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Into Your Heart => Anonymous Diary Blog => Topic started by: Lorenzo on April 16, 2008, 08:13:33 AM

Title: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 16, 2008, 08:13:33 AM
This thread will be an outlet for those who had a bad day; express any and or all your frustrations in this thread. You don't have to address this to a specific person, whatever, just release all the burdens of your day in here.

Sige, start na mo.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 16, 2008, 08:28:20 AM
Okay, so today was an interesting day. You know I was enjoying my morning because I didn't have any classes today besides teaching molecular lab today. My day went as the usual, woke up at 10 AM, got dressed and taught lab at 11:30 AM.

We were suppose to run RT-PCR gel samples to get the peroxidase sequence samples for the specific Arabidopsis thaliana tissues (root, stem, leaf). I had all the equipment ready, prepared all samples, readied all the micro-pipettes for the students; but before I could begin lecture the lab technician told us that the RT-PCR gel electrophoresis analyzer was offline due to 'technical difficulties' attained when a chemistry student forgot to turn off the machine from the previous night.

I was outraged, I mean, seriously, these machines are ridiculously expensive. The RT-PCR gel electrophoresis analyzer is worth over $100,000; and attached to this machine is a electrospectrophotometer machine which is worth over $80,000. These machines are interlinked and if one machine is offline, that means the other is offline. I was just utterly annoyed how any professor would have allowed such an inept and moronical student have oversight in our molecular genetics laboratory and have access to almost a quarter of a million dollars machinery inside.

I found out as well that this so called 'chemistry student' was a sophomore who wasn't doing any research, but was an aide to a senior chemistry student working on her chemistry senior thesis. First of all, this meant that the sophomore had no specific access to the molecular genetics laboratory, but used the key from the senior student to access.

My point, as I made clear to these students after I found out the machines were offline, was that:

1) No one is to have access of our molecular genetics lab unless you are a biology major
2) The senior student's gross ineptitude in allowing an inexperienced and untrained sophomore into an upper-level biology laboratory was utterly against protocol. Only lab TAs are allowed inside or lab techs or professors. NOT, i repeat, NOT sophomore students who have no experience in molecular genetics!!!

Because of their insensitivity to the biology department and lack of respect and lack of understanding at that, my molecular biology lab was canceled.

I reported the senior student to the biology chair for gross incompetence and charged the sophomore student for downright vandalism of material.

This underclassman should not have been tampering with laboratory instruments beyond his/her scope of understanding in the first place. Can you imagine? Machinery whose worth almost totals $250,000 was damaged and 'offline'.

One thing I truly cannot stand is incompetence and total ineptitude.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 22, 2008, 08:36:59 AM
Did you ever notice why pigeons, crows, all kinds of birds etc love to release their dung on your car when you just finished washing it? I just washed my car last night, you know waxed it vacuumed her and what not. So this morning I came back from class and noticed bird poop marks in front of her hood. Its as if the birds targeted her to poop on. I mean, c'mon birds! Can't you poop on grass, on soil, on trees? Why on our cars? lol

Any of you guys experience the same thing? Jeez
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 22, 2008, 08:38:44 AM

hahahahahhaha I have a good laugh on this one Dong though I know you are serious!  That's really true!  Why can't they poop somewhere else.  No manner birds!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 22, 2008, 08:41:09 AM
Maybe the shiny surface makes them poop? LOL

Its mind boggling.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 22, 2008, 08:42:32 AM
Isn't it because you want to park your vehicle under a tree where their "bathroom" is located? ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on April 22, 2008, 08:56:19 AM
Sus dong, I had the same experience ganina. When I walked to my car, gikan pa ko nag out sa work, klaro kaayo nag poop ang langgam sa akong awto. Makalagot oi. Makadaut raba kuno na sa pental noh?

What I do when I get home, I cover the side mirrors with plastic bags. It usually works. Daghan man gud mi bluebirds dire, and they love looking at themselves sa side mirrors, ma excited siguro sila, mangiti dayon.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 22, 2008, 09:11:03 AM
As much as I love the brilliance of God's diversification of the avian species, sometimes I have urges to buy a slingshot and shoot some of the birds. The pigeons here in campus aren't even afraid of us. And their poop-ings are the worst kind kai very puti-on bitaw? And it damages the paint.

'te, does covering the side mirrors really work? I'll have to check that out. I can't help but cry when I see my baby get pooped on. I'm meticulous in keeping her clean.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on April 22, 2008, 09:19:28 AM
Try it, dong. It seems to work when I do it. Hehehe. I don't know kung mo work ba sa pigeons, kay bluebirds ra man ning amo dire. Ang bluebirds ma attract man gud sa reflection sa samin (esp kung udtong tutok), moduol dayon na sila, unya inig kita nila sa ilang reflection, they think it's another bird, ila dayon tuhikon ang samin...and because they "hang out" sa awto, they tend to leave their poop behind...

Suwayi lang dong, no harm in trying. Hehehe.

PS. if it doesn't work, buy a BB gun...I was watching a food network show, they were cooking pigeons, murag lami raba...hehehe
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 22, 2008, 09:28:59 AM
hahahahahahahahhaha! 'te bb gun? ikaw jud uy! hahaha!

O god, you made me cry laughing, yo.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on April 22, 2008, 09:34:38 AM
Dong, mao na'y gi ingon...

If you can't beat 'em, cook 'em!

 ;D



Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 22, 2008, 09:36:37 AM
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ROFLMAO!

I love you, 'te.

You make the best wise sayings of all time. Muah! Yo!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on April 22, 2008, 09:41:41 AM
I love you too, dong.

Don't let those pigeons get the best of you. Ayaw gyud pagpa pildi.

In the epic Battle of Bran Lorenzo versus the Pooping Pigeons,

you will emerge victorious, dong! I have faith in you.

*wink* mwah!

 ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 22, 2008, 10:47:53 AM
hahahaha nalingaw ko ninyong duha oi! ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Happy on April 23, 2008, 10:30:17 PM

Mura gud pud siguro na sila ug tawo dong, kung hugaw ang kalibangan dili kalibang so mangita jud na ug limpyo ;D

Pero maayo nalang na ang imoha kayu langgam, ang ako jud kalagutan diri kay mga tawo jud, tan-aw nga kalimpyo sa kasilyas nga bag-ong gilimpyuhan sa tiglimpyo, asus.. kapungot kay ang manggamit diman kamao mag-flush. Lamia lagi pangasab-an sa mga campist oi, pwera lang ang maayo.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on April 24, 2008, 06:07:56 AM
Naglabad akong ulo tibuok adlaw. Pagka paet gyud. Pollen is my mortal enemy gyud. I'm scared of spring now, because it's been nothing but torture for me. In a world where a pollen count of 120 is considered high, we've been getting 2800 here regularly. It's been awful, awful, awful.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 24, 2008, 06:32:47 AM

We have the same ordeal, Thyl.  Mag sakit jud akong ulo.  When I tell my friends, mang ingon ra ba pa check up imong ulo!  Kagwang, pollens tawon ni oi!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on April 24, 2008, 06:35:54 AM
Grabe gyud Ms Grace. My car is covered with yellow powder! When I go outside, ma feel gyud nako nga gi inhale nako ang pollen! ArgGghh! It's been sooOoo tough. It's been an ordeal gyud.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 24, 2008, 06:42:51 AM
Mao na I have excuse not to go walking kay ma allergy man gihapon ko beh! :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on April 24, 2008, 07:04:16 AM
Ay, mao pud na akong himoong excuse. Hehehe
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 24, 2008, 07:08:20 AM
Oist, ayaw ko sunda kay BI ko! ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on April 24, 2008, 07:10:53 AM
Sagdi lang, it's for a good cause man pud. Gi invite raba ko mang laag kuno karong Sunday, mao na'y akong i-rason.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 24, 2008, 07:12:59 AM
That's a valid reason! ;)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on May 12, 2008, 11:45:33 AM
Writing in a forum site is a therapy, actually. But prayer is the best therapy.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 21, 2008, 12:55:18 PM
I went to the gym today, signed up for a monthly membership at a quaint place called 'Total Fitness'. Absolutely no problem in signing up, dressing for the work out, but there was a problem in the middle of work out session. I had teamed up with a guy name Jim, who was my spotter during the bench press. In the middle of my 5th set, I needed him to retrieve the bar as it slid from my grip, instead he was in the leg press machine. What kind of spotter does that? Exhausting my arms is a painful ordeal, and had to toss the bar to the left else 250lbs of weight would have come down crushing my chest.

Moral of the story: Don't abandon your partner or spotting mate when they need you the most.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on May 22, 2008, 10:59:22 AM
tsk, tsk, tsk...ka delikado adto Dong
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 23, 2008, 05:00:54 AM
Mao bitaw, 'te. One of the bad things when there are too many women in the gym. Men tend to show off and forget their responsibilities. lol.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 30, 2008, 02:27:21 AM
Driving back home today, I was awestruck by the stupidity of some drivers. I was driving down route 322 today going on the legal speed limit of 45 mph in the zone we were in. Out of no where, a driver who was driving behind me, tried to break through the left lane, which was double lined, btw. He tried overpassing me and the driver in front of me. Totally one-sided individual with no regards to the safety of other drivers that he was jeopardizing.

Not only did this individual almost forced a crash, he stalled me and 2 other drivers. Luckily no one was harmed and no one crashed. This person even made an illegal left turn--cowardly trying to escape our wrath and honkings.

Moral of the story: Follow the rules of the road. Don't do something you will regret.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on May 30, 2008, 04:22:43 AM
3hours na ako call. atot nalang. d jud cya sugot ibutang..nahan jud walk thru..
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 02, 2008, 09:44:18 AM
So today I was at work from 9am-1 pm and then from 5pm till 9pm. I don't mind the jokes and what not but sometimes yo, some of the girls at my work are a bit too 'aggressive'? One female worker likes to slap people. I was doing some filing and printing a manual and out of no where she comes up and slaps my buttocks. It wasn't one of those cute-cute slaps either, rather one of those really hard and aggressive ones. Jeezz Luiiizzz it hurt.

C'mon lady, stop being aggressive. Sorry but I'm not a masochist.

LoL.

Anywayzzz-
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 03, 2008, 11:52:48 AM
Dong, ingna sya, you'll return the slaps! hahahaah joke lang!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 03, 2008, 12:44:16 PM
Hahaha, believe me I've thought about it, 'te. Smackable raba kaayo. :P

TMI sigoro na. lol
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 03, 2008, 12:47:06 PM
hhahhaha na ayaw na lang dong basin ma sexual harrassment pa ka! Pagkapaita!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 03, 2008, 12:50:31 PM
Hahahahahahahaha LOL! Mao pood, very good point. Mo kuan na lang ko, use reverse psychology?

Instead of complaining, I should encourage it.

But what if she thinks I actually like it? As if I'm a pseudo-masochist..
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 03, 2008, 12:57:11 PM
hahahah Dong, basin sya makasuhan ug sexual harassment!  But you know, sa NBA or any sports games, the coach usually hit the bottom of their players and no one has been charged yet for doing that! :D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on June 03, 2008, 10:14:18 PM
lagot kaayu ko ron!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 04, 2008, 07:31:17 AM
ug ngano man, Bem?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 13, 2008, 05:38:37 AM
ayaw ug lagot lagot diha bem.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on June 14, 2008, 11:26:24 PM
lagot napud ko kay maayu na ako ka park sa car , diha pako giduol sa guard kay atras daw. kay sa mga manager ni nga aisle,
huh?! there's no name painted sa space nor were there traffic signs! and my gud! it's a saturday night,. there were like 3 cars only. argh!

ill bring this matter up on site meeting.  this is discrimination.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 15, 2008, 11:40:25 AM
Today it cost me $60 dollars to fill up my Mitsubishi. This is crazy. A barrel of gas has reached $3.97 over here. I cannot believe it.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on June 15, 2008, 09:24:24 PM
here is P57.55 hmp!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 16, 2008, 04:51:25 AM
Mahal ra kaayo, Bem! How much do you get in kilometers per gallon?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on June 16, 2008, 05:24:02 AM
ngeek lors..all honesty d ko kahibaw.. :(

hehe (waiting for sermon) lol
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 16, 2008, 09:38:06 AM

Bem,
Dong, how much per gallon na diha?  Here, it's 4.59 regular gasoline and from the cheaper gasoline stations!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 16, 2008, 10:24:13 AM
4.59?? Wah?

Ayayayay! Ay Caramba! Me No Gusto!~
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 16, 2008, 10:36:01 AM
Ay caramba jud, Dong!

Last weekend, we went to the Pinoy Seafood City and I got butong (young coconut).  I was so surprised it was already 1.29 a piece when not so long ago it was .99 a piece.  Yesterday, I went their again and to my big surprise the butong was already 1.49!   :o
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 16, 2008, 10:42:16 AM
Sus, na kulirat ko! Cost of living is just so expensive over there sa California, 'te!

Ang gas prices diri 'te it actually went down today to $3.91 per gallon from $3.97 the other day.

Ingoon kono sila that Saudi will begin pumping an extra half a million barrels a day to reduce the oil prices; and the US Congress is considering increasing oil production on our domestic inventory to reduce gas prices.

I was watching CSPAN and CNN today on a political debate on whether the US should tap and begin pumping fuel from ANWR reserves in Northern Alaska.

Very interesting topic. I'm just saddened that they are focusing on short termed 'quick fixes' on a long-term problem. Congress, instead of continuing our dependence on oil, should be investing billions if not trillions of the budget into renewable energy--say hydrogen fuel cells for automobiles. And the consideration of biodiesel.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 16, 2008, 02:26:14 PM
Dong, what is kulirat?   :D

Bitaw, I think it's because California has higher taxes - federal and state.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hazel on June 16, 2008, 04:31:22 PM

I think it's KURAT, Graz. heheheh :D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 16, 2008, 04:36:02 PM

I think so too, Haze pero cute noh? hehehe
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hazel on June 16, 2008, 04:37:49 PM

hahahah cute bitaw...:D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 17, 2008, 12:14:30 AM
nadaut ang presyo sa fuel tungod sa oil deregulation law nga gipirmahan ni ramos. dako kaayo ug ngisi.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on June 17, 2008, 12:16:24 AM
nag propose ang baker's association nga to save gas, ang pandesal dili nalang initon.. mu serve napud ug cold pandesal ang bakeries..huhuhu!! cge lang, i toslo nalang nako sa coffee
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 17, 2008, 02:30:25 AM
unsaon nlang ni, naa na unya frozen pandesal ani.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on June 18, 2008, 06:44:36 PM
This isn't necessarily "steam" material per say, but I woke up a few minutes ago trying to think about the things I would say on my first job interview. I think I got it down though. It's just a seasonal job to get me off my laptop for the summer... =P

With God's guidance, all shall be well. :)

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 18, 2008, 09:57:46 PM


I wish you the best, Babe!  God be with you!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 18, 2008, 09:59:25 PM
wish you all the luck this world can offer for you in your first job interview.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on June 18, 2008, 11:38:25 PM
kay c loren legarda sa interview sa kang ces drilon paglaya!! nag cge napud papel.. d jud mubuwag kang ces..nya kapila gibalik balik na cya nagtabang..sus uy! pwede raman ta to d jud cya mutapad sa tanan interviews.. naklaru napud nuon!

hmp!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 19, 2008, 02:13:40 AM
aw, ana man jud na. panghambog lang gud. mao bitaw na iyang kapildihan ang pagkahambogera. natakdan sa iyang ex nga bana .
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hazel on June 19, 2008, 02:15:00 AM

nagbuwag na diay si loren ug iyang bana?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 19, 2008, 02:20:31 AM
nagbuwag na tawn. kadtong wala pa gipatay sa iyang bana iyang associate.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hazel on June 19, 2008, 02:32:10 AM

kinsa gani to name sa iyang bana?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 19, 2008, 02:38:41 AM
si former batangas governor antonio leviste.

in fairness to senator legarda, she had played a crucial role in the expeditious release of five military and police officers and personnel held captive by the CCP-NPA-NDF in April 1999. the captives included general victor obillo of the philippine army. in April 2001, she again championed human rights when she led the humanitarian and peace mission for safe and successful return of army major noel buan to his family after almost two years of captivity by rebel groups. she was also instrumental in the release of fellow journalist arlene dela cruz from her abductors in jolo, sulu.

so negotiating with kidnappers is not new to her and that played an important role in the release of ces. in other words, she's a veteran negotiator in crisis like that.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hazel on June 19, 2008, 02:44:17 AM

BNC, na priso lugar si Leviste?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 19, 2008, 02:45:13 AM
There's no question about her skills in negotiating but it's just so annoying when she really wants every bit of credit for the success of the negotiations!  I guess that's politics!  Well, she is really known to be like that.

I still can't forget how she cried during the "the no has it" and then the next months, she was singing praises to Erap.  Politics!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 19, 2008, 02:45:17 AM
kalooy sa dios wala. pyansa man dayon. cge pa ang kaso ron.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 19, 2008, 02:47:10 AM
As usual, the wheel of justice takes forever.  Delaying tactics lang man ang tactic ana ba!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on June 19, 2008, 02:48:43 AM
yes, cause on the interview she even mentioned the word "there was a time na pinagalitan ko sila" 

hehe grabeh.. kasuk-an niya abusayaff..lol
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 19, 2008, 02:49:06 AM

that's what power, political connection and money can do.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on June 21, 2008, 10:28:53 PM

Hala, sakto gyud ka Ms Grazie. Mura sya'g preying mantis. Ngeks!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on June 23, 2008, 10:20:25 PM
daghan amo calls!! hmp!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 24, 2008, 12:32:54 AM
operator ka kiams?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on June 24, 2008, 12:45:33 AM
hehe..callgirl..para tubag mga tawag tech support
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 24, 2008, 01:26:56 AM
unsay inyong gisuportahan kiams?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 24, 2008, 02:32:15 AM
Today I was at Dr. Bermingham's office. From 10 am till 2pm.

There is a new resident there who is very rude; was very rude towards me and two other matriculating 1st years. We were just preparing Radiology charts for the PA when out of no where this resident comes and starts lecturing to us and yelling.

We just learned to shut up and take it in.

I was a little irritated by his arrogant attitude. But o well. I guess its part of learning, eh?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 24, 2008, 03:47:15 AM
i think that's a but irritating and intimidating. perhaps that fellow should learn the proper way of giving instructions and lectures. was he from the military before? just wondering, maybe he's a drill sergeant who used to giving commands through shouting.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on June 24, 2008, 09:46:45 AM

Dong, maybe he thinks he's Dr. House, MD?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 24, 2008, 09:51:33 AM
Amigo,
Perhaps he was, lol. One thing is very sure tho he clearly is experiencing Napoleonic Syndrome. lol!

Madam Ethyl,
Hahahahaha! All he needs is his cane. :P
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on June 24, 2008, 09:55:51 AM
Dong, at least House knows what he's talking about. That arrogant man doesn't seem to know his gluteus maximus from his t. pallidum...hahaha, pataka lang ko yawyaw dire ai.

Dong, na S lang gyud na siya nimo. Aside from being brilliant, you're a chick magnet man pud.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 24, 2008, 09:59:09 AM
hahaha di uy di uy. I am like an incompetent person compared to the two ladies I rotate with, 'te. Average ra lagi ko! :)

As for Dr. Ramachandra (that is him), I just wish he would chill out. He's a pretty young resident, and if he would smile more often, no doubt he would make the nurses flock to him.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on June 24, 2008, 10:03:51 AM
Maybe he thinks that smiling would undermine his intellect? Anyhow, how many pretty nurses have given you their phone numbers ha? Hehehe
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 24, 2008, 10:07:59 AM
hahaha wa uy! Silent ko kaayo with the nurses, 'te. Pero I talk with my eyes. Alot of talking. LOL!!!

Joke! Ngek!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on June 24, 2008, 10:19:01 AM
Hahahaha! I bet by now you're familiar where the dark, private corners of the hospital are? Hehehe! Just one thing dong, no rendezvouz in the morgue...too creepy. hehe
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon_ko on June 24, 2008, 10:21:53 AM

ahaha.. this statement chick magnet reminds me of Borat.. lolz..

pussy magnet.. wheres the magnet? lolz..
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on June 24, 2008, 10:22:40 AM
I like Borat's swimsuit. LOL
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon_ko on June 24, 2008, 10:24:37 AM

by far, thats the most hilarious movie ive ever seen..
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on June 24, 2008, 10:26:17 AM
^lingaw btaw to kaayo oi. Labi na when he said, "my sister is the best whore in our village" or something like that. LOL

I believe he's making another movie now. I hope it'll be as funny as Borat.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on June 24, 2008, 10:06:52 PM
hahaha!!  Jak sie masz? My name-a Borat. I like you. I like sex. Is nice!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 24, 2008, 11:15:08 PM
sacha baron cohen aka borat.

