as the clock strike 12, i was struggling, fighting to stay awake.
my head was dizzy and one patient just came in into the ward.
oh no. more patient means more work.
and i am so damn sleepy! help!
then i receive a SMS from him.
both of us are working night shift.2
"what is MVA? and is there any diagnosis ACE or ALE? i can't understand this doctor's handwriting"1
great. i was sleepy. and my boyfriend is asking me medical terms.
"MVA is motor vehicle accident. i dunno about ACE or ALE but i know AGE (acute gastroenteritis"
the nurses was preparing bed for patient.
i wait till the pt had changed clothes before start clerking.
"uncle, u r not drunk right?" i ask him with a grin.3
i look at patient's right hand xray, looking for index finger fractures, squeezing my eyes to find the one mentioned from ED.
but i didn't see any fractures!
it's either i'm too sleepy to see one or the Emergency Department had misdiagnosed again. 4
you see, there are many types of bone fractures...
and there are many stages of bone healing, one of it is formation of callus 3
and then something struck my mind.
i quickly SMS him
your love is like a callus, gluing my broken heart.
(i should have said my communited fractured heart)
and he reply by saying that our love is like a puzzle.
owh that's interesting!
and we will keep placing each pieces one by one till it's complete!
1. sadly, the myth that most doctor's handwriting are very hard to understand is true!
2. same shift but different hospital and different department, lah. of course!
3. sorry to be so damn cynical but i really need a cup of coffee!
4. later i learn that i am right. there is no fracture!
5. an unorganized network of woven bone formed about the ends of a broken bone, which is absorbed as repair is completed (provisional c.), and ultimately replaced by true bone (definitive c.)