It seems like these are the only posts I can do since weekends are my only opportunity to blog. A good way to recap on an exhaustive week– remind myself of the loveliness it was filled with. This week has had its somber moments but I would prefer to sit back and reminisce about the good stuff before falling into my bed :)
Kate: She’s one of the interns on PGMUB, the unit/team I’ve been a part of for the past 5 weeks on my General Medicine rotation. She’s just amazing, awesome and everything ace~ She’s given up her time to take me to see patients to teach me and she has sat beside me and instructed me as I put in a cannula (IV) or do a venepuncture. She’s just been the best! I seriously can’t thank her enough and was pretty sad that it was my last day on my General Med rotation today :( She’s so supportive and optimistic and simply a great person to talk to~
Sitting along the river: It has been a long time since I’ve sat along the banks of the Yarra River. There was a time where I avoided the place, because it brought back painful memories, and since then never really ventured near the place. Tonight I went out to dinner with friends and afterwards we sat beside the river enjoying each other’s company. I love sitting along the Yarra River at night because it’s beautiful, magical and romantic. I took off my shoes and laid back on the stone bench and stared up into the fairylights which twinkled in the tree branches over me. Not far away a live band was playing Jason Mraz, Oasis and Kings of Leon and I got lost in my own thoughts.
Putting in my first cannula: ‘Firsts’ should always be mentioned in a blog or diary :p A cannula is the thing you attach the IV drip into so that you can give the patient their fluids or medications (such as morphine and antibiotics) and it’s also where you can extract blood. I put my first one in the other day! Was so proud of myself! Failed on the first attempt but succeeded on the second! :D There was blood everywhere and I made a bit of a mess, but the important thing is I got it in~ :D
Other lovelies: giving the PGMUB team cupcakes to say thank-you (I love giving gifts which I love); leaving notes; email exchanges; Kelly Clarkson’s new album; fairy lights; counting down the days to Jason Mraz’s concert!; receiving packages; Good News Week- funniest show ever!; seeing Hamish & Andy (radio hosts) and their girlfriends (esp, Andy’s girlfriend, Megan Gale!) at Crown– they just walked passed us–Megan Gale is much more beautiful in person than photos~; Spudbar– a place near the Alfred which makes all these wacky salads with potatoes; lunch breaks; patients remembering my name; feeling very happy & proud of my friend who is working very hard to change his way of life and sleeeeeep.