Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy!


After recent scare of TB and HIV,

i realised life is too short and unexpected to be unhappy.

Whatablog! will now onwards, purely based on happy news!

We will start with:

I passed my MCQ!

hoooooooorraaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!

Teka teki for today in conjunction with Underworld!:

Apakah benda yang bila masuk berbentuk segitiga,

tetapi apa bila dikeluarkan, jadi bergelung gelung?




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UNDERWEAR!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Falling Sick!

What a start to the Dragon Year!

I have not had illness, fever, for as long as I could remember.

To the point that I thought, you know, no bug can touch me.

But I spent my Gong Xi Fa Cai in Male Medical Ward.

Not working, but being worked up.

I wanted to share a few things, I think it is important, especially for fellows housemen.

1. When fall sick, dont self medicate. Of if really so confident with the diagnosis, do some investigations (LOGICAL) ones. Cough + Fever ---> do a blardy Xray.

2. When seek treatment, find someone you dont know. Treating or being treated by someone you know tend to lead to cutting corners. Doctor's confidence lies on the fact that doctors know disease better than patient.

3. Have a thermometer at home. You know greatly benefit from numbers, not your gut feeling.

4. Dont stay with other housemans, ONLY. There's no other people to buy you food when you are sick, because all are working, all the time.

5. Despite what had been said that we are working so much less that our lives are so much easier nowadays, we are at higher and higher risk actually than what the old times. We have so much more bloods to take, so much more blood to send and trace. The number of positive biohazards we handled are significantly more than previous years, thats just the demographics. So please be careful, it only take one poke to say byebye.

6. Pinjam from words of bro dyson ceo coke: In life we are juggling a few balls with our hands, ball of health, family, friends, personal, and work. the Work's ball is made of rubber, it bounces. The others are made of glass. Take good care of your glassy balls. (But dont dump your shit to other people coz they also have the same balls to juggle)

I am sure you guys want to know what exactly happened to me.

My story goes like this:

I felt unwell, feverish on the 18th night. I slept early, didnt eat anything, thought can diet.

I woke up on the 19th, still going to work, not feeling quite right yet, but as we know, we all think: it will go away.

I had gone to work with this type of feeling before this and it went well after a while. So that day, i was feverish, took panadol (pakai mulut not the rectal ones) and i was well to go until lunch time.

Feeling feverish again. Another set of panadol in after lunch. Lasted till 5pm (my shift was until midnight) but after that i just too weak to talk

**Ladies and gentleman: TALKING Is Ang Choon Seong's 6th Vital Signs. Unable to talk means, very sick, presumed sepsis.**

I went home midnight, finished 3Litre water and 4 rounds of panadol, but fever persist in between doses of Panadol (6 hour apart) I started to have more cough, started to sound like chest infection.

The next day my friend brought me antibiotics.

With antibiotics, my cough-out phlegm becoming better looking, but still the feverish thing still come and go with panadol.

I went to A&E to get a sick leave because I am on night shift the next day, i dont think i can work, at all.

My friend in A&E gave me one, as my story and look, does deserving needs.

The next day i stay at home, same thing happened. On off fever, cough cough cough, slightly btetter

Alas, I went to work on the 4th day of illness AKA FIRST DAY OF DRAGON YEAR. (i memang supposed to work on that day, and somemore i heard got severe lack of people) after taking panadol.

In ward i didnt do much, dare not to cough, dare not to go near kids, go pinjam the thermometer in ward to check my temperature.

WAH - 40 C

Means all the while my fever is higher than 40!!!

I run straight to X ray department, do X ray to check where is this source of high grade fever.

PONG ----> huge white white dragonball in my right middle lobe.

Went straight to A&E for admission. And its, the FIRST DAY OF DRAGON YEAR.

The end.

Foodnod: I was being suspected to have TB or HIV, due to the fact that I am young healthy and yet having such a chest infection. I cant stop thinking: Did i needle poke? no.... did i did this did i did that...SO SCARED!!!

But now, investigated and cleared of TB and HIV. Hoho. I am well and planned for discharge coming morning.


