Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Don't cut too deep

The first time I was admitted to hospital was for haemorrhoid-dectomy or operation to remove the haemorrhoids. It was quite a frightening experience for me because one of the doctors who did the operation was a houseman. Had he been negligent, I would have suffered more bleeding. I could hear the senior surgeon say, "Be careful. Don't cut too deep." At that moment I was fully conscious because I was under local anaesthetic. I was really worried then.

For this operation, I had to stay in hospital for 13 days and the nurse came to wash my wounds daily. Through my observation, I found that most nurses were very dedicated and did a good job. Not once did I hear any nurse raise her voice when addressing any patient.

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