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Blogging up there, somewhere.

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I’m publishing this blog post a bit late. I can’t stand not writing about a blogger friend and defy her preference for “slipping away” silently. Goodbye blogger friend. We will miss your blog posts, your writing and your knack for demystifying music to us, cold souls. Goodbye fellow bone doc. Even if we rarely had…

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Prison break

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Today, one of the longest overstaying patient I had finally went out of the hospital. Everyone gonna miss this jolly, friendly guy for sure. But he seem not happy. He’s being escorted out of the hospital and into a jail, for a crime he committed before he was admitted. Guess, he liked the ambiance of…

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“To heal is to make patients smile”

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In all my years of practice as a physician and orthopedic surgeon, it dawned on me that I get the ultimate satisfaction from patients’ “‘smiles” at the end of their treatment program. There’s no doubt also that I get extreme satisfaction from technical masterpieces of orthopedic work that came my way during the course of my practice. But there’s none yet so far, as equally as pleasurable and satisfying as seeing your patients beaming with a smile on the last day of your rehabilitation program.

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Gambling on the broken Kristo (Christ)

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Once in a while, in our busy and chaotic medical life, a few patients would come by and jerk you off your comfort zone for empathy and go bonkers on  the absurdities of life. They come into your clinic like the usual patients complaining of  this or that disease. The moment you ask these patients…

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A cliche to settle…

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Barely two weeks ago I got the news that a good friend’s dad died of complications from an untreatable disease. In the few times we interacted, I instantly liked the bare realism of tatay. Tatay, as I fondly call him, reminds me of my dad’s astute stubbornness and brute witticism. The down to earth jolly…

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