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~