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Saudi/Brit in search of herself.

Monday, 5 November 2007

A Day in the Life of Manx

Reflecting on last week, tuesday.

6:30 am - I'm up...having breakfast in bed (I just realized I sound like I'm spoilt God bless the housemaid), toast...and tea...yes I'm english.

6:35 am - take a vitamin, layin bed I refuse to step down from the throne...

6:45 am - I realize if I dont get my ass in gear I'll be late...so I put on the scrubs and 3abaya and grab my change of clothes and leave the house.

7-7:30 I'm always stuck in traffic - well the driver is atleast :P

7:30 I reach the "bus stop" in Dhahran where a private van takes us girls and guys to Bahrain

8:30 I'm @the silent hill hospital :P lol...let the training begin yaaay. I wait for my trainee partner. Grab my patient/medications assignments if given and go.

9:00 I go to the first floor, near the hydro ward and enter the staff room...theres always Hamid here way before time...nerd :P lool

9:00-9:15 I give my supervisior my papers in the staff room and we discuss medications or whatever that was researched on.

9:15 I go to the second floor ward 23 usually...and meet the new patient..I usually assess two patients in Cardiology ward. I hate that ward...its very depressing everyone is on ventilators and are usually unconscious....ahhh al7amdillah....

around 10:00 my supervisior took me to a patient who had his own room...he was very thin but middle aged looking...he was sweating like crazy although the room was quite cool and he was gasping although he was on a ventilator..I was confused..why would he gasp while on ventilation - whats wrong?? I looked at my super Dr Ashwaq (she doesnt get the cool nickname as Ash hahah) and I asked abt what the patient had...she refused to tell me in the room told me she will outside. His room didnt have anything to show anyone had visited him since his stay.
We left. She told me once I see what the patient had to be silent and not show emotion for the people around me. Felt awkward. I checked the file. Male, 36 years old. Married, Turkish. HIV positive.
Ooh..okay...I've never seen that before, someone who I knew actually has it...moving on :S

11:00 I go up the service stairs...smells a bit like cigarrettes its funny how patients secretly smoke there :P

11-1 pm -I'm in the orthopedics department - where I see atleast 3 patients...usually of which fractured the bones in their legs. Before seeing them I go to the nurse station...its in the middle of the ward..and then I search through the catalogue to find the patient's file according to their bed numbers...and grab the X-rays just below and have a glance.

I meet up with the patients. Usually I've seen them before otherwise my partner and I go through the standard procedure of assessment and treatment...I usually do gait training (rehab for walking again) for atleast one patient...atleast.

1pm my feet are pounding been on them all morning - I leave the hospital.

1-3pm I'm with a friend, we're in the car...we usually go for salads near the hospital, but today we ate in Seef. After eating we're on the hunt for skinny jeans...I wanted the dark coloured ones...after a few trips to the changing room I realized the ones I tried on looked too plain loool

3pm-5 - I go to my lecture, Research Methodology. Curse that class. Its torture. Literally torture.

5:30 I decide whether to go or catch the 6:30 bus back.

6:30 I begin my trip back to the other side of the bridge..I'm the walking dead @this time lool

7:45 pm - I'm basically home, check whats in the microwave loool go upstairs and its usually when I end up having all my fone calls hahah....

8-1 am-ish mmmm....my memory is foggy lol I'm usually on the net or...hmm lol.

time to put my fone on the charger.



Kay Di said...

how come everyone has the same routine...
I blame the schools!!!

m-a-n-x said...

LOL really? I find somethin something new daily.

***To inform you all lol...the HIV patient died 2days after I saw him..I saw him on tuesday and he died on thursday, allah yr7amo.***

Justified Destiny said...

so its kinda like greys anatomy? without the Mcdreamy's and the Mcsteamy's :p

Fo0f said...

talk about one looooong day!
i always thought my days were long, but now i know, you too, suffer!
like, do u miss sleeping like i do? :(

Fo0f said...

hehe, we need a confirmation on JDs comment :P
*allah yer7amo inshallah*

taqo said...

Jeez woman!!! loool. Long 'effing day!!! Mashallah 3leeki!

I think I'd come home a collapse at ze door! LOL :p

Anonymous said...

you know you loved meeting that HIV paitent

your weird !!

i guess its more better for every one this way

m-a-n-x said...

JD - there are no McSteamys or Dreamys on board lol...aren't Doctors supposed to be hot? haha
but they are big time flirts.

Nouf - yaay theres the confirmation

Taqo - yeah I completely pass-out once I reach the house lol

anonymous - eat me :P

Trevelyana said...

That's pretty interesting, I think in the past week I interviewed 2 HIV+ patients.. we're the hiv pit out here

lolo said...

god....such a typical day babes....but u 4got all the fun stuff...lyk takin pics at the hos...makin jokes wen we'r with pt.'s....miss the hos while we were training....we alwayz had so many funi stories....u jus reminded me of tht HIV pt...seems lyk ages ago...allah yir7amo....we'v seen so much....we need awards 4 bein so brave...goin thru all tht...the urine, blood, sweat n tears....hehe

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