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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Learning the Hard Way

"Knife..... Cutting....." this is what you'll hear from the surgeon during the commencement of a surgery.  Being a surgeon in training has its own ups & downs.  There's is this glorius feeling whenever you save a life in a patient with gunshot wound, when you save a limb in compartment syndrome.  You'll really feel happy both for the patient and for your own since this was the reason why you entered medicine in the first place right? To cure & to save.

But being a surgeon I believe is like a double sided knife, There's a time when you make a mistake or you're just plain unlucky that you get a morbidity or a mortality affecting the patient & his/her family forever.

Dr. Yam once told me when I was a first year resident, the most dreaded feeling you'll get is when you had a morbidity & mortality which was caused or facilitated by your surgery.  You won't be able to sleep, you'll always think about it, you'll always feel down, you'll feel guilty, you can't eat right.  I didn't understand it back then, I was after all a first year, I'm not allowed to do surgeries back then.

Recently one of my consultant's patient experienced morbidity & although I'm not the attending, but being part of the surgical team, makes you feel really responsible of what happened. You'll experience great sadness that the morbidity was from your own doing, although not intentional (whoever intends a morbidity right?).  I believe this is the burden that every surgeon carries and only a surgeon can fully understand what I'm talking about.

But as Dr Abes once said, "No great surgeon has never experienced a morbidity or mortality once in his practice."  Just take this grain of salt & turn it into a learning experience, so that in your future practice, you won't make the same mistake again to another patient.

Lesson learned the hard way.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Olalia

You'll know when you're loved by your students, when during your special dday, you'll receive lots of token of appreciation & love.  As exemplified by one of my favorite GS consultants, Dr. Olalia.  I think we feel his fatherly love and he shares his knowledge of life and surgery to us without any constraints.

I personally could feel his fatherly love to us residents, and I'm very much thankful that I've met him and  that he's always more than willing to teach us not only in surgery but in life as well.

I think this picture says enough on how much he is loved by his students
And if you're not convinced, just see how many cakes he received, not only one but three! plus cupcakes!

On behalf of the surgery residents, WE LOVE YOU DR OLALIA!

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Box Card

In life, you would meet someone who would make a big impact to your life.  When you meet that someone, you should take advantage of it and enjoy every minute you're with him.  I kind of sounded like someone in love.

Love can be expressed in lots of ways, to your special someone, to your relatives, to your teacher, trainer, friends etc. 

Such as this time, since I'm itching to try out the new paper goodies I just bought & at the same time, I thought of what's the best way to express how I feel for someone in an artform.  What words can't fully expressed, I think you can express it in art or in action.

So I thought the best way to express this to is to one of my favorite consultants, Dr. Olalia! And the way I thought I could express it is through a card, a box card.  The moment I saw it in the internet, I fell in love with the idea and I think today is the best time to make it.

I love the way it turned out! Fully personalized!

And I think Doc O loved it!

Happy birthday doc!!!

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Happy Birthday Dr. Alcid!

I was a first year GS resident when I first met him. He was curently our training officer.  How should I describe him? He is strict and always drives us to not only do our very best but to aspire for something higher also.  He motivates us to study hard and do our best in all our cases & exams.  He also always reminds us to dress appropriately especially in facing our patients.  

He may no longer be our training officer, but I personally believe that he still gives a great impact on us, and part of me now was a result of his patient training of us.

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Pretty Dolled Up

think make-up is a form of art.  Isn't it amazing how these makeup pigments can make any person look pretty, ugly or even scary.

8/31 marked the day when my cousin is married.  He's the first in the immediate family in  my paternal side to get married.  Have a blessed married life!

Thanks to my always reliable make-up stylist who never fails to always make me and my family pretty.  Thank you!
The happy newly-wed & immediate paternal side of the family

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