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen made his fame playing the goofy television interviewer Ali G, a dimwitted hip-hop poseur with a cockney accent. Ali G appeared on The 11 O'Clock Show (1998) and Da Ali G Show (2000-03), where he duped prominent Britons and Americans into participating in TV interviews. Ali G's extreme ignorance and the earnest exasperation of the unsuspecting interviewees was the source of much hilarity, and Da Ali G Show became a hit, first in the U.K. and then in the United States. Cohen also expanded his phony-character repertoire to include Borat Sagdiyev, a TV reporter from Kazakhstan, and a flamboyant Austrian fashionista named Bruno. As Ali G he has starred in the feature film Ali G Indahouse (2002), and as Borat he starred in the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006). Cohen, who is Jewish, has been criticized for the anti-Semitism and misogyny that is part of the Borat schtick, but his fans argue that he uses politically charged language as a way to reveal the bigotry of others, especially Americans. Cohen has also done voice work for the movie Madagascar (2005, with Ben Stiller), and he appeared in the Will Ferrell comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) and Tim Burton's 2007 movie Sweeney Todd (starring Johnny Depp).
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Post by: C2H4 on June 25, 2008, 11:51:23 AM
My dear Bulldogs, why Oh why? I almost had a heart attack. It all just fell apart. I can't believe it. why Oh why Oh why??? huhuhu
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Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 25, 2008, 10:12:52 PM
naunsa man diay imong bulldog?
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Post by: kiamoy on June 25, 2008, 10:34:29 PM
queue napud mi!
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Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 25, 2008, 10:38:22 PM
uy kiams, musta? nagtake napud diay ka calls? ;D
unsa kaha no ug mo work pud ko sa call center.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 26, 2008, 09:47:33 AM

hahahaha! its okay 'te. Its okay. ;D

There will always be better days.

Now how about them Lakers? Whats up with them?

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on June 27, 2008, 12:33:07 AM
now i got what she meant. i think he's referring to san francisco bulldogs who won the college world series.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on June 28, 2008, 09:04:36 AM
^Mr BNC, it's the Georgia Bulldogs who lost to the Fresno State Bulldogs in the College World Series.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on June 28, 2008, 01:35:44 PM
I was watching movie this afternoon.  Little Children.  Before I got to the middle of the movie, it just stopped.  I replayed but still the same.  So I got another movie. In Her Shoes.  All's well until about 3/4 of the movie.  I then realized the problem was the DVDs but the player.  Makalagot kay exciting na!  Na jugok ko gamay. I didn't realize I can play the DVDs in my computer.  whew!  Karon lang nko nahuman ang duha ka movies!
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Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on July 01, 2008, 12:35:22 AM
oh ic. thanks for the correction. im not into college baseball.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 02, 2008, 09:50:03 AM
Work! I had such a long day at work today. From 6AM till 12 PM noon. Then went to volunteer at the local clinic from 1-2PM. Then went back to work from 3PM till 9 PM!

Exhilarating feeling! I feel tired but I have so much energy.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on July 02, 2008, 11:03:52 PM
you need to be energitic since you are still young. ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 03, 2008, 03:39:31 AM
hahaha mao lagi, amigo. Thank goodness naay invenccion ug 'coffee' :P

Como estas mi amigo?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on July 03, 2008, 03:43:35 AM
sí, tengo gusto del café pero no soy un bebedor pesado. no tengo gusto del efecto puesto que me hará pis todo el tiempo.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 03, 2008, 04:42:07 AM
ah ah.

Your mastery of Spanish is impeccable, mi amigo. Saludo!

;)

How are things in cagayan? Regards ko nimo, Pare!
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Post by: kiamoy on July 03, 2008, 04:43:34 AM
and as usual.. mi suya so todo sa inyu!!

:)
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Post by: grazie7y on July 03, 2008, 04:46:15 AM

hahahha si, sinorita, mi suya too!  I only know que barbaridad! hahahaha
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on July 03, 2008, 04:48:09 AM
unsay barbaridad te?

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Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on July 03, 2008, 04:59:49 AM
i don't know much about spanish. im not as fluent as the linguist. i only learn it from school. sometimes its wrong grammar. hahahhahaha

cagayan is ok. im here for a business trip. i've been here once. this is my 2nd time. naay bidding diri, niapil among company. akoy gipadala, kapoy. basin mo proceed ko next week sa zamboanga city. ganahan nako mo resign ngari. ganahan ko mo try ug call center. hehehehehe
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Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on July 03, 2008, 05:00:11 AM
spanish for barbarism
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Post by: Lorenzo on July 03, 2008, 06:58:43 AM

Mao ba, pare. I would have never known because your tenses are very good.

Ah maayo bitaw pud nang call center, pre. When I ordered my tickets from expedia.com, the operators that worked with me were based on a call center in Manila. Kuyaw jud no? Philippines really is becoming an IT hub for the region.

Pare, if you can, would you be able to take some pictures of Cagayan and Zamboanga? Id love to see it.
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Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on July 03, 2008, 11:36:29 PM
let me try if i can. i don't have a digicam but i have camphone. aside from that it's been business all week. maybe i can take a few for you.
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Post by: grazie7y on July 04, 2008, 12:28:56 AM
bnc, if you happen to go to Eco Village, please a few pics for me.  I heard Divisoria is messy already. 
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Post by: Lorenzo on July 04, 2008, 01:32:22 AM

I would really appreciate that, Pare.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 06, 2008, 11:15:02 PM
One of my future housemates that will be living in the same house with me this Sept, 2008 told me that she will be bringing her cats with her. 2 cats. When Jeff and I found out about this we were bewildered because she never told us she had pets. O well.

haha, I joked around with Jeff that we, too, should bring pets.

He immediately remarked to me on the phone, "Yea, i'll bring my boa constrictor."

I retracted my comments, lol.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on July 07, 2008, 07:16:45 AM
Dong, Boa constricter would be a good playmate with your housemate's cats!  Joke lang! ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on July 07, 2008, 01:07:38 PM
I started getting a sore throat last Tuesday, had a fever from Wednesday through Friday-ish, and now that my fever is gone, this is the the third day that I barely have a voice.  :'( AAAAHHHH!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on July 07, 2008, 02:52:39 PM

I actually like your husky voice, Babe!  J/k.  You'll be fine and hopefully you'll be okay to join the retreat on Saturday.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on July 08, 2008, 11:51:55 AM

bwahahaha! priceless!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 11, 2008, 10:49:05 PM
I must let this out in here.

For the past 3 weeks now I've hidden this secret.

There is a woman, a secretary to be exact, that works in the office where I do my summer internship. But dangggggg, I must admit that this boo is hot hot hot hot hot! hahaha.

When I talk to her I have to struggle to retain my formalities to prevent me uttering phrases that would be unbecoming of me. LOL.

But yea, had to vent it out in here.

Even my friend Michelle thinks that I act 'strange' when we're talking to this secretary during breaks.
How do women read our body language? And what does this term 'acting strange' mean? I would really like to know jud so I can remedy it as to prevent my over-acquiescing to natural inhibition.

:P :P
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 11, 2008, 10:52:24 PM

hahahaha! LOL

You should have heard what Jeff was saying. Crazy guy. Crazy guy jud. And I do hope he wont bring it with him. It might eat our scale models, LOL.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: C2H4 on July 13, 2008, 04:12:26 AM

Dong, one way to solve this problem is to cure your infatuation with her. Mangita ta'g paagi nga dili naka ma attract niya. How about the next time you see her, you picture what she'd look like in 30 years, 100 lbs overweight, with liver spots and missing teeth.

hehehe joke joke joke

Seriously, I wish I could help you with this. But I am as clueless as you are.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: ytesski on July 13, 2008, 04:36:44 PM

I think you're in-love with her Dong Lorens. If you like her, why don't you try to ask her out? But wait, do you think she's taken already? If not, then go for it! Would that be easy?
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Post by: wardiflex on July 13, 2008, 04:51:38 PM
wow...
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Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on July 18, 2008, 12:41:38 AM
ask her for a date and if dili mosugot. wala kay swerte.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 18, 2008, 11:21:46 AM
haha, you think i should ask her out, amigo?

Ah, ma uwaw pood ta lagi to ask her out. What if she has a bf already? lol
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: benelynne on July 18, 2008, 11:40:00 AM

Haha! Ako may nakapahungaw sa akong kamingaw ning imong suggestion, Thyl. I look at my wife 17 years since we met each other and 17 kg later, she still looks as splendid to me. She's actually more cuddlesome.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: benelynne on July 18, 2008, 11:44:37 AM
I am sure if Lynne reads this comment, she'd get back to me and tell me, "You were bright when I met you. Now you're actually brilliant." Sinaw naman kaayo!
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Post by: Lorenzo on July 18, 2008, 11:47:27 AM
hahaha, Tito Benne!

Lingaw ko kaayo just to read your comments, Sir.

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Post by: grazie7y on July 18, 2008, 04:24:39 PM

This made me smile behind tears of sadness.
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Post by: grazie7y on July 18, 2008, 04:26:01 PM
Pasensya na gakabuang ko ani na post.  I will edit this some other time.  Di man gud ko ka delete.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on July 18, 2008, 04:28:22 PM
I serve at the Feed the Needy. Most of the people we serve are nice and appreciative but of 90 people, there's just about 10 who do not even care to say thank you and sometimes they are even demanding. 
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Post by: grazie7y on July 18, 2008, 04:31:32 PM

lol
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Post by: kiamoy on July 18, 2008, 11:37:11 PM
ouch! kasakit
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 19, 2008, 09:43:38 AM
I asked her out today. :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: ytesski on July 19, 2008, 10:55:24 AM

Really? Seriously Dong Lorens?

Whoooo...hoooo!!!

And what did she say?

Oh, C'mon update please. I'm excited for you Dong Lorens. ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on July 19, 2008, 02:35:20 PM

Bem, unsay imong gisakitan?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on July 19, 2008, 10:54:02 PM
hehe dughan..
hahaha

pero gahapon ra to te :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 20, 2008, 07:31:04 AM
Bem, ayaw pa sakit sa dughan.

@ 'te haps, haha why do you want to know? Simple date ra man.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: ytesski on July 21, 2008, 09:27:37 AM

Excited lang Dong Lorens....hehehehe...I like reading or watching movies of love stories. Also, knowing friends how they met and fell in-love and stuff. It's a nice feeling like nakakakilig to the bones! ;D In short, I like happy stories and I DON'T like watching sad or any violent movies because it's depressing.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 21, 2008, 10:57:54 AM
Hehehe. It was just a simple date. We went out for coffee; getting to know her more.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: ytesski on July 21, 2008, 11:11:44 AM

Whooo...hoooo! That's just a beginning of a good friendship and who knows.... :)

A simple date? and....? would there be a next date set up?

Just PM me the updates k cuz we're so OT here. ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on July 25, 2008, 06:32:38 PM
In less than 24 hours, I have to:

Finish painting my room
Move all the furniture back in my room
Clean two rooms
Solve a couple problems from my Chemistry book
and find time to eat.

 :'(


...and I just woke up from a looong nap. Now I'm going to finish painting.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on July 25, 2008, 10:45:45 PM

Ngek!  Hala ka!  Painting at 4 a.m.?  I am as busy as you are, Beb!  Whew, I don't want to go back to sleep because I might sleep the whole day!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on July 26, 2008, 07:33:20 PM
I just finished editing a video. Now I can finally go to sleep. ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: ytesski on July 26, 2008, 10:03:53 PM

Oh thank you Babe! Can't wait to see it! :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 28, 2008, 12:28:12 PM
I found out that one of my fishes died while I was away. My poor little gold fish.

 :'(
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: ytesski on July 28, 2008, 02:30:45 PM

Oh, I'm sorry Dong Lorens! Me, Smiffy, Smiffy's dad, and Ate Ging understand how you feel. When's Smiffy's 2nd fish pet died, Ate Ging and I were crying because we were so worried how would Smiffy and her dad feel and at that time they were on vacation in Bohol. Smiffy's dad talked to the fish a lot. ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 30, 2008, 12:23:27 AM
Last week, when I was at orientation week, I really was turned off by one individual who was very boisterous in the hospital where we where introduced at.

There was one attending physician who was in the floor where we, MD1 students, were shown around. Since we, as MD1 students, will be expected to attend the hospital and volunteer at least 1 day a week; in the weekday or weekend.

The physician in question was in the background talking to one of the nurses as our medical director, The Dean of Basic Sciences, was explaining the setting, our basic responsibilities etc. This particular attending physician was being rude to  some of us MD1 students and to the nurses.

I wanted to just admonish him for his arrogant tone. Just because he has his Medical Doctorate does not mean he can talk down to others, especially if those are students. I had to restrain myself in addressing this individual; perhaps he was abused when he was an MD1 student.

Whether a person has a 'Dr' in front of their name does not make them any higher than a person with a mere Mr. or Mrs or Ms in front of their name.

It feels so good just to let it out.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 30, 2008, 12:24:16 AM

Awwww, im so sorry about the loss of their fish. Cute baya ning mga gold fish. Specially the baby ones. :P
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on August 21, 2008, 01:11:05 PM
Arg! Why do airline tickets have to cost so much? And why are check-in luggages limited to only 50 lbs?

Dios Mio~
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on September 09, 2008, 03:00:33 AM
At 2:00pm, I'll find out if I get my Chemistry class. If not, I have to find 3 more classes to replace Chemistry. I hope I get to stay in this class.  :'( Please pray for me.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 09, 2008, 10:29:34 AM
I feel like so stressed. Anatomy is like an never-ending barrage of information that must be digested and regurgitated. Embryology is alot of information, i admit, but I actually like it. Ah the shear volume of information that we medical students must stuff in our brains.

Sometimes I find myself studying for 7 hours straight; with intermittent breaks. Lord, please allow my mind to digest all the information and reiterate it in study sessions.

It is so much information, so much more than undergraduate college demanded.

Tomorrow, hopefully my study mates will be able to supplement each other in questions and answers.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 09, 2008, 10:37:11 AM

Inday,

Hope and pray that all will be fine; you are in my prayers--stay confident in yourself and in your abilities as well as stay competitive with your fellows. In times of stress, just give it all to Christ, who will help you with a clearer mind and stronger conviction in studies. In times of doubt and perplexities, invigorate your faith and your self confidence. And you will do well and More.

You will do well this semester. Keep up the good work!

Always,
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on September 09, 2008, 06:05:36 PM
today. i think this is the fourth time im going back to sit at my cr throne.. dayym`
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on September 09, 2008, 10:09:25 PM

I took Honors Anatomy in high school and I know the gist of how much information you have to continuously spit out each day/week. The muscular system was somewhat bearable, but remembering the names of almost every single bone/muscle was one of the toughest parts of the class. (By the way-- I did get my Chemistry class and am truly blessed to have our prayers heard.) I pray that you are given the guidance and strength by God to keep going in your studies. My mom finds it comforting to read the Bible at times when she is stressed, sad, or when she just needs a good read.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 10, 2008, 05:38:59 AM
Praise the Lord that all your classes were met! My advice to you in times like that, Inday, is to always maintain a positive outlook on things even if the situation isn't looking good. Because when it comes down to it; it really doesn't help in being pessimistic diba? It only will bring your mood down and lower your spirits. Just a personal advice from me to you.

Thank you for thinking of me :) haha, you know today wasn't too bad. Our study group is starting to increase its pace in reviews as well as getting on the ball on things.

May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to be our Light.

Good luck this week!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on October 20, 2008, 07:58:03 AM
It rained over here today. As I was walking back to my apartment. Normally I would have been adamant about not walking in the dark, but the sun was so beautiful today. And the sunset was simply glorious.

Lord, thank you for the rain. As it reminded me of my younger days when I used to live in Valencia and Tagbilaran. I used to run around in the rain with my cousins and fellow little kids.

Hehe. Beautiful memories.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on October 20, 2008, 09:43:58 AM
wala ko gi getsu ni tanjobi desu
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on October 28, 2008, 01:57:54 AM
I went to sleep at 4AM today because I was completing a lab report and because I literally couldn't sleep.  :-[ I have a Chemistry quiz today (hopefully I'll actually do well on this) and a big Chemistry exam on Thursday. I am praying and hoping that I do well, because tests aren't my strongest points unlike quizzes and labs (which I do very well on).
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on October 28, 2008, 03:10:42 AM
'day, we were awake together then. lol. I was awake till 5 am today as I was finishing my reviews for Anatomy. We had our 2nd Exams for Medical Gross Anatomy today as well as our exams for Medical Legal Ethics.

Both of us will do well. Keep up your studies, and accelerate your conviction. All is possible.

Good Luck on your Exams! I believe in you.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 05, 2008, 02:06:32 PM
I realize something, that the more I grow older, the more of a perfectionist I get.

:P
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 08, 2008, 10:21:17 AM
Woe is me, as coffee no longer has its effects.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on November 10, 2008, 05:17:22 AM
alas! but mr brightside is MY song!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 11, 2008, 03:07:25 PM
Why does the stomach mucosa have to have such complex surface epithelial cells and cardia region? Why can't the muscularis mucosae of the stomach be as simple as that of the gastroesophageal junction?

Why must it have castric, cardiac and plyloric glands? lol!

When I think I understand a subject, bam! There is more to know, and subsets within a subset's subset!

Ginoo Ko, you are smart and intelligent, pero, Lord, I think you really overdid yourself. No doubt you are supreme and the intelligence of all intelligence, so much so that my own mind is having trouble comprehending some of these tenents that you created when you designed our bodies.

Lord, you are unbelievably intelligent.

You, who organized our bodies, amaze me every day.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on November 14, 2008, 07:31:30 PM
Sooo sleepy. It's 3:30AM and I just finished making notecards for the exam in 2 weeks. SUCCESS!  ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on November 14, 2008, 11:58:38 PM
I had a hard time sleeping last night.  I called home earlier and Mom told me of some breaking news that happened in Dauis.  A graduate of nursing, beaten with belt by her father for not passing an exam.  Then the girl did the unthinkable; she used the belt to hang herself.  I can't sleep thinking of the torn family.  Such a waste of life. 
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 22, 2008, 04:35:49 PM
I'm not going to pull another all-nighter study like last night again. Not again.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on November 24, 2008, 01:12:50 PM

Haha. I feel you on this one! It's a shame that there isn't enough hours in a day to cram all this educational material in our heads. :(
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 25, 2008, 02:39:35 AM
They bathe us in stress, baptized under fire, the saying goes.

If all physicians went through this kind of stress in medical school proper, then my colleagues and I must bear with it.

For our anatomy exam today, we had to retrieve and produce 12 chapters worth of information. In one exam. 300 questions, given only 2 hours to write.

For Histology, we had 15 chapters worth of information in one exam.

Truly, and I mean this, that the life of a medical student is nothing but study and/or rounds in the hospital.

Tubag Bohol, you are my only outlet. My major outlet. I owe alot of of thanks to Tubag Bohol for allowing me to release my stress, my anxiety. A God-send, truly.



Humbly Yours,
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hofelina on November 25, 2008, 02:46:35 AM
Ondoy Bran,

 Your  intelligence, perseverance and tenacity, is awesome, that´s why I always pray for your success everyday.

Manay
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 25, 2008, 03:00:51 AM
Ma'am Tess,

God Willing, this average student will be able to do alright. Your prayers touch my heart, Ma'am. I really need them, and I really appreciate it.

You are a mother, indeed. Your kids are blessed to have a mommy like you. God Bless all of Us.

Your Friend,
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on November 26, 2008, 01:57:40 AM
I slept at around 3AM or so cramming at least 4 chapters of Chemistry in my head. I'm feeling pretty good about the retaining all this information, I pray that it is reflected in my test.

and... I'm glad to see and hear everyone getting their fair share of success in life. A couple of my friends are getting their bachelor's degree this semester, my lab professor is finally getting his Master's degree, and someone I know is getting married. Of course, that's not all the blessings that I have seen/heard of lately, but those are the only ones that come up first in my mind.  ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 26, 2008, 05:13:07 AM
Congratulations to your graduating friends, to your professor and of course extend our warm congratulations and salutations to the lucky couple :) :)

God IS Great!!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 28, 2008, 10:48:50 AM
We are currently finishing the chapter involving the abdomen and the infrainguinal region, per se the urogenital aspect. We exposed the external and internal obliques to locate the inguinal crest. Then, by basis of rough dissectionary techniques, proceeded to the penis and the scrotal region, to expose the layers of skin and fascia covering the said regions.

In excising the muscles and fascia of the said region, we were able to locate the inguinal artery and the inferior epigastric branch. It is amazing how much blood supply, lymphatic drainage as well as venous plexus are formed and circulated throughout the penis and the scrotum as compared to any other part of the body.

It would even rival the brachial plexus, I submit.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on December 03, 2008, 06:06:42 PM
So I just saw on the news that two people I knew from high school were charged with murder. I don't know how to respond to that.  ???
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hofelina on December 03, 2008, 07:21:16 PM
Our body is really fascinating.  Have you heared about the Bodyworlds of Prof Gunther van Hagens?  He dissected different parts of the human body through the process of plastinations.

 http://www.bodyworlds.com/de.html
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 07, 2008, 03:19:07 PM
Several of my friends who are 2nd years are going to proceed into their clinical rotations by coming next semester after they take their 1st Medical Boards. Namely, my good friend Jason, Jasmine, Ryan and others. I was privileged to hang with them this semester, and will miss them--all I can do now is to wish them luck on their Boards.

They will soon walk to receive their White Coats after Final Exams this week.

Colleagues, be stern, be proud, be confident, and be learned.


