Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Being my patients for 10, 15 years, they are like family to me. I don't only know their names but I recognize their voices as well. They have shared their happiness and sorrows, their successes and frustrations. These make it harder to let them go.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
I thought that cellular phone (cell phone) are just for voice and text communications until I met Andres (not his real name). Andres was brought to the hospital for abdominal pain. He is a special patient because he is deft-mute. I can only understand him through his relatives who interpret his sign language.
One time when I made my rounds, only his wife was with him. The first she did was hand me her cell phone. She is also deft-mute. Written in text message was how Andres feels. So, I wrote my questions and explanations in my phone. Now I look at cell phone in another way, not justfor voice and text messages, but also a writing pad that we carry everyday.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
My exams were finished 2 weeks ago. Everything is back to normal. I am seeing my admitted and clinic patients again, updated the websites and blogs I maintain, assisted my wife in home schooling our son and helped around the house.
There are still those who will take the oral exams on February 7. Results will be out probably on the second week of February before the Philippines Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) annual convention on February 18-20, 2010.