Ein schönen Sonntag! Ich sitze in der Uni und freunde mich wieder mit Physio an. In zwei einhalb Wochen ist die Klausur, die wir als erstes Semester an unserer Uni für den Schein bestehen müssen... 😕 Aber das meiste ist Wiederholung, deshalb sollte das schon irgendwie klappen. 😊 Außerdem habe ich Erdbeeren und Wassermelone, also alles halb so schlimm. 😉 Habt einen schönen sonnigen Sonntag, bei was auch immer ihr tut, genießt eine bisschen das Wetter, ich bin nachher auch noch für Kaffee und Kuchen verabredet und für einen schönen Spaziergang. 😊 #sonntag#lernenlernenlernen#physikum2018
Practicing on plastic people so that one day we'll be ready to jump in to help the real ones.
School is cool, my friends.
Edit by me but filming by the amaazazing @sachakpowell, who jumped up to film our Emergency Interest Group workshop squad starring @cchen98006, @scubasteve_22, myself and Travis, best student nurse of all time.
Song: Happy if You're Happy by Matt and Kim
I may have a 4.0 GPA but I always ask questions. I make mistakes just like everybody else, nobody is perfect. 1st time is a mistake, 2nd time is a choice. 💯
Now that I’m older, I always listen to successful people and elders. Why? Because they can teach you what they learned late 💯. you can learn things in 1-5mins instead trying to figure it out on your own the hard way. .
If you listen to people, that’s very good. It shows you’re smart and mature. If you don’t listen and think you know it all lol. You are immature and will learn the hard way. People tell me all the time “Omg you’re sooo intelligent 😳 or that I’m very mature for my young age” I’m like, I learned the hard way lol. .
For example, I learned the hard way. The biggest mistake I made in my life was not taking my education seriously. The reason I didn’t care, because back then my focus was the Olympics, which I was close to making it but unfortunately my career as a fighter ended because of a stupid unexpected health problem ( I’m okay now ). Then that’s why I can relate to patients so much especially dialysis patients, they be like “I don’t drink, smoke, I’m a lame and there’s people out there who party and do stupid stuff and nothing ever happens to them!? It’s not fair.”. Then I say I understand 100% ☺️ look at me, I don’t drink, smoke or do drugs either, I eat healthy and I’m physically in shape and I still became a patient regardless. Then one thing I tell to EVERY patient at the hospital. “It’s not about how you fall, it’s about how you get up!” That’s why I want to become a Doctor because with my experiences as a patient, all my work experience been in customer service and I can use my negative experiences in life in a positive way. This is my way of giving back. Then I say to patients, “I know, I know talk is cheap 🙄 lol but that’s why I let my actions and the facts do the talking for me ☺️”. Then patients tell me all the time “I wish you were my doctor, you will be an amazing or probably one of the best doctors because you’re genuine and honest.”
Super late with this post but quick boyfriend appreciation to the man who helped me all 4 years of college. Thank you for encouraging me to go to the library when I REALLY didn’t want to; thank you for consoling me when school got way to hard and stressful for me; and thank you for always being a shoulder to cry on. You motivated me when I couldn’t handle school anymore and made me realize my major overall goal in the long run. I’m glad to have spent college with you, you’ve really been my best friend throughout it all. 💕❤️#3yearstogetherandcounting#FutureLawyer#FutureDoctor
“Dream big, work hard, stay focused, & surround yourself with good people”
I can’t wait to see the plans the lord has in store for you my precious little girl. Thanks for the outfit @kay_hay_ she’s already refusing to take it off!!
Happy to participate in @medelita_gram’s #ShowMeYourSpecialty campaign. How do you know if Neurosurgical/Neurotrauma nursing is the right specialty for you? 😉🧠 •
Neurosurgery/Neurotrauma specifically is a challenging sub-specialty, where we have elective neurosurgical procedures as well as multitrauma admissions inclusive of severe head/spinal injuries (cerebral haemorrhages, skull fractures, unstable spinal injuries, etc.) in addition to injuries involving all other systems of the body, calling for holistic assessment skills. I thrive on the acuity & teamwork involved in this specialty, and love seeing the recovery of a severe trauma patient come full circle. 💀 What traits would be helpful to thrive in this specialty? 💀
1.) Not being afraid to get your hands dirty. • It is a very hands on, messy specialty. Every possible body fluid and often a lot of it. We handle many lines, drains (EVD, subdural, subgaleal, etc), dressings, traches, and so forth. These patients are often also in complex braces and collars and need very close and personal care for basic tasks and mobility, as well as creativity for completion of “simple” everyday tasks.
