"O ye who believe! Seek help with patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those who patiently persevere." (2:153)
Psychiatry posting officially started last week but today marked our first day at Psychiatry Ward at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital (HKL).
Last night could barely sleep. Finished case writeup before 1am (professional procrastinator who never learnt her lesson?) but prolonged glucose effect of dark chocolate buttons-nibbling-while-CWUing kept brain awake till almost 3am.
Woke up and got ready before sunrise. Fought and fumbled with iron that refused to stop trying to repetitively burn and singe my tudung.
Left Cyberjaya for HKL at 0640 hours. Mady and Liyana carpooled with us. Reached HKL before 7.30am. Rested and relaxed in car till 8.30 before walking quite a distance to Psych Ward (+10 minutes walk from the car park). At 11am rushed to KLRC (KL Resource Center) which is like 10minutes away from the ward (and have to cross jalan yang sesak with cars), alas, class was canceled. Then walked back to ward to clerk patients (!!). Since we were to have class at 2.30pm at KLRC, at 1.30pm, we left the ward back to RC.
Case presentation with Prof. N from 2.30pm - 4.30pm but could barely understand or concentrate past 4pm. He's an awesome Psych doctor but we had a long day and it was only our first day at HKL, have yet to adjust to the whole routine. After class, walked from RC to the carpark (15-20mins?), wet as it was raining. Somehow felt as if the rain did manage to wash away some of the tiredness. Alhamdulillah.
Kesian Mady. Kaki dia masih belum pulih sepenuhnya (fractured right med malleolus, no?), kne jalan sungguh jauh back and forth. Felt quite helpless xtau how to help her. Masa-masa like this, betul cakap Mady, bila Allah tarik nikmat (jalan without pain), baru tahu the feeling. May Allah heal her fast!
Time balik... Well. Of course we got stuck at Jalan Tun Razak (before Prince Court Med Center), as always, for 1 hour. Now rushing on MEX highway. Have yet to decide what to have to break fast. Kesian Nebbey drive, mesti penat.. Besok is my turn! Zzz...
Have to do movie report tonight (A Beautiful Mind!). Plus, complete TCM logbook. Then have to study Psych history-taking, all those phenomenology again and mental state examination (MSE).
... Repeat this routine for the next 4 days of the week, and the next 6 weeks.
Sesungguhnya hanya mampu berdo'a again and again so that Allah SWT will grant us extra strength (physically, mentally and emotionally) to patiently persevere through this rotation so that we could learn as much as possible from it and utilise the knowledge in near future, insyaAllah. Lillahi ta'ala.
So this is how my life will be like in a year (approx) to come. Am I prepared for this? Am I well equipped, knowledge-wise, physically, mentally, psychologically? Help me, ya Allah. Make me a safe doctor so that I could serve the people.
How were the patients? Too intensely interesting to be told in here. Alhamdulillah, a whole new experience indeed! Maybe later, when feet are less edematous (what's the link?) and head's throbbing-free.
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