Tuesday, September 25, 2012

HUMOR - MUSINGS OF A SCEPTICAL THIRD WORLD DOCTOR.




-So you mean to tell me you've never done an operation using a torch light before?

- So you're telling me you've never sutured a wound without anaesthesia before?

- So you mean to tell me you can fly a sick patient in a helicopter from one hospital to another?

- So you're saying your government pays for your hospital stay?

- So you're telling me your ambulance drivers don't just put on their sirens because they have a lunch date and there's actually a patient inside?

-So you mean to tell me each patient has an ECG monitor and ultrasound scan to themselves?

- So you mean to say you don't see more than 10 patients a day?

-So you're trying to tell me your politicians get treated in your local hospitals?


HMMMMM, LET ME SEE...



So......

You're telling me one can actually eat off your clean hospital floors?

- So you're saying you can transport someone's beating heart in a box?

- So you mean to tell me your patients don't have to share oxygen?

- So you mean to tell me your President moves around with his personal blood bank?

- So you're telling me your Doctors monthly income can pay my annual income?

- So you're saying your medical students get loans and not village contributions?

- So you mean to tell me your Doctors don't migrate to foreign countries after graduation?

- So you're saying 911 actually works?

- So you mean to tell me you've never seen a bush rat in your hospital?

- So you want me to believe you've never admitted a patient on a bench?

- So you are telling me you isolate patients with malaria? Get ready to isolate a whole country.

- So you're saying this man Gates has sent us billions of dollars for the above? Where is it?

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Friday, September 21, 2012

NEW POETRY BLOG.



No, I'm not ending this blog. I'm just moving all my poems here for easy accessibility. So, this blog will be just for my stories and articles. Thank you all so much.


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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

JUST BEFORE YOU TAKE THAT DRUG.

Is it possible to look like this just by swallowing a drug?




The answer of course , is YES.

Unforunately, there are some things one doesn't know about one's health until one has a life changing experience . An experience one doesn't forget. An example is a drug reaction.

Recently managed a young girl whose only crime was to take a popular sulphur containing antimalarial tablet ( those that require you to take 3 tablets at once). She ended up looking like the above.

Could this condition be fatal?


The answer is YES, see this sad story.

Question : Name the above condition/ possible conditions and or common drugs that give such reactions.




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Monday, September 17, 2012

VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD!

Thanks very much to Just Another Doctor's Wife who has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! I appreciate your interest in my blog and will keep trying to spew out fresh and interesting content.






How It Works:


If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their site.
Copy and paste the award to your blog.
Share 7 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 15 bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and include a link to their site.
Let the other Bloggers know that you have nominated them.

7 random facts about Dr Erhumu

1. Left Medical school about 8 years ago.
2. Always had an interest in English and Literature.
3. Favourite authors are Sir Author Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.
4. Presently the only doctor in my family.
5. Love Chess and Scrabble.
6. I like good jokes.
7. Had braces on my teeth when I was younger.


I have nominated the following blogs which I follow or have an interest in.

1. Just Another Doctor's Wife.
2. Your Doctor's Wife.
3. The Write Transition.
4. The One With The Red Stethoscope.
5. Minty Green Medic.
6. . Want2BWriter.com
7. Love Should Not Hurt.
8. HyperCRYPTICal.
9. A Blogger's Books.
10. FatUm.
11. Tope Olowu's Blog
12. The Angry Medic.
13. Chronicles Of A Deranged Optimist.
14. Sharing Good Health.
15. The Boereworsmedicine Emergency Medicine Chronicles.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MEN - WHY YOU MAY NOT WANT TO MARRY A FEMALE DOCTOR

In response to my earlier article: Ladies - should you marry a Doctor?.

Are you considering proposing to that female doctor you can't get out of your head? Well, here are some reasons you may or may not want to:

WHY YOU MAY HESITATE BEFORE MARRYING A FEMALE DOCTOR.





1. She is older and wiser ( which might not always be a bad thing).

2. She is independent.

3. She will more than likely talk back at you.

4. Her career may mean more to her than your needs.

5. You will sleep alone at night a lot and she'd probably not be back before you leave for work in the morning.

6. You would more than likely need a maid.

7. It may be hard to convince her to take extended time off work to raise the family or even to put her career on hold.

8. She has no time for extended dating, you're either ready to marry or out the door.

9. I will stop here because I have been warned by the female doctors mafia to put more advantages than disadvantages.

So on to the pros.




