as I sat on our porch breathing fresh ocean air, listening to the waves crash against the shore and reflecting on advice from my preceptor on how to approach the next couple years. Just take it all in, let it wash over you. Powell River, […]
This painting is from my rural rotation this summer. The first patient I saw during the elective was an individual with a partially ruptured Achilles tendon. S/he thought they had sprained their ankle and had been limping around for 3 days before coming in! Talk about pain tolerance..
Welcome to the 1st month of the Art As Adjuvant Project. Use one of these prompts as a springboard or “inspiration injection” for your art submission. Upload your submission to this site when you are finished. Have fun! 1. “Health” to me is… 2. 3rd year clerk 3. Anything you choose based on your 1st […]