Thursday, July 9, 2009
My Stethoscope:)...All for the love towards it!
While choosing a profession,the things which matter according to me in order of preference; a genuine liking, the ability to do it and last of all is to earn your living out of it.
I had decided to become a Doctor ages before I had an opportunity to become one!The reason still allures me:)with no great family history of doctors:)no constraints,obligations or inspirations from anywhere around,I somehow believe I chose to do this for the mere liking towards life-'the cell' wise...and 'the living' wise.
I was fascinated when I saw our Class Teacher Madam MCV draw an 'Amoeba' on the blackboard and say that this tiny thing has life and it can take any form and move with wierd pseudopods. I was crazy enough to draw them in the form of flowers and stars and convince my teacher that they were indeed amoeba;)
I loved it when she used to teach all the systems of human body,things like how the heart can pump litres of blood,the way liver metabolizes carbohydrates,proteins and all that we eat,the thousand signals neurons transmit and the litres of water we drink our kidneys can filter all through our lives!
Medicine is a branch of science which deals with the essence of life,an eternal quest for reasons; causes that explain effects.It has been one of my deepest desires to pursue it,coupled with a liking towards serving people,interacting with them.Being a Doctor lets me do both,I am glad am satisfying my conscience,the metaphor being it involves the courage to endure and to smile through pain.
A Doctor is after all a human being like any of his patients. Its his moral obligation to satisfy all the needs of his patients according to most of us around! Not all the diseases we know of have a cure, its the mere ability to win over patients confidence which can make wonders, owing to the system of health care which we are in its always good to take care not to let the rock roll over the head,many a times it so happens that our services don't reach people who are in real need of it.There are many such issues for us future Doctors.A lot of knowledge to acqiure, skills to learn and the art of managing thyself and the world. A little dedication and committment is all what it takes.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.