Friday, January 26, 2007

Surviving KKB

Hullo... miss me ma, peeps? =P After an absence of more then 10 days? hehe.

Don't worry, I haven't abandoned my blog yet. My MIA-ing for sucha long time was due to the fact that I was thrown into the little town of Kuala Kubu Baru (KKB) for almost 6 loooong days!! *gasp*

But I'm so glad that I survived in the end. Omg, it was really such a different experience.. It made me wake up from the reality that I live in now. That someone somewhere is not as lucky as me to live in such a comfortable environment, however, they're already contented.

Hey, the place doesn't even have a kfc outlet, you know. And there's like only one 7-eleven in the vinicity. Seriously, the place is ulu eh!! :O

Anyway, I don't really like the living quarters. It was kinda dirty, stuffy and really HOT!! Most nights I will wake up in sweat. No kidding. But other than a few minor discomforts, I declare that the kkb trip was super educational~!

I really learnt a lot during this trip. I also got more courage to clerk patients and do physical examination on real patients... esp cvs examination on female patients okay.. =) Anyway, dr.lim was superb in teaching us and we learnt lots of knowledge from her. She's really good! Geng! *salute*

3 cases I got so far (we had to clerk a patient everyday and after that, there was bedside teaching):- dengue fever [danger! outbreak now eh.. o.O] + gastritis, migraine, peptic ulcer + suspected MI complete with ectopic ventricular beat. The last patient's case was cool, I got to feel an abnormal irregular pulse. We also got to try to interpret the ECG during class. Not bad! This inspires me to study more... ^o^

Well, I guess I cud rate the trip as okay but it'd have been wayyy cooler if my gang of friends were all in the same group. But I guess you can't ask for everything in life. *shrug*

I guess that's all for now. Just been spending most of my free time these days working on the backdrop for next orientation's variety night. Super big job~!! Sometimes I get so stressed up over it. Need to relax more. And there are only like 3 ppl working everytime at the most. *sigh*

Community msg: Pls!! I need help for the backdrop! Pls sms me for the details. Thanks very much, you help is much appreciated. Btw, we're doing most of the work at Kee Ping/Eugene's house. Yeap.

Okay, that's all for now. Tataz~


eve said...

Sort of a little reminder of why we wanted to get into medical school and graduate as doctors to make the world a better place, no?

it's good to get us out to the real world in which we'd be serving so that we don't think that the entire world is as comfortable as IMU (except when IMU's air conditioning goes bonkers, that is)

Zzzyun said...

haha I totally agree..

maybe i was a lil too comfy in my own lil world here in imu.. :P Need these sort of reminders now and then. yeap~

but it was really a great hands-on experience..!! =)