Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 32, Saturday, 17th December, 2011

The first day of my OPD on call went off quite smoothly. In fact, the silver lining is that my backache is also receding now, and I hope to be free from the problem of swallowing ibuprofen and muscle relaxants within a few days. I have already decided to stop the antibiotics that I was taking since the last 5 days for pharyngitis.

In other news, I took my lunch with me for the first time today, a slice of bread, some biscuits and about three pieces of fried fillets of fish. It was a lovely repast, compared to the food that I usually eat in the hospital kitchen. I had fried the fillets a few days ago, but having refrigerated them, they tasted great after thawing in my bag for nearly 6 hours.

Two days from now, I will be sitting for the Basic Life Support Course with 25 other people in Al Muweh Hospital. This course is compulsory to pass, and I have already paid SR 200 to register for it. I am reading their resource book, and it appears to be easy, but you know it is never like that, and I am surely going to have to pay attention to the teachers when I sit for the course on Monday afternoon.

Had a long, nice chat with wife and kids on Skype today evening. It sure was refreshing! I have resolved to call many people by using the Action VOIP application on my laptop tomorrow. This app allows me to talk to anywhere in India for just 0.73 paise per minute! If you are also looking to download some such app, go to this website.

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