Guide to Surgery in Latin America

the Hidden Gem series

Crochet, crafts and traditional arts in Colombia


and the Aguardiente Girls!

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Calling all fashionistas!


What’s a girl to do while in Medellin for fashion and textile week (Colombia Moda 2014)? Why, shopping, of course, as part of my research into fashion, clothing and textiles in Medellin, Colombia. Also a survey for my fashionista friends..

July 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’s not vanity and it’s not easy: NHS agrees


Addressing stigma surrounding bariatric surgery as a vanity procedure and surgical treatment of diabetes as the NHS takes the lead.

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Eckland Effect


We’re back and off to a racing start as we talk about Medical Tourism, VIP medicine and elitism in health care. Sometimes you don’t get what you pay for.

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Days of Summer


As one assignment ends, another begins. Fashion, design, surgery and health.

June 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is it safe to fly after surgery?


a new study by American thoracic surgeon, Dr. Dr. Stephen Cassivi of the Mayo Clinic disputes commonly held myths about air travel after thoracic surgery.

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

the meat and potatoes of HIPEC


two new, very different articles on HIPEC

May 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

On the Streets of Cartagena


Friends and familiar faces out and about in Cartagena.

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

End of the road


my last week at Clinica Santa Maria, and what’s it is to be ‘just a nurse.’

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

So what don’t you like about Colombia?


a fat, middle-aged lesbian Gringa confronts Colombian machismo..

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Made in Colombia


Adventures with Iris, Hecho en Colombia and Semana Santa in Cartagena

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Downtime in Cartagena


it’s Semana Santa, there’s no surgery scheduled and I am hanging out in Cartagena

April 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

San Jacinto and taking the long way home


because life in Colombia is always interesting

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

!Eres Absurdo!


life in the operating room

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

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