Hmm, I'm supposed to be studying right now, but it's really hard to keep my eyes open, so I thought, what the heck, I'll update my blog lol.
Been a loooong two days. The oncall yesterday in the emergency room was exciting. Stab wound, RTA's, fractures, and a few cut wounds. I got to stitch a patient's hand. Wasn't hard at all, different from surgery in that the patient is wide awake, waiting for you to finish, the needle is much smaller and the type of thread used is different.
I had to see A LOT of patients, discuss the cases with the docs, look at x rays, and of course, reassure the patient. I hate it when some docs totally neglect this part of the management, though it's been quite a while since I bumped into one, which is a good sign I must say!
I was going through my 'health and fitness' magazine and I read this article talking about spirituality and how important it is to care about the spiritual aspect just as much as the physical and mental exercise, and that it is a route to health and wellbeing that a lot might be missing. There were a few interesting paragraphs which I should really try to paste here in my blog for you all to read it. Will probably do that once I get some free time.
Damn it, even the coffee didn't help to keep me awake...
Posted by Noors at 10:52 AM
Okay I read Atgm's last post in his blog about blog personalities, and I thought I'd take the test too and see what kind of a blogger's personality I've got.
Here's my result,Your Blogging Type is Artistic and Passionate
You see your blog as the ultimate personal expression - and work hard to make it great.One moment you may be working on a new dramatic design for your blog...And the next, you're passionately writing about your pet causes.Your blog is very important - and you're careful about who you share it with.
Posted by Noors at 10:19 AM
I was just watching an old romantic comedy called 'A lot like love'. When you watch these kind of movies, they give you a touch of feeling that love does exist, and once it does, no obstacle can stand between the two that would stop them from being together.
Unfortunatlly, this is far beyond reality...
You hear many stories everyday, and see them with your own eyes. Two people, madly in love, and want nothing but to start a family together, and yet they can't because of various reasons beyond their reach. Our society and culture puts a lot of bounderies that stop two people from getting together. Obstacles ranging from family name, religious sects, to things life family's choice and what suitable and what's not.
I fail to see the reason why these young people, being mature adults, can't decide on their own. It's their life after all. Parents should be there to guide and give advice, but not to force something upon their sons and daughters. I'm not saying that they have nothing to say at all, you do have cases where the whole marriage idea is indeed a big mistake, but nontheless, there are on the other hand so many others, who have done nothing wrong but to have fallen in love with someone who isnt' exactly the 'material' the parents are looking for.
Is it ever going to change?
Posted by Noors at 11:29 AM
I had to wake up a bit after 7 in the morning on my day off to go to the gym, lol, yeah I'm that much into it, that I would always choose it over sleep.
Did a double class, my legs still hurt, but it definitly was the perfect way to start my day. I got the kickboxing box, that shows you all the different moves, in pics for you to follow. So I'll probably spend Friday working on that, after my oncall...
Yup, I still won't be able to sleep late tomorrow. Morning oncall. The doc whom I was with last night, was very good to me, and she said that if I come on Friday, she'd let me do all the procedures, as in blood collections and cannula insertions, sooooo I'm gonna go for it! You don't say no to such an offer!
Posted by Noors at 4:05 AM
I just got my new glasses from the shop. I put them on, anddddddddd, couldn't stop laughing at myself.
haha, well there are times where I like myself with them, and other times where I just hate it.
I'm so gonna be laughed at in uni tomorrow, daaaamn!
Anyone who reads this and knows me, please don't laugh at me if you get to see me with em' and think that I look rediculous....
I should've taken care of my eyes lol
Posted by Noors at 9:47 AM
A lesson is to be learnt here. Don't wear your contacts for long periods of time. You'll only end up inflamming your eyes and irritating them.
Now that being said, will I actually listen to my own advice? Erm, doubt it! lol
My eyes got irritated finally from my contacts. They were red, teary and swollen all day. Had to finally take off my contacts last night, so today, on top of all that, I couldn't see properly. :S
Damn, it was a big headache trying to keep my eyes focused all the time....
Funny thing is, today morning, I looked like someone who has spent the whole night crying, so I had lots of people stopping me and asking me if things were okay, LOL!!
