medical student freshers' night out. the blonde on the left is my "medical mum", a 2nd year student who gives me guidance. my "mum" dressed up as......a pelican! there was a student with anatomy illustration on his bare body. another girl was absolutely horrified coz her brother dressed as a tampon...
at a chinese restaurant. u know what? i am a chinese but i hold the chopsticks in the wrong way (cross it)
i was flabbergastered by the introduction show staged by the medical society. the brits are really REALLY open minded. the best part was when a bar tender character just stripped off the apron he was wearing for dramatic effect and he was only wearing a G STRING!!! *nose bleed* they were introducing a specialty alcohol drink of medbar and for every beverage which was used to concoct the final drink, they showed a picture of a nude medic student covering their private part with the wine bottle @-@
a random music shop, note the s shape violin in the centre^^
2nd firm1, GP (general practice) placement today~
we're learning about diabetes and had to prick our fingers for blood glucose test and i am friggin SCARED of needles=( my group mate mentioned that her 2nd year friend was showing her the bruisesssss she had on her arm from the blood sample taking lessons. am so not looking forward to that.
and god i think i lost my fingertip's sensation, i just cant feel pulses no matter how hard i try =( this week we get to grope each others legs and ankles (hairy legs can really put u off=p)
the best part was getting to interview a diabetic patient. we had a pleasant old lady who gave us alot of insights to leading a life with diabetes. she was very cheerful and optimistic even when she told us she lost her husband a few years ago to cancer. she said life has been lonely ever since then and lives with the memory of the last few years she shared with her late husband, going travelling in caravans etc. couldnt help but gave her a pat on her knees and said " u are very strong " and gave her a bear hug before she left.
we had a lecture on career life in A&E and the lecturer told us about how he had a patient who was about to die of heart failure. the patient asked him "doc, am i going to die?"
to which he replied quite frankly " yes, u are going to die" very gently
the patient requested him to hold on to her hand so that she felt someone was there to accompany her through her imminent death. and when the patient died, he felt a sense of calmness and peace that he had never felt before, that he had restore the dying patient's dignity. he said this was a moment where he will always draw upon later in his career life, to drive him through hard times and to keep him motivated as a doctor.
the lecture theatre was dead silence at that very moment ( there usually is a cacophony of coughs like an orchestra)
that, is exactly what keep us medical student going on, no?=)