Week 45, 2012: The continuing saga

SPENT THE PAST two weeks at the Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) Ward. Last week I had to insert a nasogastric tube to a patient who was recently operated on, and I had a hard time. I didn't want to risk introducing trauma to the neck which could potentially open the stitches up. Despite my failure, the patient's daughter, a sweet Ilongga woman, approached me and gave me my first professional fee: a Jollibee Yum Burger.

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I secretly wished to see and manage patients with foreign bodies. They're usually the easiest to treat. A kid came with a circular battery neatly tucked inside his nose; it had been there for three weeks! In the early morning we saw a man who complained of left ear pain. "Something got in, Doc," he told me. When I looked inside the ear, I saw a cockroach. The photo below shows the dissected body parts of that wretched insect.

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Kuya Jasper Dagang was our resident monitor. We went to the same high school, and I've always looked up to him as an older brother. I'm glad I got to interact with him. He taught me many important things in the clinic. I pray the Lord would strengthen and sustain him now and the years ahead.

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Had dinner at Gerry's Grill with Kuya Brazie and Leeca, my former blockmates, who are rotating in Pediatrics. We had meat and tinomok, which tasted like laing but not quite. From their stories, it looks like they're having fun where they are. I miss them.

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Lunch today was at Kanzhou, along Timog Avenue, home of my favorite dried noodles with braised beef. I could eat this every day week.

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This weekend I discovered Glitch, "a game of giant imagination." I'm not really a fan of online games; I hate losing, that's all; but I tried it anyway because my friend Katrina highly recommended it. I think I'm starting to get hooked. I was really disappointed when I died at my very home street, until I got an honorary badge for it.

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While staring from the balcony I noticed the growing ferns beneath the old aircon. Guess what: we have an ecosystem! My goal of having a small garden may have been achieved, after all.

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