Monday, October 21, 2013

HIV Replication 3D Medical Animation

This week I'm on a mission to master HIV- a very elusive topic...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It's been a long time...

Dear friends, I have been away for a long time...So many things have happened in the interim. I am now doing my fellowship in infetious disease in a great program here in Chicago and just recently found out that I passed my certification exam for internal medicine. And the best part: I now have 2 little girls :) Life is good but could not have been possible without God's blessings....

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Intern of the Year?!

On June 10, 2011 I was on call at the ICU. It was the night when the PGY-3s graduated and awards were given to some people. Had no clue that I was one of the lucky ones.... I got awarded the Categorical Intern Of The Year... Hard work pays off...Thanks be to God!

Monday, March 14, 2011


The first time I watched this video I had tears rolling down my cheeks! Never laughed this hard in years...ENJOY :)


OMG! Today is the Match day for 2011. Around this time last year I was at work checking my email every 10 min. This is sooo nostalgic!

Good luck to those who are in the game!!!! :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


A snowstorm hit Chicago yesterday until this morning and I was on call. It was actually a good thing coz I did not want to be stuck in the middle of the road covered in snow. Plus I THOUGHT I would get some sleep since of course nobody would wanna leave their house in this kind of weather, right? Wrong! I capped at midnight admitting 5 patients. But after that it was catching some Zzzzzz's in the call room.

Taken from the window of my call room.

The next day on my way home the streets were almost completely devoid of cars. People are trying to shovel the snow so they can get their car out coz the snow is literally knee-high! My biggest challenge was finding a parking spot in the street. But luckily I did. And thank God for SUVs otherwise I would be stuck trying to get into the spot.
Can you even see anything???

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A blissful month

I was on leave for a month. Being with my baby 24/7 was a bliss! :) And the best part of all, she was an easy baby to take care of. She would only cry when hungry and tired. She wouldn't even care if she had a dirty diaper.

Me, on the other hand, was limping for the first week post partum because of symphysis pubic dysfunstion. So it was a bit frustrating when I couldn't move too fast to attend to the baby. But that is just a tiny sacrifice. At least I didn't have any major complications.

The baby had no problem sleeping at night. She did not confuse day from night. She initially fed every 2 hours and gradually stretched to 3 hours. She absolutely LOVES to stretch! And when she does she makes this funny groan like she was a grown MAN! ;) She looks more like daddy and that doesn't bother me at all. However, most people think that it does coz when they comment on that they apologize and give me that look of pity like it's the most devastating thing in the world for your child not to look like you! Seriously?! But I'm still hopeful she would turn into mini-me when she grows up ;) She was growing up fast! She was born 6 lbs 15 oz and on her 4th week appointment she weighed 10 lbs and 8 oz! Her newborn clothes only fit until her 2nd week and she started wearing 3-month size clothes. Well, she's tall for one. I think it's the length more than the width. Nah! Who am I kidding? This kid is chubby! :)

It was getting emotional towards the end of my leave. I would cry thinking of leaving my baby. Heck I would cry watching a child with the mother on TV. I was seriously thinking of extending my leave for another month but then it would mean that I would have to extend my training. Hubby was totally against it. I didn't care. And there was the issue of child care. My mother was supposed to come and help out but for some reason she had a strict immigration officer during the interview and she was denied for a tourist visa :( She was so devastated :( It's her first grandchild and she's being denied to see her. How cruel is that?! Anyway, we found a great babysitter.

That month came and gone like the wind. It's time to go back to work...sigh...