My congratulations,
A Fellow in Medicine,
Bran Lorenzo
MD1


Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on December 10, 2008, 03:14:07 PM
My last day of lab is tomorrow. I have a lab final...  :'(  I sincerely hope that I do well because it seems like I have forgotten most of the things I knew previously. =/
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 12, 2008, 05:16:30 AM
10 more days till my flight leaves for New Jersey!

:) :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on December 12, 2008, 09:41:56 AM
confused
confused
confused
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on December 12, 2008, 09:48:54 AM
I absolutely KILLED that lab final. A 50 minute exam, done in 15 minutes, reviewed the answers for 15 minutes for a grand total of 30 minutes! :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on December 12, 2008, 02:58:59 PM

I know you can do it! 
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on December 18, 2008, 09:45:19 PM
Today's the lecture final for Chem in six hours, I pray that my extra effort in actually making a Molecular Geometry song will aid me in the final. And hopefully I do well on the overall final so I can get a B+
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on December 21, 2008, 01:07:31 AM
Congrats to you Boholanos/nas in the academe...hats off to you!!!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 22, 2008, 11:03:13 AM
I feel happy to be home for the Holidays, I just found out that a good high school friend of mine is engaged. Already!

Ah, how sweet it is to hear such sweet news.

Just wanted to release that off my chest.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 03, 2009, 10:03:17 AM
It's so darn weird how time passes. I can still remember walking the reception hall to receive my High School diploma in 2004. And yet it was only a couple of months ago that I received my college diploma from Allegheny College--graduating with High Honors. Now it is so surreal to think that I am already in Med School. Some of my fellows are either in Med School as well, a few in Law School, many of whom are in Graduate school pursing their MA, MS, MBA or their Ph.Ds.

Many still are either working. I just found out from former high school friends that 4 people from our high school batch of 2004 are already engaged, some are already married and some are already parents.

Then I think to myself, "My God, has it been that long? Has 5 years passed so quickly?"

Then I realize that it is so. I realize that my younger brother, Don Rico, is turning 16 this May and is already a sophomore in high school and that within 2 years span, he will be starting his first year of college (undergraduate).

Truly, Truly it is true what scripture states:
For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, And a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.


- Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8


Glory to God in the Highest,
And Peace to His people on Earth.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on January 03, 2009, 10:26:01 PM
hahay...Christmas, New Year...Valentines Day na pod...
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on January 06, 2009, 12:27:12 AM
after christmas, new year dayon then valentines. after ana kwaresma na unya pista sa tagbilaran. nya kalag kalag then christmas napud.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 15, 2009, 12:23:18 AM
I miss my family SO much.

My heart aches for my brothers Andre, Don, my Mother and my Father.
It bleeds with sadness to be away from them.

I left for Medical School on the 12th of January. My flight from JFK International Airport left at 8:10 AM. And I arrived in campus by 2PM. To begin my 2nd semester.


I miss my Mom and my Dad so much.
 :'(
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 17, 2009, 05:44:36 AM
We had a Med Biochem quiz today on Vitamins and related diseases. Already.

I mean classes just started on the 13th, and we were already given a quiz on the 16th? lol
Our Med Biochem professor is so spontaneous--though I do like him. He quizzes us in a different format, but picking our names out of a list and asking us in front of the class a medical question related to the course--either it be clinical features of riboflavinosis, angular stomatitis, glositis, etc, or particular recommended doses for adult male/female for pediatrics or for geriatrics.

Today I was called on to give the clinical features of diseases related to deficiency in Folic Acid. Ning ask siya nako 'some diseases and their presentation' so I gave him a list--particular megaloblastemia, microcystic anemia, sprues, neural tube defects--as well as the specifics of said clinical presentation. I even explained to him the pathways of neural tube defects--and the necessity in the mother's intake of F.A only in the 1st trimester and not in the 2nd or 3rd.

He nodded to my answer and said bluntly, "Good good Lorenzo, just don't lecture when I ask a question. " My reaction nako was a smile--and of course a pink and deep red face. LOL. I was so embarassed.

But after the quiz, he came up to me and nonchalantly said, "Lorenzo, you did well, I just wanted to play with you."

Ako, as usual, played as if it didn't affect me. And parted ways for the weekend.

Dr. Cooper, our professor for the course, is so cynical and yet so spontaneous--and thats one of the reasons why I really like how he teaches. He invigorates me and most of my batchmates. He makes us think--gets us nervous--and plants the seeds of doubt in our assured minds. I like that.

I think I will like this class very much. He reminds me of my Molecular Biology professor back in undergraduate years. LOL!

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Manong JOSE on January 17, 2009, 02:32:31 PM
My nose was bleeding while I was reading the bad days of ENZO... I have to study biology and so medicine more. :D :D :D

BTW, my biology class always caused me bad days way back in college. :D

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: udtohan on January 17, 2009, 03:35:03 PM
nagnosebleed diay ka Manong Jose hehehehe
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Manong JOSE on January 17, 2009, 04:18:46 PM
apil akong baba nag nose bleed EL MUNDO...
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 17, 2009, 11:43:56 PM
Haha, ingoon pood to si Prof nako, "its all for laughs". I've never met a professor who found jokes out of quizzes. I think lang that he quizzed us that way to instill a sense of shock. To be called in front of a class of 100 medical students and to be the attention of their ears and eyes for a good 5-10 minutes can be humbling.

Admit ko, I was nervous, and all I could do as a response was smile as my face turned bright red.

I have been awakened in this class.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 21, 2009, 12:27:37 AM
Darn these allergies! I refuse to be affected by this allergy to dust! Thankfully ning take effect ang Claritin.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on January 28, 2009, 03:02:51 AM
It's been almost a month and I haven't gotten my laptop back from the "Geek Squad". Although I know how to fix computers, I tried everything that I knew dealing with driver installations, registry values, and device manager but still couldn't figure it out. Hopefully in 3 days they get me a replacement laptop. I'm not used to having no laptop at home and school. I've been on this computer in the library for 3 hours already waiting for my next class.   :'(
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on January 29, 2009, 02:26:31 PM
You'll do just fine, Bebe, and in no time you will get already your computer.  Just be patient.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 30, 2009, 02:45:02 PM
Indeed, with patience, ability shall come forth.

Good luck on your studies. Study hard, always study hard.

:)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on January 30, 2009, 02:50:07 PM
Sultii jud na, Dong!  :D

Study hard, Bebe!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 30, 2009, 02:57:05 PM
I have a special saying regarding difficult moments in life (espeically before taking an exam):


I may have doubts on a particular lesson,
I may not think I know everything that I should know
However, I will give it my all--110%

And if I think I am weak in a subject, Then,
The more I shall put into reading, into writing.
I will force myself to sit in the deepest corners of the library.

I will command myself to isolation to read, read, and read.
Coffee shall be my comfort.

And when all is good and done,
Examination finished.
I shall say in confidence: I did it. I did the best I could have done. And accept the grade to come.



Remember, Inday, when the going gets tough--THEN, the TOUGH get going.
If a lesson punches you because its difficult to understand. THEN, punch it back.
Sometimes learning and understanding a concept will be very hard, I will not deny that. But in the end, you will look back at the end of your semester and declare,"What a Glorious Climb It Was!"

Moments like these are precious moments. It builds character. It proves your Will.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on January 30, 2009, 10:42:14 PM
Thank you kuya for your words of inspiration and insight. My chemistry pre-lab assignment was quite a jump from my previous chemistry class. It was about a 6 hour difference in completion, but it is possible. We are all blessed with wonderful friends, family, and professors who believe in us.  ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 31, 2009, 11:57:04 AM
The pleasure is mine, but the Honor goes to God. :)

Any difficulty that comes to us is nothing, remember that. Are but mere challenges, mere hurdles that Divine Providence gives us to strengthen us, to mold us.

I live by a philosophy of optimism and complete trust in Him. We are weak, alone, but in light of the Grace of God, who works in us and inspires us and enlivens us through the Holy Spirit, we are made capable. Whatsoever the path Divine Providence leads us to.


Inday, always, always remember this verse in scripture that I keep so very close to my own heart:

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
-Philippians 4:13


Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 06, 2009, 01:52:18 PM
Darn clinical presentations!

Bloom Syndrome aka Congenital Telangielectase Erythema~

Presenting tomorrow in front of 100 some students.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on February 07, 2009, 08:02:00 AM

how was it, enz? i bet it was Wicked!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 08, 2009, 10:27:23 PM
It went well, Thanks be to God, we were allotted 15 minutes to present our cases, but I ended up going over 22 minutes. hahaha. I wanted to focus on the importance of the genetic defect on the BLM gene, which is a subtype of the DNA Helicase family--which is important for the DNA repair, replication, transcription processes. As a result of this, we see the obvious signs of clinical symptoms: High affinity for oncological onset (carcinoma), short stature, short limbs, low affinity for food, infertility for men, decreased fertility and reproductive span for women, etc.

The unfortunities of this syndrome is that there is no cure, no absolute treatment for the condition itself as it is a genetic one. We can, however, only provide symptomatic treatment.

Thanks for asking, mi companero. I thought I did alright, by God's Grace.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on February 09, 2009, 05:21:21 AM

wicked here means great, very good, excellent...you did. kudos!!!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 09, 2009, 05:37:35 AM
By God's Grace, Glacier, I was able to perform decently. All praise goes to our Lord.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 22, 2009, 02:46:27 PM
Today I had my first experience of a 'communication gap' lol. I was in the hospital for our mandatory volunteering hours that 1st and 2nd years are required to complete. Last week I did my time in the GI floor, so this week I requested to be in the ER. The attending physician and senior students showed us proper suturing techniques (as if I didn't know already, lol, thanks to Gross Anatomy and Vascular Anatomy lab). But anyways, I had the honor in doing a small suture in mediolateral aspect of the patient's forearm. The cut was rather superficial; merely adipose damage, nothing below that tho. I was expecting to hear that she had median to ulnar nerve damage; but seeing the wound, it wasn't that deep.

She spoke in Spanish. No English at all. Thank the Lord for myself being able to understand and speak Spanish; and to think there are people who actually think Learning Spanish is unnecessary. lol.

Ya. Right.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Datu Dagohoy on February 23, 2009, 04:50:37 PM
 ;D

I guess the pigeon is on under training for targeting a certain area by using his poop instead of missile, the pigeon got wrong for his calculation when dropping it while he was flew at the speed of 40 km/hr.   
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on February 24, 2009, 01:21:43 AM
nag-utaw ko ron og usa ka bungtud nga nilabhan. pila na man gud ni sila ka semana nga wa nako tagda, bisan og pila na nila ang mikaway kanako nga magpalaba na.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 24, 2009, 10:59:11 AM
Why is there drama in every academic institution.

There was drama in high school, sure there was drama even in college.

But why is there drama in a Medical College?

Rather annoying, to be honest.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 25, 2009, 09:39:29 PM
I want to take these exams now!!
Been reviewing for the upcoming Medical Physiology and Med Gen, Biochem and Surgical Neuroanatomy exams for over 3.5 weeks now. It has come to the point that I am loosing it, lol. I had a review session all this week, and it has become obvious to me and to my friends that we need to take this exam now! It is set for Friday and Monday.

I assure you having 4-5 hours of sleep everday for the past 2 weeks is not good. For the past 4 days I have had no more than 2 hours sleep.

I assure that it is not of my own liking, but due to the demands of the excessive material we are given, it is necessitated that we yield to study. And surrender sleep. I do, however, plan on having a nice sleep on Thursday night. My medical partner in surgicla neuroanatomy, Job, has had little to no sleep. Hahahaha, actually, it is hilarious when we had Neuroantomy class yesterday---there were 30 or so students. The 70 or so students took the day off to study some more. puahahahaha.

That or getting rest.

My Life in Pictures:


(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/DSCN1635.jpg?t=1235568606)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/DSCN1633.jpg?t=1235568639)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/DSCN16402.jpg?t=1235568852)
The concept of the MHC and immunological defense complex.
If only our professor explained it better. Thus, one is left teaching himself the complex. There is about 20 pages worth of information in the book on it (which prof will test us in), but he only covered no more than 3 minutes of it in class. LOL!!!

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/DSCN16392.jpg?t=1235568960)
My hand angers in the, MHC!

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/DSCN1645.jpg?t=1235568997)
A face of a man who hasn't touched  nor had sleep, lol.

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/DSCN1651.jpg?t=1235569050)
Hmm. This looks scary. LOL!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on February 25, 2009, 10:22:31 PM
lors, OT ni. May you please post a clear picture of your penmanship?  :D :D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 26, 2009, 02:26:19 AM
hahahaha,
The question is, 'can you read my handwriting?'

puahahahahaha

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 26, 2009, 02:29:55 AM
Notice the 12'oclock shadow growing.

Puaahahaha, my friends thought i was regrowing the beard. Oh i wish it was that reason. Many empty cups of coffee can vouch for me. :P
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on February 26, 2009, 02:34:54 AM

aysus!! doctor jud diay!! hahaha
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on February 26, 2009, 03:19:57 AM
so i have to be a pharmacist to decipher it. why do doctors write that way? secrecy?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 26, 2009, 03:34:36 AM
LOL! Ask Ate Ethyl ;)

You know I asked my friends why docs write like that. Then i realize that the answer lay in class. When we go to class, we have to write fast as our professors talk fast, and give info like a speeding bullet.

In 2 semesters time, I have already begun to understand 'illegible writing'

Sometimes galing, instead of writing sentences, we write partial sentences that only we can understand. Us acronyms.

Example lang:

The patient who came in the Emergency room was suffering from Refractory shock, had a BP that was below 120/80. Was unconscious, and bleeding; later diagnosis indicates cerebral ischemia, reduced cardiac output despite cardiotonic drugs indicates minimalizaton of heart. Pure Blood plasma has been initiated, but due to free radicals accumulation, stagnation of blood continues due to precapillary spastic activity. Prognisis is bleak. Patient given palliative treatment. Talk to family about onset.

Our professor would say this to us out loud, and we would write this out. So we develop techniques in writing fast. One can write really sloppy (which sometimes i do), that or use partial sentences that no one else beside the doc can understand;

this is how we would re-write this:


Uncon pat-ER: Suffering-REFSHOK. BP<120/80.
uncon pat-bleed; cerebisch. Low CO. Digitalis/Cardiotonic no show.
Transfusion started; positive feedback. Stangation freerad
Palliative-Patient.
:
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on February 26, 2009, 03:35:50 AM
pero grabe jud ka toooottt ang handwriting uy! haha
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 26, 2009, 03:38:34 AM
hahahaha! this is good you know. esp. when it comes to people trying to steal notes. If they can't read it, they won't steal it.

;)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 03, 2009, 06:14:29 AM
Oh man, I'm so so so relieved today. I finished my exams today. I took Genetics and Physiology exams on Friday. Biochem and Neuranat today.

To God be All Glory and Praise!

:) :)

Everything is by His Grace.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on March 06, 2009, 07:14:46 AM
i don't know how the eep i calculated my RDs. it eeep resulted to 2 AWOLS! argh~
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: bol-anon nga cebuano on March 07, 2009, 02:41:19 AM
unsa na eep kiams? electrical engineers of the philippines?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on March 07, 2009, 04:11:29 AM
Bitaw ba, unsa nang EEP.  I think ang P kay Personnel.  My guess lang.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 07, 2009, 05:32:11 AM
Fwew thang goodness its a  friday. I'm cleaning the apartment, cooking some adobo chicken too. Thank goodness i have 2 days to relax and recuperate

Thank The Lord.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on March 07, 2009, 05:44:36 AM
hahah analingaw ko ninyo BNC ug at GRAZ!! eeep means (tooottt) censored nga word ba.. pina lysho lang..

hahah.. i dunno how the F`` man unta na.. eep nalang:P

naglagot ko kay QUEUE ang chat
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 07, 2009, 09:06:14 PM
lol, bembem, you guys aren't allowed to use chats at work?

online at work eh? bad bad girl.

hahaha! isumbong ka nako ron'
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 10, 2009, 10:46:52 AM
I got my exam results today. ;D

God IS Great!

The feeling of complete satisfaction, knowing you studied your butt off for exams, and getting grades that you aimed for,  is the best reward.

But as always, All the Glory, Honor and Praise goes to God. And to Him alone.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on March 11, 2009, 02:49:19 AM
yeah, dili allowed.. :) but i'm for chat support (wherein 4 sabaysabay with differenct problems ako ka chat) , that is why if it's queuing i can't TB that much.. break ra ug lunch..lisud kaayu.. unlike sa phone support pa ko..nga while cge ko tabi with customer maka browse rako TB :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 11, 2009, 02:55:05 AM
Multi-tasking is an excellent skill to have.

lol, right now im in the lounge taking a break.

Care to talk about respiratory rates?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on March 11, 2009, 03:43:53 AM
Ako ra ma share, I got sick with broncho arthritis back in freshmen college.. na shock ako lungs sa city pollution, varsity late night practices nya sleep dayun bisag sweaty and testing testing sa cancer stick. haha!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 11, 2009, 09:07:33 AM
kaluuy pood ka, bem. i didn't know that you had such an ordeal, my friend.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on March 12, 2009, 03:54:34 AM
hhmm.. lagot ko kay dili ko tagdon.. i-chat ko ba!!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 12, 2009, 03:57:59 AM
lol, ayaw pa suko, bem.


Ako, karoon, I was irritated earlier.

Pero, I read a verse in scripture, to turn the other cheek.

The good Lord is too good. :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 12, 2009, 04:20:37 AM
Today was a good day, just a long day in neuroanatomy lab.

Some colleagues and I had difficulty in opening the cranial structures of one cadaver, and had to result in manual opening. The specimen was in excellent form, tho, we were able to properly study the midbrain, and associated structures.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Ginger on March 12, 2009, 07:27:43 AM

ew! opening a cadaver  :o ::)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 12, 2009, 08:58:27 AM
Yes, the cranial saw wasn't working today, so we had to use a regular heavy-duty anatomical saw.

We had to retract the anteroposterior muscles of the skull, after de-scalping the specimen.

We utilized an old school 'muscle-by muscle' technique to open the skull. Retrieval of the brain was brilliant, actually, the entire specimen was preserved perfectly by formalin.

We surgically opened the midbrain and hindbrain; observing the mesencephalon, diencephalon, the hippocampus, hypothalamus, thalamus and associated tracts.


Before we opened the skull tho, we gave gave a moment of silence and respect to the cadaver for honoring us with use of its body.

Without whom, knowledge would be limited.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 14, 2009, 02:39:01 PM
Today is the weekend. 2:36 Am diri. I was in the lab today with some colleagues helping the anatomy professors to prepare the new batch of cadavers for use next semester. We received 10 more bodies, and we were asked to help Dr. Cooper and Dr. Raj to sequester formalin.

I'm so frigging tired. We just got out around 1:00 AM my time.

I can't sleep. lol.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 26, 2009, 04:28:33 PM
Lipay ko karoon. I was asked by my professor if I wanted to be a T.A for Medical Gross Anatomy I--which should start in my 1st semester of 2nd year. (which is next semester).

I agreed to the position. O man, more work, but am so excited. Honored ko to be selected tho.

Again, All Glory, Honor and Praise goes to The Lord God. Who has graced me with this opportunity.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on March 26, 2009, 07:45:55 PM

what does this position entail, bay enz? anyway, congrats for another feather in your cap. God bless.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 26, 2009, 09:49:21 PM
Glacier, its really nothing. T.A is just a teacher's assistant. 4 of us were asked to T.A next semester for medgross anat if students need help w/ structures, we are asked to come in in lab at least once a week.

I accepted because i really love anatomy class. One way i can try to help out with my limited knowledge on anatomy, and at the same time maintain the limited knowledge and even learn some more. I try to help, and at the same time am helped in the process.

One of the main jobs of a T.A is to help prepare the cadavers, and preservation of the samples for anatomical exposition. This means we are to help the instructur(s) in removing the excess materieal on the outer layers and expose the large muscles in the upper limb, lower limb, thorax/abdomen and the skull. In my batch, Glace, we only had 1 T.A volunteer to help out and our instructor had to be in lab 5 days (as we are divided into groups due to the large class of my batch). So some of us talked about volunteering.

I know when we were studying the brachial plexus last year--we were looking for a T.A to help us in identifying/correcting something--but didn't have the opportunity. Instead we only had 1 lab instructor who had to some 30-40 students per group. Now at least next semester, there will be a T.A for ever 8-10 students.



Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on March 26, 2009, 10:42:38 PM

cadaver!? ewww. lol. but, what you're doing enzo is very commendable. teachers in such environment really need volunteers. i won't be surprised if you'll be teaching next time...
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 05, 2009, 10:10:24 AM
I miss my mommy.

I miss being at home, sleeping in my bed and waking up in the morning to the smell of eggs, and hot dogs, the smell of coco being brewed, and the sound of my younger siblings running down the stairs saying, "Mommy cooked breakfast!"

And then, I would get up from my bed, and  hear the front door opening, to the sound of my father coming back from work at the hospital. And hearing Dad's warm laughter. :)

Mommy, I miss you. Daddy, I miss you. Both of You.


