Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Rose Family

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes

That apple's a rose,

And the pear is and so's

The plum, I suppose.

The dear only know

What will next prove a rose.

You, of course, are a rose--

But were always a rose.

Poem by Robert Frost

Responding to this poem:

A rose wouldn't have been a rose
Without the loving heart of those

Who used to be warm and close

And this is how it always goes
We just keep our love flows
And the roses will fill our souls

With its joy and its repose

I promise to make it grows

These two roses that God chose

To lean on each other through these tough roads.

Poem by Maria Aziz
( very beautiful poem of hers)

Dengan harapan kami datang, Dengan kejayaan kami pulang
.. InsyaAllah..

anatomy practical

kak DK's birthday at Ala's

Maria, Effa, Me..Handousa Lecture Hall

some of class members with Dr Hussein
(Naquia, Wardati, Kak DK, Abg Azmy, Me, Ily, Yani, Effa, Maria,
Fakhrurrazi, Dr Hussien, Baha)

Monday, December 21, 2009


Ever heard of disease not caused by real-bodily-etiology.. but of psychological stress?
Its kinda amazing, of how our body can develop real disease without real defect.

Like.. when we got stressed out; headache came, so as feeling of heartburn, abdomen suddenly feels bloated, each and every joints feel painful, heavy menstruation, painful muscle, frequent urination, sleeplessness, backache, heart beating fast, breathlessness, sudden panic attacks, choking sensation..

Yup, of course the brain which interprets stress is connected to the trunk and the limbs, but in most normal times of our lives, the psyche and the organs live really happily disease caused by the psyche or the opposite.

But sometimes this happy couple faces hard time, where disharmony occur.. causing such symptoms as stated above.
Of course it isn't connected directly, but there are processes in between the 2, but naahh..not my concern of writing them here.

We (our just took a case about IBS (Irritable Bowel Sydrome).. a disease which occurs in 20% of population worldwide. Affecting the bowel aka gut.

Related to what we discussed above, this IBS patients
didn't have any actual pathology in their gut, but come seeking help from the docs, claiming they have abnormality in their guts, forcing the docs to investigate them all out, even if test results had confirmed no abnormalities.

Our doctor told us a story about his annoying patient, 27 years old male, who had been stalking him for 4 years now..

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Patient came in the first time with symptoms as alternating diarrhea and constipation.

After doing appropriate investigations on him, our doctor diagnosed him as having IBS, which.. the patient is not satisfied with, even with solid evidence and convincing assurance.

Patient then requested colonoscopy .. (a tube with camera which will be introduced from below to see the internal wall of the gut.. which can be very painful, only done by highly trained colonoscopist .. carrying risks of complication) which, clearly, in his case, is very much unnecessary, and of any other doctor will react, our doctor refuses.

Unsatisfied, this anxious, fragile and scared patient sees other doctor in a private clinic and at last .. done with the colonoscopy.


The result, as very much expected.. -ve for any abnormality.

Patient got happy and his symptoms disappear. (the brain is relieved, thus the body express the health).

Unfortunately, after a while, he came back to see our doctor and complaint,

"oohh doctor, after the colonoscopy, i felt that my
hole down there has getting bigger, and i couldn't really control the motion.."
(this is funny~)

Doing, PR (per rectal exam--introduce your finger into it and check for the tone, or any mass).. everything is again normal ..

and yet again, patient
requested a surgery to tighten the hole-which-have-gotten-bigger. Our doctor refuses. Again. Patient went to other private clinic. Again. Succeeded performing the surgery. Got normal. Brain relieved. Again.
Another unfortunate day.. The same patient come to see our doctor , and this time.. complaining of over-tightening-down there-hole.. (again.. this patient really knew how to make jokes :p)

* * * * doctor stops his story here * * * *

(when ever will him stop complaining?)

Got the picture? These patients of IBS is entirely normal but continue seeking for help.

The stressful life keeps showing organic symptoms so long as the stressor still existed.

So the moral of the story is: avoid stress. Get a healthy living. Enjoy life while could. Live life the fullest.

*continuous unrelieved stress and depression may lead to severe disorder.. people even committed suicide and homicide. (Nauzubillah semoga dijauhkan)

*fasting can prevent stress~

"Bagi orang yang berpuasa ada dua kegembiraan. Pertama, ketika dia berbuka dan kedua, dapat bertemu Allah di akhirat nanti." - (Riwayat At-Tirmizi).

