Wednesday, June 22, 2005

So slow of me to jump on the bandwagon of blogging. But nevertheless, i've finally started one to document my life's journey as a nurse (some of u out there still cannot put through their brains i'm a nurse!) with all its ups and downs.

Four years ago, i just couldn't imagine myself doing what i do today. I always wanted be a vet, on the basis that my patients can't talk back at me! Dreams of being a pilot went out the window when i got my firat pair of glasses at 15. In my mind then, nursing is a very feminine job, having to be sweet and patient at all times to sick, ailing and sometimes dying patients. Some more the few nurses that i came across during my childhood scarred me for life, rather rough and insensitive. I was determine not to be like them. Then, it was either God or government conspiracy that landed me with the three yr nursing course. Having not much of a choice, i persued a study not knowing what i'm up against and if i'd like it.

The three years i spent studying nursing were the best sort of education I can hope for, great lecturers, wonderful coursemates, fun clinical sessions and cool postings. Clinicals are my fav as it combines gorry insight to things you wouldn't see on a normal basis, body parts, and all plus u get to jab, poke and insert all sorts of instruments into ur patients all for the sake of finding out their health status.

Over the years, i notice i developed some qualities i never thought i had in me. I never thought i could feel empathy, only sympathy, hold the hands of a frail old lady to allay her fears, or cuddle a crying baby.BUT, the sadistic streak in me is still there till this very day. I still enjoy Dida-bashing(when given the chance), its a sport u know and dat's what keeps my sainity.

I have always wondered, have i not taken this path in life would i have looked at life and ppl around me differently? Would i have gotten the chance to meet all the interesting ppl i've met so far? Only god knows.


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