Tuesday, September 2, 2008

who said batch '78 is all binuang?

Consider this story.


midpool posing

It was during the swimming session at the Private Residence that one classmate noticed a big lump on the hip of another classmate. After further examination by a surgeon classmate, a diagnosis was made and surgery recommended.


PRE-OP:


This is the right hip lump, the size of a closed fist. It had been growing for 13 years already.



INTRA-OP:


No, the patient isn't grimacing in pain, nor is he high on opioids. His anesthesia is mainly local plus vocal, as the surgeon amazes all with his operating skills as with his jokes.


This is the fatty mass, grossly diagnosed as a lipoma, that was removed. This picture is intentionally blurry because some viewers might not have the stomach for such images.



POST-OP:


The happy surgeon, patient's wife, anesthesiologist and patient, who has the biggest smile as the anesthesia hasn't worn off yet!



* all perioperative photos were taken and posted with expressed consent from patient himself

21 comments:

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

mihapit ko b4 ko off....9pm pa diri...

1st pics, bya mi comments ko, nga mga macho....
hala duna diay toy bukol...

unsa man ni siya nga bukol?...sorry kay wa gyd ko kasabot kaayo, medical term man...

asa ani nga sa right or left side ang pasenyente....lol
2 man sila nga ila head.....
daghan ni diri nga ulo bya, bisan mga bata pa.....uso man na.

the last pics, after the OP...nice, kay smiling tanan, esp ang naghigda....

di siguro sakit sa?....

is you the "anesthesiologist", tinood bya, wla pa gyd ko kita nimo diri nga pics, nga klaro imo face...

what i put in my blog, duna man kay sunglasses....

thanks for sharing....

nice, kung duna mga cmates like your profession sa?

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

diay tood remember ko, last namo dha, didto mi bohol.

sascha, has problem sa stomach, n i,too, sakitan pod tyan.
siguro duna mi nakaon nga wa makauyon..

thnks ang dr, kay cmates nako sa high school...
tapos sascha, ang pedi. asawa nya, pod...

naswertehan cmates nako ang dr.....

remember ko nga h-school mi, ay di gyd magpakita part sa body kay maulaw,....

tapos, ako cmates----ako dr....iya wife sa ako anak....

thanks for sharing

goodnight..........

Ligaya said...

cool!

hehe, thanks as always for your insights and helpful comments doc

okasaneko said...

The best part of the story is that the service was free! Yay! Was it? hehe.

I think it's great that old classmates can and do help each other out. Inggit na talaga ako sa batch ninyo, Doc Ness! :-)

bricalz said...

Haha, consents all around. Yes.

It's always good to have doctors in the batch. Hahaha

Got meloinks? said...

this is a riot. ROTFL. hehehe.

ness said...

Hi Vicki,
This bukol is a kind of tumor that is benign. As for the head, hehehe, never mind which one basta usa ra ato nila nga mga ... you know. ;p Yeah, ako to naa didto sa ikatulo. Bitaw, maayo ra gyud naay mga kaila o classmate na dokie.

ness said...

Hi KittyMama,
Op cors, courtesy yon kasi parang magkakapatid kami dito sa batch 78. :-)
Actually, this camaraderie is not unique to our batch. It's the recurring theme and "motto" of every Silliman batch. Every batch is bonded in a very special way. Ito yong tinatawag nilang Silliman Spirit which truly transcends time and distance.

ness said...

Bri,
As in! These days we are super meticulous about getting the patient's consent for everything, most especially photo/video documentation.

ness said...

Meloinks, yes indeed, bibo kaayo. In sickness or in health, mangatawa ra gihapon. Isn't that just so Filipino?

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

thanks dr, ness,

kanindot sa iyo ka batch....

at last nakita na gyd ka nako ug klareks....

kung magka tagpo ta, everywhere, kaila gyd ko nimo, dayon.

wlay lingaw, gaulan diri, tapos winter is coming na gyd....dugay na mo hayag sa buntag....dali ra mogabi....

time to be at home na pod ani kanunay.

thnks for the reply ha.

Bonnie M. said...

I laud you and Romauldo for "helping out" Luis. Nice going Mel!

craigjem said...

just browsing and came across this story... what a hoot!

craigjem said...

Ms Ness, I meant it was a very amusing story. Nakakatuwa, especially with the matching pictures.

ness said...

Bonnie dear,
that's what classmates are for, to help out each other, di bah!
thanks so very, very much for your help as well. mwah!

ness said...

Hi Craigjem,
Oh, thank you for the clarification! :-)

These are the meanings of the word "hoot" in dictionary.com:

8. the cry of an owl.

9. any similar sound, as an inarticulate shout.

10. a cry or shout, esp. of disapproval or derision.

11. British. a horn, siren, or whistle, esp. a factory whistle.

12. Informal. the least bit of concern, interest, or thought; trifle: I don't give a hoot.

13. Slang. an extremely funny person, situation, or event: Your mother's a hoot when she tells about her escapades in boarding school.

I see now that you meant the last meaning! salamat for visiting and i'm glad natuwa ka sa story. :-)

x said...

hoy, kindly change the first selection of your september song to the theme song of the broadway play FANTASTICS... more classic and classy... you saw my reaction when it played at the cafe...

ness said...

Mr. X, done na po. ;p

bongross said...

in the last picture i was not really smiling, just relieved its done without problems, remember the extension syndrome. not easy doing surgery on close friends and family. also kindly change the 1st song of your september theme songs to the theme song of the broadway play FANTASTICS... you know that song... it starts like this: try to remember the kind of september when life was slow and all so mellow.... more classic and classy...

ness said...

bong,

na change na baya nako ang first song! paminawa.

and yeah i know you were not smiling. ingon ko happy ka. kami ra ang ga smile. ;p

bongross said...

hi hi, yeah thanks for the change sa song.... just happy no problems encountered. just talk to luis and doing well in fact balik dayon siya work. kinda worried initially kay i could feel the femoral head man gud so it was kinda deep.. usually wounds this deep really have problems post-op.