-there had been found that the first pleasure (during the fast-breaking), serotonin (a +ve neurotransmitter) is highly released.. this serotonin helps us feeling pleasure, happiness.-
-Some drugs made for depressed people aims for this release of serotonin to decrease the depression.-

**till next post!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Exhausted after driving all night, a man decided to pull over to get some sleep. He had just nodded off when there was a knock in the window. He opened his eyes to a jogger, who asked, "Do you have the time please?"

"Its ten past eight."

"Thanks," said the jogger and ran off.

The man dozed off again but suddenly there was another knock.

"What time is it?" asked a hiker.

"Twenty-five past eight," said the man, getting slightly annoyed.

To avoid being asked again, the man put a sign in his window that read,

"I DON'T KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!" and settled down to rest.
But just as he was drifting off into a blissful sleep, there was yet another knock in the window.

Scowling, the man looked out.

"What?" he shouted at the cub scout standing there.

"It's eight forty five."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


As a human being, we absolutely aren't able to hold on to ourselves constantly together all the time. There'l be time to break down and cry the eyes out.

There will be time for us to face a partner to share what's buried deep inside. Such secrecy, such burden on keeping something only on our own could kill. the soul. the mind.

What should it feels like when we've done the best we could to make it happen, we've pray thousands times a day.. we sacrifice so many things to make it work, and it still just wont work?

The feeling of wanting to shout out so loud..

Ada empat macam kemungkinan yang salah satunya harus berlaku; iaitu:

1) diberikan kepada orang berdoa sesuatu yang lebih baik dari yang dimintanya, atau
2) dihindarkan daripadanya mala petaka, atau
3) akan disempurnakan di akhirat, atau
4) diampuni dosanya.

Dan Tuhanmu berfirman:
“..Aku perkenankan permohonan orang yang berdoa apabila ia berdoa kepadaKu. Maka hendaklah mereka menyahut seruanku (dengan mematuhi perintahKu), dan hendaklah mereka beriman kepadaKu supaya mereka menjadi baik serta betul. ”
Al-Baqarah, ayat 186

"Berdoalah kepadaKu, nescaya akan Kuperkenankan bagimu. Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang menyombongkan diri dari menyembahKu akan masuk neraka Jahannam dalam keadaan yang hina dina."
Al-Mu'min, ayat 60.

(menyembahKu disini bermaksud berdoa kepadaKu)

Rasulullah bersabda:
"Berdoalah kepada Allah, pada hal kamu yakin dengan di perkenankanNya. Dan sesungguhnya Allah Taala tiada terima doa dari hati orang yang lalai yang cuai"

Permohonan adalah doa, dan doa hendaklah disertai dengan harapan.
Harapan ialah baik sangkan kepada Allah untuk doa kita diterimaNya.
Berdoa sebanyaknya yang mana apabila ia dikumpulkan semuanya mungkin sampai ke awan langit dari sebelah atasnya, dan kalau dihimpunkan semuanya mungkin sampai memenuhi bumi dari pihak bawahnya.

"Barangsiapa menghampiri kepadaKu sejengkal, Aku hampiri kepadanya sehasta. Dan barangsiapa mendekatiKu sehasta, Aku hampiri kepadanya sedepa. Danbarangsiapa yang datang kepadaKu berjalan, Aku datang kepadanya dengan berlari. Dan barangsiapa menemui Aku dengan kejahatan yang memenuhi bumi, pada hal ia tiada sekutukan Aku dengan sesuatu, Aku menemui dia dengan keampunan yang memenuhi bumi."

[Tidak ada yang menghairankan dalam "MEREKA MENCINTAINYA" tetapi yang menghairankan adalah "DIA MENCINTAI MEREKA"..Dia yang menjadikan, memberi rezeki, melindungi dan memberi anugerahNya kepada mereka, tetapi Dia juga mencintai mereka.]


Wednesday, November 18, 2009


*also to Pakcik To n Makcik Sri !!





**may this excellence be a stepping stone for u to fly high!

gambar raya 2008-- sim-sim, sandakan

~The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right~


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Biography of Abdel Halim Hafez

Real name:Abdel Halim Ismail Shabana
D.OB, P.O.B: June, 21, 1929-- El-Halawat, Egypt

Death: March, 30, 1977-- London, England

Profession: Singer, Movie-actor

Aik? Why suddenly letak biography Abdel Halim Hafiz ni? Siapa dia?

I have been attending lectures in the faculty, and up until now, there has been two doctors mentioning this talented singer's name. They say: " How can you be staying in Egypt and not knowing Abdel Halim Hafez?".. okay.. So I decided to read about this special man with mellow, resonant voice with subtle vocal style; who is also known as The Dark Nightingale, Egyptian Elvis, or so called Egyptian Micheal Jackson. To say in short, he is a LEGEND.

