Thursday, August 6, 2009

neurosurgeons and me


this morning was quite a surprise :)

i was given a considered-to-be once in a life time experience (if i won't end up as a neurosurgeon which i think a no-no for me).. Dr. Sani Sayuthi (one of the neurosurgeons) was asking a question, and i thought he was asking us (anna, sim and me) to do the lumbar puncture.. and as a usual me, i would just shake my head as a refusal!!! but then, as a result, Dr. Sani asked me to follow him.. and suddenly, the scrubbing started.. i was like, "okay... what's going on???". regretted bcoz i shook my head in the earlier part. after srubbing was done, he took out 2 sets of white packets stuff which contained surgery gowns and gloves.. [i was wondering at that time, coz i've seen how a lumbar puncture was done before, and why for this time, we have to wear such gown??] then, he started showing me on how to put on the gown.. but i did it wrongly and thus, he throwed off the gown under the troly there.. okay.. at that time, i was like kinda shocked.. coz afraid that he would scold me, but then, i was absolutely wrong.. Dr. Sani was not that kind of man who would easily get irritated in dealing with students like me.. haha~ so, after wearing the gown and glove, re-entered the operation theatre with him.. he took over the surgery from Dr. Gee and Dr. Gee was asked to teach our group for the lumbar puncture session.. so, i stood next to Dr. Muaz (who was by that time, cutting off the cranium).. holding the sucker.. given the responsibility to suck out the blood and water.. but actually, most of the time, i was only watching, watching and watching... when Dr. Sani took over the operation, Dr. Sani had my right pointing finger touching the brain... Masya Allah, that was my very first time of touching a living human brain.. the living human brain was so soft, and yet, we could still be the hard core living human.. hehe~ Dr. Sani also asked us (ghani, mawardi and me) about the cranial stuff.. anatomy in particular.. what else, i could simply answer, "I don't know".. when i stood next to him when he did the operation, he asked me, "what do i know?".. and the usual me would say, "entahlaa..". haha~ after that, Dr. Gee took over the operation.. helped in assisting him to loose and tighten the "screw" for what-so-called snake.. that was my 1st time and of coz, i didn't know on how to do it.. i did it wrong.. apa lagi?? kena sound laa dengan Dr. Gee.. huhu~ but then, Dr. Gee cakap, "Sorry.. sorry.. i bukan nak marah..". just nodded my head.. haha~ then, Dr. Sani asked Dr. Muaz to take over my place.. haha~ Dr. Sani then taught us on looking on the CT Scan and CT Angiography... and he would asked us questions, and taught us about them.. really like his style coz his style had taught me not to be a lazy medical student as i used to be.. huhu~ and by the end of the operation, i could see how's tremor Dr. Gee's hand was when he was trying to clamp the aneurysm.. and the best thing about it was i was given a chance to hold that i-don't-know what thing that was used to clamp the aneurysm.. waahaha~ suka-suka!!!! told Dr. Sani not to challenge me coz if he did, i might took over his place one day... he just laughed and asked me to prove it.. (since masuk neuroscience posting, that was the countless times I saw him not to be so garang as he used to be when i was in my 3rd year.. kalau dulu, in 3rd year, memang sangat2 takut laa nak pegi lecture dia, coz he would randomly picked and asked anyone in the lecture.. but luckily, tak pernah terkena!!!).. haha~ eventhough i was so nervous, but i tried to control it coz i always bear in mind that any strange action i do will endager the patient's life.. this is about "acting" to clump with your hand, and looking the aneurysm site with the microscope.. it was such a difficut task for a just medical student like me.. Dr. Sani said that I was QUITE good and NOT THAT BAD, but then he "mengumpat" me with Dr. Gee.. i heard that he said, probably I was not shaking so much bcoz I was not aware of what I was doing (that kind of thing.. haha~).. mawardi and ghani said i had intention tremor.. but I didn't care about it so much.. anyway, who would be bothered about it if he or she had an opportunity to help in assisting an emergency neurology surgery??? yay!!! praised be to Allah SWT for this opportunity and big THANKS to Dr. Sani for initiating me to study harder..

p/s: to dilla and ainaa is, please don't be jealous yer!!! hehe~


Wassalam.

