asked the doc I was talking to over the phone after introducing myself (it was the first time we had communicated outside Facebook). Funny how often one despises others for not taking the time to ask how one is doing and yet, when the question does come, one is actually never quite prepared for it… Continue reading “Kumusta na ka, Jad?”
good and bad. I was informed of the impact of something I did weeks ago. We went to see three patients today - a 15yo/f with a case of asthma exacerbation with possible concomitant pneumonia, a 2 month old baby girl with failure to thrive, and a 5-hour old newborn Third year in medical school… Continue reading Today was
It was not the first time I froze in front of a patient. The first time was a few weeks ago when I was tasked to extract the history and perform a physical examination in the emergency room on my own. It was a suspected pyelonephritis. The patient came in hypotensive and delirious with spiking… Continue reading When I saw my injured nephew enter the ER in a wheelchair today, I froze.
I've always thought that when I immerse myself in the study of neurology, I'd be able to take it on like assembling blocks and creating something out of it. Instead, it feels like working on a jigsaw puzzle with only a hazy idea of what the picture looks like. Now I understand my lack of… Continue reading Neurology is hard
It's been a strange 17 days. When I think about it, I don't even remember much of what happened - only that the days all seem to blur into one big hazy monotony: sleep-school-study-sleep. It's a boring pattern really and the new module only proves to me how exhausted I was from the previous one.… Continue reading Now what have I been up to lately…
"Are you two ready to be parents?" And right then I couldn't help but wonder, "Are you ever?" I can never forget those lines from Scrubs. Two simple but powerful sentences. In the face of life-altering events, is one ever ready? Ever since the school year started, I have been feeling antsy about the idea… Continue reading Ready or not
Sometime towards the end of the previous school year, I lost my red pin. Because we do not change uniforms as we move up year levels, pins, in our college, signify what year level a student is in. A freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior student wears a green, red, blue, and white pin, respectively. I… Continue reading The day I received my blue pin