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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

That was before..

A few years ago I used to confuse between "lingual" and "palatal" until I finally realized they were synonyms...

A few years ago I would mix up between "oligo-" and "poly-".. the world of medical prefixes and suffixes was a mystery to me…

A few years ago studying the muscles of facial expression would bring me to tears.. was it "orbicularis oris" that was around the orbit and "orbicularis oculi" that surrounded the mouth.. or vice versa?

A few years ago the medical dictionary was my best friend.. "sialolith", "gastrectomy" and "rhinorrhea" were looked up several times.. till the pages became worn out…

A few years ago I would quaver when dissecting a rat as I put the spleen aside to observe the pancreas…

A few years ago I would hold back the nausea as I removed the skull cap from the cadaver to examine the dural venous sinuses…

A few years ago I would stare at a radiograph of the skull and know nothing about it except that it wasn't an image of the femur…


That was then…

Now I know…
Now I can…

6 comments:

Wejdan Asiri said...

يعجبني تفكيرك
ويعجبني إنك تخليني أفكر

الأسلوب و الأفكار .. إبداع


الله يحفظك يا بنتي :)

Hanan said...

thanks sweetie..
glad u liked it..
i told you exam nights inspire me =)

Souma said...

as we grow older in medical school, some things become integrated in the core of our being. such as our terminology. we have our own language :)

Hanan said...

Souma,
true..
we have our own specialized morris code =)

Hope said...

Oh I totally understand
things change & now we rock the terminology =p

Hanan said...

Hope..
thanks for stopping by at my blog =)
we totally ROCK the dental/medicine world..terminology included