Saturday, March 31, 2012

ORBIS, Fly to Save Sight Worldwide

Last Friday I (and my team-mates) had a huge big chance attending discussion forum and one live surgery at ORBIS, The Flying Eye Hospital :D

As we've already known, Indonesia has problems in managing health-care system. It's worsen by most of Indonesian who doesn't understand still about the importance of health. Patients postpone treatment because of one reason: the medical care costs high. It breaks my heart seeing lots of patients who should've suffered from illness if there's no delay in treatment come to our clinic with poorer prognosis.

Let's talk about the blindness. Rates of blindness in Indonesia still reaches high. In fact, 75% of blindness can be prevented and treated. Yet the expensive health care costs cause our people goes seeking alternative therapy and they decide to see a doctor at advanced stadium, after the alternative therapy doesn't work.

Luckily, since last month ORBIS team was coming to Surabaya (only Surabaya! yeay!), to help cure blindness through surgery. Their arrival brings much benefits for all: patients to undergo surgery for free, opthalmogists to discuss latest surgery technique, residents to learn more about opthalmology, and..... Interns to take photos with the plane and the professors. Hahaha!
Enjoy loads photos of us with
the ORBIS (which means Hunter), The Flying Eye Hospitals :)

And those are photos captured by Yuga and Iji. Thank you! :3

Hope to see you again next year! Ah and get to know ORBIS more here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst wrapping hecticest four weeks in Department Anesthesiology, Reanimatology and Intensive Care...! Yeayness!

In the first week, we got Block Course; where you can learn Basic and Advanced Life Support here. We sistematically learned and practiced how to give first medical care to patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries until the patient can be given full medical care. Maintaining airway patency and supporting breathing also patients' circulation were not as easy and simple as things I read on the guide-line book. In fact, giving the CPR (Cardio-pulmonary resuscication) is really tiring, straining and difficult to maintain over longer periods of time. It's important to seek for help, two rescuer minimum, to keep good quality of CPR!

Also the biggest thank you to our teachers, dr. Anas Nasyitul Himam (NAS) and dr. Erce Darmanto (ERC) for being beyond patient "brainwashing" ours so we can be more aware and alert of the surroundings and able to give the emergency management well. We really hope your residency things go smooth and wish you a great success in your career, sir! Be great anesthesiologists very soon! :)

I also learned that anesthesiology work requires long and hectic hours. Being an anesthesiologist (esp for first year resident) simply means you've been ready for sleepless nights. Those sleep deprivation, fatigue, also practicing in the high stress environment... are another little things to deal with when you decide to become an anesthesiologist. I give my two thumbs up for their hard work!

And we went to Happy Puppy in Grand City for celebrating after-exam madness. Sing 'till we dropped!

"To be successful in anesthesiology, individuals must excel academically, be incredibly detailed-oriented, calm in stressful situations, and warm and caring in order to ease patient’s anxiety." (MHA Health Center)

Thank you The Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimatology and Intensive Care...!
Always hope for the best and prepare for the worst! :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Newborn Baby Girl Celebration

Just visited the newborn baby girl of mbak Switi and mas Satya...
She's overloaded with cuteness! :)

Congratulations to the proud parents for the safe arrival of a healthy baby girl, mbak Switi :) Though I haven't delivered yet, I know the proudest moment of a Mom is to bring a new life in this world. Once again, congratulations for the Marchie's arrival!

May little Marchie bring mbak Switi and mas Satya endless joy and happiness and make the whole family proud in life! :)