Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My perspective

We visited a patient diagnosed with Bacterial Endocarditis. Interesting facts?

27 year old Russian guy. Drug addict. Diagnosed with B.E induced by narcotics. Severe damage to the trikuspid valve. Other complications: TB of lung, low Hg (hemoglobin) hence the pale complexion, splenomegaly, thrombosis of the legs causing smelly pustules forming on the legs.

We were instructed to perform inspection on the patient. We did not know that he was suspected of having HIV until we were done with the inspection. All of us touched his body and auscultated his heart. 

When we knew he was suspected with HIV we were all in shock. I mean this is the first time in my life dealing with a HIV patient up close. I suddenly felt my stethoscope and my hands were extremely dirty and disgusting. Probably it's how we are brought up and thought about the ugliness and consequences of the disease. Even we as a medical student can't help but to feel jitters when we come across this term. Call me 'inexperienced' then. How will you react if you have to deal with HIV people? With the same respect and attitude just like a normal person or vice versa?



Tag : 15 Little Things About You

Rule: List 15 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself.Then tag 8 other people.

-Thanks Kim for tagging me-

1. Although I can be considered a socialite =P, I tend avoid people at times. Just don't feel like talking. I am not 'sombong'!

2. I am a huge fan of green tea. I have to drink at least 6 sachets of them on a daily basis. Sort of like a compensation for my huge craving for food :P.

3. I hate being labelled as a 'clubber'. Although I do fancy going to clubs, it's not like I pay them a visit every alternate days. So far I've only went for less than 10 times this year of 2008! So stop 'stereotyping' me, referring to those who got nothing better to do!

4. I love dressing up and looking good, but one of the oddest things is that I don't have to 'urge' or 'will' to dress up in Moscow. Guess its the people and the environment that hindered me from doing so. *Wish I am studying in London*

5. I have short attention span! I day dream most of the time especially during lectures!

6. I laugh like a man. I wish I can laugh like a lady though. HOHO

7. *edited* I am 'adventure' junkie! Reverse Bungee,mountain climbing, rapid shooting, flying fox, camping, night forest hiking, and my most proud record ever, FINISHING THE PENANG BRIDGE 10KM MARATHON AND GOT THE FINISHING MEDAL :D :D Anyone who's an adventurist, kindly contact me :P haha

8. I love swimming, that's how I got my extremely broad shoulders from! Love to sun-tan as well.

9. I used to think wearing specs is cool,until now that I need to wear it, I don't think it's cool anymore!

10. I can stay the whole day in my room in Moscow without moving an inch but I can't stand being home in Malaysia for day! I just need to go out!

11. Detest guys that swear and curse with vulgar words. Can't they realize they are embarrassing themselves?

12. I am a BANANA. I can't read Chinese :( :( It is one of my regrets in life!

13. I secretly wish I am  stick thin, but I can't stop eating!

14. *edited* I nearly flew to Aussie for a Marine Biology degree before finally settled for Medicine.

15. I nearly had an accident driving KD back to his car! Talk about being a 'nervous wreck'! It was totally embarrasing!


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