Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sweat Dream


Whoah it’s my first entry this year. Quite late though. Erk. Now doing internal medicine 2 added with 2 other specialty: oncology and dermatology. These two are more of exposure to us. Oncology is a study of cancer while dermatology is a study of skin.

What interest me so far is not the subjects but it’s the patient.

Entered medical school at the age of 57. Got first class in pharmacology, surgery and forensic medicine. With all the hardships (had bypass done for heart problem and several other medical problems) he eventually managed to obtain medical degree at the age of 64. However he was denied to continue for housemanship due to his age (er is there any age limit for housemanship? Hum). The story didn’t end there. Later in his life he was diagnosed to have cancer of pancreas and after several years it metastasized to the liver. There he was sitting relaxed, telling the sad but inspiring story to us. Not even slightest in his mind to be regret of denied practicing as it was his childhood dream just to learn medicine. And he already achieved it in his life.
True what they say: better late than never
How about us? Have we achieved our dream?...have we ever ‘dreamed’?

have I told you his son was in 4th year medical when he was entering 1st year? perh