Imung Anak Laki,
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: smiffytheninja on April 13, 2009, 05:08:19 PM
I have an interview with Apple tomorrow (tues).  :-X First job interview... ever
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 13, 2009, 10:45:47 PM
Good luck and God bless, Bebe!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Bambi on April 13, 2009, 11:23:14 PM

Wish you good luck dear smiffy.  I know, you will do it. rgds to your lovely Mom and Dad.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 16, 2009, 09:37:44 AM
Right now ordering books for 2nd year course material:

Medical Pathology
Pharmacology
Psychiatric Behavioral Science
Medical Microbiology
Epidemiology

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 16, 2009, 09:39:48 AM
Dr. Cooper told us to purchase clinical machines; this will be interesting, as in our pharmacology course, we will be expected to use and master the EKG machine, as well as a continuum of machines.

Ah, im so excited. A move from theory and basic science to practice and clinical correlation.

Has 1 year passed that quick?

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 19, 2009, 03:11:52 AM
Man, I'm so tense today. Been tense the last few days actually. I need to release.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on April 19, 2009, 08:55:51 AM

do punching bag dong heheh
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 20, 2009, 04:33:08 AM
hehe, palamuut jud ka, sir glace.

mingaw man gud ko sa ahong pamilya, maoy nga tense ko kaayo.
bisan dugay na ko wa kakita sa ahong ginikanan ug ahong igsoon,
mo ampo na lang ko in good health sila.
kamo tanan pood.

sus intawn, the Lord is so good. man.

even if ma mingaw ta, thnk the LORD he is always there to listen.
i am nothing, absolutely nothing, if it wasn't for Him.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 20, 2009, 04:35:07 AM
hayyy,

mingaw ko ni Mommy ug Daddy.
:'(

Ma, i miss your food and your voice!
Daddy, miss your voice ug imung orders, haha~

Mommmy,, miss you, mommy~~
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on April 20, 2009, 10:17:02 AM

tawn pod, gimingaw...ok ra lagi ka, enz...padayon
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: buwadsanga on April 20, 2009, 11:15:39 AM
mag jakol pawa sa laay ug tensyon. hehehhe!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 20, 2009, 11:19:40 AM

mao lagi, glace.
kalingaw ra ta ug hinoktok, haha.

okey ra man, natural ra man gud ni.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on April 20, 2009, 11:21:50 AM

dugay na diay ka nga wa makakita imong familya?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 20, 2009, 11:22:47 AM
since January 12, sir.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on April 20, 2009, 11:26:50 AM

ok. medyo taud-taud na man sad diay. ako since last year pa...(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t202/angseaman/23.gif)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 20, 2009, 11:28:46 AM
aguy!

di ko kaya ana. strong ka naman, glace.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 22, 2009, 09:24:54 AM
For 7 days straight, I have been in this blasted study table reading and re-reading, highlighting notes and sipping away at a god-knows what kind of coffee mix. (Nescafe coffee mixed with nesquik and milk).

lol, my only release has been the evening jog, and of course TB.

Oh the life of a medical student. The beautiful ordeals.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 22, 2009, 09:26:53 AM
Ah! I have run out of highlighters. My orange highlighter is dry, and so is pink, and yellow and even blue. Drast, all I have left is purple. And its too dark.

Why? highlighter? Why must thee do this to me? lol. I shall declare war on the kingdom of highlighters.


How could you,
Lorenzo
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 23, 2009, 04:14:43 AM
Relieved ko ganina, again, balik napood ug studies.

Can't wait till Friday.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 25, 2009, 04:25:37 AM
In Retrospect


Today is 4:14 PM, the 24th of April, the year of our Lord 2009.

Before I say anything or utter anything, let me make it known that the Lord God is truly great, and that all good things, good news, and abounding love comes from His Hands. That all glories, honors, and praises belongs to Him, and to Him Alone.

I just want to let it out! I am relieved!

Today we finished our last final examinations, for Medical Biochemistry and Surgical Neuroanatomy. As of 2PM this afternoon I am finished with 1st year Medicine.

Looking at the time I first arrived and moved to campus in early August, to the beginning of class in August till now, I have never been so stressed or time constrained in my life. College Undergraduate does not even compare to the incredible stress and limited time we have and are put under in medical school, especially 1st year Medicine.

Medical Gross Anatomy, Medical Legal Ethics, Medical Embryology, and Histology in 1st semester.
2nd semester we had Surgical Neuroanatomy (the most hardest, yet the most interesting class ive ever taken, so far), Medical Biochemistry, Genetics and Development, and Physiology of Human Body. Finished.

I have such a strong, strong feeling of relief. I think Ive developed over 50 grey hairs just on this year alone, lol! Perhaps I should buy a hair dye soon, hahaha joke! :P

I could not have survived this, or accomplished this without the help of the LORD GOD.

He who strengthened me in the hours of the night, when I thought i could learn no more.

Hard work, and sacrifice, though painful, really works. It is definitely worth the effort.


Yes, I will admit that I am VERY nervous and scared for 2nd year. Just because the fact that we'll be taking more clinical-related courses, and it inches us forward to taking the USMLE Step 1, the step 1 of the Medical Boards. Am I expecting anything different? I expect to maintain the average and simple scores I have attained this semester, with the grace of ALMIGHTY GOD be it HIS will, and to continue my average pace.

What I've learned this year is the importance of study groups, medical review sessions, and the importance of sleep. Never again will I try to not sleep for 4 straight days. As its destructive. Even if 3-4 hours ra ang sleep, better 3-4 hours than nothing at all.

To God be the GLORY!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 25, 2009, 07:45:00 AM
7:00 PM my time,

I recieved my scantron results for our final exams.

My heart is filled with glee and happiness.

ALL GLORY! ALL HONOR! ALL PRAISE! BELONGS TO THE LORD GOD!


:)   :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 25, 2009, 07:47:46 AM
ALL GLORY! ALL HONOR! ALL PRAISE! BELONGS TO THE LORD GOD![/b]


:)   :)

I supposed CONGRATULATIONS is in order, Dong? Gawas na prayerful ka na tao, Dong, you are just one intelligent person!  I am proud to call you, my big little brother!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 25, 2009, 07:49:16 AM
Ate Ging,

I thought I did bad in my finals, 'te, because I blanked out in the last page for Neuro.
Happy lang ko, 'te, because I did average ra.

Average ra intawn ko.

Yes!! Let us praise our LORD GOD. Because he is soo GOOD!

:)


I love you, 'te!!

Muah!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 25, 2009, 07:50:09 AM

Basin imong average, Dong, exceptional na kana sa average student!  I love you, Dodong!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: kiamoy on April 25, 2009, 07:54:57 AM
goodbye nth pesos for repairs :(
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 25, 2009, 07:56:23 AM
Dili intawn, Ate Ging, average ra lagi ko. Sus lipay lang ko 'te.

My heart and my chest is relieved, lang. :)

Mo luto ko ugma ug adobo u pancit, 'te. Para nato! hahaha!

lipay lang ko kaayo. Salamat sa Ginoo gi tagaan ta tanan nija sa ijang grasya.

Salamat tanan sa Ginoo.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 25, 2009, 07:57:33 AM

Bem, smile lang, kai fin de semana na.

you're too beautiful to waste your time with frowns.


:)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 25, 2009, 07:57:52 AM

Praise be to God, Dong. 

Sige, post dayon ang Adobo ug pancit because we will wait for it.  Gutom na bya.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 25, 2009, 07:59:18 AM

;D

I love you Ate Ging!!!
You're like my real older sister! hahaha

pohon, ill give you a big hug jud.


Kamusta naman ka, 'te? How was your week??
How is my beautiful and intelligent Ate Ging?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 25, 2009, 08:03:28 AM
I am doing good, Dong.  Thank you.  I had a super duper week but I still managed to log in and chat here.  hahaha  Just like you, that's my therapy too.   ;)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 25, 2009, 08:16:36 AM

The weather is getting better in Cali, 'te?
We need to do another web am session, Ate Ging.

Pohon if naa kay time.

I'll be here for the next 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 25, 2009, 08:20:39 AM

The weather is much better, Dong, since yesterday but 4 days before that, we were breaking records sa ka init.  We were almost in the triple digits but today we dropped more than 30 degrees which is good.  I hope it's true that this weekend will still be the same.

Sige, next week, we'll have that webcam session again and ready your adobo, okay?   They Pinoy adobo not the indianized adobo! hahahah
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 26, 2009, 09:27:17 AM
haha, Ate Ging, sige next time i shall have the adobo ready.

Ning come back ko from an a earlier hiking ganina, 'te. Na guapo napood ang weather.

Spring time na jud. Dili na kaayo tugnaw. Pero di pood init kaayo.

Prisko kaayo ang hangin sa gawas.

Hapit ko naka hilak sa ang buutan-on sa Ginoo sa Langgit.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on April 26, 2009, 02:34:34 PM
Our weather was so perfect today, Dong.  Sunny and yet chilly.  My kind of weather!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on April 27, 2009, 08:13:26 AM
cloudless...
been busy since yesterday...
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 27, 2009, 11:39:24 PM

Busy doing what, Glace? Work work and work napood?
Take pic of your work, Glace.

So maka kita pood ta ba
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 01, 2009, 12:41:50 AM
Today's been a good day. I slept 12 hours last night. man, that red wine did the job.

Its so weird having all this time to relax. We still have spring break till the 9th of May.

And i actually want classes to start.

Its so weird having too much time for sleep. hahaha!

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on May 01, 2009, 06:45:13 PM

can't do it, enz. bawal sa regulations diri.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 05, 2009, 12:05:55 AM
I woke up this morning to find out that there were mosquitoes in my room. I guess a big gush of wind opened the windows in my bedroom last night. Spent most of the morning cleaning and killing those darn mosquitoes.

I think I killed like 8 so far.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 08, 2009, 07:38:33 AM
Was at St. Bernard's Hospital today. From 2pm till 3:30pm. My time.
Had to help the nurses stitch an elderly woman in her late 60s. Poor lady fell down the stairs and cut her foot. Luuy intawn because she was showing signs of dementia already. Advance stage.

Please pray for her.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on May 08, 2009, 08:24:26 AM
just got home from a meeting
did some visiting
read some important documents
faxed the documents
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 09, 2009, 12:57:16 AM
hows work going, glace?

am in the hospital right now. swabbing and swabbing. lol. Every Friday and monday i have to be here; required for 2nd years.

I swabbed like 15 people since 10am. lol.

I need to get a mask. And the attending, Dr. Ericsson is a nice guy, but military strict.

Sige, my break is up.

Until next time.

My Love,
Bran
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on May 09, 2009, 08:22:17 AM

never been busier, enz...but taking all in strides.

i just got home from work.

met my friend and went to a restaurant for dinner.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 09, 2009, 10:57:19 AM
Today was such a long day, def. Didn't come back home till 10pm my time. Been awak since 8am nonstop. Thank goodness its a Friday. Today was pretty awesome, we got to see --well i personally got to see drug interaction.

The attending gave me a patient situation--we had one patient whoshowing signs and symptoms of Tuberculosis at the same time he was also taking Melformin as treatment for diabetic mellitus. The attending physician asked us, what should we do-??

He asked me and my partner what mode of action should we do?

Well it was very obvious. Looking at his charts, clearly he had TB, so we opted to advice he be treated with rifampin as treatment for possible Tuberculosis. What dose? What effect? He asked us.

We were aloof for a good 5 minutes--until I remembered that Rifampin is also an inducer of cytocrhome P450 isoenzyme; so if we give him rifampin, his cytochrome p450 enzymes will increase, and hence metabolize any melformin drug he's taking to treat his already diabetic condition.

What should we adjust?

Obvious na.

Patient suffering from diabetese mellitus, taking melformin as treatment; now pt is showing signs of tuberculosis, must be treated with rifampin, but dose of melformin has to be increased or doubled due to metabolism of melformin via increase of c-p450 isoenzymes.

Correct. Pharmacology for the day. I was happy, naka answer mi adto.

To see the attending writing our prescription recomendation and dosage was rewarding for us. :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on May 09, 2009, 08:01:58 PM
work again.

9 am - 8 pm.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 09, 2009, 08:09:55 PM
its a saturday, Glace. You work on weekends?

Ako, resting ko karoon. Mo balik sa libraria ~10 am.

Musta mo tanan!

Maayong Saturday!

Salamat sa Ginoo.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 12, 2009, 05:46:42 AM
Missing my Uncle Roy.  :'(
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on May 12, 2009, 08:23:44 AM

i have to work, enz.

for my tons and tons of vices. hehehe.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 13, 2009, 09:16:34 AM
work is good, glace. working hard for the money, working hard for the money oh yaa (singing the song)~

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 20, 2009, 10:51:09 AM
Thanks alot to my friends in class , and friends from back home for being so supportive. Seriously, i don't know how i have so much good friends. You guys are so helpful to me. To Dave, Jasmine, JR, Sarah, Polly, Don, Bryan, Lisa, and everyone, thanks so much for the kind thoughts.

Love you guys.

Al,
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: glacier_71 on May 20, 2009, 08:20:19 PM

"I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay"

"money, money, money, must be funny
in a rich man's world."

if i'll win the Lotto 6/49 today...49 million $$$...

it must be funny indeed
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 21, 2009, 08:38:42 AM
Thanks for the warm talk, Vince. You're a great friend. Yea, don't worry so much on the marriage 'goal' haha. Soon enough--soon enough.

Thanks, Lord, for good friends. In difficult times, you make yourself known to me--even if it is through a firm handshake of a friend, or a warm conversation with a colleague.

God is Great.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 25, 2009, 12:35:48 PM
Mingaw mingaw ko ni Uncle Bayoy~
Hilak napood.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 26, 2009, 10:42:13 AM
This beard is itching me; perhaps its time for a shave?

But I want to maintain the 'Moses' look. yo know, the beard thats like 6 inches long. haha lol!

maybe next week.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 28, 2009, 02:34:28 PM
Its amazing how much scientists/medical researchers go just to preserve their name / immortalize their contributions to science. Even if it means just impressing their names to a medical condition.

For example, there is a condition that involves the bacterium. Neisseria Gonoccus. An infection of the liver--leads to inflammation of the liver capsule, this condition leads to the formation of abnormal tissue connecting the outer band of the liver to the abdominal tissue.

Physicians refer to this condition as : Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome.

or FHCS. Such a long term when in all reality we could just call it PH (perihepatitis). Because, in all reality, that is what it is. ;D


What's in a name?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: beyotch on May 28, 2009, 02:49:32 PM
hay...pagkalaay sa life ui....pa kalisod jud ipangita ug work ui....hayyy...i really wonder y?????
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 28, 2009, 02:53:34 PM
Thats what life is all about, friend.

Its all about struggles. And overcoming those struggles, By Grace of God.

There is nothing we cannot do that God has not provided us with the means to overcome those struggles/obstacles.

When the Roman centurion asked Jesus to come and heal his servant, Jesus told him, "Your faith has healed you!" The meaning in this--put inasmuch faith in your own abilities as well as have faith in God's abounding GRACE--that wills you to overcome whatever obstacle it is that separates you from the Love of GOD.

Nothing in this life is without struggles. Christ, OUR LORD, HIMSELF, suffered and died on the cross for us.

Its up to the individual to find beauty and grace in his or her struggles. In Jesus, it is called Sanctifying Grace.


:)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on May 30, 2009, 08:18:09 AM
Praise be to The Lord Jesus Christ.

When I thought that all was lost, he provided me a passage to the solution.
Today was an interesting day.

Exams have boggled my schedule, and by the grace of Jesus Christ, i was able to do okay rapood this day. Below average ra lagi, pero okay ra lang. :)


Dedicate ko ani to Jesus.

When you think things just can't get better---His Power and Grace rescues you.

No comparison. No debate.


All Glory, All Honors and All the Praises go to Jesus.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 05, 2009, 12:19:22 AM
I dont understand why the attending gave that one patient Nifedipine to treat his Heart arrythmia. Yes, Nifedipine is a CCB (calcium channel blocker), but its a weak heart affector and focuses more on vascuar vessels.

A far more effective Cardiac affector would have been Verapamil and Diltiezam.

And when we told him about the lower affinity for dihydropyrodine in treating cardiac defects--he didn't even listen. Nicedipine was effective back in the early 90s, but now we have newer drugs--cardiac specific.


 ???
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 05, 2009, 12:23:54 AM
We are 2nd Year medical students. I don't understand why some students have to cheat in exams. Or show notes during exams. During my exam someone tried to copy of my answers in the scan tron sheet. This had me reeling. I had to report this individual after the exam.


Preposterous! How can you be a medical student and try to copy from another medical student?

You passed Medical Legal Ethics last year, but you are copying ?
Where is the ethical notion? Where is your morals?

How can you be be a Physican-in-Training and have the audacity to copy and cheat in exams?


I have no sympathy for you. Absolutely absurd!

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 05, 2009, 12:27:30 AM
'Oh what is an ACH and HTN again?'


How can you even ask that kind of question? First of all ACH is standard for acetylcholine--it is the basis for cholimimetics and cholinergic drugs. Its basic biochemistry and pharmacology. You would know this had you not cheated and copied on exams.

Pathetic.

What is HTN? You asked me this--are you serious?
HTN: Standard acronym for Hypertension.

This is all material from medical physiology and surgical neuroanatomy.
Last year's material..

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 07, 2009, 01:06:07 PM
I saw you last night for Shalabh's birthday party. At Sunset Bar & Grill.

Damn baby. You were so fine. Your pink shirt, and heels. Holy shoot.

Baby you're so fine.


Lorenz,
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 09, 2009, 02:56:48 AM
2:40 pm, eastern standard time.

Taking a break from that long, long, long pathology lecture.
Jeez, thanks alot Doc, but 120 slides just to explain nutritional deficiency was quite overwhelming!

So at 3:00pm we'll have Psychiatric Behavioral Science lecture.

Im pretty excited to try out these new psychoanalysis.
Since reading into psychoanalysis, ive been psychoanalyzing people as of late. The way they talk, the way they walk--their mannerisms. Its wierd because it becomes almost natural and one gets en sync to the procedure.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 10, 2009, 12:44:30 AM
And remember, Rupa, don't forget that when we are treating a patient with only hypertension, if that patient is below the age of 55 and not suffering any other ailments aside from hypertension,

The first action will inlcude treating that individual with ACE-inhibitors.
If that does not produce wanted outcome, we will add treatment with Calcium Channel Blockers.

And if that does not help, we will utilize a combined treatment of:
ACE-Inhibitors, Calcium channel blockers and Thiazide Diuretics.


Loving this 'stuff,
Lorenzo
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 16, 2009, 03:18:20 PM
Dr. Balmek is probably one of the greatest doctors I have come to meet and learn from.
Sir, I salute you, and I love to learn from you, you explain clinical pharmacology so very well.

I have learned so much through you, and your clinical examples.

May the Lord God continue to bless you, and keep you, Sir! Dr. Balmek!


Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 18, 2009, 02:07:12 PM
By grace of God, was able to finish readings for pharmacology. now working on finishing up power point slides for microbiology.

Im taking my leave, folks.

Till next time. Break time or when im not busy.

Good night, folks.

Be good, Tubag Bohol!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 21, 2009, 02:20:33 AM
I miss my Mommy.
and my Daddy.

Mingaw ko ni Mommy Liza ug Daddy Rico.

Mommy! miss you mom! Love you mommmmm!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 22, 2009, 03:58:45 AM
Daddy mingaw ko nimo kaayo!

Daddy, Happy Father's Day~~

Wish i could be home to hug  you, Daddy Rico.


I love you and mommy very much.
Think about you two always ug si Angel, Don, ug Andre.


Ampo lang ko that LORD keeps you and mom in good health, and in good mind.
Till i see you two again,


BranBran
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 02, 2009, 10:48:53 AM
Thanks so much for giving me a good week, here is a toast to loyal friends, and most of all, to the love of my family. I entrust everything to Jesus Christ, all my fears, my anxiety, my confidence, my work, my sacrifices, everything. The good and the bad things. All to Jesus Christ My Savior Lord. My Eternal Cup of Salvation.

For sustaining me in my studies, thanks so much.
For envigorating me in my reviews, my readings, etc.

For everything you have provided, thank you so much Lord!
For all that you have witheld and made me work hard for, Thank You Lord!

You're the best, big guy!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 02, 2009, 10:57:42 AM
Mommy, Mommy, ~

Mingaw ko nimo very much, Mommy!
Salamat kaayo for the kind and reassuring words always, Mommy.
For being there for me, for raising me the way you did. You and Dad are in my thoughts.

Love you very much, Mommy.

Hug and Kisses,
Ondoi Bran


PS. Tell dad gi mingaw ko niya. Mingaw  ko ni Daddy..
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 02, 2009, 11:32:57 AM
Mom, today is July 1, 2009.

I turn 24 years old on the 23rd of July.
I thought about you and Dad today alot.
Contemplating the love of my parents. hehe.
This time, 24 years ago, I was still in your womb.
Rolling around, the same chubby baby. lol.
Pariho ang lawas sa iyang Amahan. hahahaha!
Dako ug dughan, pariho sa amahan. lol!
Unsaon man lagi, Junior man gud ko ni Daddy. :P

Mommmy, miss you and dad so much, uy!
For all the grey hairs i have caused you and dad, Bless you!
For all the comforts you and dad gave to me,
For reprimanding me, towards rightenousness, Bless You!
For teacing me and disciplining me to Fear God, Bless You!

