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!]