Riding motorbike is fun. Previously, I owned a Yamaha Sports 100 cc (I bought it during my Clinical Years in university, cos it's more convenient (for transportation purposes as we had ward teachings at irregular time and weird hours like 8:30 pm or even 9:30 pm at night) Why is it so? Cos our lecturers beside giving lectures, they have to see and treat patients in the clinics and hospitals as well, just like what the other doctors do. So, our ward teachings depends very much on their free time or their flexible time, normally only after they finish/complete their clinical works. If they are busy, then the ward teachings will be postponed to the later time or to another day, even at the very last minute. Sometimes we have to stay back late to observe or to assist certain procedures/operations or to conduct deliveries as well. I remember there were few times whereby we had to stay back till after 12 midnight in the hospital, and the latest one was till 5:00 am in the morning..
That particular incident was because we wanted to observe the ERPOC (evacuation removal of product of conceptions) done for abortions.. eg. incomplete abortion, missed abortion etc etc..
The Operating Theatre in GHKL was busy during the daytime; So most of the time, ERPOC will only be performed after office hour.. Initially these few procedures were scheduled to be done around 10 pm at night. So we stayed back and waited for the procedures. However, that day is not our day :( There are few emergency cases coming in, eg. acute appendicitis, leaking ectopic pregnancy etc. The more urgent cases had to be done first...
Only after complete doing all the real emergency cases/surgery, then only the O&G on call did the ERPOC. The time was already 3:30 am by then. There were few ERPOC done which ended around 5 am in the early morning. After getting all our procedure book (aka log book) signed, we changed our OT attires to our working attires and weared our clinical white coats. I got on my motorbike and rode to the medical faculty which is located opposite the hospital to get my helmet as I put my helmet inside my locker. On arrival to the faculty, much to my dismay, the gate was LOCKED! The guard was not around (sleeping else I presume?) I shouted for a while but there's no response. I was very cold at that time and shivering as well although I wear my clinical white coat on top of my working attire. (That's 5 something in the early morning).
I was thinking whether to go back to the ward and spent few hours over there while waiting for the gate to be opened or just rode back to my hostel without wearing my helmet. My friends who came by car had all left already by this time. Then I finally made up my mind ~ to go back to my hostel with my clinical white coat on without the helmet :D (I prayed that there's no traffic police on the road at that moment..). (Since I unbuckle the front button of my white coat, I think my white clinical coat was flying on the air when I rode my motorbike back home... Hahaha... Something like batman?) When I reached my room in the hostel, I dropped straight on my bed ~ ZZzzzzzz... Cannot tahan already :P
I really MISS my motorbike. Those were the days........ :P