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Maria-Syamsi

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March 2014

I Don’t Know

If you have a doctor as a life partner or relative, or if your children are doctors, it is most likely that you have experienced the following. While some of you may have stopped asking, some will still pretend that... Continue Reading →

Affected

I don't know why I am so affected. I don't even know any of them. My tears flowed steadily when I first read about it last night, before trying to get some rest in the on call room. I cried... Continue Reading →

Palliative Medicine: More Than Just Morphine (Part II)

Assessment and management of patients with advanced cancer involve physical, cognitive, psychosocial and spiritual aspects. A holistic approach would ensure that the aim of care is achieved. Much of the assessment would require the physician to spend time with the... Continue Reading →

Searching for the Unknown

First and foremost, I would like to express my utmost gratitude to those involved in the search and rescue mission for MH370. Their hard work and sacrifice for the sake of those unknown to them is highly appreciated. Although I... Continue Reading →

The Baggage

A few months ago I saw someone posted on facebook a photo of Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim with his wife, Datin Seri Wan Azizah, and their three youngest daughters. It was a beautiful photo, and many men commented about how... Continue Reading →

A Train of Thoughts

I have so much to write about! So much! The palm oil estate experience - written, but not typed in The strong ladies, are you worth it? After seeing Wan Azizah's tears, I was reminded of so many strong ladies... Continue Reading →

Sinus Tachycardia

I was running. The screen showed some numbers. 155. 160. 167. My heart rate. I breathed faster, trying to get more oxygen. I ran further. I'm on call tomorrow, in cardiac ward. If I see those numbers on the cardiac... Continue Reading →

A Day in a Doctor’s Life – In Remembrance of Allah SWT

Being a doctor is not easy. The days are long, the nights even longer. We work weekdays, nights, weekends and on holidays. There are always people who are unwell, and it will never stop. It takes a lot of courage... Continue Reading →

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