I am nothing, no where, without you and dad.
Mommy, mingaw ki ninyo duha.

Hapit na ko mo turn 24, pero unsaon man lagi.
Pa mommy-mommy gihapon.
Bahala pood. Kai i do truly love You, Mommy! And Daddy!

hehehehe!

BranBran
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 07, 2009, 11:20:03 AM
My friend Albert arrived on Sunday 4am.
Good to see an old friend, and a future 1st year matriculatee.
Sharing some good memories of our NYLF/MED experiences back in 2003.

The irony of the situation:

We both attended the National Youth Leadership Conference on Medicine, held at the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington D.C back in July 2003.

Now, its ironic and befitting, that we meet again, in July 2009.
In Medical School. lol!

Our paths meet again. God Is Good.

God is Indeed Good.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: MIKELIGALIG.com on July 07, 2009, 12:11:30 PM
It was rather dusty outside today.
I wish it wasn't so dusty and hot this time of the year.

One can't help but to 'blow some steam' due to the heat outside.

What say you, Tubag Bolanons? ;)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 14, 2009, 02:11:00 PM
Hi Blog,
Well, what can I say? Today was just another typical day, I guess. Work, and more work. Its 2:08am, still im not finished with microbio. Almost done notes for non-envoloped viruses tho. Lounge is silent and quiet. I can hear the ac blowing hard.

Should head out for home soon.

Mingaw ko ni mommy.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 16, 2009, 05:46:46 AM
Culture Night: A Review


On the 11th of July, I attended the IMSCS {Indian Medical Student's Cultural Show}
Had alot of spicy dances, spicy drinks, good people, relaxing pood. hehehe.
Good weekend, in review.


(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/DSCN1881-1.jpg?t=1247693808)
Tom, myself, Thiru. Taking a minute for a pose.

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/DSCN1880-1.jpg?t=1247693883)
Smiling? lol

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/DSCN1890.jpg?t=1247694328)
cute lagi.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 16, 2009, 05:49:05 AM
One thing I realize, Indian girls are not shy around Filipino men. hahaha.
Chalte Chalte hayhey~ Karahi hahey~

;)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 18, 2009, 06:26:33 AM
Collegiate understanding and undergraduate works even master's work mean nothing, when it comes to medicine.

First, let that be made known.

In undergraduate college, I took 2 semesters worth of Microbiology and Virology, but the course Im taking right now in 2nd year Med : Medical Microbiology and Integrative Immunology is totally different from undergraduate schooling.
The focus is totally different. Undergraduate focused more on the genetic and molecular aspects, in medicine, we focus more on the clinical aspects, reading data and lab analysis, diagnostic testing, preventatives and treatment (if any).

My advice to all pre-med students and or students considering medicine is this:
--It's never too late or too early to start reading. Read journals, articles, read medical papers, read micro, read lab works, etc. Just get your hands on something and READ. Believe me, when you start medicine, you Won't even have time to do anything else but read assignments, or to finish a 500-600 paged textbook within 2-3 weeks time, and at the same time finish preqs in other classes. So Read, Read, Read.

There is no such thing as procrastination here. If you do, don't expect to do well. I'm telling you that right now. To your face, direct, honest, truth.

So start early. Be proactive.
But as the saying goes, "You do what you can with what you have, and with the time you have alotted to you. So work."

hehehe.
Hear, Learn, March On!



Always,
A. Lorenzo
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 19, 2009, 12:44:43 AM
Hi Blog,
Today is Saturday, USA eastern standard time~ 11:51 AM

Im in my cubicle, reviewing, typing up err, writing down notes for mycology.
Frech vanilla flavored coffee w/ evaporated milk. one sugar cube. Oh so good, so great, so inspiring, on a sweet Saturday afternoon.

Work, work, 38 more days till the end of this semester. then our 3 week summer break. :P
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on July 23, 2009, 04:14:33 PM
Mom, mommy!
24 years ago, this day, i was born. Thanks for putting up with me, mom. Labored for me for over 26 hours! What a mommy! And even now! Pasalamat ko sa GINOO SA LANGIT that HE gave me a loving mother and father to raise me.

I am nothing without GOD and the support of mom and dad.

Mommy, Daddy, am thinking of you two. I love you both. More than words can describe.


Glory be to GOD!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Candijaynon on July 23, 2009, 05:55:56 PM

Happy Bday Dong Bran! Wishing you more blessings and good health.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on August 05, 2009, 03:57:48 PM
Dear Blog Diary,

Today was an especially hard day at work and at school. Dealing with all this stress has been definately multifaceted and two-edged. 1) Understanding the perplexities of work and the infinite possibilities given to us in the medical profession. Stress incarnate. :)
2) Accepting and totally getting used to the beautiful struggles of life.

One thing, blog, that I have come to terms and acceptance throughout the duration of my medical studies is this:
1. YOU CAN'T LEARN EVERYTHING.
    a) as much as I have put into the learning and understanding of the materials included: anatomy, physiology, histology, embryology, medical legal ethics, human genetics, clonal morphism, pharmacology, pathology, pathoimmunology, micro-immunology, pathophysiology, Psychiatric Medical Science, Neurology, Clinical Neurosurgery, etc.----there can never be a way to know everything.
I accept that now. There are times when earning a 85% on an examination or even a 90%+ is acceptable. There is no way we can always achieve that 100%.
Perhaps in college--yes, but in medical school---where I am amongst very learned and accomplished colleagues, I must admit that I pale in comparison. Normal amongst these learned individuals.

   b) GOD IS EVERYTHING.
      b1) Studies and stress and the tests that have come to challenge my resolve and my understanding has ONLY strengthened my faith. To know that MY LORD JESUS CHRIST is above all things. The writer and creator of this study: MEDICINE.
He is the eternal physician. The healer of all things. Spiritual and bodily.

    c) I AM NOTHING but DUST.
     c1) I accept the fact that I am nothing; nothing before the site of MY GOD. I am and will always be dust. Dust like all of us. But am justified, tho I am dust and ash, by MY LORD JESUS CHRIST to do what must be done, to finish what must be finished, to study what must be studied, to heal what must be healed, to infer what must be inferred upon, to correct what must be corrected--in this life that HE has given me. To use the MIND AND BODY that HE has GIVEN me.

   D) GLORIFY THE LORD GOD
 and so I end this promt contemplation of these events in my life.
That so long as I have a breath in my body, so long as I am awakened every day by the rising of the sun and promted to sleep by the setting of the sun---I will give--and will always give GLORY and SHOUT OF THANKS to my LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Who is my COMPLETE and TOTAL justification in Life.
In pains, I give to Jesus.
In success, I thank Jesus,
In accomplishment, I sacrifice it all to Jesus.
In sadness, I seak HIS face
In testing times, I abide by HIS WORD
In times of greatness, I give everything, and all to JESUS.


I am nothing, but Dust.
But because my LORD loves me, I am a dust that recognizes my own sin and recognizes the POWER AND HONOR of my LORD JESUS CHRIST. GLORIFY HIM! LORD! AMEN be to YOUR GLORIOUS NAME!



A dust in CHRIST,
Bran Lorenzo
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on August 15, 2009, 08:02:04 PM
Lord, I offer Unto You all my pleas, my requests, my aspirations, my goals in life, my sufferings, my longings, my passions, my sins, my all in all. Yours It is Yours.


In Daily evaluation,
I see the presence of God in the Sick,
In hearing the cries and lament of the sick, the dying,
I hear the groans of Christ being crucified in the Cross-
The bearing of Pain, which is the Sin of the World.

How can I forget the TOTAL Sacrifice of Christ Jesus?
Which is LIFE.

Today and this entire week has been a difficult week in studies, in reviews.
Constant mode na.
Salamat lang naay ko blog post to unleash and unload my stress.

Tho difficult ahong road, and filled with so many demands,
I can rest assured that my pains IS NOTHING compared to Christ's Crucifixion on the Cross, and His Death. And His GLORIOUS RESURRECTION.


Christ is Salvation.
Christ is THE WORD MADE FLESH.
Unto Salvation Is His Name.

So I justify myself.
Tho I am filled with stress,
Am justified in Christ Jesus.

Christ Justifies.
JESUS IS JUSTIFICATION.

:)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on August 22, 2009, 01:30:58 PM
I GLORIFY HIS NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES!


Glory And Honor is The Lord's.
He Sits on the throne of Righteousness,
clothed in spleandor and GLORY
He who reigns From Everlasting to Everlasting.

I Glorify Your Name, Lord!
For all that you have done for Me!
Lo I stand on the palm of your Righteous Hand.
Lo, I am nothing without You!
But I can boldly declare that I can do all through He who  Strengthens Me!
:)

Today ended our 1st semester of 2nd year.
By God's Grace and His Grace Alone,
I finished this term with flying colors.
I shout in Wonder for He has granted me VICTORY!

I GLORIFY GOD for This VICTORY!

There is No Impossibility for the LORD GOD.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on August 25, 2009, 10:12:29 AM
Today was such a stress-free day, Thanks be to GOD!

I slept so much today. Oh man it felt Gr8!

hahaha! Re-charged and rewound!

Glorious 12 hour sleep today. Then went out to the beach and chilled with some buds.

Semester Break rocks!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on August 25, 2009, 10:15:05 AM
Dong, this is the first time I've seen you write a word in texting way:  gr8!  :D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on August 25, 2009, 10:18:47 AM
hahaha ;)

Happy lang ko kaayo, 'te uy!

Te' kamusta naman ka? Hope all is well and Kuya Murage too!

Muah muah. Love you, big sis!

God Bless!!!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on August 25, 2009, 10:21:28 AM

I am glad you are happy, Dong.  We are doing fine.  Garden produce is not as good as last year but we have enough for our own consumption.  Kamunggay, especially, is doing great.

Love you too, Dong.  Take it easy.  Be good! hahaha

God bless! 
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on August 25, 2009, 10:43:58 AM
lol! am trying to be good, 'te. If bad ko, you can feel free to remind me ha. hehe!
i bet your summer produce is doing good!

Am glad to know that you guys are doing well. By God's Grace! Ampo ta that we all stay in good health, peace of mind.

Regards! Always,
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: taga tigbao on August 25, 2009, 01:06:15 PM
I've been having bad days since monday.

Just want to relax and enjoy pero dili jud ko kahimo. Pastilan.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on August 25, 2009, 01:15:49 PM
TT, what is up?
Cheer up lang, friend, it is almost a weekend.

Break out your magic mic and sing lang. Relieve the stress through karaoke. lol!

God is Great!
He who Justifies!
He who Validates!
He who Holds us in the Palm of His Hand!

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: taga tigbao on August 25, 2009, 01:20:07 PM

ambot lagi bay lorenzo, daghang problema. Diay uyab gibuwagan na pud ko. Tinuod jud tong giingon ni Misty gahapon ba.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on August 25, 2009, 01:25:43 PM
Don't worry so much lang, friend. Keep your head up and think on the positives. You will find your love---it is in God's hands.

Go out and treat yourself out lang.

Be Good. Most of all. :)


Glorify His Name, friend, and all that you wish and plan for will come to pass.
By His DIVINE GRACE!

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: taga tigbao on August 25, 2009, 01:30:38 PM

Salamat bay.

Mao lagi unta ang nakaapan lamang kay Better Said Than Done. Pero sa hinay hinay.

I'll be attending a CLP tomorrow (wednesday) para malingaw ug gamay.

Kung unsa may planu para naho sa labaw nga makagagahum, dawaton lamang gud.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on August 25, 2009, 01:37:53 PM

Vince, take it easy.  You'll be fine ra. 
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: taga tigbao on August 25, 2009, 01:40:05 PM

Mao lahi te oi. Ahak bang puro ra man ta problema ani. Wa na gani naho atubanga sa ahong work kay di ko kahunahuna ug tarong.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on August 25, 2009, 02:01:06 PM

here's for you vince. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qFnmwYZXRc&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qFnmwYZXRc&feature=related)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: taga tigbao on August 25, 2009, 02:06:59 PM
Salamat te ha? Indeed, our world is wonderful!!

Hope to be alright the soonest possible time.

Bisan bug-at ang dughan, sige lamang.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: grazie7y on August 25, 2009, 02:12:59 PM

vince, plz check this thread:

http://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=21828.new#new (http://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=21828.new#new)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on August 25, 2009, 02:25:47 PM
Vince, if bug-at ang dughan, ampo lang, :)

Pray, pray. I attest to this fact, friend, when there were times during my 3rd semester when I t hought I could not do it, when a subject was too much, ampo lang ko gihapon.

Trust me, somehow, The Lord Jesus Christ will make a way. He always makes a way.

Just gotta have FAITH, bro!

:)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: mistyeyed on August 25, 2009, 02:59:01 PM




Mo kanta nalang ka Tigs ug : Isang Linggong Pag ibig..or Kani nga kanta ay: Napakasakit Kuya Eddie,ang sinapit ng aking buhay..hahaha.. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on August 26, 2009, 10:42:12 AM
Today I went to the medical collegium to try out my white coat.

The name "A. Lorenzo Lucino Jr, Medical Student"
was written on the right chest banner.
With the emblem of SJSOM on the left and right shoulder.

That white coat,
awakened me.

As I stood there looking at myself in the mirror,
as I was photographed with my stethoscope,
It hit me.
This is it.
This is the goal.
Chris Saves!

May I always have the fire of Christ in my heart.
I beg Eternal Providence to keep me in remembering the dying,
the needy, the poor, the impoverished.

As my colleagues were ecstatic in trying their white coats today,
I couldn't help but have a sense of urgency in praying.
Blessing God for the Grace he has given me to pass classes thus far,
and begging God to provide me the ability to complete the tasks required of me.

It was a humbling experience.
And I was honored, indeed.


Thought for the day.
August 25, 2009
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 01, 2009, 01:48:05 AM
I was worried earlier that my medical kit would not arrive in time for the beginning of this coming 4th semester. But it came. hehe.

Thanks be to God!

My new Littman Cardiology Stethoscope, medical blood pressure kit, reflex hammer, orthoscope, medical tuning fork and a whole bag of 'goodies' lol.

PDI here I come! (patient diagnosis interxn)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 01, 2009, 01:50:09 AM
Today I talked to my clinical instructor for PDI. It appears that we will not only be giving injections to each other (saline), but will also be injecting ourselves, and learning how to draw blood and basics of phlebotomy.

whoa. injecting myself? hahaha!

I'm excited. yo. hardcore.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 01, 2009, 11:40:53 PM
September 1, 2009
11:38 AM, Eastern Standard Time

Isn't it amazing how classes begin on the 2nd of September but most of my friends wont come back till the 4th of 5th of Sept? lol!

Oh we few, we very happy few. We schoolaholics! lol.
har har har!

Come back guys, i already miss our study group. lol!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 03, 2009, 10:56:32 AM
The Glory, The Honor and all the Praise be unto The Lord God.
Lord of Lords
Who deposes kings and raises paupers unto thrones.
Who gives wisdom to the discerning!

Today was so exciting. Officially started my 4th semester.
Gi select ko to present on a surgical procedure (of my choice, he he he) on September 17th, 2009. So excited ko ana. So far i am thinking of doing a presentation on something related to cardiothoracic surgery; we'll see.

For the honor, thank you Lord.
For the challenges this semester, I Glorify Your Name, Father.
For You are my JUSTIFICATION.
You are MY unmovable Rock!
hehehe!

I Glorify Your Name, Lord!
Give me the strength to overcome!

Jesus! Lord!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 04, 2009, 02:58:59 AM
So remember folks, PDI is based on LIQOR-AA /or SIQOR-AA
(location/site of pain, intensity, quality of character of pain, onset and duration of pain, radiation of pain, aggravating factor and aleviating factors.


;)

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 05, 2009, 03:35:30 AM
Epidemiology really is math. lol!
Thought of the day. :P
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 10, 2009, 01:53:46 AM
Feeling of Teaching.


Today was our first full Anatomy Lab Day.
I am the Teacher's Assistant in Medical Gross Human Anatomy I, and am in charge in teaching the human anatomy lab to 18 some students; part of Group A. 2 other anatomy TAs will cover group B, C.

So I want to let things out:

It feels different. I've TAd for undergraduate courses some 2 years ago, but this is totally different. You have total control in teaching the anatomy material; the ones i am covering tho is Upper Limb and Thoracic Anatomy.

Helping the students cut the cadaver, removing the superficial tissues, the skin, and the underlying adipose (fat) tissues. The feeling is good, knowing that you are helping your fellow student and professional colleagues. This is really what it means to be a doctor in training. To help and train your brother-in-arms. Its very humbling, this feeling.

I want to increase the confidence of my students. Many of them are worried about the material; too much material they say. I cannot make exceptions. I must cover everything. For their own benefit, and that of mine.

Every muscle, every vein, artery, bone, ligament, will be taught. I want them to know and retain the structure's name, function, innervation, blood supply, and clinical pathology. I want the best because I expect the best. 

God is Great!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 12, 2009, 08:21:46 AM
Pst! I think I like you, lady.

This feeling has overrun me.

:)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 15, 2009, 04:49:43 AM
Today i did alot of BP checks, HR checks, pulse checks.

So many patients, so little time, so little medical providers.

My break is too short. My assignment too long.

God is my Strength. God is my Justification
God is my Rock in whom I stand Firm.

Glory be to God in the Highest,
and to HIM be all the glory, honor, and praise.

Blessed be the Name of the LORD.
Blessed be his Glorious Name!!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 25, 2009, 03:32:35 AM
The Lord Jesus Christ Saved Me.

The feeling of being saved in Christ,
is indescribable!

I talked to my friend Mercedes yesterday at church,
she is an old lady that has helped our church choir in organizing our song booklets,
and she saw me as I walked towards the Blessed Eucharist,

she whispered, "Lorenzo! Lorenzo!"

I turned around, and smiled!

It is as if the Holy Spirit was there waiting for me, through my friend Mercedes, GOD BLESS HER HEART!

Her words of encouragement to me, "Lorenzo, may the Lord bless you, will pray for you." really did vindicate me.

It was a feeling of personal re-affirmation.

That my prayer was heard.

LORD, is so GREAT!

:)

So beautiful!

SO TRUSTWORTHY!

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 30, 2009, 03:11:57 AM
For the Name of God is Marked on High.

For there is no comparison to the Name of the Blessed Lord God!

For HIS name rises above all names, seated in heights of spleandor,

Hark to HIS Divine Precepts, honor, mighty, justice, grace, and praise be unto HIS Name.


That the Lord My God was powerful enough to shed mercy to this undeserving student,
the grace to surpass the studies set before my feet.
That the LORD GOD WHO IS ABOVE ALL, has granted me victory over my exams.

I glorify His Name,
Honor, Sacrifice I give to him.
The VICTORY that HE has bestowed upon me, I give back to HIM.
HIS, all is HIS.


Lord, My Lord,
EMPOWER me always.
MOTIVATE me always.
PAVE my way always.
INSTILL within me wisdom that comes from you and you alone.


GOD IS GREAT!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on October 05, 2009, 02:00:05 PM
The Lord Is Exalted On High.

Had a long weekend,
completed alot of work, but just need to do more.
Dealing with homesickness and just generally missing my mom and dad.
Mo ampo na lang ko sa Ginoo.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on October 08, 2009, 04:42:19 AM
Clasped Hand,

Must we always be prudent?
Lady, there are times today that I wanted to break resolve.
Raise you with my powerful arms,
and smother you with kisses,
my affections ever present.

Composure, I tell myself.
Maintain composure.

These feelings of sentimentality and emotional ambiance
has taken hold of me.

You make me smile.
Dare not I kiss you in public.
;)


Surprised?
For sure. he he he
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on October 10, 2009, 03:29:21 AM
Molded


I in you
You in me
Is it possible to be at peace?
Is it possible to be at home with another?

Darling,
When I am with you,
when I talk to you,
When I am near you,
I feel so at home with you.

The ambiance of your company,
the sound of your laugh,
Invites me to open up.
Loosened up
I cannot help to release my inhibitions.

I am free-at-home
when
I
Am
With
You.

I like You.
You're a Keeper.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on October 22, 2009, 05:22:42 AM
It is very humbling.
Today, my classmate Harvey referred to me as , "Dr. Lucino".
I responded, "Harvey, just Al, please."
He reiterated, "In 2 months, Dr., we will receive our white coats. Get used to it now."

It struck me. He is right. In 2 months, we will receive our white coats.
In 2 months, I shall go inside the prestigious Auditorium Medicinae to stand with my cohorts,
and be called each by name.
To receive our honored White Coat of the Physician.
To pave the way to our next 2 years as a Medical Intern.

It has come to me, that I have survived 2 exhausting, trying, demanding years of Medicine.
It was not my own ability that has provided for my success thus far, nay, it was GRACE OF GOD.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY
TO GOD BE THE HONOR
TO GOD BE THE MAJESTY
TO GOD BE THE PRAISE of PRAISES.

For HE has made this average student able to do what I was able to do.
BY GOD'S GRACE, and THROUGH HIS GRACE ALONE, I was able to achieve.

GOD IS GREAT!
WITH MY MOUTH AND MY HEART, I EXALT HIS NAME!
VICTORY IN JESUS CHRIST LORD!
VICTORY!
I CRY OUT VICTORY!