FOOTNOTE:

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO CAME TO SEE ME. TO SUVINTHERAN AND KHAIRUNNISA, YOU TWO ARE MY GREATEST ROOM SERVICER FOR ALL MY 3 MEALS. I FELT LIKE I AM IN MACDONALD HOSPITAL BECAUSE I ATE BUBUR AYAM MACD EVERYDAY. THANKS TO JAMES KOH FOR THE LOGISTICS OF MY DAILY PRODUCTS AND SHARLYN FOR THE MOST USEFUL MUG AND SPOON IN MY LIFE (i have never knew spoon and mug are so useful)

HAPPY. CHINESE. NEW. YEAR.

Have a healthy year.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Pengsan!


This is the exact feeling i got during my finals, about 1 and 1/2 year ago!!!

How come i felt this is so much more stressful!!

Shyte man.

I tot they call it Finals for a reason?

How come never ending one assessments assessments assessments....

*The author went for assessment today, but to his relief, the assessor was really busy. So was planned for another TCA cm, meaning given another 1 night, or rather 2 hours, to study before the FINALE!!!!

Omg paeds. I love u, but i dun wan to take anymore bloods!! pls...pls...pls...pls...pls....

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ass-ess-man

Ass-esment, coming morning.

OMAIGOT!!!

Seriously man.

My gap of knowledge is toooooooo ganas liau.

TMR gonna give my assessor the heart attack of the year.

SHIT SHIT SHIT.

Sorry for the language, but seriously, damn

damn



damn



depressed.

The more i think of it, the more i depress...

THe more i depress....the more i think of it.



ah, why ANG, why.....

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mi Goreng


I like mi goreng so much so that I would eat 3 times a day.

Seriously.

When i was younger, I am only allowed to eat mi goreng (segera) if it is raining and we are not able to go out to tapau makan.

Then I would run the back of the house to hunt for eggs. Erm, that time i am still in primary school, there's chicken and ducks behind my house.

There is one time, in banting, me and another blowcase friend, Sopek, planned to FRY! the mi goreng segera.

Equiped with 3 packs of indomee, 2 eggs, a pan, a portable stove, minyak masak, we embarked on this mission.

Fire on.

Minyak in.

Mi goreng indomee opened.

Fck.

Didnt rebus yet.

if i can video both of our reactions, you would laff for years.

HAHAHHAHAHAHHA.

Seriously, this is a true story.



Saturday, January 07, 2012

Midway



I have been a houseman for nearly 1 year 3 months.

I like helping ppl.

But i am not too sure, am i doing just that.

Medicine medicine.....why are u so difficult to practice.

Lifelong commitment to read, is much more demanding than lifelong commitment to marry a woman.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Patients

There are a few things we should bear in mind in dealing with sick people.

It is very saddening, that the sick who are poor tend to do less well, than the better off.

Not because they cant bear the cost.

But because they thought they can bear the sickness, and nothing worst can happen to their life anymore since they are already so suffering.

But as the saying goes, sudah jatuh, ditimpa tangga.

I know how it feels like, believe it or not la.

Well. staying at home sick hoping that it will get better itself, afraid of seeking treatment due to money problem should not happen to a country which spend billions on a submarine.

Unfortunately.

And it is even more unfortunate for the children with chronic diseases.

For example, asthma, simple, treatable, but the parents tend to think that it will go away.

Explanation is key. Medicine is essential.

I felt angry when our system provide FREE medications for the asthma - ie the Inhalers, but STRANGELY not the aerochamber.

They have to buy themselves, rather expensive.

For kids, inhalers without aerochambers (which is a kind of instrument to deliver the medication to the lungs) are useless. They wont be able to benefit from the inhalers.

Whenever i see parents who are on bike, i will buy the aerochamber for the child.

People always ask wah u have a lot of money hor.

We dont see the point here.

It is not how much money I have.

It is how much money they have.

It is saddening truth that our healthcare funding is such a way that depending on how much we have, to decide on how much they will get.

And even more saddening when we have the guys running the country sending a dude to space.

While some of the poor children here on earth, not having the spacer to breath properly.