Saturday, June 30, 2007

HAPPY DOCTORS DAY

who gives his knowledge for ur ignorance
his health for ur disease
D best of his time for the worst of yours
his patience for ur impatience
his utmost care for your carelessness
his smiles for your tears
his comfort 4 ur comfort
his sleep for ur sleep
his life 4 ur life
who else
but a doctor for his patient--noble indeed

HAPPY DOCTORS DAY...TO ALL THE DOCTORS OUT THERE...

Friday, June 29, 2007

Pain...

being a dentist i have to deal with this PAIN daily....the fear...n everything...people come n say jus rid me of this pain..or will it pain during the procedure etc etc...

why r v all so afraid of this pain.....it is body reaction to alarm us something is going wrong somewhere...its a protective mechanism...cant v jus know it n live wit it...ok so what if it pains..i will deal with it.....why dont v think like this... why do v want to escape pain...

if u can feel the pain its good...it means u know something is amiss that needs to be corrected...and it also means whatever needs to corrected is still correctable....

love the sentence in kailash khers song allah ke bande : dard ko saath lele dard bhi tere kaam aayega

periodontitis i feel is dreadful....u dont feel pain...so u dont know something is wrong n more often then not...most patients who come to us with it have to get their tooth extracted as the disease has progressed so much...there is so much bone lost that the tooth loses its support

same with diabetes......ur nerves get damaged...u dont feel pain...u might have a huge ulcer in ur foot without knowing about it.....people die coz they have silent heart attacks...n they dont realize that their heart is having an ATTACK

leprosy..another disease that is painless...the bacteria damage nerves..so even though your limbs r rotting dont feel the pain...


my profession thrives on pain...in a way it good n its bad...coz people come to us only when they have pain..n pain means either tooth can be saved wit root canal or u have to extract it (as the tooth is infected)...n root canal n a crown over it means monetary loss.....its a bit expensive procedure...n most people over here r not too happy abt it...but the good part is root canal can at least save the tooth..

sometimes the tooth doesnt pain at all but breaks down into smaller pieces n falls out...if thats the case then v have no choice but to extract the tooth..n that means LOSS OF TOOTH.....so here again absence of pain is harmful

if people came to us before they have pain...the decay can be removed n filling can be done...this is definately less expensive...but again who goes to a dentist without PAIN


lets learn to deal with pain..n i mean not only physical but emotional too...any relation that has the power to make u feel hurt can survive..can be held tight...can be revived...the day u dont feel the pain....when u stop feeling in a relation means u indifferent to it..it does not matter to u then...its a lost cause then...

m not saying live in pain....or its great to be in pain etc etc...jus lets not run away from it......lets not be afraid of it

dead people dont feel any pain....if u feel it..U R ALIVE

Thursday, June 28, 2007

trust....

m writing after a long long time...the reason no 1 being i was lazy..secondly i didnt have my thoughts organised..n thirdly being the internet was jus not working....

the title trust is regarding the fact that i always find treating a child patient more satisfying than treating an adult patient...the reason being that u cant work with a child unless he/she trusts u...u may have to initially scold him sometimes (i use that as a last option) but that fear is only temporary the moment he feels u gonna do something that might hurt him he makes stuff difficult for u...so his fear has to be converted to trust before u can proceed....n once he knows that u not gonna hurt he will let u do everything required.....usually talking straight to the point in gentle sweet tone helps

u have to be truthful to him...u cannot say an injection is not gonna hurt....u say it will hurt a bit..like a mosquitto bite or a pinch...if the child is male u say its gonna hurt less as compared to when he falls on ground playing cricket or football....he will let u inject without a problem...

tackling them is tough but once u get them to trust u they will play in ur hands

unlike adults..who do trust u thats y they r in ur clinic..but here n there they doubt u...is it necessary cant we do without it etc etc...

but wit kids its diff..they will ask u a 100 questions..now what r u gonna do the with this
the most frequent but they dont question u...if they have questions regarding ur abilities they jus wont let u work ;)

they say so on ur face too...one kid told me on my face that he wanted sir to do the work....n same thing other told sir he wanted didi to do the job for him...well i was pleased..my patient was loyal to me....i had to handover my work to my sir n went abt doing the childs job....but it was a hell of a satisfaction to experience this trust first hand...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

thats the way it is....

this is in connection with my two posts MY NEXT FEW DAYS n HOW DID IT GO....
was gonna write this before only...but due to obvious reasons cud not do it...

well all i wanna say is...thats the way life is...v plan few things...expect them to happen...try hard for things to happen the way we want...n what happens is something else only...ya there r few pleasant surprises...but along wit them r not so pleasant happenings...

something as short as a weekend has made me realise this....ya its happened before too but i guess i was too busy to notice it....but these days as i m relatively free i view everything that happens as a third person...try n see some logic in it..or see if there is something doable about it or no...

n i have realised that other than moving ahead with the flow..there is not much v can do about it....as i read JOHN LENNON quote : LIFE IS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS WHEN V R BUSY PLANNING...

v have to be aware of it that this doesnt happen with us......its better to take things in stride n move ahead than asking why what how...n ruminating over it...

it doesnt mean v stop working towards our goals n our wishes n our dreams...but jus be ok if things dont happen our way..others dont see things the way v do...jus keep doing it...jus keep working...u never know...some surprise may prop up behind some bend v cant see.....

N in the end..generally alls well....nothing is so bad or such disaster as v make it out to be at that point.....

Monday, June 11, 2007

my weekend

today is a very important day....internet is working finally...hopefully it continues to do so...even during the monsoons....hopefully the current also stays n there r no problems with trains.....lets hope 4 the best.....

saw OCEANS 13 yesterday wit ushma.....had a good time with her..went shopping wit her at infinity mall....remembered the day spent there with tanvi....only this time v did more of window shopping..movie was nice....had caramel popcorn too....i go more for the pop corn than the movie i think...one time watch...there shud have been a female character too i think...else the pace of movie was fine...except they showed some wierd machine that caused earth quakes n some things i couldnt understand.....else the concept n revenge part was nice....

also visited my doc...he did my eye check up n said all was well..have a 6 by 5 vision he said..cud read even beyond it.....so i guess i can c more than normal now :)
he has also given permission to do all regular activities like driving watch tv internet n reading....so m happy now

all in all a nice weekend

Sunday, June 10, 2007

after a long long time

i havent written since some time....reason being lack of time...my sir is out of station so i have to manage the clinic morning n evening....also as my LASIK surgery was done i was advised minimum computer using...and last but not the least our internet connection is not working since a week....yesterday only the enggineer called up n said he wud come tomo n restore after dad told him v didnt wanna renew the account....n he citied rains as the reason...i told him, the entire monsoon is still left.....he jus apologised..n thats it...after all v r at their mercy....all connectiond r like this only.......jus bugged off with them but cant do anything...lets c what happens..now have started keepin a diary to write the thoughts n then will pen them when net is working....now m at ushma's home so i thought of writing....from tuesday sir will be back so again will have time as then will have to go only in morning.....looking forward to writing a lot more....