AMEN!
THANK YOU FOR THIS VICTORY, LORD!
VICTORY!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 03, 2009, 08:41:27 AM
Dear Blog,

So I am relieved to know that my mother and my sister got back home safely. My mother and my sister came to stay with me for a week from last Saturday to this past Saturday, staying with me in my apartment, though I had classes all week. I took them to the beaches, to the medical campus, shopping districts, to church, as well as saw the sights in the local atmosphere. My friends were introduced to my family, thanks to mommy's home-made pancit and adobo that we all ate with delectable appreciation.

Thanks so much Lord for allowing my mom to take a week vacation to visit me and check up on me, as I was homesick for a bit. But that is life, and the journey in this road of Medicine is not an easy road, but it does help to see, feel, and talk to one's family and loved ones through the journey. Thanks be to God.

It feels good to know that family is good back home, Thanks be to God.

Thanks be to God, who is wondrous in His Compassion.
Praise be to God!


Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 12, 2009, 01:55:54 PM
Dear Blog,

My day has been quite multi-faceted today. Work has not changed, the requirements of the day have increased, due to the culmination of patient care. I had a meeting with Ericka and Renee and Dr. Ash on our research presentation, which is a publication material for hyperbaric medicine regarding air embolism. We have finally collected medical data from the local hospital that stems from 2000 to 2008. Basic concept that was addressed with be the use of ANOVA in the statistical aspect of the project; as well as the use of regression analysis etc.

I am also counting the days till we receive our white coat and end this semester of 2nd year medicine. Countdown is 38 days.

The Lord is Kind. The Lord is Good.


In astute observation, and in mind,
Lorenzo Lucino
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 17, 2009, 12:12:51 PM
Dearest Blog,

How are you? What is going on?
Life, as always, moves on. Let that be known.

My friend and our medical college's librarian assistant, Andalita K, passed away this Saturday.
I found out about this this morning from my clinical instructor. To my total astonishment.
I just saw her and talked to her on Friday, and I am so very sad to hear of her demise.
She was healthy, to my visual inspection from our last conversation, which was outside of the library's halls.
She was talking about visiting her family in Holland, and I, sharing my experiences and familial nostalgia.

She did ask me on Thursday Last, if I was going home for winter break, and I replied, "Yes, Andalita, I am."
With a smile on her face she said, "Thats good, Al. Family is always good."

It is in sad and grieving posture that I offer a hymn of praise to God in the Highest for His love,
and acceptance of what has happened as being the Will of the Most High.
He who knows each one's hour and demise, the time of death, and the manner of death.
To which all are destined to, as is written in the Book of Life.

God, Eternal Father, we pray for the life and the soul of the late Ms. Andalita K,
That thou woud'st grant her mercy and justice in the hour of her judgement.
Remember, O Lord, that mercy was never alien from you,
and that Grace and Pardon is filled in the heart of your Son, Jesus Christ.
Merciful Savior, judge the soul of Andalita, my friend, in accordance to your precepts and Law,
that despite her weaknesses, she did live a faithful and Good Life.
Vouchsafe for her, Lord, the acceptance into your Kingdom,
A Kingdom that shall never perish, and shall stand in unison before Your Glory.
In Glorious Praise we ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

Amen.


Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 20, 2009, 11:45:58 PM
Victory Through Christ!
Who Is Lord!
Glorified!


Today I took my Clinical Medical PDI Exam, Block 3.
50 Clinical questions,
then a strict 30 minute live patient examination.
Covering Abdominal: spleen, liver, kidney, pancreas, appendix, stomach, bowel.
It was a hard exam. It was our midterm examination.

By Grace of God, I scored a 98%.
:)

Thanks be to God!
Glorified is the LORD!


I am quite ecstatic today.
Quite.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 29, 2009, 02:56:27 AM
In the Year of Our Lord~ 2009.
In the month of November, on the 28th day of the month.

I am in silent contemplation right now.
The reason for this is that I am reviewing material as well as getting ready for tomorrow's Health Fair.
I am one of the group leaders of the Vitals Group, and am feeling nervous, anxious, excited. I must be in the medical campus by 7am tomorrow, as the Health Fair starts on 8am and shall end around 3-4pm. I will be there for 8 hours straight. We are estimating 600-1000 patients. So I will be seeing about that much, There are 15 of us in the Vitals group. and are expected to see at least 100 or so patients each.

I pray to God that He calms me, and make this smoothe.
That is how I am feeling right now.

I will leave for Church at 5pm my time, I pray that Church Mass will strengthen me and that the Eucharist will continue to uplift me. In His name, I pray.

Thanks for hearing me out, Blog.

Lor,
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 02, 2009, 01:21:37 PM
I prefer not to deal with your drama again.
I apologize if I was moody today as you know I have a presentation tomorrow, as well had to finish cases.
I have my good days as well as my bad days, like any other person.

If you can't handle me in my worst, then you surely do not deserve to have me in my best.

Got it?

:)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 09, 2009, 12:23:21 AM
Thought of the day:


Small people talk bad about other people; really wicked people take fun in putting down others for the sake of pure entertainment.

I pray for them. May the Love of Jesus Christ reign in their heart.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: taga tigbao on December 11, 2009, 11:18:13 AM
Gikapoy ko karon kay kuwang ug tog gabii. Hehehehe

Nagmuog ahong ulo pero okay ra. SMile lamang gihapon ta ani. Last day of field work ron naho, mao nang okay na magsige ug dokdok.

Looking forward to a relaxing and blessed Xmas vacation.

For those who are here in Manila, may Xmas concert unja by Light of Jesus (Bo Sanchez) sa The Feast sa SM Manila Cinema 4. Free admission ni. Come and be blessed. ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 15, 2009, 06:41:35 AM
I took my Final Examinations on Friday.

We received our grades today.

I passed them all. With flying colors.

THANKS BE TO GOD!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 22, 2009, 09:33:37 AM
Praise be to God, I have arrived home.
Safe and secured in the bosom of my family's home.
Surrounded by my brothers' love, and my sister's love.
Justified in the warmth of my beloved mother and father.
God is Good.

God is Glorious in HIS Promises!

Glory, Honor, Praise be to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

:)

Blessings and Peace to everyone.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: beyotch on February 01, 2010, 10:58:30 AM
nag labad jud ako morning kay...i have the regular girl thing.....hay...when pa kaha ko mag menopause ui...heheheheh..
hope to have a happy day ahead....
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: estaRiray on February 01, 2010, 01:38:19 PM

nyahahahaha!!!!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 04, 2010, 12:58:09 PM
^^ ha ha ha!

Jati lagi ning mga pigeons...he he he

;)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 04, 2010, 01:00:15 PM

ayaw pood ingon ana, friend. Hopefully di pa ka mo menopause uy. 30+ years pa till then! he he he!
Mao lagi na daghan jud ko'g mga respeto sa mga tinood nga badje. Kai they to go through th physiological demands of womanhood!

Menstrual cycles, pregnancy, motherhood, menopause, and (husbandry) ha ha ha!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 08, 2010, 10:44:06 AM
It snowed hardcore in South Jersey yesterday. I drove home for break and realized that even with 4L drive, my suv had to slow down during the snow bound roads of Southern New Jersey.

I LOVED it.

When I arrived, I could not help but play in the snow for a bit.
Memories of my childhood when i used to play in the snow with my sister and my old school friends replayed in my mind.

God is Good.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 01, 2010, 07:54:24 PM
Alas where can the mind go if sleep is deprived? How can a body operate if sleep has been deprived?
I have taken a new policy of sleeping at least 6-7 hours a day. I refuse to let my immune system be compromised due to lack of sleep.

That said, I cannot wait till the 3rd of April. :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 01, 2010, 07:59:49 PM
Yesterday was my first time of seeing a patient with the rare  HA (hereditary angioedema). Patient cam eiwth stridor due to the obstruction of the larynx via laryngeal edema and also had  colic. The reason for this was because of a defieciency of C1 esterase inhibitors. The attending came. Asked what the MOA (mechanism of action) was; we dictated. He agreed.

Treatment was rather simple.  We ordered this patient be given  epsiolon aminocaproate. Which inhibits plasma activation of C1; and thus reduces the symptomology of frequent episodes.

In a couple of hours, patient's edema subsided.

EFFING AMAZING.

ha ha ha
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 01, 2010, 08:02:02 PM
There is a rather beautiful medical resident in our floor. Dr. Patricia ________

A woman originally from South America. She is so beautiful and gorgeous. Intelligent as well.

She is exceptionally kind to me and our class.

How nice of her. She expressed her interest to visit Spain in the not too distant future.

Amazing. Spain.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 01, 2010, 08:03:42 PM
Ah. I have to get ready to get going to work. It's 7:03 AM over here. Newark Time.

Cheers everyone.

One Life. One Love.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Scarb on March 02, 2010, 05:32:36 AM
 gikafoy gamay ^â—‹^
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: ms da binsi on March 02, 2010, 06:11:18 AM
hapit jud ko mabuwasot sa enodoro kay wa gibalik ang seat! grrrr! im blowing a loooot of steam!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Scarb on March 02, 2010, 06:32:37 AM

(http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp310/lorelai96/LaughingSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 02, 2010, 09:00:21 AM
Today we had lunch after our psychiatric medical review. One thing I notice was that most of us in the medical field like to use technical terms ; a rationalization technique.

As I ate with my colleagues, could not help but refer to the terms that Dr. Fadem, Professor of Psychiatric Medicine in UMDNJ's Newark Campus, dictated in today's lecture. And as we walked back to the lecture hall, was amazed how I began to psychoanalyze individuals as we walked back.

An effect that not only I, but several of my colleagues, started doing. Fritz joked, "Lets psychoanalze each other."

Ha, already did. :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 03, 2010, 04:07:25 PM
It's 3AM.

Getting ready to drive home today. Home sweet home!

I cannot wait to be home. To eat home cooked meals. And to see my Mommy and Daddy.

Miss you two!

Kisses,
Bran
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 01, 2010, 03:29:06 AM
Today is the 31st of March, 2010.

I am now getting ready to celebrate Holy Thursday.
Easter Sunday is coming soon.

God Bless us all.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: taga tigbao on April 16, 2010, 12:50:38 PM
Akoy naipit aning duha ka bato ron, pungot gamay. Hehehehehe
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Scarb on April 16, 2010, 05:47:03 PM

unZang batoha? Bato Balani?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hubag bohol on April 16, 2010, 05:51:32 PM

Unsa, Bay Tigs, naipit ang imong duha ka bato? Bwahaha! ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: taga tigbao on April 16, 2010, 05:59:02 PM

Wa Bay Hubs, giipit ko sa duha ka batong humok jamo. Nyahahahahaha.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: taga tigbao on April 16, 2010, 05:59:36 PM

Wa Bay Hubs, giipit ko sa duha ka batong humok jamo. Nyahahahahaha.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hubag bohol on April 16, 2010, 06:09:25 PM

He he, kon mauhon, makahilak diay ka sa kapungot ani ron... ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Scarb on April 17, 2010, 07:14:57 AM

makahilak ag tagok nga lagkot pa§ nangka wjehihahu !
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 16, 2010, 02:48:29 PM
This is really interesting how we can use indomethacin to not only inhibit COX1 and COX2 but can also be used to treat acute gout and has effective regimen as compared to say, colchicine. For chronic gout: best to use allopurinol (moa: inhibitos xanthine oxidase; thus prevents uric acid from being formed) and probenicid (also used as adjuvant to antimicrobial therapy.

One thing i realize is that there are so many treatment indications for such drugs. But toxicity is already such a concern. Worrying about hematologic effects and then GI disorders too.

No wonder why residents and attending physicians are so strict; sharp memorization is necessary.

Dr. Barone, you rock.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 17, 2010, 02:58:03 PM
accounting. why are they even teaching us accounting principles in epidemiology? Assets and liabilities and equity is fine and dandy, but is this really necessary when treating a patient and etiology of disease?  ::)
When did treatment protocol require the knowledge of subsidiary and general ledgers? ha ha ha.
o man!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hubag bohol on June 20, 2010, 07:51:21 PM

Dear Scarbs,
Where are you? We miss your barbs
And flashes of wit;
Now we are fed with the grit
Of stupid smiles
And horrid piles
Of garbled lectures,
And mushy gestures
Of self-serving friendship
That's not worth a rose or tulip.
There's nothing to it.
Yesterday I bit
My lips in despair
And pulled my hair
Knowing we are helpless
In our guiltless
Tomfoolery.
Respectfully,
Your friendly wag,
Hubag.



Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 21, 2010, 06:57:29 AM
Final lectures today for systemic path; then another lecture for nervous system. I cannot wait till vacation time. :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 27, 2010, 12:36:54 AM
Dear Blog,

I am waiting patiently for the arrival of my 2 glasses. Come already.


L.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on September 27, 2010, 12:39:27 AM
Dearest Blog,

Why is it that when a man decides to smile, women have the tendency to look at the man or at the direction of his smile? I noticed that today as I came back from an errand.

Additionally, blog, why is it that women try so hard to contain a smirk. Containing something so beautiful as a woman smirking, is truly, the denial of a systemic truth.

Truly,
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: luckybelle on September 27, 2010, 04:21:44 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: luckybelle on November 02, 2010, 12:30:14 PM
Ngano man jud ba nga naay may tao na ungrateful na kusog pa mupasakit?... Whew!!! Makaulbo jud ug kaspa  >:(
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Scarb on November 02, 2010, 06:28:07 PM

Wow na wow,now pa ko ani..tnx. dikit² to meh  ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hubag bohol on November 02, 2010, 08:12:39 PM

 8)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 06, 2010, 11:03:40 AM
On Chicago:

At first it was quite a dismay to move into this city, but after some time experiencing the places here, studies here, and work, the more I have grown to love the Windy Cty. Note: It really is quite windy here (and cold!) lol.

I could see myself practicing here, the city truly is eclectic. Diversity would best describe this city. Rich in opportunity, would be second.

I like it here. Tho I miss New Jersey, I feel that I could live here...

(http://www.photographyblogger.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Chicago18.jpg)
what a view!  8)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 07, 2010, 02:24:36 AM
Kindness:

I am blessed with the kindness of an uncle who calls me when i drive 700 miles to make sure that i was okay. I am blessed with the graceful words of my father, who reminds me to stay on course. I am blessed with the kindness of my mother's love and encouragement. Her prayers. I am blessed with the adoration of my little brothers and sister, who continue to strengthen this man who is in the most crucial time of life. All of these are blessings, despite the trials and difficulties in life. A source of happiness, and comfort, gifts that have come down from Heaven's Grace.

I am ever understanding that I am unworthy of these, however, I give thanks to God who bestows me with grace. For without grace, there is no satisfaction, no completion of plans, nothing. Through Grace , all things flow forth. Through His Grace, we are able to accomplish all that we set and plan with Him.

To God, who reigns eternal , be Honor, Praise and Endless Majesty.
Thanks be to God...

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 07, 2010, 02:42:31 AM
Resilience:


     I'd say that there were and are times in my life that brought me down. However, one thing that I've learned from my parents, the lives of my grandparents, and also to some early saints is that faith brings resilience in any work. Faith perfects what is imperfect, and allows the individual to cast away nonchalance for resilience in action. In quaint reflection, I take no offenses on the negativities that came to my life, but have gradually to come to let it go. In fact, it is in letting it go and continuing on with the goal that makes everything worthy.

    Look at the apostle Paul. His resilience was manifested in his work, his tireless work. Even when he was imprisoned by the Romans in Rome for preaching the Word of God, he did not let the physical containment of the prison bars inhibit or stop his spirit. No, you see the spirit cannot be stopped unless you wish it to stop. Paul wrote, he wrote veraciously and most of the Letters to the Romans (Book of Romans) in the Bible are his correspondence from prison. That, in my point of view, is exemplary of Resilience.

   So, we should take action and heed to his example and follow. Trust in God, in all things, faith in Him, can truly move the 'mountains' in your life.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hubag bohol on November 19, 2010, 09:02:00 PM

Hmm. Maybe because you allow them?
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: luckybelle on November 19, 2010, 09:25:46 PM

 :-X but not anymore
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hubag bohol on November 20, 2010, 06:31:51 AM

Mustering the courage to say, Enough!--that's nothing short of a spiritual rebirth.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hubag bohol on November 20, 2010, 06:33:14 AM
Often, one is overpowered at first by a sort of physical exhaustion, but the road to healing is certain.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: luckybelle on November 20, 2010, 08:23:52 AM

True ;)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 23, 2010, 11:59:47 PM
Hi blog,

I woke up this morning at 5:25 am (central standard time) to the sound of the trucks passing my apartment. it was rather dark outside, but i decided to dress in my biking attire and went out for a cycle. it was so cold outside, i think it was about 55 degrees Fahrenheit when i went out. Dressed only in my thin shorts, upper-body attire and my northface jacket. clipped my black helmet and my ipod on my ears. warrior on the prowl.

the sound of anberlin playing as i broke through the cold winds; the darkness of the park surrounding and the chilling wind pounding my body. it was refreshing! i did a quick 6 mile cycle before turning back.

there's nothing like a feeling of cold winds hitting your face as you go full speed on a 25 speed trail bike. the complete exhilaration of it all, the endorphins that set in, one can barely feel one's fingers because of the cold, but the intense sense of euphoric feeling through the cycle justifies it.

on the cycle back, i saw a lady jogging with spandex shorts (thin to the brim) and a simple upper body attire. was she not cold?  ;)

beautiful view. let us conquer the day.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: luckybelle on November 24, 2010, 10:56:07 AM

Jajaja.....Bonus to tsa imo Dong Bran... Para gising na gising and ready to take the world;)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 24, 2010, 12:35:52 PM
November 23, 2010
10:23 PM, central standard time (Chicago)


I left my apartment at 7:45 pm and began a long 2 hour jog on the city bike trail that stretches throughout the entire span of the city's lake front. I think i covered about 7 miles one way, and 7 miles back; all in all a 14 mile brisk jog. I was dressed in simple black jogging pants, my cycling shirt and my blue northface jacket. The sound of Anberlin played as I jogged. There is an unexplainable beauty in the silence of the night. As i trecked through the central district, i passed by this rather interesting native american statue , what made it more interesting and rather picturesque in my jogging eye (blurred by the effervescent hot air that mingled with the cold atmosphere) was that above the statue was the moon in full radiance.

As I jogged through, thoughts of my family, friends, and feelings of the heart was bellowing throughout my mind. I find this exercise a great way to relieve the stress accrued at work and in dealing with homesickness. Deep inside my mind i know that thanksgiving is coming, and knowing that i wont be home to celebrate it with my family is a painstaking reality. But this is a must. This is, i guess, a necessary sacrifice in the life of a Medical Intern.

I find myself justifying the years that have passed by, still a student, still not settled in a life observed in stability. I find it rather disheartening sometimes how many of my friends (who are not in the medical field) are already engaged, married, have children, have a fulltime job, earning a decent salary and living their dreams. building their futures. caring for their families. I find myself longing. At already 25. and engaged in this MD-Ph.D program, I find myself knowing the fact that i have never really cemented a committed relationship before. Perhaps it is the fear of being hurt, as i was before, perhaps it is the sense of guilt of hurting the women whom loved be before, perhaps. perhaps both. It is a reality that i must take and internalized. have internalized. and yet i find myself seeing the reality of it all. The reality that i will be in the 'late 20s' or 'early thirties' when i am finished with this prestigious program. But i cannot complain, really. Because i have goaled for this. i have yearned for this since i was but a college freshman; stolen myself away from commitments to the pure study of biology, medicine. but why do i find myself questioning now? perhaps its because many of my friends are now fathers. husbands. or fiances. where do i stand in this? a boyfriend. a medical intern.

the jog tonight allowed me to think. clear my mind. and blaze forward, unhindered by thoughts of family. i do pray to God that someday, someday, i will be blessed with a wife, children, and a family to call my own. pohon. all according to His Time.

So tonight was a good night. a good jog. a good exercise. i contemplated. and i reasoned it all out.

Such is the life of an intern.

My words, my thoughts. ~


Lorenzo.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 24, 2010, 12:40:17 PM

hehe, mao bitaw, Belle. Isug ning mga baji diri sa Chicago.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 24, 2010, 10:10:55 PM
Getting ready to go to work. Just came back from another 2 hour jog. My hands are so cold that i have difficulty typing on this  keyboard. lol.

Today should be good. another rounds in the nephrology floor. i wonder what kind of cases we'll see today. more acidotic/alkalotic patients, perhaps.

Here's to a good day.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 25, 2010, 05:59:40 AM
November 24, 2010
3:57 pm


I just got back from work. Packing my things. I'm driving home to New Jersey to spend Thanksgiving Day with family and friends.
I have missed my beloved mother, father, and my brothers. To see them again will bring joy to my heart, and to put new roses for
Senor Santo Nino in His Honor. Thank You God for the gift of family, a steady work, and a passion like no other.
Through you, there is no such thing as impossibility. For I can do all things through Him who strengthens me, Christ Jesus.


Happy Thanksgiving Day to everyone!


