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Saturday, March 15, 2008
I love Short Stay Unit in Nova Scotia Hospital.I love my staff doctor, my residents, the nurses I work with.I just love where I'm at right now =)My resident Anil, he's absolutely wonderful. He does great teaching and he's just so helpful with my preparation for the coming exams :)And my staff doctor Dr Florence was laughing at me today, when I was testing Anil for proximal muscle weakness- it was a pretend physical exam...and so Dr Florence was so fascinated by what we were up to... and he started laughing... and I told him 'Bye Bye Dr Florence' and he asked 'What's wrong?' I said 'You're making me uncomfortable ;)' and he said 'That's what I'm here for ;)' And he's one of those doctors who make an effort calling you by your real name :) I really appreciate it when they do that.
oh I love the camaraderie of the whole team. It's a wicked wicked team ;)Tricia and Acker take turns driving to the hospital..and lucky me, I get to tag along with them... I owe them a couple of drinks come post-exams party night.. =) Had dinner with Mina yesterday, had Wild pink salmon with caesar salad :) that was pretty good.Tonight's dinner with Diane costs me a bomb though, the bill came up to $80 for two of us. We had wonderful Italian wine, with absolutely mouth-watering pasta Ratigoni with the works and dessert- Diane wouldn't let me off without dessert even though my stomach was super-filled. Just cause' the restaurant-il Mercato is famous for its desserts :)So we had the Kahlua coffee cake layered with chocolate and vanilla sponge in between & the pistachio ice cream glazed with chocolate caramel sauce :)Absolutely heaven. My cheeks are swollen red right now from the alcohol and my head is spinning like it always does with alcohol. I'm not high, but my head is just plain' heavy and sleepy ;)Time to hit the sack :) Rock' on guys. Yes, it's the alcohol talking. As you guys prolly know, I don't drink much.only - Once in a blue moon......
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
A couple of things have happened in the past few days...I've been so extremely busy,I haven't had time to update!1. My PSYCH patient broke my camera, much to my sorrow... Never ever trust a psych patient even though they're well medicated and seem perfectly sane. To those who know me, my camera is one of my most prized posessions. My beloved. The heartache was even deeper upon knowing repairing the optical lens by itself costs me $150. Jackie felt so bad, and I told her it had nothing to do with her and I couldn't believe I was that *stupid* - *knocks head on the wall x 3* :(' Jackie drove me to the camera repair shop... but I think that guy was ripping me off anyway.2. Good news! A brochure came in, sales for cameras!!! Only this week-but it's an hour's ride to the shop by bus... make that 2 buses. I'm going to try and get a friend to get that for me =) Thanks John for helping me out with choosing the right camera ;)3. Last day of Mayflower unit. First day of Short Stay Unit in the same hospital-where patients typically have more acute psychological presentations and get discharged 3 days later...so work load is pretty high and it's very fast paced...BUT...I'm loving it!Nurses are gifts from heaven. So are my residents. And my staff doctor. He's a very cool fella... of course, the only thing I didn't particularly fancy was the stackload of papers he gave me to read up on........I love everyone... they're so absolutely warm and helpful and wonderful =)4. Finish all my calls! Yipee.. I am so tired. I am post-call right now. I did two calls in one weekend. And they were heavy calls... with one patient coming in with 6 diagnoses- body dysmorphic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, bipolar, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder... *headache* but she's such an interesting case ;)5. Two more presentations to go for Psych.6. EXAM in 2 weeks' time. Major exam. with OSCE and SAQ for Family medicine, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.7. Study dear Sue-Sue ;)8. I love you all... 9. Oh - we had such an interesting journal club topic today- Sexual relationships amongst psych inpatients... I posed a question to the audience which really intrigued me; 'If you were a staff Dr and you knew about your patient who has HIV and he's having a sexual relationship with another co-patient, and you suspect she doesn't know of his status and they're not exactly practising safe sex, would you abide by the (1) confidentiality rule OR (2) abide by the Tarasoff Law whereby you should notify the sex partner even if your patient never consented??Answer: Your responsibility is to the Tarasoff Law-for the safety of the other patients...