22.9.16

IT BRINGS ME BACK TO 2015

22.9.16
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. 


This 'Heathens' song keeps playing in my mind. Blame the radio station that plays it every day. See, people tend to blame others instead of admitting their mistakes haha yes, I'm talking about myself. 

I'm currently having a posting in obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G), yup women stuff, from pregnancy to menstruation to ovary and uterus. This brings me back to the 2015, when I had my second hospital attachment a.k.a elective posting. The first one I had when I was studying A-Level. The second one, I chose to do the 3-week-elective posting in O&G department with Tiara. Although it was kinda difficult that time as I hadn't studied about the reproductive system, nor did I have any idea of how the delivery was gonna look like. And I didn't even know what to expect and about the special components needed to clerk an obstetrics or gynaecology case, but it was such a great experience and overview. You can just click here to view the post about my previous elective posting; WEEK 1 (Labour Room), WEEK 2 (Clinics), WEEK 3 (Wards). Yup I posted for every week haha glad I did that, no regret. 

I clerked 2 cases at the antenatal wards (pregnant moms) yesterday's morning. In the evening, my group and another group combined for a clinical case discussion (CCD) session. I was the one who had to present to everyone, including the O&G specialist, Dr Emad. Dr Emad is an Arabian. I heard he talked with someone in Arabic! Jakuns jap, excited dengar. If someone who studies in Arab countries read this must be like,"Mehh, we even talk in Arab with patients okay" haha. Dr Emad really looks like my late grandfather, but a younger version. He's really nice! One thing that I really like about him is he tried his best to remember everyone's name. Though he called me 'Adida', but that's fine though. When someone, especially lecturer calls me by my name, I feel a bit more being acknowledged. Not that I'm saying other lecturers appreciate me less, but it does make me feel happy.

Today was kinda a busy day for us. We had a session with Sister Nalani this morning, learning about simple procedures in a real clinical setting; real urine for urine dipstick test, not just chrysanthemum tea haha. I also had a chance to do ECG on a real patient. Though had a few 'disturbance' lines in the ECG strip, but the placement of the leads was correct.

After the session, a few of us went to the prenatal ward while a few others including me went to the postnatal ward. We accidentally met Dr Pang there. During bed side teaching with Dr Pang an hour later, she asked us why were we in the postnatal ward because we're supposed to clerk cases from prenatal. but then I told her that we had gone to the prenatal ward yesterday, so we just wanted to check out the postnatal. It was a really good case discussion and she even taught us the theory behind everything and the components of the history taking according to her style. A bit different from Dr Emad, but that's what doctors do. They develop and find their own styles along the way in the medical field and that's what I'm gonna do also, hope will get to find my own, InshaaAllah (May Allah will).

In the evening, we had a class with our mentor, Dr Vela to discuss about our case for upcoming case presentation. I wish I'd sent the case earlier. The discussion triggered my brain, telling it that I should start thinking reasonably, not just simply include everything in the case history though they are irrelevant or insignificant.

At night, my group mates and I had a dinner with good home cooked food by our group leader, Rilwana weeee. It was really really yummeyhhhh! Made me miss home though tsk tsk. I helped a bit, but only like goreng telur and scooped the rice hehe :p


Wish we'd have dinner like this together later. I feel so glad to have group mates like them!


18.9.16

I PRICKED SOMEONE'S HAND!

18.9.16
This post is supposed to be posted on 15th September 2016.

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. 


I'm not going to write about how long I haven't written anything and how busy I am, uh-oh, I just did it haha. I have a lot of things to share throughout the one month I was 'Missing In Action', but I don't know where to start and where to put the full stop. Anyway, currently I'm having a 4-week-hospital posting in Batu Pahat, Johor. I had my Paediatrics rotation last week and just ended the medical ward rotation this afternoon.

This morning we had a session with Sister N. She asked us to enter "Klinik Pakar 1" 3-4 people at a time. Sanaa, Aina, Marsaid and I were in the last sub group to enter the clinic. Sister N. straightly brought us to the blood withdrawal counter. It's show time. All this while we only did the venepuncture procedure on a mannequin, so finally we had a chance to do it on a real patient. Marsaid went first as he had already done it before. I was the second person. I called the patient's name and asked her to sit while I prepared the equipments needed. Sister N. was there the whole time to supervise and guide.