God Bless Us All.
 :)

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on November 27, 2010, 12:40:31 AM
Hi blog,

So i left chicago at about 6pm and drove from chicago to new jersey and took me about 16 hours to get home! lol.
I took 6 breaks in the high way, and 3 of them were 'sleeping' breaks. My goodness! I really don't know how truck drivers can drive for extended periods of time!

My GPS guided me home, but there were moments were i was a bit worried during my drive. It was raining (ice rain) throughout and was rather worried. I had to lower my speed multiple times for fear of hydroplaning.

By God's Grace i arrived home. I greeted my beloved mother and father in the traditional mano po manner. My mother and father prepared thanksgiving dinner and my brothers and our dog came downstairs as soon as i opened the door. And to my surprise they were so happy, as was I. Immediately i saw the fresh red roses in our altar for Senor Santo Nino hehehe. Pasalamat ko intawn ni Senyor Santo Nino, who guided me back home safely and protected me, and continues to protect me. Indeed , there is beauty in family.

Later that night we went to visit our uncle steve and auntie beth's house and had dinner with them and family and family friends. Thanks be to God!

God is so Good. God is so Loving. Thanks be to God for all that He has showered upon me, and for the blessings this year and for future blessings in years to come. Thanks be to God. Always and Forever.



I hope all of you bolanons who celebrated Thanksgiving had a great one! And to all bolanons in the world, blessings and peace be with you all!


Love,
Lorenzo


GOD IS GOOD. ALL THE TIME.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 01, 2010, 08:58:38 AM
Back to Chicago. And already missing home.  :-\

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 02, 2010, 12:51:44 AM
It has begun to snow here in Chicago. Lake effect. Being so close to Uptown, Chicago, the lake front is literally 2 blocks down. I hope it doesn't get too 'bad' this winter.

Luckily i was able to purchase some new winter gloves.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 05, 2010, 02:27:48 PM
December 5, 2010.


Today is Sunday Morning. I need to attend church mass today. Na mingaw na ko sa Eucharist. But I have not found a church to attend, I think I'm going to try this one Catholic Church close by Uptown, Chicago called Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church. I drove past it the other week , the architecture outside looks beautiful and its quite close to my apartment.

Mingaw ko sa ahong pamilya. God Bless my loved ones and friends and relatives. Amen.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 05, 2010, 02:31:34 PM
Dearest,

It's been a snowy day today, truly, and despite the city's progressive desire to cleanse the streets of snow and ice, still there are areas that are filled with snow. We are expecting further snow fall today , and the rest of the week. The temperature outside is 25 degrees Fahrenheit outside, brrrr!

A view of the streets outside my apartment:
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/winterstreets.jpg?t=1291530682)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: luckybelle on December 05, 2010, 04:00:35 PM
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/winterstreets.jpg?t=1291530682[/img]



Grrrrr..... so cold...
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 06, 2010, 12:19:07 AM
December 5, 2010
10:08 AM.


Good Morning Everyone! I'm getting ready for Sunday Mass at 11:30 AM. The church that I'm going to attend today is St. Mary of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, which is a good 10-15 walk away from my apartment. This will be the first time I'm going to go to this church and the first church to attend here in Chicago.

So let me reiterate that I am really touched by this Christmas Season. Excited and ready! I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet, and I really need to start before I fly back home. But perhaps i can wait closer when the sales comes in, hehe

I miss my family, yet at the same time, excited to start work again this coming Monday. My only relent in their dress code is that we are supposed to wear formal attire, and preferably dress attire. They didn't say anything about not wearing jeans, so I'm going to wear jeans. Its that or I'll just wear medical scrubs everyday (lol). Im sure Dr. M and Dr. A wont mind. Well, I hope. :)

My attire right now:
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/lorenzo-1.jpg?t=1291565879)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/lorenzo3-1.jpg?t=1291566113)


My snowed-in ride:
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/lorenzo4.jpg?t=1291565911)
:P


Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 06, 2010, 12:31:59 AM
Heading out. This song has been playing in my stereo for the past 10 minutes. It's stuck in my head now. Great beat and a very lively jive to it, a mix between electronica, with spiritual worship, and alternative rock. I like it. Enjoy!


Passion Pit-Little Secrets (Manners) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxL9Hod_qCY#ws)


Have a Great Sunday, everyone!


Love,
Lorenzo~
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 06, 2010, 03:36:03 AM
Just came back from Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church. The architecture outside is akin to Victorian-style buildings of the late 19th century, the interior is beautiful. Being inside and attending mass here reminded me of St. Aloysius Catholic Church back in New York City when I was younger. The pillars were blue and white marble, and the interior facade and paintings decked the entire church, ranging from hand painted stations of the cross, to the circular central tower where the tabernacle was at. The paintings in the ceiling were of the saints, the archangels and the Trinity. Beautiful!

The church is only a good 10 minute walk from my apartment and close to the local Border's Book Store, Starbucks, and shopping district. I really like the feel and atmosphere inside it, it retains the orthodoxy of Roman Catholic Church as it was in the 19th century. I think this is my new parish (my new church away from home).

The local parish priest was quite welcoming, and had a beautiful homily today. It was about St. John the Baptist, and his role in declaring the way for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Truly a blessed day!

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 09, 2010, 10:08:12 AM
December 8, 2010
7:40 PM


Dear blog, its been a while since I last posted, the reason why was because of my grand rounds at the hospital. We are still being introduced to introduction to clinical medicine and are given techniques to do physicals on patients. And I find it really helpful how our clinical directors are showing us proper ways to write and fill blue notes and H&P paper work (H & P = history and prognosis).

I find it rather hilarious how my handwriting is illegible. My clinical director, Dr. M, came to read my report , took it and said, "typical doctor's handwriting. i can't even read this!" hahaha. He is a great guy, a joker, and jack of all trades. He was helping me today in performing a physical for the three patients that I had. I'm really enjoying it here, despite the work and the hours, lack of sleep, I really like it.

Its odd , in a way, because i dont really mind the work now. I love it. From the moment i wake up, dressing up (dress shirt, dress pants, tie, black shoes) and then putting my white coat on. My pockets filled with medical books, lab charts, my stethoscpe around my neck, my otoscope and my opthalmoscope in my white coat pockets. Hardcore mode! lol!  ;D

Walking inside the hospital , i get this sense of satisfaction. The nurses, med techs, lab techs, nursing techs and the patients that see me all wave. Many of the techs nodd their heads at me. A sense of purpose. I get this sense of reward , that all this hard work has served its purpose, all the sacrifices really worth it.

To the patients that come to me , and just by the sight of my white coat, a sense of their pain dissipates. "How can I help you?"
That comes immediately. Then the sense of tripidation that they have at first melts away. The barrier is removed. They then reveal their pain, their cc (chief complaint) and I then begin my SOAP procedure (Subjective, objective, assessment, plan).

There is so much to learn, too, so many new cases we see everyday, so many procedures that i've never seen before (just read through theory) and now having the chance to see it being performed and actually performing it. It is liberating. I get to see the kind of doctor that I want to be. I have learned so much, different analytical skills, different treatment techniques just from associating with the attendings, the residents and the chief resident.

Just yesterday, when I was doing my rounds , I stopped by the Laboratory. I saw 3 filipino men there. I guess they were medical technicians. They were older (early to mid 50's, i assume). They looked at me, saw my white coat and my id-tag that said, "Jackson Park Hospital , Medical Intern". They smiled at me and one said, 'Kummusta!'. I guess he knew I was filipino. lol.
I nodded. Prim and proper, as they say, one has to be prim and proper.

Dr. M told us, "Carry yourself with respect and decorum. Remember that this lifestyle is what you will be living for the rest of your life..."
So it is. And I am loving it. Its stresses, its pains, its learning qualities, its interesting situations, and most of all, the constant new things to learn..daily."

That was my week in a nutshell. My view so far. And I end this with my thanks to God. To My Lord who Gives me the Strength to do what I do, bear what I must bear, and never leaves my side when I need Him Most. To God be all the glory, honor and praise....my shield and my staff, my rock in whom I stand firm....

AMEN.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 09, 2010, 10:12:52 AM
This song is playing right now. Only because it described my state of being this past week. Grand rounds and being on call and doing post-call. I was on the floor for 12 hours for 3 days straight.  :P

Passion Pit- Sleepyhead (Lyrics in description) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EvKk7RbphE#)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 09, 2010, 10:14:55 AM
To S, the hard-headed nurse, this song is for you:

Passion Pit - Better Things (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jryQ7lnS_Q#)
 ;)
 :o

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 09, 2010, 10:25:07 AM

cold bitaw!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 11, 2010, 11:00:31 AM
Dear Blog,


So I got my December schedule and was vexed at seeing my schedule. I'm on call most of this month. Even on the days before and after Christmas. I guess I can't go home for Christmas and will just have to stick it out here in Chicago. We started our grand rounds earlier this month and am getting pounded on more and more responsibilities , things to accomplish.

Today my medical director had briefed me in how to 'break the bad news' to patients with terminal illnesses, and grouped me with another medical intern. Apparently the two of us will be on 'standard' 24 hour on call this week. This will be my first time to be on-call for 24 hours.

Apparently I'm told that I'll be based in the Family Medicine Ward, however, will be pooled around to ICU, OB/GYN, Surgery if needed. I have a feeling that I'll be drinking alot of coffee this week. lol :P

So that's what's going on in my end. So busy, and missing my family. I miss my mommy and daddy very much. My mommy especially.
I really wish I could go home for Christmas, but what can you do. These are the clinical years...


Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 11, 2010, 11:15:58 AM
Some pictures taken today. A long day.



Driving back at 6 pm. Chicago skyline captured.
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/drivingback.jpg?t=1292037272)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 11, 2010, 01:00:52 PM
Dear Blog,

Someone who is dear and special to me, my precious beloved, just had her medical white coat ceremony today. Today she transitioned from a basic sciences medical student into a clinical student. How beautiful it is, truly, to see the eyes of someone dear to you glow with the shimmer of happiness and pride in one's hard work bearing fruitition.

I would like to extend a public congratulations to her and to ask all who reads this to continue to pray for her. May God Bless her from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet, to her studies, to her journeys, in the hospital floor, at home, at all that she does, may it be blessed with God's approving Grace. And through His Grace and His Grace alone...

Last year I celebrated my medical white coat ceremony. She was there for me when my parents could not attend, and I remember it. So now it is my turn to support her during her momentous occasion.

Beloved, I am so proud of you, you are ever so close to becoming a doctor. A Physician/Surgeon. No doubt you will be awesome in all that you do...by HIS GRACE....




I love you.
Lorenzo
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 13, 2010, 03:36:16 AM
Dear Blog,

The Windy City of Chicago has turned into the Snowy City. And i thought the winters of Northwestern Pennsylvania was bad. Ay yay yay!

:P
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 13, 2010, 04:26:00 AM
Blog,

I just read the weather forecast, looks grim. We're supposed to be hit by a massive snow storm this weekend and this week. Santa Maria Madre de Dios!

I do hope that the city sweepers will be out and about to clear the driveways today and tomorrow.

 ???
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 13, 2010, 07:35:13 AM
Its so cold outside, luckily for me I'm warm inside, with my fireplace on high. My mug of coco so warm. Ah, its so cold outside, but its so warm inside! :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 15, 2010, 02:21:42 PM
Dear Blog,

Hi, and Hello. The time right now is 12:12 AM. I finally have some free time after being sent around 2nd, then to 3rd floor on patient rounds. The beautiful part of doing our rounds here at night is that it usually levels down by midnight, patients stabilized. Earlier today I had my first code blue in the E.R; patient came in with observable kussmal breathing, and was unconscious at first. At first I thought it was due to diabetic ketoacidosis, however, we were told to leave the room even before we could find the diagnosis. There were 4 of us medical interns there and the resident and attending wanted us out because of the procedure at hand.

Then after going back upstairs, i was able to discharge one schizoaffective patient who attempted drug overdose. This is insane how some of these psych patients are really 'over the top' , for lack of a better word. Then later i was the admitting intern for a 50 y/o AAM whose chief complaint was Hep. C-induced cirrhosis, and CHF (congestive heart failure). I took a total HPI on the patient as well as performed the preliminary physical before presenting it to the attending physician later on.

I also was able to meet a Filipina Nurse (an ilongga) here in the IM Ward. lol. She has begun to call me "Toto" :P

I love Filipinos in the floor, it makes the on-call hours more bearable.

Okay , thats it for now. Now another 8 more hours until I get to go home and SLEEP!!!

Love,
Lorenzo.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 19, 2010, 09:44:44 PM
I love nurses.


During my first night of being on call, I was admitting patients on floor 2EAST, presenting 3 patients to the on-call Resident Physician that night. And one patient on the 3rd floor, a man who was admitted for hep-C induced cirrhosis as well as abdominal discomfort and in his own words, "I'm just not feeling so good, doc.." After taking his vitals, and finishing a thorough H&P, I was ready to present to the physician. But before doing so, I was taken to the side by Julie, the staff RN assigned to care for Mr. E.S that evening. She was a bit more cautious, as a veteran RN, and told me to make sure to ask the MD to order glycosylated hemoglobin on the patient.

As I talked to the patient, i noticed that he was a bit odd, showing some kind of oddity in mental status. I assumed an underlying psychotic behavior , but could not put my finger on what it was.

Then after talking to Julie, she was showing me where the water fountain/coffee machine was at (and i verily much needed caffeine at the time, lol) she also told me that Mr. E.S also was bipolar. Bingo! Truly, I admire and respect nurses for their quickness in diagnosing. I do learn alot just from talking to them and asking questions. One thing that I will implement early in my medical career is respect, and collboration with nurses. I believe that in order to become an effective physician, one needs to establish a healthy, working, mutually-beneficial relationship with the nurses.

Nurses Rock!!

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 19, 2010, 10:00:35 PM
It is hard being a medical intern at times. When i the hospital floor we are expected to show no emotionality and attachment to patients, and are 'expected' to be professionally neutral.

How can one expect to stay neutral when a patient is crying in front of you after hearing her long-time husband has passed on the operating table?

I guess it is new to me, being a freshman intern. Identifying these problems with patients, analyzing their whole bodies and mental status, the plethora of possible cases that comes at you, the stressful hours, it seems like an eternity of information. Day and night we are expected to diagnose, prognose, establish action plan for the patient. Two things come to mind when doing this: Pathology, Pharmacology.
What is the disease affecting the patient, and what drugs can we give to treat the disease.

How ironic. That as a medical provider, one cannot help himself from getting sick. Due to the hours at work, exposure to sick patients, the medical doctor, the medical intern cannot help but get sick himself. Oh the irony of the situation: one who is expected to treat the patient does not have enough time to treat himself because of the hours of work.

In my view, medical providers should take emphasis on their own health and well being. We are no different to the patients we treat, still susceptible to the diseases we adrently study, treat, and defeat (sometimes loose the battle to). It is hard sometimes because while one works at a patient, studies hours, in the attempt to treat a patient, one can get sick himself. Afterall, even a Doctor, Medical Intern can die. It is just hard sometimes in this profession because we think we are immune to some disease/ailments just because we know it from top to bottom, how to treat it etc. I guess, there is nothing wrong in 'taking it easy' from time to time.


Thought of the day.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 20, 2010, 12:06:51 AM
Yesterday, as I was coming back from Church, which is actually only a couple of blocks away from my apartment, I saw this woman who was limping towards my direction. I'm assuming it was a mini stroke. When passing her, I blurted out, 'Good Morning!'. At that moment, that lady replied, 'Good Morning!', with a smile that covered cheek to cheek. She had the brightest blue eyes I've ever seen.

How inspiring! I guess, happiness is a mentality, a point of view and the acceptance of that particular viewpoint. It is one's ability to work within the frame of the situation, for the personal betterment. I was so touched by her quick reply, and her bright blue eyes.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 20, 2010, 12:14:17 AM
Christmas Cleaning.


I figured since I can't be home for Christmas, I'll just make a Christmas Dinner here in my apartment. I'll invite some colleagues from work over and we can have our own little Christmas Celebration. This reminds me of a saying that an acquaintance told me, "You have to make the best of every and any situation." That saying holds true.

Perhaps, next Christmas I will be scheduled off so I can attend it and celebrate it at home.

Life is filled with unexpected hurdles, in this case, my being on-call the entire week.   :o
But, that is life. I just hope my parents can visit me in spring and especially my Mommy can cook my favorite: Bico Cake!

Ah, pohon pohon.


Thought of the day.
~
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 20, 2010, 12:42:03 AM
My Christmas Wish


My Christmas wish this year is a simple one. I'm not asking for any presents, nothing fancy, as much as I like to look at expensive things, all these are just mere visuals. These are not important to me, merely material that are of no value. What is of value to me, always has been, and always will be, is the unity of my family. Their health, and the sense of togetherness.

Tho I cannot be home this Winter Christmas, as much as it pains me so, I wish that all of my family enjoy each other's warmth, presence, and a healthy and merry, Christmas Feast. Because that is the importance of Christmas; the celebration of Christ's Birth, and in thus completing the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Thus, a family together in Christmas Even/Morning is the manifestation of that physical togetherness, that Christ Jesus himself was part of with his earthly mother and earthly step-father.

My Christmas Wish is that God Most Merciful showers His Graces on my beloved family and friends this Christmas. From the crowns of their heads, to the soles of their feet, to the inner beatings of their hearts and minds, may His presence permeate and perculate in them. And I know that my family celebrating Christmas : my Mother, my Father, brothers, sister, uncles, aunt, cousins, family friends; I will be with them in spirit.

That is my Christmas Wish. A million embraces, a million kisses goes out to My Familia!~

Love,
Bran.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: luckybelle on December 22, 2010, 01:05:25 PM
Huh!!! Patience Belle...................... :-\
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 25, 2010, 07:57:51 AM
I learned something interesting. The possibility of double majoring. Double-boarding, specifically.
It is possible to specialize in Psychiatry & Internal Medicine, one would merely have to take 2 boards: the Internal Medicine Boards and Psychiatry Boards. An additional 2 years of residency.

I am interested in this. Considering how both fields coalesce.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 26, 2010, 12:56:01 AM
Just came back from Christmas Morning Mass!

Merry Christmas Everyone! God Bless Us All!



With Love Enduring,
Lorenz
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on December 30, 2010, 09:37:30 AM
On Call Lamentations
Dec. 29, 2010


A night ago during our on-call shifts, i was touched by the situation involving a Mr. N.J and a Mrs. T.W.
Despite the serious and non-expressive demeanor in my patient history taking, and presentation to the attending, I was really touched by the patients' situations. It is something that I must allow myself to become unphased by. Its always a bit hard to do so at first, I admit.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 06, 2011, 08:29:56 AM
hello blog,

i want to buy a maxwell mini-booklet that i can put in my white coat. i also need to buy a new writing pad. taking all these patient histories and writing soap notes requires a firmer writing board.

i must say that doing my clinical rotations here in chicago is going great. there is always something new to see. and each new patient is as interesting as the last. the clinical years are enjoyable and its interesting--quite so! to see how all the theory and text-book material being applied in the actual hospital setting.

This week i performed my first stool sampling. i guess this is a necessary baptismal of fire (so to say) for all medical interns. lol. ive become quite good at it and has really shown to me the importance of a complete physical on patients. fine tuning my skills, as what the residents here say, is necessary for all medics.

so far, not so bad. i can't wait to start my surgical rotations. the head of surgery is a Filipino Surgeon. :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 06, 2011, 08:40:54 AM
Nurses and my experience(s) thus far.


Last week, i was on call with 4 other medics, with us were 2 resident physicians. so basically, we (the medic interns) were slaves for the night. then again i can't blame the residents for being annoyed and irritable. i would be too if i were on-call for 72 hours straight. :P

that night, i was able to meet 3 filipino male nurses and 2 other filipina nurses. 1 of them was from bicol, the others were from iloilo, mindanao and luzon.

there is something about filipinos that strike me. it is our ability to know when another filipino is in the room. our ability to identify each other is quite amazing. apparently i was able to identify filipino med-techs and nurses that my fellow medical interns (the indian ones) were amazed at it. lol.

that night, as i walked the halls of 2EAST, and taking patient histories, i was cornered by 2 filipinas. both of them much older, probably in their early 50s or late 40s.

They asked me, 'excuse me, Medical Student Lucino, where are you from?'
i, not expecting to be asked that question (since i was on my way to check the vitals for a dialysis patient that night), started a conversation with them. after revealing my 'new jerseyan roots' i also shared my being 'Bolanon'.

"Oh you are from Bohol??" said one.
i responded, "yes, originally, yes."

"Oh im from Iloilo!" said one
"And im from Manila" said the other.

They became my new 'titas' that night. the illonga would be the one referring to me as 'toto' that night. lol
so i developed an alliance with the filipino nursing staff. and most of all, their knowledge in the floor.

i guess it gives filipina nurses much pride to see a filipino medical student in the floor. much of all, it gives this medical student a great honor to be friends and working with such knowledgeable RNs!.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 06, 2011, 08:49:39 AM
what is the difference between a medical intern, a resident, and an attending physician?

some medical intern answered: "The coats! medical students have shorter white coats. residents have long white coats as with the attending physicians. but residents tend to have pockets filled to the brim with notes , case books, and look like they're sleep deprived and underpaid. attendings are what we want to be. satisfied. and well paid!"


lol


(this heard today. chicago time. jan 5, 2011)

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 07, 2011, 08:58:53 AM
The hierarchy within the hospital setting


Here in the hospital, it seems to me that the medical student seems to be always looking up to the attending physicians or the residents. I find myself always doing the orders of the resident doctors, and the attendings. The environment in the hospital has relegated us medical students as 'cannon fodder' so to say for the residents. lol.