2.) Vigilance and thorough assessment skills • Postoperatively, patients may often experience life threatening complications (vasopasm, brain bleeds, stroke, cerebral oedema, seizures, etc). Symptoms of deterioration in some of these conditions can be very subtle until a complication becomes devastating.
3.) Compassion, patience, and ability to deescalate • This population is extremely vulnerable. Injuries to the central nervous system can effect people’s ability to think, communicate, and undertake basic movements. There are also behaviours of concern given altered conscious states.
4.) Appreciation and fascination for the central nervous system • Given its complexity, having an inherent interest and appreciation for its structures and functions will certainly help you when understanding the various complex injuries that can occur, and how it directly manifests within patients presentations and guides your plan of care.
Lesson from nature.
Nothing get wasted which is gone in past.
We learn and move ahead in future with that experience.
Prepare fir the best of future with loads of past experience.
Best of future awaits us..
PROUD UNCLE!!! Congrats to my beautiful niece Lyric who graduated in the top 15% of her class from Hastings High School today. Can’t wait to see more pedals bloom from this flower. I’m proud to have been (and forever shall be) a part of her support system. #FutureDoctor
After a combined 3.5 hour bus and boat ride to the 7th largest island in the Philippines, I was finally in the presence of the Alangan tribe, one of 8 Mangyan groups, and joined by a wonderful team of doctors, educators, students and local government representatives. In that brief 7 hour period I spent with them, it was even more clear why I felt this was the community I wanted to help salvage in the first place, all of their issues had a common denominator - a shortage of clothing (I could tell they had been wearing the same clothes for weeks if not months), poor hygiene (a lot of their health concerns such as urinary tract infection, intestinal worms, malnutrition have stemmed from this), lack of protein in their diets, no means of livelihood and more importantly absence of medical attention.
This is a brief rundown of what needs to be addressed, but there are other issues at hand. Everything in baby steps though. ☺️ Now that I have your attention and got you read up until this point, I am making this post a public plea to anyone and everyone who wants to help. It does not matter what profession you practice, what country you are from. You can extend help by joining me during visits to Mindoro (the time you share with them is more than enough), donating old clothes, toiletries (shampoo, soap) & medications, food packs for a feeding program, etc. I have created a highlight called “Mangyan Medical” on my profile to find out more. If there are other ways you ways to help, you can always reach out to me.
Exercise is the second most important thing in my life. Second to medicine that is. Whenever I am stress, frustrated, confused, upset, or feeling any other emotion I exercise. Why? Because moving the body feels so good. It’s the little thing each day that I can do to help my self before I help others. Because a person can’t go and be the doctor if they themselves are the patient. One thing I have learned from my journey so far is your personal health is priority second to your patients. #exercise#health#stayactive#medicine#futuredoctor
When I got accepted into medical, one of the first things I quickly realized was that I didn’t have the appropriate attire! Up until about 21 years old, it felt I lived in swim suits, wet suits, and pajamas lol 🏄🏽♀️➡️👩🏽⚕️ Needless to say, a shopping spree was in order.
I quickly realized that the best way to shop for clothes was to seek out staple items — those I could dress up for work or dress down for the outdoorsy activities that I enjoy. The great thing about women’s business casual is that there’s a lot of room for creativity in crafting a look. I’d say my style is an eclectic Bohemian-simple one, and I love pieces that remind me of nature, the places I want to go, and the cultures that I’ve met 🌱
My floral spring blouse is from Target, my shorts were bought on sale from a local surf shop about 10 years ago lol, and my shoes are from the sale rack at Marshalls 💁🏽♀️👜 If I wanted to dress this look up for work, I would swap out my old teen beach shorts for a pair of work capris or pants. How would you describe your style?
QOTD: have you ever been to a conference?
One year since conference presentation!
Was such a great experience being able to present my summer research work on Diagnostic Errors in Melbourne!
Met doctors from all over the world 🌎, learnt a lot about research and conferences, and also had heaps of fun in a city I’ve never been too!