Sunday, December 24, 2006

Its Christmas and I'm not exactly so happy, My patient just passed away a few days ago from sepsis. It was forthcoming, I knew it the moment the wife called in to tell me that her husband will go to the hospital because of infection in his T-tube.

Its so sad and ironic, that the last place people with cancer should go is the hospital. Its a sad and true fact. they are immunocompromised, any infection that they will get from the hospital will definitely make their life (not to mention the quality of life) shorter.

I hope the new year will bring better times for my patients, losing them this way is not what everybody wants.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Its soon to be Christmas, 7 days to be exact, my patients are quite ok except for one who has pancreatic cancer that is in the hospital with nosocomial pseudomonas infections. That is the very reason why I dont like cancer patients stay in the hospitals for long periods of time, they eventually succumb not to cancer but to infections.

I wish that my orders comes before Christmas so I can give my patient one more fighting chance!

I pray!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Fresh from Malaysia

Just got back from KL, and it was an eye opener of sorts, seeing the sights, sound and smell of Malaysia, though only in the urban areas. I would love to see the beaches and the spas.

I was with my patient seeking another advice from a Nutritionist. Well, nothing really major, I do know that they use a lot of Dr. Rath's protocol which is composed of green tea extracts, lysine and proline.

I was a bit impressed with the level of involvement of the alternative medical practitioners in terms of government support. I hope I can also practice there when the time is right.
I got hold of a friend of mine in Medical school who had cancer. I feel so sad that it happened to one of my closer friends, in fact he is the nicer ones

I sincerely hope that it will be the last of it, and I pray he will get stronger. It becomes a very personal issue for me when somebody I know has this problem, considering I see cancer patients on a daily basis.