Archive for October, 2009

I See You calls…

I’ve had three ICU calls in a row, and it has been bad. I was practically busy the entire time, the phone wouldn’t stop ringing until I now carry a phone charger in my on-call bag. I even had to change my ringtone, because I cound no longer stand hearing the intro to Linkin Park’s New Divide.

Yesterday was totally horrific. I was literally running to and fro from ICU to the Redzone, which is 5 floors apart til my legs were gonna break. On top of that, I had so many other referrals from the wards in the 7th and 8th floor. If anyone wants to lose weight, why not try doing an ICU call in my hospital. Of course, you’ve also gotta be the “jonah” type and not the type who gets to sleep all night til you have a bedsore.

I transfered out and brought in so many new patients into ICU last night that my friend congratulated me on changing the population of ICU. Wow, what an achievement that I don’t need at the moment. Why, oh why can’t I have a peaceful call?

So exhausted by everything and worse still, I’m on call again tomorrow! Yippee! Ugh!

Guess I better sleep more and conserve more energy.



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I’ve taken a break from light reading as recently I’ve been so fed up with work until my brain has given out on me and refuses to even tolerate light reading. So I’m back to a less intelectual past time – watching tv series. However, I seem to be hopping from one series to another, so basically I’m halfway through everything. Bones-Gossip Girl-Burning Flame III-Grey’s Anatomy-House and more. How brilliantly confusing for the already tired mind and body.

Recently, I’ve also been feeling extremely tired of the political nature of my working environment. Being a totally apolitical person, I just hate working politics. Why can’t everyone just focus on getting the job done, and on putting the patient’s interest first. Instead, they seem to have so much time and energy to stab each other in the back, make extra work, bitch about one another and simply cause disharmony and unhappiness all around. Both inter and intra-departmentally. What a total waste of energy. What happened to “first, do no harm”?



Fed up.


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Relationships- of all kinds- are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold on to some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.

~ Kaleel Jamison, The Nibble Theory

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I’ve been having writer’s block or should it be called blogger’s block for quite a long time. Perhaps it should be renamed as “depression”. Work’s been bad the past few months. Overworked, underpaid, the usual shit. Guess after moping around and showering myself with tons of self-pity, I’ve finally decided to stop, pick up my life and start writing again. Hopefully.

Anyway, it’s not that I’ve been doing absolutely nothing these past few months. Infact, I’ve read quite a handful of novels since June. Let me list them out for my own sense of satisfaction..

1. Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

2. Misconceptions by Terry McGee

3. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

4. The Pact by Jodi Picoult

5. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

6. Where Rainbow Ends by Cecelia Aherns

7. Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

There you go. A great accomplishment since my attempt to regain the skills of “light reading”.

And yes, I think I’m starting to be a fan of Jodi Picoult’s works.

And slowly converting Cindy too.


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