Friday, May 23, 2008

ECBS

ECBS.."everyone cant be a surgeon"...its a statement told by many and am one of those who believe in it!!...coz to be a surgeon first of all u need to have real interest in it and must have atleast 2 of the following criteria..eye of an eagle,fingers of a women and heart of a lion!!!..i may have the first one,certainly not the 2nd one and doubt about the 3rd :D..[may develop it in the future]...our surgery postings have started but this time we are posted in a unit[7 of us] which seems to be the worst unit in the department[hope am wrong!]!! and more over only our unit[5th] is situated in 1st floor of B and LC and all other in 2nd floor so unluckily we cant join other unit classes[like in medicine] unless informed beforehand!..until now we have presented only one case ie hernia[considered as graveyard in surgery exams!] where the patient had b/l indirect incomplete hernia. fortunately was highly co-operative and so we could do many of the tests on him!!..

in the last few days many would have read about HOOCH tragedy in Karnataka where about 120 people died because of consumption of illicit liquor[also called ARRACK]..actually the problem in these beverages is that Methyl alcohol[ being cheap] is added to ethyl alcohol and which being more toxic results in blood acidosis[due to accumulation of formic acid] causing respiratory failure[as in these cases] and death!!!...a huge protest was organized in B and LC hospital regarding the same accusing the govn of not taking adequate measures which resulted in their death..[some of it is actually true since B and LC hospital doesn't have any ICU unit unlike in Victoria!]

17 comments:

debasish.. said...

Every time, u talk bout ur Med School, I get to know something new..
neways.. what with 'hands of a woman'.. U mean.. they are supposed to be 'precise' ?
No offence.. to ne body.. I jus wanted to know..

And dat Hooch incident... I feel BAD.. thats all I can say.

vEENs said...

ohh God... is that how it happened?

there are no ICU units even...thats BAD!

and abt the top part... most of it went over my head. :)

brocasarea said...

@ debasish...thanks:)..yeah ur right..hands of a women means to be accurate and precise!!...

@ veens...yeah...its not bad..just that we dont have enough funds!!:)

Grey said...

Im sorry to hear about the hoochers ! It is sad .... May be a lesson for others not to hooch themselves to death for few bucks ! but some never learn do they?

brocasarea said...

@ grey...yeah "Naayi bala yaavagalu donke"[dogs tail always not straight!]....:D

Solitaire said...

Baap re! All this is quite scary!
And puhleeease..you don't my hands for sure..I am very clumsy!

Come read my new post on the Woes. Specially want YOUR opinion.

Suma said...

hmmm...fingers of a woman...not mine for sure...:)

i've reached here and reading up on the hooch tragedy....and this info abt the icu unit is shocking!!!!

Arun Kumar said...

Yuck....hernia examinations....I hate that like hell...especially pushing that thing to examine something...(dunno what the name is...)..u like that???

Zigackly! said...

dude, hernias are considered a graveyard if ure a pg. its a pretty safe case for a ug, get passed most of the time.

brocasarea said...

@ solitaire.....so u not a women?..lol..yeah sure!!!

@ suma...yeah no funds u see and more over evryone expects everything free here and its not possible!!!

brocasarea said...

@ arun...u mean sac or the inguinal ring thing??..not like but dont dislike it either:)

@ zigackly...here its a graveyard too!!!

Big Pearls said...

I want to be a surgeon.

brocasarea said...

@ big pearls..hmm...if ur interested u go that field..wish u ood luck:)

Satish Bolla said...

felt sa to hear abt the HOOCH incident. heard that in NDTV. we must make the people behind this drink the same arrack.

brocasarea said...

@ satish..that means the politicians!!!...;)

Satish Bolla said...

well, am not in the opposition party to say this. the persons whom i mean r the real culprits, the people behind this spurious arrack business

brocasarea said...

@ satish...lol...yeah actually the story is they had made these arrack packs to give to the local voters during election campaign..the extra packs after the election were sold for whole sale price [by some greedy fellows] to make some quick money which resulted in following tragedy!!!