Monday, April 02, 2007

Kape / Kafi


7 years ago, i was having some minor, harmless, irregular heart rhythms. I quit drinking coffee.





Last month i was doing ER with another resident who was manic (yes, diagnosed). And she would always stand there with her hands on her hips. She would also always be on my back....

"who are your patients? what's going on with them? what are your plans? tell me about them. ok, who are we sending out? what happened to your xray? what happened to your labs? have you checked if the results are out yet? ok ok, what's next...ok you wanna see this patient? ok, i'll see this..ok...."

And then she went on a cruise for a week. And there was world peace....


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But as all good times must come to an end...she returns...with a vengeance. And she says....

"i feel Energized! i'm so ready for the patients!"

Oh God in heaven, please help me.

Then my other co-resident hands me her starbux coffee..."here, you'll need this."

And i just gulp it down. My first taste of coffee in seven years.

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12 Comments:

Blogger Alan Tanga said...

rainy days are here again~~ la la la~

12:05 PM  
Blogger tin-tin said...

and the coffee did you good? :)

12:56 PM  
Anonymous abstabs said...

so how'd your coffee after 7 yrs taste like?.. 'vance 'P butday!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should update your profile...location <> QC.

caramel macchiato, addict ako dyan.

balitaan mo na lang kami pag nag-increase pa ang daily caffeine intake mo.

--chisquare

11:25 PM  
Blogger - rain - said...

bakit di n'yo na lang bigyan ng downer yung co-resident n'yo? hehe.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous abi said...

o, kamusta naman ang pagbabalik-bayan ng kape sa katawan mo?

10:05 AM  
Blogger Phanyang Balani said...

here in pinas 'in' na 'in' ang 'coffee' esp. for call center operators.they need it to keep them awake 'till the last second of their holy hours at work.

but i, personally really hates coffee kasi ak0'y manghihina :)

starbucks tayo doc duke? nyahehehe.

2:44 PM  
Blogger faye clarice said...

coffee mmmMmmMMmm... welcome back to the coffee drinking world.. ::celebrates:: hahaha..

12:27 PM  
Anonymous miwa said...

how can u work with someone who's a patient herself? ok that's bad.
doc, hinay hinay lang sa kape.

2:48 PM  
Blogger MerryCherry said...

Haha, coffee is good for your heart, as tweetie de leon said. In this case, for your sanity too :)Btw, i still have to find out what 'taking so long' is in ilocano.:)

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Jerome aka Bridget Jones said...

welcome back, brother. next stop...CIGARETTES. (blows rings of smoke)

hug na lang kita ulit...

10:21 PM  
Blogger Bugsybee said...

7 years na walang coffee?! Buti buhay ka pa. Ako nga, isang araw lang, sus gusto kong pukpukin ng hammer yung ulo ko. Ang sakeeet sakeeet. But after one mug, presto! Biglang nawala.

Padala ko na lang yung hammer dyan ... gamitin mo dun sa "energized" doc pag di mo na matiis.

2:13 AM  

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