Like God??

“You are like God to me!”, I always used to think that people considered doctors like God because they saved lives. But, recently I’ve realised its not because of that. It’s something really evident yet abstract. Let me explain 🙂 Today, I was scheduled to operate on a hernia on a prisoner. As I was…

*Hearing vs Listening*

No they are not synonyms. ‘Hearing’ is when a sound wave enters your ear, goes forward and strikes your tympanic membrane to set 3 tiny bones into action to finally generate an action potential ( somewhat like a current) that is comprehended by the brain like sound. Period. While ‘listening’ is when we consciously comprehend…

The Sponge Effect

Have you ever thought about the fact that the person you are today is an amalgamation of countless people you have ever come across?? Well, nowdays since iv developed a special interest in metacognition, I was wondering that things I say and do, how I react to situations has been the outcome of what I…

Scapegoat-(Life Beyond the Knife: Encounter-7 )

At 8:00 pm, i get a call from the emergency regarding an incoming casualty. When i reach i find one already there and 3 more to come. Patient 1: 22 year old guy, conscious, smelling of alcohol, responding to commands and kinda crying like a baby. I was told that he was in a car…

Live & Let Live -(Life Beyond the Knife: Encounter-6)

A 45 year old man was admitted to my ward with the complaint of multiple swellings on both sides of neck since past 6-7 months. After examining the patient and enquiring about any history of any previous illness or any medication/addictions or any prior investigations, which were all answered with a frank no, I concluded…

A little act of kindness- (Life Beyond the Knife: Encounter-4)

Today as on a usual routine evening, I went about with my round. Talking, joking with my patients, chatting with my nursing staff and then sitting at the Nurses station completing my paperwork, talking to patient families, having my usual evening tea with my junior staff and just talking to them about their life. One…