Mary Hopper has lived and worked in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and South Africa for many years, and also runs a counselling and trauma workshop for those working in resource poor settings.

Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness.

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I left a little earlier today so that I could skip the traffic. This was successful to some extent, saving me about 15 minutes. Unfortunately, failing to get a swipecard yesterday meant I spent around 15 minutes waiting outside until someone let me in. Eventually though, I managed to get a cup of coffee before the first session began… Maureen Wilkinson (who spoke yesterday) started us with another picture: “I’d like you to come with me to the edge of the Sahara. You are visiting an old lady, in a cut, nearing the point of death. On the vast horizon, a dust cloud appears, and it become clear that its a group of Arabs on horses. The riders are wearing bright blue robes. The constrast in vitality between their life and the dying lady is vast. Africa is a land of many contrasts. 

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This weekend, I worked the Freudianly named “graveyard shift” at Chesterfield hospital. Three nights, 9pm until 9am, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Whilst a great time to get some real hands-on experience, there is a key problem in working nights. It goes thus:

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After a month of live beta testing, the time has come to officially launch the new version of MedRevise.co.uk to the world at large. To find out the full story, read on…

Nearly five years ago, I arrived at medical school. And I realised I needed to make some notes. But I also wanted to use my computer, and so keeping them in order was important.

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So, I have finished my exams. And that leaves me a few short weeks to tackle a variety of projects. Taking inspiration from Lifehacker, I am making a list on here of stuff I am aiming to achieve. Get healthy: The next 7 weeks, my first hour of each day is exercise. Keep me accountable on this one please! A new YesIts.Us website: The Lowry Family homepage, in full technicolor. Need to update this, and create a blog for my darling wife. Install Windows 7 on my PC: I only bought it 5 months ago, and already I feel I should probably install it! Make VictorandRachel.co.uk: A wedding site for my housemate. Do some more work on Cutting Edge: my large corporate project has been put on hold, but that’s no excuse not to do anything on it. Finish CrookesOnline.co.uk: Let’s get the Crookes homepage up and running for everyone! A new NamesNotNumbers.info: Everyone’s favourite charity, soon getting a new website. Design by committee – the best way! Get my server set up: It’s working fine, but its time to get that software running properly, with regular backups, and every PC in the house being served! Redesign ChristianPunks.co.uk: This site is no longer an active portal, so let’s make it a little more fresh and helpful! Start a peer reviewed journal: Coming soon – The Online Journal of Medicine (also known as OnJoM). Get tagging: Put post tags on every post on my

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This site has been put together by some medical student from Sheffield University – but its open for everyone. Its about half finished, so get involved – using the stuff that’s there now, and adding the rest. Death to textbooks! Hope you guys enjoy checking out the site!

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Was talking to mum, about how stupid Heze is, chewing off her own feet. She remembered a random disease, from her medical school days, called “Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome”. The pic is taken from her old uni textbook.

Here’s an extract from another bit of the text:

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