Tuesday, July 24, 2007


i did my first locum yesterday. a clinic somewhere near my house, in nibong tebal, was offering rm25 per hour for 15 hours of working. heck! i just grabbed it. hehe, im rm375 richer now.

23 july 2007, the day i started my locum. it means from now on i can start earning extra money by doing locum. hey, what is locum? frankly i have no idea what is it stand for, until now.... a person, who subsitutes temporary for another. in simpler words, part-timer for a doctor.

a day leave, which can earn few hundreds. ooohhhh... by calculation, it is very very worthy it seems. i have seen around 80 patients on that day, most of them cough and cold, or some of them for 'MC'. after all, it was easy but long hours of working.

fuiiyooo, i can do locum liao...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

first oncall in paeds

i just had my first oncall in paeds two days ago. hah! i survived. i was posted at the SCN, which to jaga the newborn babies. can hear the babies crying all the time, and the funny thing is the babies are practicing teamwork. whenever one baby cries, there you go, all of them will just start singing their own version. huh... uneventfully, and non dramatically i spent the whole night with 3 admission, 2 babies for jaundice and 1 who is likely to have some sepsis. then, i slept from 12 till next morning.

the good thing is the oncall person is entitled to have pm off after lunch on the next day. this is so good... so i went back after lunch yesterday, and dont know what to do...

hai, im having oncall again tomorrow...

Friday, July 13, 2007

ahhh... chiuuuu!

ahhhhh........ ahhhh..... chiuuu!!!!

so ambarasing today. i was having a lunch talk by one of the drug companies, and all in suddent i started to sneeze all the way till the end of the talk. heck! i think im sick...

now im feeling some sorethroat, with rhinorrhea.
"doctor, any medication?"

Thursday, July 12, 2007

one day trip to kl

i just came back from kl, was sending a patient of suspecting leukemia to UM hospital for initiating treatment. a doctor is required to accompany the patient, as ordered by my boss. so i was picked to go... sigh! the journey started at around 1030 am, and reached there at 2pm. such an uneventful trip, but tiring... bumpy journey with the noisy engine sound.

and now im having headache...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


i think i will like paeds more... at current stage, my department has more than enough houseman to work. there are only two wards to cover, a normal ward and SCN (special care for neonates). generally we have around 4 houseman to cover a ward, and i can say it is very luxurious... job can be done faster, and more systematically. it really sounds good!

i am still tagging, my last few days at the normal ward. in ward, it will be less dramatic as compared to the SCN. the age of the patients here are ranging from 1 month old to 12 years old. the problem in paeds is taking blood or setting an intravenous line. as for the older age group patients, it will be easier as the veins are much visible.

for far, i have done two ET (exchange transfusion, aka 'tukar darah'), umbilical artery and vein catheterization, attempted intubate the baby (but failed). ET, something that most of the houseman hate to do especially when oncall. it is indicated for the baby who has severe jaundice, and the procedure takes about two hours to complete, provided uneventful procedure. just sit beside the baby, withdraw and pump in new blood... so boring!

i going to start oncall on next monday.... wish me luck then:- )

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

10 days in paeds

today is my tenth day in paediatrics department. and the stupid thing is, i need to tag for two weeks as the new regulation stating that all houseman are required to tag this long, regardless the seniority. otherwise, all other departments only need to tag for one week for the second poster onwards.

again, I HATE TAGGING! it sounds familiar right, and i said this before around four months ago. what is this? working till 11pm every night, for consecutive 14 days in a row. hey man, it is so tiring...

im counting my days, and it will be 3 more days before i can say "bye bye tagging" till four months from now:- ) aaiiii...

after all, my new department is more relaxing as compared with the previous two. and i can have time to rest, like taking nap, going out for meal or spending time with internet like now... bosses in this department are more like a human, giving freedom to decide for the management even as a houseman. work loads, it will be almost the same with other departments. another plus points are, the weekend off. it means no working day if there is no oncall during the weekend. this is fabulous... absolutely exciting. ahem, few months from now i am going to finish my first year. and i will be a MO soon...


Monday, July 09, 2007


it has been long time, again.... not updating the blog. with the simple reason, just NO TIME to do this.

big news!


after a month plus, it is still nice and joyful to think about it. with change of the status, somehow it is good to address to my friend by saying "my wife". and few of my friends actually dropped in and asked how was the feeling being a married man. hei... it is just the same, i said. hah! isn't it wrong?
i should say, it is the commitment and responsibility...

few frequent asked questions from my friends:
like "why so fast to get married?" hai, ITS TIME NOW :- )
"why didn't invite me?" family members, small ceremony only mah.
"who is your wife?" please look at the pics!

so, i am no more SINGLE.....