Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Names Joke

I heard this lil joke on radio. Just thought i'd share it over here. Ok, here goes! At a conference, the first mother confessed her obsession for food, hence, she named her daughter Candy. The second mother confessed her obsession for money, hence, she named her daughter Penny. The third mother confessed her obsession for alcohol, hence, she named her daughter Brandy. The fourth mother got up from her seat and dragged her son saying, "C'mon Dick, let's go."

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hello Braidy Bunch!

I recently went bonkers over braided hairstyle, french braid in particular. It all started when Yu Xuan volunteered to braid my hair. Automatically after she was done with it, i got compliments that i look good with french braid. And then the next day, Roseanne volunteered to braid my hair also! Culo!! Ok. The first pix is done by Yu Xuan. And the second pix is Roseanne's artwork!! Ain't it sophisticated? :p

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lazy Day

I know i'm not supposed to be lazing around at home today. But i got TOO comfortable in my own bed. Woke up at around 1pm in the afternoon. Felt like just lounging in my room. So chose two dvds to watch. The first one is A Series of Unfortunate Events and the other one is my all-time favourite movie, Twilight. Lol. I know, i'm a sucker for teen romance flicks. I've got plenty of those in my drawer, plus chick flicks! ;)
Popped a popcorn bag to eat while watching dvd. It's called Orville Redenbacher's gourmet Smartpop. And it says 94% fat free butter. It has 3 popcorn bags in them. If i recall correctly, i bought this for around $4-$5 i think. One bag contains 113 calories. That's very reasonable if you're counting calories and this makes a great mid-day snack. For drinks, i'm tempted to just open the refrigerator door and take one of dad's soya bean milk carton drink but that's quite high in sugar content. So made my own drink instead. Crystal Light in lemonade flavour. And believe it or not, it's only 5 calories for one small tub. And i didn't even use one whole tub. Just two pinches of the powder and mixed it in with iced water, it's refreshing! Of course, there are other flavours too. For this crystal light container, there's 4 small tubs in them. Costs me $8+. But i think it'll last me for a year cos i hardly drink flavoured drinks. Only plain water can quench my thirst.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Another Day of Cleaning Up

I'm hunching right now. Cos i've been cleaning my room since 2pm in the afternoon, and now it's 5am in the morning! So i have been cleaning for more than 12 hours!!!! Of course i had a dinner break, duh! Well.... The last time i cleaned up my room, i tidied up my wardrobe. But this time, i tidied the rest of the room like my dressing table, my study table, my pc table and my tv drawers. I'm happy that i've accomplished my plan for today. It's alright that i'm up til 5am in the morning lol. Cos i'll be night shift later tonight hehehehe.... :p
Alright, alright! Nuff said.... Here is the evidence that i sloth the 12 hours away.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Losing Another Lovable Patient....

I cried. Again. For the record, i've cried five times throughout my 2 years and 10 months in my nursing career. For patients who have passed on that is. Firstly, there was my Miew Miew. Loe Miew Wah was a single 70+-year-old, chinese elderly woman. If i'm not wrong, she went for a heart operation by Christie Tan. Yup. She was referred to us from TTSH. I still remember her, pre-op. She was very nice and sweet. But the longer she stayed, the more grumpy she got. And she did not get any better, she deteriorated. And died. At Bed 8. I miss teasing her. And i miss holding her hand. Because of her, i wanna buy a Miu Miu wallet to remind me of her. :)

Secondly, there was Joyce. She was my age, a 23-year-old, chinese girl. She had Bentall procedure done by the collaboration of Shankar and Maung. Sigh. She bled alot. They had to open resuscitate her in our ICU a couple of times. What i was told was that, she was the one who wants the operation done. Her parents advised her not to go for it. However, she told her parents that she wants to take care of them when they get old. So only after the operation, she will be able to do that. That really touched the bottom of my heart. I was swallowing back my tears once i heard that. She did not make it. She had TONS of visitors mourning around her in Bed 7. Her father was shouting "You cannot go just yet Joyce! You promised to take care of us!!" I couldn't look. I covered my ears and headed straight to the restroom before my tears could gush out. Funny how easily i empathise with her. It's because i saw her waking up and obeying Charmaine's commands. And we both have something in common. Heart problem. Guess that's the reason i really feel for her.

Thirdly, a 40+-year-old, malay woman. I could not recall her name because i was back from rest day and i only saw her that day. She had CABG done by Kofidis. Post-extubation, she wasn't herself. Confused and dazed out all the way. Her death was EXTREMELY unexpected. CPR was done on her for one FULL hour. But she did not survive. I said last prayers for her in her ear cos no other fellow muslim colleagues were on duty that day and her family weren't there at the time she died. Tears rolled down my cheeks after i said last prayers for her. I do not want my mother to die like this. It's too sudden.

Fourthly, Roman Bin Aman, a 60+year-old, malay elderly man. The wife spoke to me, he was newly diagnosed with diabetes. The wife also has diabetes. Gosh. Pak cik Roman had ankle amputation on left leg and BKA done on right leg. By that snobbish, newly promoted, Raj. I think. But technically he was Kofidis patient but referred to Raj. I burned a cd for him. Just some nasyid songs for him to hear. He wasn't responding until one day, we were all surprised that he was smiling and trying to talk(oh! he has trachy by the way). But a week or two later, he was back to not responding to us again. That's when i know he was not getting well anymore. He was going. I was there when he died at Bed 7. Same thing. Rushed to the restroom before i burst out crying. Interesting fact. A few days after his death, as my dad said his name out loud from the newspaper obituary section, he said he went to the mosque with him before and that he was a distant relative of ours. Hmm.... Why was i burning a cd especially for him again? What a coincidence i realised alil too late. Ina lillahi wa ina ilayhi raajioon. He looked peaceful at the time of his death.

And last but not least, the fifth time. It happened just now. Rahmat Bin Abdul Rashid, a 41-year-old, 130kg malay man. Ca colon. He had some vascular surgery done by snobbish Raj. Post-extubation, he kept asking for water but they just had to control his fluid intake. And then he turned bad and they re-intubated him back again. He turned bad, had trachy done and all. And then miraculously, he got better. That was when we knew he was cool and fun to tease and play along with. He said thank you to me when i helped to prop him up so i teased him to blanja me as he had a $50 note in a plastic bag, pinned to his gown. You know what he said? He said to take this $50 note and buy whatever drink i want and then return the change back to him later. :) Told him i was just kidding and i told him to use that $50 to take taxi home after he got better. But he never did. I was grief-stricken when he was dying. He was gasping and his mouth was frothy, with his tongue jutting out. Couldn't control my tears again. Those happy times.... I shall remember and reminisce every time i pass by bed 3. I'll miss you always Rahmat. :'(

Here are two photos of my Miew Miew with us....

Glitter Words

Monday, March 8, 2010

Clean Up

Oh gosh! I'm SO tired and sweaty just by cleaning my utterly messy and disgusting wardrobe!! And it took me SEVEN freaking hours to tidy it and you know what? HALF OF THE STUFF IN MY ROOM ARE NOT MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They're mostly my sister's and her daughter's stuff. They've moved out like five years ago and yet they "forgot" about their stuff here at mom's, which takes up ALOT of space in my room when i can save that space for mat exercises aight! Tsk. Well anyways, here's a few snapshots of my now tidy wardrobe. I'm SO proud of it!!!!