Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Week 28, 2012: The week that passed by

ON MY FIRST week in Anesthesia, I was mostly a tambay at the OR, hanging out beneath the curtains, looking at the ECG while the operation was going on, until the residents would ask me a question, and I would smile my smile that meant, "I honestly have no idea, Ma'am." I barely did tracheal intubations (inserting a tube inside the patient's trachea so he can breathe during surgery) or spinal blocks (puncturing through the layers of the patient's spine just enough to let the cerebrospinal fluid flow). 

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For the first time, I had both my Saturday and Sunday completely free. Oh, boy, I felt like I was on summer vacation! I went to the youth fellowship in church but was stranded for about an hour because Timog Avenue was flooded.

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After Youth, Manong Ralph treated me to a nearby Chinese restaurant, Kanzhu Hand-pulled Noodles. The noodles tasted great, the dumplings not so.

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That same evening, I met up with Vanessa Gumban, high school classmate and former partner-in-crime. She's currently reviewing for the Bar and is even more stressed than I am. I liked the place because it was quiet, just perfect for catching up with old friends.

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After dinner at Buddy's, we went to Dulcinea for their famous churros.

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When I arrived at my brother's apartment at 10 PM, I met Luther Caranguian and Paul Balite, old friends from way back in college, hanging out in front of the TV, talking to my brother. Both of them dragged me to the nearby Shakey's in Matalino for midnight snacks and a crazy game of Monopoly Deal.

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Janet Lunzaga, Razel Tomacder, and Jac Libatique were there, too. Razel, who teaches at the English Department in UP Diliman, showed us her game face and beat us on the second game. Students, if Ma'am Razel has asked you to read this blog, let me tell you something: she's a cunning lady, so don't cross her.

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