Yes yes, finally there are news from me. Taiping town. Here i am, for already 1 month in just glimpse of time. 1 month here and there’s substantial amount of stories to be shared in this subtle post.
Hmm…to start with, I am now in Orthopedic department, Perubatan Tulang. Quote once stated that seeing is believing, but it never works on me. To me, experiencing is believing. Much to say that housemanship is tiring, exhausting, dog tiring, but experiencing it is another whole story.
I dunno if i am considered lucky or unlucky, to begin with orthopedic department in Taiping Hospital. Just a brief preface of my posting which i’ve heard from seniors here. It is the highest extension rate in Msia for the housemanship, succumbed to 80%, 8 out of 10 ppl got extended the last batch before i came. 3 fellow housemen who just came to that posting, transfered out from Hospital Taiping after 1 week in this posing! and new regulation was even made not to post anymore 1st poster like me to Ortho Dpt in this hospital. Very much thanks to the 3 fellow housemen who left this department to other hospital, me n Chi Wooi got the ‘privilage’ of stepping into this red hot zone which in dire need of housemen for 4 months. =(
It was a really a nightmare before starting this posting. And i rmr it was hell when the first day we started, when all my fellow comrades welcomed me n chi wooi with..’Aiyah, why are u here one?” “I pity u la”, “Whoa, first poster in Ortho ah”, “let’s see how long u can last”…What the heck! yea i told myself come wat may, n let’s see how pain my ass can be kicked.
There’s this new specialist in our department who will likes to drill ppl like nobody’s business, whether in front of our HOD, MOs, and the best is in front of public, and patients. Every morning our day start with morning passover round at 730am sharp, and we suppose to present watever new cases we had clerked day before. That is his morning breakfast show. He can ask anything from hair to toe about that patient and even ask us to leave the morning passing over half way to find out the answer before going back again with answers. He will humilate ppl with the lowest dignity words he can have in his life. Once, half way ward rounds, he asked my fellow colleagues to call Pengarah and tell Pengarah wat mistakes she had made. For nothing, he will drill whoever with him during ward rounds – his favourite past time. Well, maybe he meant for good, but yet for me to find out lar. Will see will see. No hard feelings.
Adding to that, i am posted to this department in the most busiest ward. Kelas 3 ward, where all the bread and butter of Ortho cases admited to. I admit that life’s really Hell here, but after 4 weeks here, things got more settled down and i am already starting to adapt to it, thankfully =) Thanks to the MOs here too, and despite such horrendous posting, manage to have a senior MO from IMU! At least, i felt home. =) Looking at the brighter side, i am considered not that bad in terms of the ill-treatment from that specialist. Luckily, touch wood, me n chi wooi never got into his bad book yet. Even brighter..i know many of my bathmates sure envy of me. Guess wat, Ray amputation, wound desloughing, wound debridement, tendon repair, are all everyday’s business for houseman in this department. Proud to say, i already managed to perform Ray amputation, wound debridement, T n S, a few times after 4 weeks here. Envy rite? Hehe. On top of that, i already did my on call as 1st HO call the 2nd in week in this posting 😉
In summary, Taiping Hospital is a good training hospital. But only provided u r tough enuf to undergo this hell posting. I am very sure each individual who managed to live from this posting will be tougher nex time. Hehe.
My current schedule isn’t tat hectic. at least better than Chrsitina and Kexin who had on calls EOD , average of 8-10 calls per month. Taiping is good to me, becoz of the weather. Raining with 5-6 hours are everyday’s business. Stil my record of a rainless day in Taiping is 0.
I lost my handphone recently, and got a new one. My number stil remain the same, and pls to text me ur number.
Last but not least…. I do miss those days back in IMU like crazy. Do keep in touch always =)