Sunday, June 26, 2011


Maybe I should be thankful that the drama in Gray's Anatomy is just in television and rarely does it happen (at least in my workplace) in real life. But what attracts viewers to medical dramas is how passionate the actors are about their work and life. I don't know if that's what I have - passion for my job. I come to work everyday, I haven't been late (so far), I do what's required - and yet the ambition and motivation is not there. It's not really new, this lack of motivation has been a recurring theme on my blog and I still haven't been able to find a solution.

Maybe when I start operating It'll change.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Men are fron Mars, Women...

I don't know what to make of the fact that all my co-residents are female, married, and have 1 kid each. And each having her own unique personality it's a wonder that they've managed to get along well for more than a year :-P

Females sure seem to have the natural ability to multitask. Their brains seem to be quad- or even hexa- core while mine is just single core. And I have to admire how they can manage to give you instructions on an installment basis for several tasks and remember all of them, reminding you what you have forgotten - and you will always miss one or two

As for myself, I've managed to avoid major conflicts (so far) although I think I have to talk less and keep my opinions to myself - coz they're usually misunderstood.

Monday, June 20, 2011


I used to have an opinion on everyone and everything. But for the past few months no matter how busy I've become, I don't seem to have anything to say.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Patients are people

It was the first major case of my residency. A case of tongue cancer. The operation would need several surgeons and would take at least 12hrs.

Preparations required that the patient would be seen by several surgeons who would palpate and poke and prod the patients mouth... And discuss where the possible incisions would be made, what parts of the mouth and neck would be taken out... All in front of the patient.

It wasn't meant to be rude. It just seems to be the way doctors detach themselves. The importance of detachment during an operation has its merits.

Being able to emphasize with the patient may affect the judgment of the doctors, could make them play safe instead of doing what is right or ideal.

But... Patients are still people


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