am feeling much better after a few days of rest and more time with God =)
I have day offs every Tuesday; was initially thinking of going back to the hospital to follow rounds/observe OTs/OPDs/clerk cases in the wards but on second thought, sleeping till late + studying in the afternoon seemed to be a more feasible and relaxing choice xd
photo updates of the past two weeks!
Monsters University exhibition in Causeway Bay. The people here are more interested in watching Monsters than Despicable Me 2, from which what i gather from facebook, is creating a massive McDonald’s happy meal craze back in Malaysia. My friends are lining up in the wee hours of the morning to get their hands on some minions. i mean they are cute but they’re not worth that much trouble imo.
Yum cha-ed with Amanda and her mom at Times Square!
Watched a CABG + LIMA operation (coronary artery bypass graft operation using left internal mammary artery as graft) and although the cardiothoracic surgeon ignored us, the anaesthesiologist was nice enough to teach us how to interpret the different views of a TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram) and also tell us how the CABG was done! Basically this operation is for people with severe block of blood vessels supplying to the heart, so the surgeons take another healthy blood vessel from another site and “bypass” the obstructed blood vessel so that the heart still gets blood supply thus preventing heart attack in the patient. This operation involves stopping the heart and channeling blood to an external device where it takes over the function of the heart and lung by oxgenating it and then returning it back to the rest of the body. Its pretty amazing to see a beating heart right in front of your eyes; and then see it stop and all the blood from the body flow out into a machine and then flow back in again.
Our first medic fellowship gathering this semester at Crystal’s house! everyone has a totally different schedule nowadays so we barely see one another; except for my own groupmates. it was fun cooking together (though I must say the sushi from ParknShop was heavenly) and nice listening to everyone share their recent experiences in the wards or over the summer.
Am supposed to get back to studying; especially for orthopedics which i practically know nothing about. but the after-rain weather is making me sleepy and lazyyy 😀
welcome to year 4, i guess. =)