Friday, May 27, 2011

It is fine, actually.



Life does go on but Dad, you are missed.

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It's from him that I inherited the less-painful venepuncture. It reminds me of him every time some patient says, "Doctor, it doesn't hurt as much when you poke a needle." Just like my mum always said how my dad's injections were very light-handed and the least painful. Very compassionate and kind he always was with his patients and I'm glad to have inherited that quality from him. Cheers to his life!

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From the motion picture 'Rabbit Hole'

Becca: Does it ever go away?
Nat: No, I don't think it does. Not for me, it hasn't - has gone on for eleven years. But it changes though.
Becca: How?
Nat: I don't know... the weight of it, I guess. At some point, it becomes bearable. It turns into something that you can crawl out from under and... carry around like a brick in your pocket. And you... you even forget it, for a while. But then you reach in for whatever reason and - there it is. Oh right, that. Which could be awful - not all the time. It's kinda...
[deep breath]
Nat: not that you'd like it exactly, but it's what you've got instead of your son. So, you carry it around. And uh... it doesn't go away. Which is...
Becca: Which is what?
Nat: Fine, actually.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My first rupees earned!

So, this is where I start from - Rs 4980 for 2 months of referring patients, rewriting prescriptions, filling up forms and drawing blood samples.

The first few thousands on the journey to millions. ;)

Cheers!