Tomorrow, I'm wearing my contacts again, I need to see things again, well at least until I get my glasses which I had to go and order. They should be ready by tomorrow evening.
Gym talk, Power bar was amaaaaaaaazing, and I bet that tomorrow's class is gonna be even better!
Posted by Noors at 12:01 PM
First day of....
Ah yes, today was hectic. It's like you're in a race with time..
It was my first day in the AFH emergency room. As my friend and I were walking in, a patient was too, so as soon as we entered, the doc made us go in with her. Turned out I knew one of the docs from there, it was a pleasant surprise, and they were all very friendly and helpful.
Later on, we had a session on trauma. We had a model in front of us, so we were actually applying whatever it is we were learning, it was fun!
Now here's the thing. This session started at 2, and was supposed to go all the way till 4, and so I thought, no way I'm making it to the first
spinning class. We finished at 3:40. I had to literally run from the hospital to the college, change, then run to my car, lol. I got there at exactly 4:15, so I made it just in time. But daaaaamn, my legs were dead already haha. Half way through I was telling my instructor that I couldn't feel my legs anymore, yet I was happy, I couldnt' stop smiling throughout the whole time, and I kept telling myself, 'we're finally back'!!! Just like the old days. I would busy myself with work all day long, finish, run to class, go home, study and sleeeeeeeep feeling good.
I'm really looking forward to this rotation. Always loved emergency medicine, and there's a lot of skills to learn. This Monday, I will either have a suturing skills workshop, or a resuscitation skills workshop, both of which I have some basics in, so it's a matter of adding to what I know. I've sutured a bit in surgery, so I should be able to control my hands. Plussss, we're gonna get to do a lot of blood collections and will be asked to give injections. That's what I like, a job where proper skills are required.
Posted by Noors at 9:09 AM
It's amazing how from the day we're born, we're hit with life's everyday problems. Each and every one of us, has something that worries them, I guess it varries depending on the situation, and on how the person deals with those problems.
You go through a dark time, and you start seeing everything in black, everything seems gloomy, and you see no way out of it. A lot of times, we sink so deep into our surrows that we fail to see the light down the tunnel, or the many doors that open up for us and we concentrate on those we can't open.
I'm teaching myself to put together add together the little things, to make me happy. Not to let life's everyday problems get to me. It's easy to sob and burry ourselves in self-pity. It is so not worth it. There's a lot out there that we haven't seen yet, that we haven't experiened yet. We can't let a small thing pull us down. Life waits for no one. Life only offer to those who are strong enough, and who have the will power to stand up, and fight for what they want....
Posted by Noors at 10:41 AM
Haven't blogged in a week.
A lot has been going this past week, best thing is that, after waiting for 11 months to start classes again at our old place, it feel like things are going back to normal, like they were last year, and it's made me happy. I finally have something to look forward to after work, something that would make me jump out of bed in the morning, even when I'm extremly tired.
I guess we all need something to get us through the day. Something that makes our worries less troublesome, our stress less tiring and most importantly keep us sane, for life to keep moving....
As lame as this might sound, this is the one thing, that truly helped me a lot.
I'm ever so glad to have it back..
Posted by Noors at 9:26 AM
Okay this stupid song is stuck in my head lol.
I don't know if you all remember, but there was a time when every pc had this parrot called bonzie I think that would talk and sing to you. I know we had it for a while, and I loved the little birdie hehe. Anyway, I used to make him sing this song all the time, I found him to be absolutely adorable, hehe.
It goes like this,
" Daisy, daisy, give me an answer true,
I'm half crazy, all for the love of you.
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage.
But you'll look sweet,
Upon the seat,
Of a bicycle built,
Posted by Noors at 9:29 AM
Back to Muscat people.
I arrived late last night. My plane landed at around 12:20 am, slept after 2:30 am and still had to wake up today and go to the hospital.
My trip was simply amazing. It was one of the best experiences ever. The whole atmosphere was just pure and honest, and I felt so calm just sitting there and looking around me.
It was very refreshing. I did end up with a flu though, urghh. I was one of the very very few who got sick, lol lucky me ha! So the trip back was a bit annoying because my ears were just blocked! I sound like an old lady haha.
