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Sunday, March 04, 2018

Non-Medically Medical Dilemmas

In medicine, there is always sibei alot of dilemmas one. Use this drug can save patient but hor she will get fat, come back scold you jailat jialat. So how ar? You tell her about side effect or not? You know girls they rather die than fat!

But today, Dr Og not talk about this type medical cheem cheem or ethical type of dilemmas. In a doctor's life there can sometimes be very peculiar and special types of dilemmas.

When Dr Og was a (fake) junior small lokun, I always amazed by some of the senior doctors the hair like helmet one. Some like Darth Vader pattern. Some like birds nest. But all got pattern. When we xiao yi sheng, usually not so hiao la because no time for anything. When your medical school girlfriend don't even have time or bother to pluck their armpit hair and their hair more chor (coarse) than yours, you also paiseh to gel your hair until so nice just to go to school, tio boh?

But later when you more senior then hor start to change, will comb hair nice nice and wear nice shirts and Burberrryyyy ties. Senior liao, must play the part and look the part lor. Or not, not pro(fessional) leh.

In Medicine decorum is very important and held to the highest standards!

But then because of this comes the dilemmas!

1) If you are on call at home and they tell you patient will soon be admitted liao from A and E...
- Do you stay awake and wait for the phone call (never ever go down hospital coz patients sometimes don't make it from the A and E. ((I mean they decide to go home and not get admitted la))), OR
- You catch a nap only to have to be awakened again!

2) If, in the same case, you get awakened up to attend to the non urgent case in the ward liao,
-Do you brush your teeth, take a bath, comb and gel your hair nice nice OR
- You go looking like you just woke up, with hair very luan and with bad breath?

3) If you are in the middle of talking to the patient in the ward or in a clinic session and you need to lao sai...
- Do you lun and finish the consult (but let out some farts coz those really cannot lun one) OR
- You tell patient "Sorry ar, tak boleh tahan, and run off to the toilet?"

4) When your junior on call with you proved herself to be incompetent (which is why you had to be awakened in the middle of the night)  and you gave her a piece of your mind (bad breath included)  cries in the toilet and refuse to come out post call...
- Do you say sorry and buy her chocolates OR
- Do you tell her she is not fit to be doctor and please go find another job.

5) If your Prof has a a lot to say and say and say and you are going to be late for your one year old's birthday celebration...
- Do you excuse yourself and risk offending him OR
- Do stealthily text your wife that you are going to be late and know that you are going to get it from her.

6) If the female medical student leaned too close to you (maybe coz you started combing you hair and now more yandao) and you feel something soft,
-Do you educate her about observing good personal space at work and risk social awkwardness OR
- Do you just keep quiet? (and also keep very very still and avoid any #metoo misunderstanding)

And last but most annoying,

7) If you have seen the patient in the ward and returned home at 2am.
Do you bath and wash your hair coz OCD? OR
Bath but don't wash hair coz the hair will be wet? OR
Don't bath and just jump into bed with germs and gel-on-hair and all???????



  1. Anonymous3:11 AM

    Wah tua lokun, why you must use a "she" as example of a junior doctor? You alpha male or what? Just kidding. I enjoy reading your blog posts. Keep them coming, ok hor. Terima kasih hor.

    1. Thanks bro. (You alpha male right?)

  2. Anonymous4:56 AM

    You becoming boring liao

    1. Hmmmm. Am thinking of changing this blog to food review. What do you think?

    2. Anonymous7:25 PM

      mai la then i cant put a smile on my face when reading your blog....

  3. Anonymous11:02 AM

    Then you will reveal who you are leh

  4. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Hi sgdr, u know good place to engrave my litmann stethoscope? Will engraving my stethoscope damage it? Thanks.

  5. Anonymous11:12 PM

    Hey Dr are you from KTPH by any chance?

  6. Anonymous11:38 PM

    wah lokun finally post in 2018....welcome back welcome back...

  7. Anonymous12:19 AM

    Keep writing.. once a year post is insufficient dose ah doctor

  8. Anonymous5:04 AM

    omg doctor!! pls bathe!! if not, you sick already, I got no posts to read :(((((((((((((((((((

  9. Anonymous12:59 AM

    Hey Dr my HO very poor thing, kenna night shift sia and he always tired. How.

  10. Anonymous3:20 PM

    Tell me your thoughts about Duke-NUS leh