My life as a Malaysian doctor in the United States.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
You know, this thought crossed my mind at work today. I see so many patients, and while I enjoy my work, sometimes it does get to be a bit too impersonal, too formal. But then, when I saw Mr. H today and he was complaining that the nursing home aide smudged his glasses for him, it so happens that I keep a bottle of lens cleaner in my desk. And so, I took his glasses off his face, gave them a thorough cleaning, and put them back on for him. And you know what, it's really the experiences like these that my patients give me, that I enjoy the most.
Not the 'playing the doctor/smartass/expert'. Just the simple, basic, human interactions.