WHY YOU SHOULD MARRY A FEMALE DOCTOR.


1. She takes her relationship seriously - she's more than likely ready for marriage.

2. You are admired by your peers for landing a choice catch.

3. She is able to take care of major expenses for the family e.g paying the maid.

4. She is smart. And knowing a smart lady is ready to be submissive to you puts you on top of the world.

5. You have little to worry about her ante-natal care and birth of your kids.

6. She is hard working and good at multi-tasking.

7. She will hardly have time to sit down and engage in gossip with other housewives.

8. You always have a ready excuse to dodge couple events - "my wife is on call and I have to take the kids to Grandma's"

9. You can leave her to bother about the right amount of calories you need in your diet.

10. Most female doctors are beautiful ( I had to put in that so my food won't be poisoned at work); my actual view about this can be seen in this post

So go ahead and propose to that doctor, while I take cover from the expected responses to this article. :)



Special thanks to @TheChubbyMissus
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LADIES - SHOULD YOU MARRY A DOCTOR?



Ladies, are you considering that young handsome doctor that took you out last week? Well, here are some reasons you may or may not want to respond to his advances.

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT MARRY A DOCTOR.

1. His Medical friends will probably bore you.

2. He will probably bore you.

3. You will spend many nights alone.

4. Nights you do spend together, he may be fast asleep before you say Jack Robinson.

5. You just can't go on holidays when you feel like or spend weekends together like other couples.

6. You will probably attend a lot of couple events alone, or he may be with you a short while and give an excuse.

7. His beeper or cell phone is not your friend.

8. He will have a lot of trying times especially when preparing for never ending exams.

9. You're never really sure what he's doing when he goes for night calls.

10. Many doctors these days are broke.


Okay, just before you run away at the altar, here are some reasons you may want to reconsider.




REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD MARRY A DOCTOR.


1. He'll compensate his lack of spending time with you with a lot of money to splurge at the mall.

2. You don't have to worry about giving the wrong drugs when your kids run a fever.

3. You have a variety of his Specialist Friends at your beck and call if you have any medical issues.

4. You become a medical authority yourself, your friends run to you to take a look at any rash they have.

5. Doctors are romantic. Period.

6. Doctors are hardworking. Period.

7. He takes your feminine cycle seriously and understands why you may be cranky sometimes.

8. He probably can never be out of employment - he may not be paid much, but he usually always has a job.

9. You and your family can jump any queue for your medical appointments.

10. A lot of doctors these days are rich.


Do you agree? Can you give me other reasons for or against?

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Monday, September 10, 2012

WHITE COATS.

This has got to be my most ridiculous post ever, a poor attempt to be a medical fashionista ( whatever that means) - carry on at your own peril:

I have noticed that different doctors have different ways of wearing their white coats:

1. BUTTON DOWN

I guess this is the traditional way of wearing it.


2. OPEN FRONT JACKET .

This is a more relaxed way of wearing it, you could be wearing a designer shirt or blouse underneath that must be appreciated at all cost.


3. BUTTONING FIRST OR SECOND BUTTONS ONLY

This is bringing one's personal style to it.


4. BUTTONING FIRST AND SECOND BUTTONS ONLY.

Similar to above.


5. WAIST LENGTH COAT.

Well, It either gets longer or shorter.


6.KNEE LENGTH COAT.

No problem so far you don't trip


7. FOLDED SLEEVES.

Well, you wouldn't want to take germs home, would you?


8. SHORT SLEEVES

Again, similar to above.


9. WEARING NO WHITE COAT AT ALL.

I guess this is self explanatory.




So there you have it. Do you have any preferences? Are there any institutional laws guiding the length of your ward coats? Do you know any other fashionable way of wearing it?


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Sunday, September 9, 2012

ARE DOCTORS PROMISCUOUS ?





ARE DOCTORS PROMISCUOUS?


I had to take some time to ponder this question. Of course, we are talking more about male doctors here; female doctors hardly have time to be promiscuous (though there are few exceptions). Due to the nature of medical school, by the time a female doctor graduates, her biological clock has already started ticking and there is little time for philandeering.