I wrapped the tourniquet around the patient's hand and began finding the suitable vein to be withdrawn the blood from. I found the most prominent vein at the left antecubital fossa. I removed the needle cap and slowly pricked through the skin until a flashback of blood was seen. I pulled the piston until the indicator reached number 4. I loosened the tourniquet and put a cotton wool before pulling out the needle. Then I inserted the blood taken into 2 small blood collection tubes. My hands were a bit shaking when I was transferring the blood hmm it must be the post-procedure syndrome, I guess haha. Luckily it wasn't too obvious. I tried my best to make myself calm down before the tremor makes me prick myself. You surely don't wanna that to happen though.

Anyway, everything went well, Alhamdulillah. One try is still not enough for me. Sometimes it's not that easy to locate the vein. Sometimes can only see the superficial ones. I still need a lot of practice, that's for sure. Practice might not make us perfect, but it definitely makes us better.

After the procedure, I went to the medical ward to complete my long case history for the upcoming case presentation. Hope I didn't miss out anything.

 *fingers crossed*


13.8.16

TREAT CHUNKS AND PIECES AS A WHOLE

13.8.16
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.


It's 1.30 am. I was supposed to sleep 2 hours ago, but my eyes seem to refuse, though I had already drunk a cup of milk. Blame the culprit; what else other than the late night thoughts, which lead to over thinking? Haha. 

I started to realise that life is made of chunks and pieces, but it should be treated as a whole. Those pieces complement one another. Instead of like jigsaw puzzle, they are more like a sphere made up of irregular torn papers, stacking and overlapping on each other. One part affects the other part either directly or indirectly, especially to us, girls. You know how girls' minds can be really complicated sometimes. 

Maybe you guys are wondering, what am I talking about? What do I mean by treating life as a whole? It means.. well as for example, if you're studying and at one point your brain can't accept and absorb knowledge anymore. You try to recall what you have read, but your mind is totally blank and you can't remember anything. If you focus to solve only this problem (can't remember what you have read), you might continue reading and just ignore what you've forgotten or you might read back everything from the start. 

But if you treat it as a whole, you might be considering the food you consume, the sleep you had, your social interaction with others, etc. Maybe you eat too much nasi lemak and feel sleepy? Maybe you are too tired after sleepless nights and need some rest? Maybe you feel homesick because you haven't gone back to your hometown for weeks? These are some examples of other aspects that you might put into consideration when dealing with a problem like this. Problems do not necessarily result in negative consequences. Most of them make us human a human, imperfect, trying to become a better person. 

Another example, if you have problems in trying to leave bad habits, whether how small it is to you, to Allah it might be a serious one. The intention is there, so don't stop. Take a few steps backwards and look every single thing that is happening around you. Mend what's wrong, improve what's right. Check back your relationship with Allah SWT. How's your salah? What's your intention when doing a good deed? Etcetera. 

Hardships and difficulties are part of this worldly life. Never ever ever lose hope. They are made for us, human being to get closer to Allah SWT. Look at hardships positively. Return to Allah and ask for His help. InshaaAllah, you will get through this. Stay strong!

P/s: This post is dedicated to myself.


10.8.16

HASHTAG ELD REUNION

10.8.16
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

There's a lot of things happening right now, but I'm going to update about my batch reunion first, which was held 2 weeks ago. Just to clarify for those who do not know. Eld is actually the short form for our batch (Seri Puteri 0711) name, Eldaterra. My friends, Dala, Ayef and a few more were the masterminds of this memorable event. The most exciting part was... *drum roll* I got the chance to meet my best friends, all at once! Except for Zahraa, who's in Jordan right now. But, she's gonna come back for good soooonnnn as she'll graduate a few months more. No reason not to meet after this hehe. 

The night before the reunion day, 5 of my best friends came to my (2nd) house in Vista Komanwel and stayed here for 2 nights! We had so much fun, just like the old times during high school when we gathered in the dorm and had a chit chat until one by one fell asleep. It was just about the same. The same us, the same person, the same character. One of the only differences was the topics we discussed haha. The 6 of us gathered around and told stories, from reminiscing our high school memory to updating our current life, study, etcetera. 