I will post later about the experience of 3omra itslelf, it deserves a post on it's own, but later, once I get some rest. I look really really tired with dark circles under my eyes..
Posted by Noors at 3:01 AM
It's time already....
I still can't believe that it's real. So tomorrow morning I'll be leaving and my journey to 3omra will begin.
I had to go pick up the tickets today, as well as some other stuff that they give you when you're part of an organized group. Things like books with all the ad3iya, name tags, etc..
I had to try on a few i7ram clothes. The last one I tried on, was the one I took from my aunt today. I put it on, with it's 7ijab, and I looked at myself in the mirror. I felt really calm. True, I did laugh at myself, so did my dad, he was just teasing me, lol, but my friend took a pic of me in the i7ram and said I looked nice!
I was scared at the beginning, of the whole idea. Now, I'm really excited, and I'm looking forward to seeing God's sacred place and feel the power and grace that surrounds it.
I think of it as the perfect remedy that will give me the piece of mind that I've been trying hard to get. I'm gonna take this as a break, a break from my life, my work and all the worries, and spend a week within the hands of God.
So take care everyone. I'll write about my experience once I'm back. I just hope I don't end up with a flu!
Posted by Noors at 10:23 AM
So it was announced earlier this evening that tomorrow is going to be the first day of eid, making today, the last day of this Holy month. It's really sad to say goodbye to this month, and all we hope for is that Allah will accept our fasting and all the good deed that we all tried to do during this month, and pray that God will give us the power to even try harder next year and do even more good.
I wish you all a very happy eid. I just heard that the holiday has been extended for the whole week. So that was great news to many! My sister couldn't stop screaming and jumping, lol. Thing is, my siblings have been on a holiday all week, it's their mid of semester holiday in school, so now they get another extra week off. To me, it wasn't a big deal, I had a whole week anyway, plus I've been on holiday since yesterday. Our coordinator gave us an extra day off.
Didn't watch the movie last night, and I still have the dvd, so I might just sit and watch it, or leave it for tomorrow night. It's been a looooong day, and I'm dying for some proper sleep.
Again, eid mubarak everyone! Have a wonderful time tomorrow surrounded by your family and loved ones. Ohhh, and I hope you get a lot of 3idiya! :P
Posted by Noors at 11:14 AM
Okay I got tagged by Z ages ago, and then got tagged by Ali, but because of my connection problem I kept postponing, and now here it is... (I bet I'm the last of bloggers to do this lol),
Seven things I plan to do:
- Finish my MD.
- Get my group fitness training certificate.
- Learn to worry less..
- Be a better me!
- Do something totally amazing, haha, don't know what yet!
- Be able to put a smile on those in need.
- Fight to become a surgeon! Unless I change my mind that is! And perform a surgery, remove an appendix!!
Seven things I can do:
- Make sweets.
- Drive my friends crazy, lol, if I want to..
- Have a lot of caffiene!
- Laugh non stops, erm, sometimes, when I'm high :S
- Think and think and think and think.........
- Incease my weights in body pump, once it starts to get all easy.
Seven things I can’t do:
- Sit in one place for too long.
- Act as a snob (I hate this quality in a person).
- Eat a lot.
- Be mean to others.
- Say no when I'm asked for a favour (working on it though)
- Not exercise :P
Seven things I say most often:
- la walla
Seven people I would like to tag:
- no one
- no one
- no one
- no one
- no one
- no one
- no one!!
Posted by Noors at 7:14 AM
I did it again....My holiday started today, I was supposed to have a full evening, but instead, I ended up staying home. All I did was go out for a bit to drop my sister and buy what I need to bake, I should've really made plans to dooo something, lol.I should've done something, I thought I might just sit and study or finish some work, but I wasn't bothered at all, it hasn't been the perfect day anyway...Haha, I was so bored that I made my sister rent a dvd, that I've seen a couple or maybe 3 times already, 'raise your voice'. I just thought I'd stay up late tonight and watch it, I really like this movie, it's very very simple, yet it brings out a lot of feelings, leaving you feeling a bit more positive by the end of it.
Posted by Noors at 11:31 AM