Before I answer if doctors are promiscuous, let me give the reasons why they MAY BE promiscuous.

WHY DOCTORS MAY BE PROMISCUOUS.


1. THE STRESS OF MEDICAL SCHOOL:

Medical School puts a lot of stress on any person, and if this is not properly handled, a ready outlet of frustration could be in promiscuity.

2. THE DURATION OF MEDICAL SCHOOL:
like a bird set free from a cage (see angry birds), once doctors are released from medical school, they suddenly feel all the inhibitions loosening and are ready to explore what they missed.

3. PEOPLE OPEN UP TO DOCTORS:
Doctors are good listeners which may be interpreted as caring, and they've seen you when you are most vulnerable. A patient or a patient's relative can easily fall for a caring doctor.

4. OTHER FACULTIES HOLD MEDICAL STUDENTS/ DOCTORS IN HIGH ESTEEM:
A doctor/ medical student is quite respected by many peers, and dating one (in some cases) is seen as a choice pick.

5. MONEY TO BURN:
Well, a Doctor that is ready to splurge his hard earned money can easily get a bevy of admirers.

6. LATE NIGHTS:
Call Duty is a ready excuse for any overnight rendevouz.

So there you have it - but I'm not done yet, I have to give the other side of the argument-

WHY DOCTORS ARE NOT PROMISCUOUS.


1. THEY'VE SEEN IT ALL:
Beauty is only skin deep, and medicine is a profession that recognises this.

2. THEY'RE TOO BUSY:
Too busy making money, too busy caring for their patients, or too busy writing exams.

3. THEY ARE AWARE OF THE RISKS OF PROMISCUITY:
They see the consequences of STDs and the likes.

4. THEY'RE USUALLY NERDS:
Oh Oh, I didn't just say that did I?

5. THE DURATION OF MEDICAL SCHOOL:
They are usually more mature when they finish school, and besides, most of their peers would be married.


SPECIALTIES AT RISK OF PROMISCUITY:

OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY

GENERAL SURGERY

FAMILY MEDICINE

INTERNAL MEDICINE

In that order

Do you agree?

Special thanks to @pep_eluwa
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Friday, September 7, 2012

DOCTOR STEREOTYPES.




OUT OF EVERY TEN DOCTORS YOU MEET, ONE IS:


DOCTOR FRUSTRATED:

These are doctors that are not happy with the conditions in which they work; this may be due to the country, the specialty or the department in which they work, You can constantly hear them complaining about something or the other.

DOCTOR BUSINESS:

These doctors are constantly on the phone, and no, they are not discussing a patient's management. They have various business interests outside medicine.

DOCTOR ACADEMIC:

These doctors are always reading, either for an exam or for the next ward round; you can usually find them in a tutorial session discussing any new academic topic of interest. Many times, they have no life outside the medical field.

DOCTOR POLITICS:

These are doctors that are either activists, interested in politics or holding various posts in medical associations, they nurse an ambition in administration.





DOCTOR LEISURE:

These doctors usually have extra curricular activities which they take more serious than Medicine, they could be members of various recreational clubs.

DOCTOR CARING:

These Doctors go the extra mile for their patients, they are very empathic and can stay up late thinking about their patients.

DOCTOR I AIN'T PRACTICING:

These doctors have hung their stethoscopes either temporarily or permanently, and usually, they'd rather you didn't ask their opinion on any health issue, because, frankly, they've forgotten.

DOCTOR'S DOCTOR:

These are doctors even doctors like running to for advice or their opinion ; they are always calm, composed and possess a perfect grasp of any issue you bring to them.

DOCTOR FRIENDLY:

These doctors are the life of the party - or should I say, the life of the hospital. Everybody loves them; the nurses have a smile on their face when such doctor is on duty, the patients feel better when the doctor is around, or at the sound of his voice. You can see such a doctor throwing banters around as he walks through the wards, just like a president waving to a crowd of supporters.

DOCTOR SERIOUS:

Medicine and health is a serious matter for these group of doctors - there is no time for idle chit chat as lives are at stake. These doctors are usually unforgiving when any mistake is made by their subordinates.

Do you agree with these stereotypes? Have you met any of the above stereotypes? What do you think about them? Is there any stereotype I left out?



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