Abdel Halim Hafez was born orphan; his mother died of complication while giving birth to him. His father, unfortunately died 5 months later (cause of death not mentioned). He was raised by his aunt in Cairo. His musical abilities was seen at 11 years of age, joined the Arabic Music Institute in Cairo, graduated from the Higher Theatrical Music Institute, and becoming more active in performing in public afterward.-- I'll skip the details about his life here.--

At the age of 11, he was said to have contracted Bilharzial disease, also called- Schistosomiasis.

Some BIOGRAPHY OF SCHISTOSOMES (the one famous in Egypt)

both male and female schistosomes attached together

Name: Schistosoma Haematobium a.k.a blood flukes
Geographical distribution: Nile Valley, parts of Africa and Asia

Birth: From eggs laid in human urinary bladder, and hatch in diluted urine

Death: 24 hours after hatching if there's no snail-- as their shelter.
Profession: Parasit-ing

This parasites start penetrating human body through skin (after swimming in the Nile river) or through drinking the water. Early symptoms are; itching and papular eruption. They are circulated in the blood, and finally gets into the liver and becomes adult. When they found their spouse, the female will be laying eggs in the urinary bladder-- will then pass in the urine.-- then will hatch, got into the snail, and penetrate human body, all repeating over again.

In urinary schistosomiasis, complications include anemia, stone formation and cancer. In hepatic (liver) schistosomiasis, complications: hepatic fibrosis, anemia, dysentery (diarrhea with blood and mucus)


Yeah..this blood fluke has cause damage in Abdel Halim Hafez's liver -- and causing his death.
So people, beware.. DO NOT swim in the Nile river, and DO NOT drink the water directly. Its dangerous... its fatal.

Abdel Halim Hafez hospitalized

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What are considered good attitude?, and what are those considered bad? On whose or which perspective should we look upon to weigh this matter?

Some look at certain religion to accuse the believer are as bad. We don't judge people by his religion, as the world shows-- there are as many as thousands of bad Muslims all over the world and there are also good Jews. Many muslims are bad, but does it mean Islam preaching is bad? Not at all..

We see a person based on individual attitude, morals, behaviour.

enough of a kindness?

Terjemahan hadith nabi:
"Dari al-Nawwas bin Sim'an radiyallahu anh dari Nabi saw sabdanya: Kebaikan itu adalah elok budi pekerti. Dan dosa itu ialah apa yang tergetar dalam diri engkau dan engkau benci bahawa di lihat oleh manusia kepadanya. Diriwayatkan oleh Muslim.

Dan dari Wabisat bin Ma'bad radiyallahu anh katanya: Aku datang kepada Rasulullah saw lalu ia bertanya: Engkau datang bertanya dari kebaikan? Aku menjawab: Ya! Ia berkata: Mintalah fatwa hati engkau. Kebaikan itu ialah apa yang mententeramkan diri engkau kepadanya dan mententeramkan juga kepadanya hati. Dan dosa itu ialah apa yang bergetar dalam diri dan ragu dalam dada, sekalipun berfatwa kepada engkau oleh manusia dan mereka telah berfatwa dengan menyalahinya. Hadith hasan, Kami meriwayatkannya dalam Musnad dua imam, iaitu Ahmad bin Hanbal dan al-Darimi dengan sanad yang baik."

(from Hadith 40. Translated by Ust Mustafa Abd Rahman)

Sometimes we face such situations, which force us to do improper deeds. Family of a non-muslim patient come to us from god-knows-where, crying hysterically, suddenly hugging us, mentioning my brother just died~.. panic.
Should we say; ohh dont touch me, I'm not to be touched by non-mahram..? <-- am not being a liberalis here.. just creating a situation As our prophet advice, on how to differentiate good deeds from bad; ask yourself. ("Mintalah fatwa hati engkau"). Think about the how clear the hukm states this or is it syubhah or else?..when it is syubhah; follow your heart, it's your call, because as long as your heart are in peace --you are in the right track. Finally here.. just something I got from the lecture today:
Ethical awareness of the sixth dynasty period (~2345 BC)

I spoke truly; I did right;
I spoke fairly; I repeated fairly;
I seized the right moment,
so as to stand well with people.
I judged between two so as to content them;
I rescued the weak from one stronger than he
as much as was in my power.
I gave bread to the hungry, clothes ...;
I brought the boatless to land.
I buried him who had no son;
I made a boat for him who lacked one.
I respected my father; I pleased my mother;
I raised their children.

