Friday, August 05, 2005
wifey in KLCC convention centre
Yesterday was my first call for the general pool. Quite glad really to be back in the OT . My 1 month ICU-posting was really tiring ; most of the time post call ; i would sleep to "death" everytime i hit the sac. Even that sometimes is not enough , being tired and jaded during daytime was worse. Passing over in the morning was the worse ; the rounds would take ages and usually we would be on our way home after 10am !! However , the 1 month stint was beneficial. I was glad to be in the group of people who were dedicated and hardworking. I guess , as anaesthetist u have to act that way or otherwise it would be detrimental to patient care.
As usual , i was my jonah self. The staff nurses were laughing at me and predicted i will not sleep through out the night as how it had been during my previous calls. Sad to say ; they were true ! haks..It started with my partner. Usually they will be 2 anaes doing the first call. Eric had to do the trauma call as the person who was suppose to do it ; decided to break his fingers and he is on a week long MC !!! Therefore it was the "SOLO" call for me yesterday!! haks.. HKL's busy Emergency OT was for me to decide ! But Salleh ( my specialist) was kewl enuff to help me about during the long cases.
We had 3 major laparotomies yesterday ; 2 was re-laping and both ICU bound with another at 4 am in the morning. THose were the big cases ; all the others were appendicectomies whom we cannot delay because 3 of them were in their teens ; 11 - 13 year olds.And i manage to catch an hour's nap at 6.15 am !! haks.. hopefully i did not snore too loud !!
Though i was sleepy , me n wifey managed to visit the PIKOM PCFAIR in KLCC Convention Centre . We decided to be the early birds as obviously being in a new venue would attract thousands of visitors. We were not shopping for computers though ; just few accessories and ink cartridges for our thirsty printer. I was so tempted to get one of those PDA's.. but hmmmmm...steady stallion...steady...