Friday, 5 June 2015
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Friday, 22 May 2015
Part 1: Consultation (07.05.15)
Call me bad luck.
How many wisdom tooth a person has?
How many I had mine removed?
THIS IS THE
Putting that aside, I calmly called up Dental Clinic of Mahkota Medical Centre to schedule an appointment for my left lower wisdom tooth removal. Time and date was booked under Dr Leong SY, an oral maxillofacial surgeon.
I went to the clinic on my post night, thinking that being sleepy is good enough to bear the pain. Ah, yes, I hate the local analgesia injection. The dentist has a bigger, silver high tech looking LA syringe, as compared to what I used in hospital. Troll!
My wisdom had to be removed surgically in view that it is only partially out, at the same time it is facing at my buccal mucosa. The alignment is so out, so not wisdom at all!
The surgery took slightly longer that predicted, my surgeon sort of missed out that one tiny hook of the tooth at the bottom of the gum. It was a bit vague on the X-Ray, even I didn't notice that tiny notorious bit. That is when all the DRILLING and DIGGING came in to get it out.
I am not sleepy anymore after the drilling. I can even feel when the hole was being sutured, the pressure, not the pain of course!
Since I have so called the experience of removing 2 wisdom tooth previously, the pain was expected, the numbness was expected.
I have to go on soft diet for a week AGAIN. Bye bye to all the crunchy keropok in Emergency Department.
While I did my next booking for STO, I made it the same day for extraction of the other 3 tooth on 28th May, which is actually 6 days after this surgery. They were like "Girl, are you sure?"
I'm not out of time. It is just tough to plan off days for appointment.
Thursday, 7 May 2015
The thought of getting a braces was way back when I was in Secondary One. I've pretty bad overcrowding since my baby teeth were replaced. All the permanent one was growing everywhere within the gums. However, the thought of having to go through the pain fears me, so I defaulted the idea of getting braces done. To make myself feels better, I thought my fangs were pretty unique, and that's for who I am. The decision has been on and off until now.
Many reasons why I decided to embark this journey now:
1. I can finally pay the expenses on my own.
2. I am ready to be responsible to the discomfort.
3. I want straight teeth (echoing x100000).
4. My teeth is getting harder to brush.
7. I need a change in life (shh secret...).
It's all started on the 7th of May 2015.
I had an appointment made under Dr Kok, an orthodontist in Mahkota Medical Centre for my very first consultation.
Here's the journey before I could have the braces fixed on me.
1. I need to get my left lower third molar (wisdom tooth) out surgically. The tooth is partially out, however it was severely misaligned laterally towards my buccal mucosa. It does give me some discomfort upon manipulating the tooth.
2. After that, 2 of my upper premolars and my left lower first molar will have to be extracted due to overcrowding. Thank God I had one missing tooth naturally, so nothing need to be down over my lower right side of my teeth.
P.S: 6 months ago, I had my right lower wisdom tooth surgically removed because it was impacted. On the same event, the upper right wisdom tooth was extracted because it was too long with slight misalignment causing injury towards my buccal mucosa.
3. A mould of my teeth was done. The taste of the pink color mould yucks!!!
4. Dr Kok explains the different types of braces available with all the pros and cons. On the spot, I picked self lighting braces. However, I still have to go through all the steps above before I could have it fixed on me :(
5. A lateral cephalometric X-Ray was done showing that my upper set of teeth was protruding causing slight overbite.
Next appointment was made to remove my wisdom tooth on the 22nd May, scary shit!
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Crazy day indeed..
I've been working without a full off for almost 2 weeks now. All I got was multiple night shifts in a week with post night off.
So far so good, I'm enjoying the company of my colleagues. 95% of orthopaedic house officers are 5th poster seniors.
Thers are times that I feel so secure with their presence, at the same time I feel inferior when medical officers started to compare our performance with them.
Who has never been in the place of being the 1st poster as house officer anyway..
I've done with my CME presentation today! Phew! Feel so relieved now even though I suck in all the Q&A by boss. Spent more than 80 bucks to treat everyone in the department for lunch. It is the rule, where the presenter has to buy the lunch!
Got my CNY annual leaves today :)
Bought tons of book in Big Bad Wolf that day.. wonder I really got the time to read
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Friday, 30 August 2013
Speaking about this, I think my course mates play quite a big role in making this interesting. Put aside all the serious thoughts on how we get through the posting. Due to my jobless syndrome, those time we spent in Family Medicine indeed memorable.
In the morning, we love being the group that went all the way to KK Batu 14.
It takes longer to reach = we can continue our sleep.
On the way back, we prefer to be in Pusat Primer. There is where we can visualize our room better!
Food wise, I think my group fall in love with KK Batu 9 (you know who you are!). We have that guy that had potato wedges every morning as breakfast. The girls that had 3 meals of pineapple per day. And me myself that wasn't very healthy back then filling myself with keropok lekor =.=
The sudden strikes of mini c-ex. Happened to me, Connie & Siang lol..
"Oh that's our examiner for this week"
Dr saw us
"Let's do mini c-ex now"
Read CPG in iPad madly
Teaching in KK Batu 9 and everyone has to clerk the patients!
Dive ourselves into the sea of patients there, so crowded that we are trying to spot which patient looks like a good target that won't chase us away.
3 minutes of clerking, then the aunty said "I need to go now"
Darn, have to go find another one.
All the teaching is actually awesome!
We have great teaching from the lecturers even though we were messing around looking for patients and trying to spend some time fulfilling what we need to do in the log book.
My group had some Tamil or Bollywood movie moments
Standing at the road side waiting for the bus for almost an hour because the bus driver decided to take a break before picking us. We were playing with the cat at the roadside for an hour!
This post is made for fun, we did have a lot of serious moments to learn. When everything is mixed up, we had a cocktail of experience in this front-line posting.
Thursday, 22 August 2013
Everyone has their own passion inside them no matter what is it, go for it! I wanted to work so badly now because I'm afraid to lose the momentum I used to have in the hospital. Since I can't control when I'll work, why not take this time to do what I love and getting the benefits of it right.. Haha