17 comments:

ck irah said...

we were walking out with a feeling of disappointment...huhu (T_T) anyway, thanks 4 sharing babe..! =)

`Aainaa Nur Raihana Abdullah said...

sorry ck... huhu~ i was not asked for it.. but i was fated to be in that position.. this time, it would be mine.. but for next time, we don't know.. and may be it is urs ke..

aku pun dok kalut2 ar bangun pagi2 td utk baca lumbar puncture sbb smalam tido awal.. tp Alhamdulillah, Allah dah sediakan perancangan lebih baik yang kita memang nak sgt2 rasa..

sgt x sangka this thing would happen.. actually, smalam, baru terfikir mcm mana agaknya kalo dpt pegang brain... Alhamdulillah, hari ni, Allah bagi aku peluang utk pegang brain tu melalui Dr Sani..

ck irah said...

ala..nape nak sori plak..rezeki ko.. (^_~). evrythng happens 4 a reason rite..? =)

emrullah said...

u r fired! =p

ainaa ismail said...

aina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!mana aci,u got the chance.aish,dahla kurang persaingan in ur group to get his attention.later,me and dila need to compete with each other,to get his attention!!at least he should remember my name and face la by the end of posting.aish,still,many months to go b4 neuro:P

`Aainaa Nur Raihana Abdullah said...

to ck: true true..

to azizi: jap!!! sejak bila ko jadi bos ni?? - indirect grandiose :D

to ainaa is: relax relax... sejak bila plak klas aku kurg bsaing?? haihz~ we never attract people for our personal purpose.. wink* wink*.. haha~

gg said...

ok aina, this is my tips in order for you to get as much attention that Dr. Sani could give you:

1. Wear skirt PENDEK
2. Wear skirt PENDEK
3. Wear skirt PENDEK

actually aainaa, when you were unscrubbing, Dr Gee and Dr Sani were complimenting you for having such a stable hand, without tremor when you wanted to put the clamp... Dr Gee even told me that you are unaware that you have such a gifted skills that many surgeons wanted to "born to be a surgeon", and Dr Sani even proposed you to become a surgeon, ophthal surgeon perhaps...

mardhiyyah said...

thanks for sharing~

Ibnu Abas said...
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Ibnu Abas said...

ghani looked so jelaous masa dlm OT...

ahakz!!(apa binatang ahakz nie??ak x pernah guna pun..ni 1st time

`Aainaa Nur Raihana Abdullah said...

serious ke, ghani? i thought they were mengumpat about me, coz i heard Dr. Sani was saying, "maybe she's not shaking bcoz she is unaware of what she's doing".. huhu~

the experience of "assisting" (okay, macam laa assisting sangat!!!) neurosurgeons in the neurosurgery was so cool. at least now, we do know that books don't really shows how a real anatomy would be :P

Praise be to Him the Almighty.. Alhamdulillah..

`Aainaa Nur Raihana Abdullah said...

owh yes ghani... i think, i am much cuter than those skirt pendek.. so, i don't think i have to wear one :D

ainaa ismail said...

oh gosh!!!!!!!!!!!

i want that compliment jugaklaaa.but im not good like you laaaaaaa.me might hv severe intention tremor la kut...

dalila inche said...

haishhhhh......lucky not to have u in group 4..hak3..or it will be highly competitive during neuroscience posting...

`Aainaa Nur Raihana Abdullah said...

dilla... relax.. one day, u might have ur chance as well, Insya Allah (but maybe, not to assist Dr. Sani).. hahaha~

emrullah said...

motif sgt dila menggatai! report kt pakwe ko! haha

dalila inche said...

to emrullah:motif ko bgtau gitu???x de motif langsung..yakss!!!!!