and when she speaks
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I absolutely adore my boys on my Cardio team.Not boys per se.One is 35, my PGY6, a cutie-pie who calls himself 'a dirty old man'- "what's there to be ashamed about?" ;pThe other is another sweetheart,PGY1 who, on his very first day, helped me declare my very first dead patient and volunteered to be with me when it came to talking to the family.We had dinner together @ Thirsty Duck (we had Nachos and Cheese, calamari, duck rolls and Quesadilla crisps-mmm ;)) and they of course, drank beer and vodka, and I chose to be good- and had COca-cola instead. Mind you, I am on call tmr! They cheekily said they wanted to see how much I can drink and how I would be, drunk ;)We've got another dinner planned, this time during the weekend- so that we can have a few drinks without worrying about being tired the next day for work.Jaro said to me, mischievously :Good things come in small packages, love ;)He's such a cheeky fellow... But a darling too. Beneath all that cheekiness & the flirting with the nurses which he openly admits to, is someone who is so down to earth and someone who has worked so hard to get to where he's at, especially because he's a Foreign Medical Graduate. Someone who has gone through so much hardship yet still so focused and passionate and most importantly, not jaded. All our patients love him. He truly has my admiration.When I told him, my mum is going to know about our dinner, he said 'Oh no, that means I have to behave ;)'And he added, 'What do you mean I'm young, I'm almost old enough to be your father!'And Rob is someone who keeps an eye out for me and teaches me all that he knows.He's always saying 'We cant let you outshine us, Sue' and they're all superbly supportive.I love where I'm at.:) My team and the nurses on 6.2 are absolute angels... I'm On call tomorrow. SO, happy Halloween everyone :)
Monday, October 29, 2007
~You made me try every single flavour of the Cornetto icecream and showed me what joy indulging in it brings.
~You are downright cheeky and mischievious and honest with me. We hold no bars when it comes to being candid with each other.
~You nag at me and tell me to sleeeep when Im up in the wee hours of the morn.
~I miss the two of you-
Remember how we three were. Making a scene in the middle of the road in Seremban hospital.
Inviting stares but ignoring them. Because we were too overwhelmed with care for each other.
Tears, smiles,kisses, hugs and words of friendship promises and eternal support.
I miss you both very much.
And I can't wait to see you alllll this DEC :)
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Bumped into Fatou at the hospital today.
It was so good to see her, after what seemed like an eternity had passed-despite only being one and a half months into clerkship. Seriously, since clerkship started, time has flown by so fast when you're in the hospital endlessly- that sometimes its so hard to make time for your close ones.
Anna, Mina and I have postponed our weekly dinner for about a month now and we all feel the heat from our workload but hopefully this Friday will go off as planned without any last-minute post-call fatigue.
Many other more plans which have been made, have never surfaced as hoped to.
I was telling a friend last night how you want to have a social life outside and try and meet up with your friends once in awhile but it's tough to juggle- cos you want to do all that and still, catch up on sleep and squeeze in your studying and you sometimes just need some time for yourself- to take a breather from everything that's going on.
And still try and make time for all your friends.
No easy job I admit.
Sometimes I feel guilty. I know Ive promised some of you I'd call or speak to you on MSN but even then, I haven't managed. I've even ignored my yiyi for quite a bit til she called tonight, asking if I was stressed.
Fatou is right. I haven't been taking too good a care of myself. I am going to take half a day off work to do something I should have done ages ago.
Just thought I'd like to let you guys know, as much as I'd like to see and talk to you all as often as I try too, sometimes the promises I have made might have been broken- and I truly apologise for that and you must know, it's always made me feel not very good inside too.
LoL. Fatou says we only have a few more years like this........
Girl, aren't you glad you saw me tonight? ;p
I sure am glad for that chocolate fudge granola bar and that sour-y orange in the Psych clerk call room ;)
Sweet dreams everyone