We planned to make kek batik and bring it as a potluck to the reunion. We were too lazy to do anything on Friday's night, and Faai was not feeling well. As the ingredients for the kek batik had been bought, we decided to make the kek batik on Saturday's morning. Sedapnya nyumnyum! We chilled it in the fridge for a few hours. Farah invited us to have lunch at her house before going to the reunion. We thought of going to Farah's house at 3pm, but at 12pm most of us were hungry. And guess what? We ate the kek batik............ So, no potluck to bring.

Hashtag too hungry not to eat the kek batik haha.

Sharp at 3pm we went to Farah's house, which is situated about 30 minutes from Vista.

Let the journey begin!


The four of us who sat at the back. Faai and Wafi had to focus on the road hehe.


There was a lot of food being served on the table, even got some brownies, which were specially made by Farah herself! Great food, with great companions. Not to forget, great house, great car, great everything as well haha. While waiting for Sara and Aini to arrive, we took the chance to take photos! Yeah, girls.


From left; Belon, Faai, Audi, Marni, Wafi and Me



Then we went to the reunion. We were a bit late because of the traffic jammed. As we entered the house, the aura changed. I felt an undeniable overwhelming awkward situation for a couple of minutes. But the bond was still there. It has always been there, never disappeared. I was really happy to see them, and though they are more beautiful nowadays (they really are!!!), but they are still the same people I knew! I'll let the photos tell everything. 

During Tahlil & Yassin.


After 5 years of not meeting each other, salam & peluk, muah kiri muah kanan.


My Sapphire friends! My 'house' mates, dorm mates, cheer mates, bed mates. 





Another group of my close friends. Third person from left, Diddy is going to get married soon!


I really love this photo. Aini was taking a photo of Sara and Farah. They looked so happy!


Meet the cute Saraaaa!


Meet Datin Aini guys. Just look at how vogue she is hehe


And not to forget, the innocent-looking Farah, who invited us for the scrumptious lunch! Hehe


Meet Tiaraaaa! From high school friend to university best friend hehe. 



So much love for these girls! (And a few more who were not in this photo).


Last but not least . . .


"We live to strengthen an already powerful bond." 

-Eldaterra, SSP 0711


For kek batik recipe, click HERE.

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12.7.16

RAYA CELEBRATION WAS HMM . . .

12.7.16
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

How was your Raya celebration guys? Hope everything went well! Mine? Alhamdulillah, 'twas fun! I've got to spend about a month at home. 2 weeks left before new semester starts, phew the time passes really fast whenever I'm at home and I don't think I'm the one who feels like this, am I right? Haha.

Anyway, this post is gonna be a throwback post about what happened the last few days, with a combination of writing, photos and videos from snapchat and 'boomerang' apps.

Before Raya, I went to Guardian to look around and have some fun trying the make up testers on the back of my hand. I ended up buying these 2 gorgeous stuff, which I never know how to use. I simply put them on my eyebrows and eyelids, blended here and there with multiple kind of shades and looked at the mirror to see the final result. Not that I used them without looking at the mirror, but it's different when you look one part of your face at a time and when you look it as a whole.

I looked at the mirror and saw my face.

It. Was. A. Disaster.

I immediately kept them in my 'makeup bag' after I posted a quick review of me using these in my snapchat haha.



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As usual, the night before Raya, we gathered at our kampung (Ibu's side) and helped doing some chores; washing dishes, sweeping the floor, etc. On the first day of Raya, though I have some makeup palettes and a few (old) eyeliners, I wore nothing on my face. Just a lil powder and a touch of tinted lip balm on my lips so that my face wouldn't look pale and sick. Makeup and I still don't have the 'chemistry' and I didn't dare to try 'em on a perfect nice day and good weather. 

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From left; Ica, Haniza, Me

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We spent the second night of Raya at another kampung, this time was Ayah's side. Tella, my sister and I thought of going to either Tesco or Aeon Jusco to buy the trending Samyang Ramen to taste and at the same time do the famous 'Spicy Ramen Challenge, but unfortunately there were none left when we arrived there. 

"Samyang takde, nasib sambal ayam ada." 

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That's about it I guess. And the photo below shows my 'outfit of the day' hashtag ootd which I wore on the first day of raya. Real candid, tengah betulkan tudung gitu hehe. 


Segan pula nak upload bebanyak kat sini. 
So, more photos can be seen in my Instagram (@dyllarezan)
My snapchat account username is dyllarezan as well :)