Fear is the only thing that will deter people from stupidity. Hit your children more often. -HypoG

Irresponsible Doctors And Their Abhorrible Suturing Technique

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

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It has become a trend of sorts of late to post up matters pertaining to public health on social media, often to chastise health care workers for reasons best known only to the author. It is postulated that many of these things are actually done to make a quick buck by trying to rile up sympathy and eventually taking legal action with hopes of a pay out. It’s a terrible thing, but hardly shocking. It’s a very common occurrence elsewhere, and it’s only a matter of time before it becomes common here as well. The latest rant on social media had pushed me enough to actually take the effort to write something here. I’ve not written anything here since 2012, way back during my housemanship and it’s been a very long time! It must have really annoyed the shit out of me if i was bothered enough to figure out how to post on here again! So what’s the offending issue?

 

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The following is a picture that has been circulating Facebook for about a week now, and has been gaining momentum the past few days. The person in question posted a few pictures of what appears to be sutures done on a patient which appears unappealing to them. The pictures were also accompanied with a rant that translate roughly as follows; “Is this how Malaysian Doctors do their job? Very irresponsible. This is a Human leg Malaysian Doctors! Not a Gunny Sack! Be sincere in doing your work, your salary comes from the patients money after all! Don’t let it get to a state where you have to beg for forgiveness in the afterlife.”

 

Naturally the post were immediately shared repeatedly by people all over. Most of them berated Doctors, our work and were empathetic towards the original author and what the patient had to suffer in the hands of irresponsible doctors and how they have done their job haphazardly. Luckily, some being rational tried to diffuse the tension by mentioning that the people who operated on the patient are after all trained professionals and what they may have done whilst appearing barbaric, may have it’s use and perhaps they should give the operating surgeon the benefit of the doubt. Whilst few, it was reassuring to know that there were still people who were able to think with a rational and calm mind.

 

Eventually many people came up to explain the mattress suturing technique that was applied is ideal for the patients condition and the site of injury. It was also further explained that the suturing technique actually takes more skill, time and effort to do than the conventional interrupted sutures. After a thorough explanation was given the doctors lamented that she merely had to consult the Surgeon who operated on the patient instead of unnecessarily posting it online as she did and generating so much negativity. Eventually, having read the explanation given by various healthcare professionals, the public decided to take things upon their own hands and went on a rampage at the author’s facebook page. This new found attention may have been a bit more than she could have chewed, as she had to change her FB name and eventually remove some things from her profile. Whilst I disagree with what many did to berate her, the whole episode could have been avoided had she spent some time to speak to the Surgeon who did the case to get her doubts and unhappiness cleared.

 

This episode reminded me of a patient I had a few years back who was involved in an alleged industrial accident and had mutilated his hand and it was up to me to refashion it. Luckily, nobody took it to the social media to complain about it back then and the patient was just happy with the outcome and thankful for what I had done for him.

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Remember guys, whatever we do, we have your best interest in mind. There is no greater pleasure for us than to see you recover well and head back home. I am not saying that we are perfect, nor am i saying that everything we do is without faults, however, please stop the witch hunt. There are many official avenues you can use to express your displeasure, and every complaint will be investigated without bias. That said, please stop with the mentality that we are out to get you and watch you suffer, cause that could not possibly be farther than the truth!

Another Valentines Day Blunder

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

 

I previously wrote about how my Valentines Day eve was obliterated by the presence of Crazy Psychotic Bitch {CPB henceforth}. A few of you know who she is and a few of you have asked who she is. There is no reason to reveal who she is considering it’s already sad and pathetic that she has to live with herself for the rest of her life. With that, I hope to close this chapter with CPB and hopefully with little to no more mention of her and her antiques in my blog, and hopefully, my life.

 

So, the next day, Valentines day arrived. As Tina has previously mentioned, Valentines day has not particularly ever been kind to me. So it has always been up to me to make the best of it (read: my left hand and a tub of Vaseline), but I figured, this year, I’d like to make a change.

 

So I sat there thinking, How can I show myself how much I love myself today? I sat there thinking long and hard. Finally I came to a decision.

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One might/could argue that it sounds pretty sad, but the fact that I got my ass up out of bed, and fought the brutal snow and temperatures below –14 degree Celsius shows what a great accomplishment this was for me.

 

Then, satiated, I decided to finally unwrap my latest addition to my Razer collection!

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Don’t you think the Polka Dots design on the plastic bag goes well with Valentines Day?

 

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There she sits, the Razer Mamba in all her glory! A little introduction may be necessary. This is a wireless mouse by Razer that claims to have the best response time in the world of wireless gaming (which is pretty much slim). Ultrapolling (1ms response time between usb pulses) and other tech-ish jargon to make you ejaculate.

 

I took tonnes of photos in unwrapping and installing it, but since I was understandably as giddy as a catholic school girl during Sunday mass, most of the pictures turned out blurry. Here’s a collection of a couple which were salvaged:

 

I’ve been using the Mamba for a while now, and she’s amazing. I won’t go as far as saying I’ve noticed a greater response from the mouse (considering my previous mouse was  a Razer Copperhead and lets just say it has maxed its responsiveness) but I can tell you the wireless freedom is amazing. I can move the mouse while lying in bed! How epic is that?

 

The downside, of course, is having to charge the mouse. It’s easy enough to charge, just place it on the dock throne when you’re done. But remembering to put it on the dock has happened quite a bit. Fret not though, you could easily attach the cable back if the battery ever dies so you can play without much of a hitch. Furthermore, the warning lights flash like crazy just before the mouse dies so it’s not like you don’t have sufficient warning. There is an array of lights on the side which indicates your battery level so you aren’t caught off-guard.

 

Several days after I started using the mouse, I got a Razer email about a new promotion. Apparently they made a new l33t pack and they were giving it out with free shipping for any purchases above 100 USD. I was rather furious because I purchased my mouse much recently. I was rather upset about the matter so I contacted their sales support department. As I was using the live chat interface, I was speaking to some chick called Sara S. She told me she’ll have a talk with her supervisor and then she came with good news. Razer will ship me the l33t pack for free :)

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As I am currently splurging on myself as much as I can these recent days, I’ve decided to add another goody to my shopping list.

 

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