Oh my look at the time. My last post was a week ago and I can't help but wonder how time flies when one is in clinicals. busy busy.
Anyway, I'm halfway into my 1 month posting of Geriatrics. I'm posted to 2 wards, mainly the orthogeriatrics ward and the delirium unit.
So far all I have seen in the former ward are falls! Old people really fall a lot and get osteoporotic fractures so easily! I think I better get my calcium intake up :P For the delirium unit, as the name suggests, we get a lot of confused elders in there, and some that are aggressive and yelling at inopportune moments. hmm.
I don't think geriatrics are my thing coz apparently I'm too softspoken for the people here (can you believe that??) and my accent confuses the oldies too as most of them are not used to hearing other slangs.
Seniors said that geriatrics is a slack rotation but not so for me. We have a pretty full timetable I must say. So I think it depends on which hospital you do your posting and how willing your team is to teach. My consultants and registrars are pretty nice :)
And the internet thing is still pending. They take 10-15 working days to process a simple application. What! Cant wait to get internet coz not only I can talk to my family and frenz easily but a lot of academic annoucements can only be checked online. so mafan.
Okay that's all for this week haha. Will give more details when I feel like it. Ta-ra!! as one old lady said to me! :P
PS: I finally got my parcel yesterday. yays! But what a pity that some stuff with sentimental value to me wasn't included because apparently the parcel exceeded the weight limit, wic is weird coz it wasn't so when we weighed it last time.. hmm. Will just hvta find another way, by hook or crook to get it sent to me :P