Archive for May, 2012


Man! It’s almost half way through 2012 and so much for resoluting to blog more this year. Guess life has been rather mundane with just work, work and more work, thus the lack of inspiration to write anything apart from work.

So looks like I will be blogging about work. To update my readers (if there are any left), I am no longer ‘gassing out’ patients for surgery and have now moved on to playing with X-rays, ultrasound waves and magnetic fields. Yup, I switched from Anaesthesiology to Radiology also known by its cooler name as Diagnostic Imaging.

Lots of people have asked me why the change now? Especially since I’ve already spent 3 long years in Anaesthesia. Well, there were many reasons that influenced my decision. One of it was that I was losing interest in that field due to the general working environment, not so bright future (this is subjective) and crappy/stressful working hours. Also I think I have aged and seem to take forever to recover from the hangover of staying up the whole night due to severe “Jonah-ness”. Being “Jonah” simply means that whatever shit can happen, will happen during my watch.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, I am now in a better place, I think. I am enjoying this new change and am excited to learn a lot of new skills. It is so much more than just looking at X-ray films and sitting on our asses the whole day (as most people assume). It’s difficult to appreciate the importance of the radiologists until you are in the field. In fact, I realised that all this while I had been guilty of taking them for granted.

I do miss the adrenaline rush of being in the OT/OR and jumping around the ICU like a mad fella however, I think I’ve already shorten my lifespan by 10 years thanks to all that stress. I have definitely learnt a lot while I was in it and am utterly grateful to have had that experience. I hope I can master up the skills of diagnostic imaging A.S.A.P. and thus be able to make some useful contribution to the diagnosis and treatment plan of the patients.

On another note, congratulations to CN-/Cindy for passing her part 1 exams! I’m so happy for you!



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