*If only people today act like what stated..

Monday, October 19, 2009

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
~just a quote to ponder~

I just accidentally ran into this quote while downloading notes from my mail. Most of us tend to react to some problem we face, as if its the end of the if there's nothing to be done, except there's really nothing to be done; like curing a terminal cancer patient.

Setiap penyakit ada penawarnya, setiap dugaan ada hikmahnya, setiap masalah ada penyelesaiannya. Oh, tak setuju dengan setiap penyakit ada penawarnya. Tapi yang ke2 n ke3 tu betullah, dan bukan semua penyelesaiannya adalah marah! Knocking nails with hammer~ See things positively, think effectively, weight the pros and cons before acting. Biasanya kalau kita mengamuk sebab terlampau ikutkan hati, akhirnya kita mesti akan menyesal, but there's no turning back.

Allah takkan uji kita dengan sesuatu yang kita tak mampu kita hadapi. Betul? and when there comes time when we feel like the whole world is on our shoulder, we'll know how strong we are to be able to face em. Its in our head..its the matter of how we color our life.
Take Care!

Monday, October 12, 2009

"They live in the past...", kata doctor Gamal, doctor yang bagi lecture acute and chronic liver failure pagi tadi.

"They took herbs that were never proven non-toxic, to treat their diseases instead of taking drugs that were prescribed by their doctors.."
Doctor ni tengah cerita pasal rakyat Egypt yang masih tak mau berubah, masih nak ikut cara orang lama, walaupun teknologi perubatan sekarang dah hebat. Masalah sakit jantung, hati, buah pinggang, semuanya nak pakai herba-herba yang dijual di pasaran. Yang diberi doctor semuanya tak baik bagi dorang. Hasilnya, bukan saja sakit tak baik-baik, malah makin teruk, di tambah lagi dengan toxic yang dibawa oleh herba. "All herbs are toxic until proved otherwise!".. doctor tambah lagi.."and to be fair, people like this also exist in your countries".. with his index finger pointing at us, the Malaysian, Saudian and Syrian students.

"People who work in the pharmacy aren't pharmacist at all, but then still they act like they knew things better than doctors who prescribe drugs for patients to buy.."
Pekerja-pekerja farmasi di sini katanya suka mengubah prescription doctor kepada drugs yang lebih mahal, kononnya kesannya lebih 'kuat'.. sedangkan dorang xtau pun history penyakit patient tu. Kesian kepada mereka yang tiada latarbelakang perubatan yang taktau bahaya yang dorang bakal hadapi.. Egypt..Egypt..duit punya pasal, hak orang tak terjaga.

"Cadaveric organ transplant is done in Iran, a country of high Muslim population.. also in Indonesia and Malaysia, both with high Muslim population.. even in Saudi Arabia, the highest Muslim population in the world do cadaveric transplant.. but it is not done here in Egypt, because some Syeikh said its haram".. doctor tambah lagi dengan penuh emosi. Marah betul doctor dengan negara dia sendiri.

Cadaveric organ transplant ni pemindahan organ dari 'brain-dead' patient.. prognosis untuk pesakit survive dengan new cadaver organ ni sampai 60-80%-- which is big indeed. Sebelum patient yang 'brain-dead' tadi kena declare dead, they took away the organs, atas kebenaran pesakit atau waris la..sebab brain-dead patient is dead indeed.
Tapi still, its not done in Egypt, atas ethical issues, macam masalah pengguguran baby dikalangan mangsa yang diperkosa.
Patutnya masalah ni dimusyawarahkan la oleh ulama seluruh dunia, ambil satu persetujuan. Macam mana boleh di negara Islam ni, benda ni haram.. tapi di negara Islam lain, benda ni dah lama dijalankan. Macam Islam ni kena ubah hukum pulak dimana tanah dipijak. betul ke?

Lapang jugak rasa hati bila ada penduduk di sini cakap kebenaran yang dia tak suka pasal negara dia. Sebab selama ni bila kami komen pasal salah silap negara ni, dorang sentiasa backing..alasan itu ini, walaupun tau, memang dah terang lagi bersuluh salah. Semoga ramai lagi yang develop kesedaran macam ni!

ermm..itu ja la untuk first post. ngehee..
*Hmm.. bila dah duduk di sini, terpaksa la sesuaikan diri dengan cara sini. Asyik nak melatah, memang payah la nak idup..
Copyright (c) 2010 SUCCESFUL DOCTOR-TO-BE. Design by WPThemes Expert

Themes By Buy My Themes and Direct Line Insurance.