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HUMOR - MUSINGS OF A SCEPTICAL THIRD WORLD DOCTOR.

-So you mean to tell me you've never done an operation using a torch light before?

- So you're telling me you've never sutured a wound without anaesthesia before?

- So you mean to tell me you can fly a sick patient in a helicopter from one hospital to another?

- So you're saying your government pays for your hospital stay?

- So you're telling me your ambulance drivers don't just put on their sirens because they have a lunch date and there's actually a patient inside?

-So you mean to tell me each patient has an ECG monitor and ultrasound scan to themselves?

- So you mean to say you don't see more than 10 patients a day?

-So you're trying to tell me your politicians get treated in your local hospitals?


HMMMMM, LET ME SEE...

So......

You're telling me one can actually eat off your clean hospital floors?

- So you're saying you can transport someone's beating heart in a box?

- So you mean to tell me your patients don't have to share o…

NEW POETRY BLOG.

No, I'm not ending this blog. I'm just moving all my poems here for easy accessibility. So, this blog will be just for my stories and articles. Thank you all so much.


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JUST BEFORE YOU TAKE THAT DRUG.

Is it possible to look like this just by swallowing a drug?


The answer of course , is YES.

Unforunately, there are some things one doesn't know about one's health until one has a life changing experience . An experience one doesn't forget. An example is a drug reaction.

Recently managed a young girl whose only crime was to take a popular sulphur containing antimalarial tablet ( those that require you to take 3 tablets at once). She ended up looking like the above.

Could this condition be fatal?
The answer is YES, see this sad story.

Question : Name the above condition/ possible conditions and or common drugs that give such reactions.




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MEN - WHY YOU MAY NOT WANT TO MARRY A FEMALE DOCTOR

In response to my earlier article: Ladies - should you marry a Doctor?.

Are you considering proposing to that female doctor you can't get out of your head? Well, here are some reasons you may or may not want to:

WHY YOU MAY HESITATE BEFORE MARRYING A FEMALE DOCTOR.



1. She is older and wiser ( which might not always be a bad thing).

2. She is independent.

3. She will more than likely talk back at you.

4. Her career may mean more to her than your needs.

5. You will sleep alone at night a lot and she'd probably not be back before you leave for work in the morning.

6. You would more than likely need a maid.

7. It may be hard to convince her to take extended time off work to raise the family or even to put her career on hold.

8. She has no time for extended dating, you're either ready to marry or out the door.

9. I will stop here because I have been warned by the female doctors mafia to put more advantages than disadvantages.

So on to the pros.




WHY YOU SHOULD MARRY A FEMALE DOC…

LADIES - SHOULD YOU MARRY A DOCTOR?

Ladies, are you considering that young handsome doctor that took you out last week? Well, here are some reasons you may or may not want to respond to his advances.

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT MARRY A DOCTOR.1. His Medical friends will probably bore you.

2. He will probably bore you.

3. You will spend many nights alone.

4. Nights you do spend together, he may be fast asleep before you say Jack Robinson.

5. You just can't go on holidays when you feel like or spend weekends together like other couples.

6. You will probably attend a lot of couple events alone, or he may be with you a short while and give an excuse.

7. His beeper or cell phone is not your friend.

8. He will have a lot of trying times especially when preparing for never ending exams.

9. You're never really sure what he's doing when he goes for night calls.

10. Many doctors these days are broke.


Okay, just before you run away at the altar, here are some reasons you may want to reconsider.




REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD …

WHITE COATS.

This has got to be my most ridiculous post ever, a poor attempt to be a medical fashionista ( whatever that means) - carry on at your own peril:

I have noticed that different doctors have different ways of wearing their white coats:

1. BUTTON DOWNI guess this is the traditional way of wearing it.


2. OPEN FRONT JACKET .This is a more relaxed way of wearing it, you could be wearing a designer shirt or blouse underneath that must be appreciated at all cost.


3. BUTTONING FIRST OR SECOND BUTTONS ONLYThis is bringing one's personal style to it.


4. BUTTONING FIRST AND SECOND BUTTONS ONLY.Similar to above.


5. WAIST LENGTH COAT.Well, It either gets longer or shorter.


6.KNEE LENGTH COAT.No problem so far you don't trip


7. FOLDED SLEEVES.Well, you wouldn't want to take germs home, would you?


8. SHORT SLEEVESAgain, similar to above.


9. WEARING NO WHITE COAT AT ALL.I guess this is self explanatory.




So there you have it. Do you have any preferences? Are there any institutional laws guiding t…

ARE DOCTORS PROMISCUOUS ?

ARE DOCTORS PROMISCUOUS?
I had to take some time to ponder this question. Of course, we are talking more about male doctors here; female doctors hardly have time to be promiscuous (though there are few exceptions). Due to the nature of medical school, by the time a female doctor graduates, her biological clock has already started ticking and there is little time for philandeering.

Before I answer if doctors are promiscuous, let me give the reasons why they MAY BE promiscuous.

WHY DOCTORS MAY BE PROMISCUOUS.
1. THE STRESS OF MEDICAL SCHOOL:

Medical School puts a lot of stress on any person, and if this is not properly handled, a ready outlet of frustration could be in promiscuity.

2. THE DURATION OF MEDICAL SCHOOL:
like a bird set free from a cage (see angry birds), once doctors are released from medical school, they suddenly feel all the inhibitions loosening and are ready to explore what they missed.

3. PEOPLE OPEN UP TO DOCTORS:
Doctors are good listeners which may be interpreted as…

DOCTOR STEREOTYPES.

OUT OF EVERY TEN DOCTORS YOU MEET, ONE IS:
DOCTOR FRUSTRATED:These are doctors that are not happy with the conditions in which they work; this may be due to the country, the specialty or the department in which they work, You can constantly hear them complaining about something or the other.

DOCTOR BUSINESS:These doctors are constantly on the phone, and no, they are not discussing a patient's management. They have various business interests outside medicine.

DOCTOR ACADEMIC:These doctors are always reading, either for an exam or for the next ward round; you can usually find them in a tutorial session discussing any new academic topic of interest. Many times, they have no life outside the medical field.

DOCTOR POLITICS:These are doctors that are either activists, interested in politics or holding various posts in medical associations, they nurse an ambition in administration.





DOCTOR LEISURE:These doctors usually have extra curricular activities which they take more serious than Medi…