A Touching Story of a Doctor

Touchy Doctor Story

I wanted to save this story after election, but heck, I’ll share now โ“

Doctor A (wish not to be named) pursued her medical degree at RCSI. Her ambition spurred when she lost her father due to illness. She was child then, but she took it like an adult. A decade later, she became doctor, helping out those in need and determined to find a cure for her dad’s illness. Awe :kiss:

Doctor A buzzed me over YM. It’s been ages since we talked. And the conversation …

Doctor A
: Hey! How have you been?
NoktahHitam : Great! I don’t have to see my psychiatrist anymore. How are you?
Doctor A : Sometimes I think I’ll die of dehydration or due to tiredness. I have oncalls every 2 days. It’s very hard to cope and I have a year to go (housemanship)
NoktahHitam : That’s bad! It sure is tiring running around hospital. So which department are you at now?
Doctor A : General Medicine โ—
NoktahHitam : That’s like a death sentence department ๐Ÿ™„
Doctor A : Yes. I have to deal with death almost every day. Most of the patient died due to respiratory failure ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Then she explained to me in great detail how the procedure was like, ECG, CPR, Chest Compression etc. Me like technical stuff! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

NoktahHitam : So how did you cope with death.
Doctor A : Each time a patient dies, I feel like crying. I lose my confidence and my heart shattered. I feel like a complete failure. But I have to be professional. I have to append my feelings.

Death is inevitable. I could never face death through my eyes. It’s the last thing I want to see in life. The hardest is to ask the patient to “mengucap” before they completely close their eyes ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

NoktahHitam : How did the family take it? Any retaliation?
Doctor A : That’s the hardest part of all but most of them took it well.
NoktahHitam : What’s your line like?
Doctor A : We did our best but the patient did not respond. The patient could not make it ๐Ÿ™

That’s another last thing I want to do in the planet. Informing death. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Doctor A : Ok NH, I have to get back to the hospital. I got work to do ๐Ÿ™‚
NoktahHitam : At this hour? (it was 830pm)
Doctor A : Yup.
[Doctor A signed off]
NoktahHitam : Wow. I….

I wanted to give her some moral support, but she left in a hurry. I pity the workload she had to endure, day-to-day basis. At the same time, I admire her courage. Shuffling between death, being a doctor and personal health. It’s also sad to note she has no social life and is underpay. Doctors are still human, regardless their white coat and title ๐Ÿ™

ps: Maintenance Engineers and Doctors are almost identical. Except, engineers can make mistakes, Doctors can’t โžก
pss: Happy working people! Remember, you LOVE your job! (at least pretend to) :XO:
psss: I need to pickup my younger brother tomorrow. Malasnye :kiss:


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This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. Her father died because of wut?

  2. adakah ini dr a yg kukenali?

    anyway, nobody has any pretenses about the job. being a doctor is one of the toughest job physically and mentally. our dr kjl pon dok cite some of his batch quit after a few days due to the extreme stress.

    i really admire these guys.

  3. “Maintenance Engineers and Doctors are almost identical. Except, engineers can make mistakes, Doctors canโ€™t”

    you are right man. that’s why i become engineer. hahahahaa!

  4. QUIT? gile babi…

    doctor la umat paling tak cukup kt msia ni. Population naik tak sejajar dgn kadar pertumbuhan doctor ๐Ÿ™„

    btw, kalau kenal tu, sudi2 la sms support kt die penpal lame ko gak tu ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Same here man, I wanted to become an architect, took engineering became a web developer. It was never about the money, its the passion :XO:

  6. engineering is the best! lg best kalu keje oil n gas kan huhu..

  7. Best. Tp ikut prinsip masing2. duit bukan segalenye ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  8. vote for change? pembangkang ke? hmnmnm… now i understand ur comment on my blog..

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  9. ahem2…
    kata nak cari doktor kan..
    so tekel la doc A… ๐Ÿ˜›

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  10. doktor slalu dipersalahkan lagi doktor2 yg kat hospital sg petani ngan alor setar (tapi kadar kecuaian kat sana memang tinggi, itu berdasarkan laporan akhbar, yg tak dilaporkan?) tapi diorang manusia jgk kan? mane bleh nak perfect spanjang masa..

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  11. oh? Doctor A ni kt Alor Setar la. Stress keje kot. dah kalau 2 hari berjage, 8 jam je tido.. mati la.

  12. doctors and tech support guy are almost identical. except that tech support can be lazy, doctors cant.

    when i’m feeling lazy, i just say “aiyah, your pc is so nad already, need to reformat lah”

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  13. I never dream to be a DOCTOR. Not even put it in my list!

    So that I drop my biology during my high school.

    thumbs up to those who love to be a DOCTOR & love biology. :up: – I don’t like reading subject!

    btw, who says engineer can make mistakes?? Everytime I do the stucture design, I’m also take a risk of people’s life. And still tak boleh tido ok!huhu..

    Agree with Hairi..oil n gas mmg best & interesting bangat! Not just because of the money, but the challenges & variety scope of work! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  14. Hmm. Very true, hence I specifically mentioned Maintenance engineer.

    Engineer can make mistake. Most of the mistakes can be rectified with money, or more money.

    You see, Semi Value (Samy Vellu) of the JKR made mistake on the MRR2. And he requested another 100Million. Still no lives lagi, tp clear enough to show that engineers can make mistake.

    The whole point of comparing between engineer and doctor is doctor plays with lives directly, engineer, seldom and usually indirectly.

    If I had a million ringgit in the bank to break, I will pursue a medical degree. Till then.. kene cari la 1 mil dulu.

  15. ok, i nver knew that doctors are that busy.

    eddie, when you got 1 mil in your bank, call me, ok? LOL.

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  16. ohh? Halfway there already if I sold everything I ever had

  17. wahh… doctor has no life ek?
    aiyak! mcm mn sy nak jadi doktor nih

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  18. Gomen always make mistakes ๐Ÿ˜ก – like Semi Value.

    That’s why I don’t prefer to work with them.

    Working environment between private & gomen is totally different. Because they’re client.

    Btw, I understand your point – plays with lives directly & indirectly. Doctors have to made a right decision at a right time.

    haa.. after dapat 1 mil ko boleh buat double degree aa.. hahaha

  19. hahaha. takpe2 aku paham. meh aku betulkan ๐Ÿ˜›

  20. bila dgr kerja doktor macam besh..
    tapi workload depa ya rabbi.. Tuhan je la yg tahu..

    “Thatโ€™s the hardest part of all but most of them took it well.”
    kalau keluarga leh terima dgn baik alhamdulillah la..
    tapi lagi tension kalu doktor juga disalahkan..
    hmmm sabar je la.. setiap kerja ada dugaan.. ๐Ÿ™

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