Monday, February 02, 2009

BEST week ever..

since i arrived Manchester:)
It is definitely He who arranged everything so well for me...
It was the 1st week of my SSC( student selection component) smth like placement.
As i have mentioned in my previous post, i'm doing thyroid swelling..
And the consultant who i'm attached is real nice, very organised and even told us specifically all the learning issues we're supposed to obtain at the end of this attachment.

Monday was the most memorable day as it was the first time i scrubbed-in, assisting in a thyroidectomy surgery..whee!
And on Tuesday, i was arranged to attend this Indian doctor's clinic, Mr Ravi. He is a general surgeon, and to my surprise, he is from Malaysia, he graduated from University of Melaya, and eventually did his specialization in UK and stayed on for almost 30 years dy..Woohoo..Easy witsy to talk things through, I felt like i knew him since ages, maybe it's because we're from the same country. And when i asked him whether i could go for his surgery on Thursday and Friday, he agreed willingly:) Yay, cause there is nothing scheduled for me on Thursday.

Had a super long Friday!!I was scheduled to meet a radiologist in the morning, to observe how CT scan on thyroid is carried out, but unfortunately, radiologist was on annual leave last minute! Haih, class cancelled AGAIN! but nvm, I remember Mr Ravi had surgery that very morning. Straight away..i rushed to the theatre and get myself changed. He wasn't expecting me cause it was kinda late dy, so when he saw me he was surprised and said:' oh, it's my Malaysian friend again, she must be stalking me...'. He was joking la..hehe..but still he welcome me warmly. Got to scrubbed-in again in a AV fistula surgery. Then observed a few hernia repairs..Most interesting was a graft insertion for dialysis purpose. The whole surgery took 2 hours cause the lady has loads of complications! And so i had my lunch at 330pm..thank God my stomach never make noise..almost fainted..hypoglycemia i guess:P

Then went to meet the pathologist to discuss the outcome of this patient's thyroid, whom i was supposed to write a report on her. Went through the histology slides with her but nothing was found. The patient was suspected to have secondary thyroid mets due to her renal cell carcinoma.Hmmm...have to do some research on this topic for my report..ahhhh...will do soon..knocked my head if i forget k! whole session ended at 530pm..
RAN HOME quickly...coz have to organise a CNY steamboat dinner at Min's place for CNY celebration..Got all the ingredients ready and went over to his place to prepare the big feast. All pics are in Min's pics currently..summary: we ATE too much..steamboat was a great success...:)
The day was still young..Lily and I were invited to Hilton Hotel for Evelyn's, our dear IMU senior birthday party, and it only started at 1030pm. As u know, Friday night is a party night for the locals, so the city was crowded with gurls in mini skirts and bottles of alcohol on their hands. Scary..but we couldn't do anything ,still have to fulfill our promise to attend the party. Hilton lounge is really nice..the night view from 23rd floor..breathtaking indeed, didnt stayed long though, passed her the pressie, took a few pics and CABUT! clock stroked 1115pm, and we had to catch a bus b4 the last bus which is 12 am! phew, luckily we made it on time! Stress+tired=home...SLEeeP:)

Saturday arrived. Had sign up in the morning..thyroid examination session. And in the's a reunion time:) met up Kimmie who came down from Aberswyth. Good time of sharing and chatting and dim sum of coz:) Sisterly sweet time...oh, Ah Chuk came down from Nottingham toO! SMCH mini gathering in Manchester:)
Chuk+Kimmie+Angie @ Pacific for dimsum
we had dinner together too @ Wasabi for Jap food!
Sunday..another busy busy day. Church service in the morning, then students all rushed off to Chinatown for the biggest CNY celebration in Manchester. Loads of stalls were set up, lion dances and nice Chinese food were on sale! My church set up a stall to sell some stuff to raise fund for our new church building, giving out leaflets about Christianity with the intention to tell the good news:) the little we did, just want to bring glory to Him:) And us, the students, were all OUT for Jesus! In the cold..we had a white CNY, it was snowing so heavily in Chinatown:) but still, we sustained through, from 12.30pm to 4pm..Good job, give yourself a pat on your back kay:) After that, we headed back to church, having a CNY dinner together in church, so had to go back and arranged tables for the congregation and our next job was to serve food.Yummy yummy home cooked chinese food!though tired, but still, we persevered because we know, all that we're doing is for Him. Lesson of the day: If anyone want to be the first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all..Mark 9:35! We are called to be His serve one another:)
Loads of stalls, selling different stuff:)
See this SMART ang moh, selling dragon alike many children bought from him le..
our lunch, thai food:) Mine was green curry with rice whereas Lily had pad thai! NiceE:)
MCCC stall, Aunties from the Chinese congregation, writing English names to mandarin, calligraphy:)
Chai shen out angpao with voucher:)
Sherlyn!! our student fellowship coordinator! See the snow on her:)
Us, selling hand made roses, fish ornaments:)
another chinese stall selling dragon on a stick. It's the locals' favourite!
Hoi Kiu in his Chinese cute larr this boy:)Aunt Swee and me! Nice shirt for CNY! Should get myself one when i go back for next year celebration:PDinner in MCCC! This is where we always have our service, but it's transformed into a restaurant alike!:)roasted duck, roasted pork, roasted char siew, vege!chicken curry and beef with radish!And our favourite, DESSERT, red bean pudding and coconut jelly!Students, serving the food...busy busy!And our dearest chefs..thumbs up for the food!Students:) The servants of all time!

phew..long week. But it's the BEST week ever...
was praying for opportunities and they came one after another, managed to scrub in 3 times in one week! Met good and helpful consultants who are so willing to teach me! Managed to catch up with old school frens. Having nice church mates to spur me on.I am indeed blessed..more than I could ask for:)
wasSup Doc: am putting a big smile on my face with all that He has done for me here, in Manchester:D

1 comment:

*jeSSicA* said...

sounds fun to scrub in! but i got one problem...will tell u later

hey i wanna meet u guys too! kimmie and kar yong and u..ppl in uk!!

ever since i know u, u're always a busy woman...from 2004 i 'declared' u as busy woman, u are still busy now...busier even haha