Its been 1 month and 11 days that I have been working in medical department.
The most common question asked here other than "Which university are you from?" is "Are you married?"
Most of the times, I smiled and hesitated to answer.
"Do you have a boyfriend?"
One of the MOs encouraged us to date a doctor - they are more understanding with our work, he said. Go get married, you are exposing yourself to breast and ovarian cancer by staying single, he said. LOL really
What are you waiting, for God to find you a husband? You have to put some effort in it, he said.
Yes, that part is true. I don't know what I am waiting for. Magic, maybe.
Don't get me wrong. It's not that I don't want to get married - I am dreaming of the day I get to have my own family and stuff.
It's just that I am not making any plan for this one year period. I would want to focus on my housemanship first - only then I'll think about guys. I am open to making friends and getting to know people though.
We have three main medical wards here : 6B (male), 6C (female) and 6D (dengue). A few housemen will cover peripheral wards as well 5A, 5B, 5C and 5D.
We follow BD shift here. 7-10, 7-10, 7-6, 7-2 + oncall then offday.
Monday I work 7am until 10pm
Tuesday will be 7am until 10pm
Wednesday is 7am until 6pm
Thursday 7am until 2pm, then come back again at 10pm until Friday 12pm
Saturday off day
Then Sunday start all over again 7am until 10pm
This is the schedule we get for now. Soon, some of the senior HOs will be leaving medical :(
Today is supposed to be my off day (see my name Ain up there, I am in 6C) but I had to attend a course on Infection Control in the hospital. Then, there's HO CME on Pleural Effusion and Hospital CME on Leptospirosis. A busy day today, but very informative indeed.
I craved for KFC chickens since last month, and I only get to go out and buy them tonighttt yay me! Yum Yumm