One thing that i do find relieving is the presence of nurses here. The nursing staff, tho are ordered around by the doctors , and at times even glossed over by uppity-uppity medical interns, are actually filled with knowledge and clinical experience that can supplement one's growing knowledge.

Developing a friendly and mutual relationship with the nurses, resulted in them saving me multiple times during 'inquisition' moments. lol.
When a resident asked me about the past sugar history of a particular patient, the nurse in the floor saved me by whispering to me, "tell him that he has been ordered for glycosylated hemoglobin already...". There are a plethora of examples.

Nurses, medical techs, physician assistants, therapists etc are all essential in this allied health care sytem that i work in. Thank goodness for the many nurses out there who are so receptive to lending a helping hand to us medical students. And all we have to do, in order to access their wealth of information, is merely ask for it....

I will always maintain this cordial, friendly, respectful relationship with the nurses. It is given, as my parents are both nurses, my aunts are nurses, and i have uncles that are nurses as well.

I guess it is true...if one asks, one will be given...

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
--Matthew 7:7

Thanks be to God!

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 10, 2011, 09:45:57 AM
Today, I went out on a lunch date to a Filipino restaurant here in Chicago called "Fishpond". I am surprised at how a certain Filipina can be so in love with Crispy Pata. lol. I had Sinigang in a bowl, a personal favorite.

This is a new year and I am intent on starting it fresh. A serious smile ;)

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 15, 2011, 05:01:23 PM
The Medical Team.

Yours truly posing with fellow iterns and our favorite General Surgeon, Dr. B.

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/drs.jpg?t=1295081974)
 ;)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 21, 2011, 09:01:43 AM
On call tonight in the ICU. I'm one of 5 medical students.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 21, 2011, 09:02:53 AM
Today was interesting. i performed a Pick Line. :)
12 Hours on call today. I can't wait to go home in an hour. Ka tugun na jud ko.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 22, 2011, 01:42:59 AM
Last night, after almost 16 hours of on-call duty, was able to show new interns how to do a fully neuro exam. i like teaching. our patient, a 86 year old AAF (african american female) was all too happy to take part of the teaching part. a good patient.

na kuratan ko kai she said, "doc, you have such a handsome beard..." hehehe.

my interns giggled. tsk tsk tsk.  :-[  :P
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 22, 2011, 01:46:31 AM
my shift, technically, ended at 8:00 pm last night. however, like any situation, new admissions come in. and when they do come in, its like flood waters of mount sinai, that pour and overfloweth. I was unable to get out of work till 9 pm last night. at least we were able to stabilize this 86 year old patient that came in due to 2 spinal fractures that led to sensory deficits at the level of the dermatomes between the wrist to the mid thigh. the profound neuro exam resulted in our referral to the attending neurologist that night. i do hope she is okay.

tomorrow, im on call again.

Praise be to God! Glory be to God, give me more strength, Lord....

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 22, 2011, 07:32:26 AM
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/photo-3.jpg?t=1295652548)
Taken before leaving the hospital. Night shift. 16 hour on-call.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 22, 2011, 07:49:08 AM
Yesterday, i had duty calls in ICU 2EAST and then after 8 hours there, was sent to the Family Medicine Clinic , which is connected to the hospital, to complete rounds there from 2pm till 5:30 pm. One thing i realized when I was doing rotation rounds in the FM Clinic is that how very relaxed the work setting is in there. Patient cc's range from RX refills, to lab tests, lab test result readings, referrals etc. Quite laid back. Boring.

As soon as duty was finished there, being rushed back to ICU 2EAST was refreshing. The rushing step-in admissions and step-down admissions, was just ecstatic for me. I love the action. Not only that but there are so many Filipino nurses in the ICU. haha. During the quiet hours (yes there are quiet hours in ICU, thank goodness) i was able to talk to them. Salamat kaayo naay daghang 'Titas' sa ICU. Mo share pood sila ilang kanonon namo.

Mo post kog pictures next time.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 27, 2011, 07:56:10 AM
I just want to say that there are times that I don't express my love and affection to family and friends. I admit this. The reticent nature that is within my being makes sure of that, and it is something that I am trying to slowly change. I should be more forward in telling a person that I love them, especially family members.

So , for those whom I have not expressed love to in a while, know this:

That I do Love You.



Lorenzo
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 27, 2011, 10:52:52 AM
Just found out that my younger brother, Don Rico, went to a semi-formal dance. As always, very guapo. I'm liking the fact that he's following his kuya's curly hair look. haha. Seeing his pictures i was so sad because i was not there to see him get ready for his semi-formal. He is getting older and has become a man in my eyes. Don Rico is turning 18 this coming May.



(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/163074_1358911832852_1833224713_673346_5792022_n.jpg?t=1296096584)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/156649_1358911952855_1833224713_673347_5057162_n.jpg?t=1296096614)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/39432_1358911592846_1833224713_673345_1217583_n.jpg?t=1296096636)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/156725_1358912392866_1833224713_673351_3343036_n.jpg?t=1296096669)

spanish mestizo kaayo da!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: luckybelle on January 27, 2011, 01:18:50 PM
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/156725_1358912392866_1833224713_673351_3343036_n.jpg?t=1296096669[/img]

spanish mestizo kaayo da!



I agree!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on January 27, 2011, 01:40:14 PM
hehe, serioso pero guapo ni si Don Rico. chic magnet raba ni sija. :)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/63438_1358912312864_1833224713_673350_7663648_n.jpg?t=1296106366)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/donrico3.jpg?t=1296106709)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/donrico2.jpg?t=1296106731)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_0489.jpg?t=1296106950)
 Valencianon jyud kai hilig ug guapa baji.. ;)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: luckybelle on January 27, 2011, 01:43:50 PM
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_0489.jpg?t=1296106950[/img]
 Valencianon jyud kai hilig ug guapa baji.. ;)


 ;D
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 02, 2011, 01:28:43 AM
I just recently found out that my nephew was born this month. Im so happy. Am an Uncle.

The little boy's name is Roy Ethan. May God Bless my little nephew always. My cousin's son.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 03, 2011, 01:38:33 AM
The biggest winter blizzard has hit Chicago , the biggest in almost 20+ years. We have snow piled outside reaching almost 4 feet. It's still snowing outside. I hope everyone is okay and that the Ambulances are able to get through and drive through the roadways...

God bless all those who are stuck without gas, electricity. Christ have Mercy.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 03, 2011, 04:17:08 AM
And the Blizzard Comes!

(http://www.accessoriesmagazine.com/uploads/news/1177_original.jpg)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 03, 2011, 04:18:20 AM
Quite reminiscent of the blizzard that hit Chicago back in the 1970's.

  :-\

(http://www.corbisimages.com/images/67/2B5C3EC6-0017-4267-8F2A-86847FAEB028/BE045945.jpg)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 12, 2011, 12:18:16 AM
Today , today. Today is a stressful day here in the hospital. I'm currently taking some 'time off' as I sit down in the medical resident/ medical student office. It seems like free time is running scarce here in the hospital. Kalingaw man ta i-orderan da. Jati-a!

Unsa...well let me think. (so much happened yesterday and today)!

Work is work (usual). Pero its getting more intense everyday. I attended an ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) class yesterday with EKG competency followup. The attending physician/physician instructor is hardcore. She teaches well and really went over good EKGs.
I feel much more competent in reading and interpreting patient EKGs now, from basis of their rhythm, rate, axis, qrs, pr intervals, u or t wave inversions. To be honest, before the class, my understanding of EKG was subpar, as were most of us. Attending the class really opened my interest in cardiac interpretation. In mean, through the class we were able to read and interpret not only wheter a patient was right axis deviated, left axis deviated or extreme right axis deviated, interpreted whether if the patient had a history of left ventricular hypertrophy, right atrial atrophy, could see if this patient had a previous MI, to prognosis of a possible MI. Amazing. The professor was tough, disciplined, and really broke us in order to build us up again. I was appreciative.

Today, as we started work. We had a patient that coded. Luoy pood. Code Blue was initiated and we rushed down to see the intensive cardiac resuscitative measures. The patient had a pulmonary embolism. We could not bring him back. The very first time I saw a patient flat line. It was intense. Shocking. Luoy pood intawn. Yesterday i was talking to him. Karon, wala na.

The lesson i learn from this is twofold:

1. Life is fragile; you will never know when your time is up, even when everything seems alright,stable.
2. Cardiac and pulmonary check ups are necessary and should be done regularly. This patient did not take care of himself, medically and mentally.

As a medical student, i try my best to be the best. And with honest and true intent. Pero, as I am learning now, through the medical internship years, i realize that we cannot save everyone. That the Hand of God chooses to take those whom He calls. And when He calls us home, we deign to bow to His decree.


My thought for the day.
-Lorenzo




All Glory, Honor and Praise belongs to God In The Highest~.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 12, 2011, 12:22:37 AM
As i write this, the speakers ushered, 'SECURE CODE BLUE'.

My break time is over. Back to work.

For those who read this, I do ask that you pray for me. Pray for me because the Medical Internship Years are truly the hardest years.

Thank You.



Always,
Lorenz
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: hubag bohol on February 12, 2011, 09:13:49 PM

Mao na ni ron. Kon and abogado mapildihan og kaso, ingnong bugo; kon ang doktor mamatyan og pasyente, ingnong pagbuot sa Ginoo.  :P 
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 12, 2011, 11:49:57 PM
Thank for reading my daily thoughts, Nong.

It is very hard to see a patient pass. This one particular patient was in the ICU for quite sometime, hanging on, but developed pulmonary embolism even despite intensive care by well trained nurses, respiratory therapists, doctors. Doctors are not God. We cannot save everyone, nor can we treat and cure every single ailment. All our measures and abilities is to try to prolong life/ delay death.

The Master of all Life is The Lord God. It is He who deigns when life will begin, and when it shall end.

Even a doctor/ medical intern bows before the Life-Giving and Life-Taking Power of God.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 13, 2011, 12:57:21 AM
Today is the weekend.

My girlfriend and I are going to go take the day off. No hospital work or any medical-related stuff today. That's a Doctor's Order. lol.
Today we're going to go drive out of the city, some 40 miles north to look for leather briefcases and a leather shoulder bag for the both of us.
Something that is sturdy, classy, yet reticent at the same time. Then spend the rest of the day out and about.

I need this weekend to relax and just enjoy my youth.

I'm going to see if we can visit this one really nice wine bar up north by the Italian District of Chicago.

I am craving a nice glass of moscato.  :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 14, 2011, 11:46:37 AM
This weekend has been splendid. 2 new leather bags , both of them monogrammed with our initials. Truly, my lady is classy and refined.
We had our good friend Albert come over for dinner last night. A guest in our humble abode.

I must say that the chicken pot pie that my darling cooked was amazing. I prepared adobo, while Albert brought some Pancit Sotanghon.

The night was finished with a nice bottle of Moscato and Pinot Noir.

 :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 14, 2011, 11:50:18 AM
To my darling,

I adore you, respect you, and most incorruptible of all--I love you.
The support that we give one another--mental as well as physical support--has been a breath of fresh air.
Every day with you, I am growing ever so much attached and used to the idea of being with you for always.
I do love you. As i write this and read my notes, you are studying your notes in the desk.
My brown eyes caressing you with a gentle look.


For Always,
Love,
Lorenz


PS. Will you be my Valentine?   ;)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 14, 2011, 11:57:34 AM
Blast from the Past

(December, 2009)

Take in the Caribbean.

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/sexyha-1.jpg?t=1297655783)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 17, 2011, 03:23:37 AM
Heart Murmur ACRONYMS:

MRS    ASS

Mrs = mitral regurg systole
Ass = atrial stenosis systole


;D

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 17, 2011, 03:25:17 AM
MSD   ARD

msd= mitral stensosis diastole
ard = atrial regurg diastole


--


TSD   PRD

tsd= tricuspid stenosis diastole
prd= pulmonic regurg diastole


--

TRS  PSS

trs = tricuspid regurg systole
pss = pulmonic stenosis systole
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 17, 2011, 03:35:50 AM
On Professional Flirtation, Is It Wrong?


Today, i found myself looking for more white paper for the printer in the medical lab. Beyond my control, there have been a plenitude of inconsiderate students and doctors who use the printer paper without refilling it for others. So today there was a paper crisis. Yes. I know it sounds funny but there really was.

So i took the helm to try to solve this technical difficulty, so i ended up going to the nurse's desk to ask the RNs there if they could help me out. Paper-wise, that is. I talked to 2 older nurses who were at first telling me 'we can't just give you med students what you want all the time. you need to solve that yourself'.

i was dismayed. but , i used the power of the 'professional smile'. so i did what came natural. i smiled. at them both.

in the end, after the end of a conversational tirade, they did acquiesce to my simple request: they gave me a stack of white printer paper. 300 pages worth.

so, was it ethical that i used the professional smile to get what i want?


Lorenz.  :)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 17, 2011, 12:39:24 PM
On The Word of God



I tend to find myself reading passages from the bible and questioning the meanings, interpreting the meanings and then referring to catholic interpretation at the same time. No other book is as powerful and thought provoking, yet at the same time, so grace-filling and empowering as the Holy Bible.

During these times of trials and difficulties, we tend to put away reading the bible, the source of spirit, to focus on worldly pursuits.
i have allowed this to consume me this month. i need to go back to reading and searching scripture again.

to those who read this, open the bible, too. come, let us read from the WORD..


peace and blessings.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 19, 2011, 04:35:58 AM
The status of our puzzle so far. Almost done.

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_1797.jpg?t=1298061321)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_1798.jpg?t=1298061333)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_1799.jpg?t=1298061344)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on February 20, 2011, 12:54:40 AM
A new charcoal sketch. A recent acquisition by Sam Karres.

Beautiful.

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_1801.jpg?t=1298134448)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_1802.jpg?t=1298134460)

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 05, 2011, 01:23:58 AM
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_0361.jpg?t=1299259307)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_0363-1.jpg?t=1299259361)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_0364.jpg?t=1299259374)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_0365.jpg?t=1299259384)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/IMG_0362-1.jpg?t=1299259396)
 ;)


Porsche Panamera Turbo S
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 09, 2011, 12:03:56 PM
Today we had a code yellow. They declared a code as soon as i got into the hospital today. I drove 30 minutes to the hospital for nothing, why can't they (the adminisration) develop a better communication channel so that students can evade having to drive to a , "oh sorry, they have a code yellow, you can't go in today."

As I walked out of the hospital, I was met with 8 other medics who were told the same thing, "you guys can't go in."

Truly, we were vexed. Waking up at 6 AM and then being unable to go in to work. It's worse than performing a rectal exam.

Whatever.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 09, 2011, 12:10:48 PM
March 7, 2011


Today i was caring for a patient who was in end-stage renal failure. As i was rotating with the head of surgery, Dr. B, i was selected to perform a rectal exam on the patient. Observed occult blood on the stool sample and had to consult the patient to agree to a colonoscopy.

Another medical student asked me, "why do we really have to ask him to consent to a colonoscopy when he's already going through renal failure?"

Before i could even answer, Dr. B, answered, "because it's protocol!"

I pray that I never become as arrogant as Dr. B in the future. aish!
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 10, 2011, 02:27:21 AM
Grumpy and strict. Or in the proverbial Binisaya, "Bongkinot".

I notice that medical students are guilty of being and exemplifying this trait. I know that i demonstrate it sometimes.

One wonders if this sense of being is the reason that people generalize medics as being 'arrogant' and 'rude'. But they should also understand that the work and experience makes one this way.

They say that in the first couple of years, medics are ideological and believe that 'they can do anything'. Fellowship and post-residency years takes that away from medics, so they say. Really? Is that true?

My daily vent. Back to work.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 12, 2011, 03:25:17 PM
Just got back from watching the Chicago Bulls VS Atlanta Hawks.

Bulls win 94 to 76.

Im so tired! But had a great time.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 27, 2011, 10:23:01 AM
Had a long day today. So I came back home today after visiting PAWS, an organization that helps to find parents to adopt animals. After my girlfriend and I visited , we both fell in love with a 5 month old German Shepherd. She's so beautiful. As I'm typing this down, she's sitting next to me by my feet and curled up in a ball sleeping. She's so precious and adorable! (she's snoring!!) :P

We've named her Maxine. Our little Maxine.

I'm so happy.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on March 27, 2011, 10:26:12 AM
Today I joked around with babycakes. Since babycakes is half German, i always joke around with her how she's stricta like a Nazi. Bwahaha. It was so cute today when we were driving home with Maxine. I looked to my rear view mirror and I saw both of them. Our Maxine was sleeping and already cuddling.

She joked around, "Now you have two Germans...!" bwahahaha.

Truly, a puppy helps reduce stress and brings a huge smile to people's faces. She's 5 months old, but already 40+ pounds!

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 11, 2011, 12:55:26 PM
Outward and External stressors.

We tend to let external stressors affect us, and sometimes, it consumes our being and affects our health. This happens to all of us. This past week I talked to a good friend of mine, one whom I haven't talked to in a long while. A good friend from California.

As I called her, she answered the phone and introduced me to a friend of hers via 3-way phone call. A really good friend of hers; in all actuality, both of them are good friends to each other. Through thick or thin.

Anyways, to cut it to the main point, the friend that my Ate introduced me to is a cancer survivor. She had her breast tumor resected and is now undergoing chemotherapeutic regimen. All the while, she was telling me of her faith in God and in praying the rosary. The faith that she exhibited, truly, is a testament to living and healing faith. I was so very touched by talking to my ate on the phone and also being to meet her friend via 3-way phone call.

Her living testament tells me, and teaches me that faith and prayer strengthens us. When we are weak, we will be tempted, but it is in times of stress and dire need that our faith in God should be strengthened. He will provide, strengthen, and rescue-- always. Her experience in dealing with external stressors (the cancer) and fighting it not only through following medical regimen, but enlivening her spirituality and faith through sound prayer (and the prayer from friends).

God Bless these two women. These two women who taught me a valuable lesson (which i want to share with you all) in the importance of sticking up for each other, supporting a friend in need and in trouble. Additionally, they both taught me the power and beauty of Prayer.

Simple, Honest and Solemn Prayer.

Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 12, 2011, 09:37:30 AM
Today was a good day. Hospital shift today was quite short. 10 am till 1 pm. Easy day today.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 12, 2011, 09:47:27 AM
Separation in the Hospital System/ Hospital Setting


I notice that in the cafeteria and even in the communal areas, there is a separation between professionals. I notice that nurses stay with nurses, doctors and medical interns with their own, respiratory technicians with other allied field technicians etc etc.

I wonder why?

Today during lunch, I decided to sit with some of the Filipina nurses and converse with them while eating. The nurses in the hospital wear red - colored scrubs while doctors and medical interns wear blue or green (surgery) scrubs and then white coats over. I guess because i wore a white coat and my green scrubs, the nurses saw me and stopped their conversation when I came to sit with them.

I decided to sit with my good friend Lulu, and Kuya Jon (a really good pinoy nurse whom i am friends with; the guy is from Bicol, but he speaks cebuano/bol-anon).

I asked them ngano nang quiet quiet man ang nursing staff when i was sitting with them. Dili kono normal nga mo lingkod ang mga doctors / medical iterns with the nursing staff sa cafeteria daw. doctors sit with doctors ra daw. It was kinda akward at first. But eventually the nurses started to talk to me afterwards.

I felt that I was an intruder, seriously, and i was happy to see that they opened up to me. Well at least the Pinoy/ Pinay nurses were conversationally active with me. :)

I don't believe in separation and sitting apart. I say all medical professionals should sit with each other. None of this superiority point of view. I mean, we're all in this health industry. We are a team.
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 14, 2011, 03:35:35 AM
Medical Brother and Medical Sister


My sister came to visit me in Chicago. We went to get Vietnamese Pho for dinner with old-time college friends.
Lorraine, my sister, is finishing her 2nd year of Medical School. She is going to go into Pediatrics. :)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/DSCN4627.jpg?t=1302723239)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 18, 2011, 12:57:24 AM
My medical director is hardcore. If he gets any more hardcore, I fear he might hit the floor.  :-\
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 22, 2011, 12:32:45 AM
Dear Tubag Bohol Family,


With the duties of internship and clinical instructorship on the side, there is very little time I can commit these days. Due to the weight of work, I will be taking a little break from Tubag Bohol for the mean time. I will come back from time to time to read the little funny queries here and there.

Keep smiling and keep praying everyone. To everyone here, I'm wishing you all have a Wonderful, Blessed Easter Holiday.

Peace and Blessings with you all,
Lorenzo
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on April 22, 2011, 11:54:28 AM
Theme song ni nako ron.

Dulce & Emil L - Pasayawa ko Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRUuX6urAoE#)
Title: Re: Blowing Some Steam
Post by: Lorenzo on June 06, 2011, 05:50:01 AM
sometimes, there are just too many things to do in one day. maluuy ang Ginoo, maka human ta tanan sa atong obligasyon.
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