I'm almost halfway through my OB Gyne rotation and it's been pretty good so far. I was overly anxious before this rotation started because it's been more than a year since I had my OB rotation in junior internship. I have forgotten most of the OB 'must-knows' and prayed that it would all come back to me once I started my duties. I feared that I would have trouble calculating the AOG but it turns out not to be a problem at all (thanks to this app!) and I still find doing internal examinations a bit challenging (I just need to practice more!).
All in all, though, it's a good start to the year. I particularly enjoy seeing patients at the Out Patient Department not only because we get to do skills (IE pa more!) but we also get to advise them which is something that we usually don't get to do in the floors.
I had one patient who had an elevated 50g OGCT (a test for diabetes during pregnancy) so my resident and I advised her to take the 100g OGTT test, to avoid sweets, and to cut down on her rice intake. We said that it is possible that she will have to take exogenous insulin (daily insulin injections) if her blood sugar cannot be controlled by diet.
Mother: "Isn't that dangerous?"
Me: "Which one? Diet?"
Mother: "No, the insulin."
Me: "No, it will help control your blood sugar."
Mother: "But isn't insulin used for the dead?"
Me and resident: "...................."
Me: "Oh, FORMALIN! No, insulin is different."
Si mother talaga! Formalin pala ang iniisip! Kaloka.
Anyhow, I'm happy to report that our residents are super nice and fun and great to work with. :) I can't believe we have three months to go before internship ends!