November 30, 2006

Enter the Dragon

The Siquijor machine will take a backseat as I tune up my PC here in Bacolod. Ahhh... Bacolod! How lovely is your name! So, all the beach experiences are halfway through and will be interspersed during the next updates.

As for now, I applied (and have been accepted) as a 1st year resident at the PGH-equivalent hospital in this fair province. So far things are, as they would say, predestined. All things fall to their own rightful places- from the board exams, to the slot at the hospital, etc. Some may scoff at predestination but a part of me wants to believe that the universe is controlled by order. There is no randomness in the world. Everything is destined to happened in ways we cannot comprehend or even accept. But in my current situation, I'll try to accept that this training would be for the best. It may not be apparent now, but it will be soon.

Tomorrow, I shall start my first day in the hospital. It will be full of challenges and horror stories to which I shall recount in this space. It will be a world unlike the hallways of House MD or the clinics of Greys Anatomy. It shall be a battle zone, a war zone, a fight for wits and sanity for this is no hospital where one takes cases and relays the results to the consultants via phone but this is where I shall have the first and last say. Because of that, I will bring a rosary in my pocket.

This is my first report. Over and out.

4 comments:

Pia said...

Good luck on your first day at work Juls! =) When are we guys seeing each other again? hehehe.. How happy am I that you are back in Bacolod?!?!?! =)

rina said...

you're in bacolod??!! sigh, i'm suddenly assailed by memories of my food-tripping in bacolod. no idea when i'll be back, but definitely, i will, i will.

enjoy your time there, and don't go all grey's anatomy with the other residents, it can get too complicated :)

Anonymous said...

welcome to our world jules!hehe happy to have u around...u are now a "renegade" and ul discover the reason as u go along...hehe

btw, u dont jaz need a rosary in ur pocket...in ur first months here...u cant help but shed a few bucks from ur allowance for ur patients...hehe

if im surviving in this crap institution...so shall u be! may the force be with you!

subai said...

dr.juls!! balik ka na bacolod!!??? wow!!!!! hoping to see u there!!