Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I LOVE OTOLARYNGOLOGY !!!!!!

(or ear, nose throat - ENT for the uninitiated)

i have been standing in clinics for the past 2 days, non-stop. ordinarily, i would be complaining about backache and how boring it has gotten. but strangely, i am energetic and well, my back doesn't ache as much as it should!

it might be the lovely doctors who're ever so willing to teach, or the interesting cases i see.

then again, it might entirely be the free drinks machine. coffee anyone? i have been max-ing out on my caffeine. OOPS.

but seriously, although i hate hate hate looking down microscopes, ENT has been fascinating. i actually want to read up on it to know more. i want to peer down the endoscope and see vocal cords and other things.

whoohoo!!!

i actually felt an enlarged lymph node today. amazing. usually i'm the one who'll completely miss it, but today, i actually got to feel it. and a thyroglossal cyst!
but on a more sombre note, thankfully both conditions were benign.

i went up to the wards, and spoke to a patient's mother. it made me greatly upset. but more details another time.

for now, i have to present the case at grand ward rounds to the prof tomorrow. i'm trying not to quake in my shoes about my lack of knowledge about quinsy, so i'm off to read up and try not to get royally owned! ;)

5 comments:

the little medic said...

It is always nice when you find something you like. It can be a great inspiration to work harder too.

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Yay, congrats for you!!! I love it when I find something super interesting :)

Thanks for your kind words on my blog, we will get through it somehow!

Gotta get back to the books!

jessica said...

YEY!!!!
I'm so happy you found something you enjoy!!! (other than cheerleading and football and rugby and whatnot :P)

Good luck!!!

jessica said...

Oh and thanks for the words of encouragement :)

Bruce said...

I don't know if you go back and check old posts for comments, but I always love it when someone "discovers" my specialty and wanted to encourage you to learn more. Good luck!