Saturday, May 22, 2010

Self Diagnosing

Some people say medical students are generally hypochondriac. They like to exaggerate some minor symptoms of theirs and figure out a long list of differential diagnoses. It's weird, isn't it?

I never have this problem since early this year because my previous 2 attachments were O&G and Paediatrics, so i couldn't relate anything back to me.
But now, i'm doing Psychiatry, and i think i'm abit crazy, are you scared? Muahahahaha....

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Drive Myself Crazy

Psychiatry, it's a very interesting specialty. Dealing with people's mind and emotion is definitely not easy, especially with the sick ones.

I am assigned to Mothers and Babies unit, specifically cater for mothers with mental health problems, so it could be depression, psychosis, anxiety, you name it. A switch to motherhood apparently is not an easy task. There are so many things going on in their mind and it takes enormous strength to be tough and go on with life.
So my fellow brothers, please be more understanding when you become a father in the future. Bringing home money isn't your only duty as a husband and father. Spare some household work from wife and spend more time with the kids will make a huge difference to your beloved one.
Lots of study to do, even though not many assignments in this run. Gotta prepare well for final exam too, argh....
Have a good weekend!

Saturday, May 8, 2010



我没有骇人的文采,不懂如何以语句来表达我的心意。刚在网上看到一些感人肺腑的母亲节寄语,不禁感叹自己的语文能力不及他人。无论如何,我在此向我敬爱的妈妈说声: ‘母亲节快乐!’。 儿子不孝,都已经好几年没有和你一起度过这意义深重的节日。你一定回答说:‘哎哟,求学要紧,有心就好啦!’ 对吗? 哈哈!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kia Ora

Just finished paediatric run, so i'm allowing myself to chillax for the next couple of days before i need to start studying for my Maori exam. Just in case for those who don't know, Maori is the indigenous people in New Zealand, and our medical school in Christchurch has a comprehensive teaching block specifically on their health. Next week we have a case presentation and a few station exam, including Te Reo (Maori language). Hopefully it won't be too hard.

James came over last week and we celebrated his birthday in advance. We went to Kaikaoura for whale watching and had uncountable meals at Osaka, haha! It was really amazed to look at the gigantic creature in such a close distance. Definitely a good experience, hope he enjoyed it too. Another one thing to tick off in my must-do list in NZ!