Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Salam Aidilfitri

buat semua kawan2 yg mengenali diri ini, saya ingin mengucapkan:

Selamat Hari Raya
Maaf zahir & batin

Harap dimaafkan semua salah silap saya, halalkan makan minum..
Semoga Ramadhan & Syawal kali ini membawa seribu makna bagi kita..

Yg berada di Penang tu, jemput mai la umah :)

~ di kala T.Gelugor kehujanan 2hari2 malam non-stop, doakan agar kami x beraya dlm banjir.. huwaa!


Monday, September 22, 2008

the MIND, and the VOICES

*caution: the following is really a PSY thing :)

on the very first day of semester 8, i went to the library to borrow some ophthalmology books. suddenly i remembered a book 1 of our psychiatry lecturers suggested us to read; The Day The Voices Stopped. when i was back in sem7, i wanted to borrow that book but then i was too busy with the EOS7, i decided not to read it until i am really ready for it. yeah, the time has come! i thought minor posting would be such a great time to read a novel *big grin*. hence, i borrowed the book. unfortunately minor postings are not that relaxing, so i took about 2 weeks to finish reading the book (which usually will only takes a few days to finish it).

then, after reading the book, i watched a film also recommended by our lecturer; A Beautiful Mind. it took me ages to start watching it since i already have the video looong time ago. (just need a right time to watch it la).

here are the summaries of the movie and the book. yeah, u can call me a geek! i dun mind, ahaqs!

A Beautiful Mind

this is a movie on John Forbes Nash Jr. , a mathematics genius who struggled with schizophrenia since young (i think). despite the illness, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy and finally recieved the Nobel prize in Economics. *claps*

my opinion: wawawa.. tipah tertipu dek cerita ini! arghh tidak!!! (i shud have knew it!) i luv the part where Nash said: i am terrified, mortified, petrified, stupified, by u when asked by his collegue to play a game. cute isn't it? hehe.. it is worthwhile to watch this movie, the twist is so unexpected. this movie was nominated for 8 categories in Academy awards and won 4 of them.

THE DAY THE VOICES STOPPED- A memoir of madness and hope

this is a story of Ken Steele who 1st heard the voices when he was 14. he was then diagnosed with schizophrenia about 2 years after that. with multiple hospital admissions in many places in the US, he had attemped many suicides (as demanded by the voices) but failed. he also had tried many drugs but again the side effects were very bad and none has helped. then one day, he seek help at the Park Slope Center for Mental Health, and received not only counselling, but also Risperdal. the voices stopped!

my opinion: this book is very inspiring! it's so interesting that what i actually studied during our Psy posting became so real. the best quote is (at least it sounds like this, i forgot the exact words): although they are not heart disease, diabetes mellitus or cancer, mental illnessess are just as real. yeah, sometimes i do think how can these ppl heard voices that normal ppl do not hear. pelik kan? but that's it! they heard it! only God knows how and why..

a bit on this illness-


it is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a constellation of abnormalities in thinking, emotion, and behaviour. there is no single symptom that is pathognomonic, and it can produce a broad spectrum of clinical pictures. it is usually chronic and debilitating. approximately 1% of all population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime.

their world: distorted perceptions of reality, hallucinations, illusions, and delusions, disordered thinking (concrete understanding), blunted affect/emotion, disorganized speech and behaviour, social withdrawal.

the very first sign often appear confusing or even shocking changes in behaviour. it can be very difficult to cope with the symptoms of schizophrenia especially for family members who remember how involved or vivacious a person was before they becoming ill. family support and family education is very crucial in helping schizophrenic patient, apart from medications, rehabilitation, psychotherapy and self-help gropus.

medications: typical and atypical anti-psychotics. *Risperidone (Risperdal) is an atypical anti-psychotic. its side effects are mild as compared to other anti-psychotics.

for further info: go here

~ my Psy posting wl b in nx 3 months la. currently in A&E posting and i'm loving it!

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

once upon in a september

i know it's quite late to post d pics.. da basi da, hehe..

nway, thanx a lot to those who wished me during my big day. really appreciate it! to all my beloved IMU friends yg buat surprise celebration after terawikh that day, i was really surprised! never thot of having a cake bcos nabia n me were going to A&E for on-call. a nice surprise though. thanx! especially Azi! i always know it's u!! :)

hm.. i think that explains why i was wearing white coat :P

~ 23 years of me. 45 years of Malaysia.. Alhamdulillah


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

it's september!

sorry for the looong silence.. been busy with ophthalmology posting, capek bangat! no more mood to update or even read other ppl's blog, seriously! hehe... (is it anhedonia? no... ahaqs!)

well, it's September! n i luv September! :) to those who were born in September, happy birthday!!

1/9 : ana sunway
5/9 : ula
7/9 : shebob, jeeb
8/9 : aera
9/9 : dila bero, nabia
10/9 : shila hasni
11/9 : diyana sunway
14/9 : milo
15/9 : dill
16/9 : angah, YOURS TRULY :) auntie zura
17/9 : dekda
20/9 : nadd haridan
22/9: apan, k-ron
26/9 : emma marina
28/9 : azmi CM

ok la... semoga kita semua sentiasa diberkati Allah hendaknya... jgn lupe, Ramadhan ada lagi setengah bulan.. yok kite beramal! :)


Monday, September 01, 2008

Ramadhan tiba lagi

Alhamdulillah... sehari sudah berlalu.. puasa pertama Ramadhan kali ni tidak memenatkan. sebabnye x byk gerak- dok dlm bas je, hehe.. sy br je balik from Penang.. bas amat laju. last time naik bas Bworth-Seremban was in TKC dulu2.. sgt lama x naik bas ke Seremban, sbb naik ketapi lagi best :)

Nway, x moh tulis panjang2. nak tido sbb ngantuk. esok kena bangun sahur. then get ready for new semester. Semester8 sudah.. start dgn posting ape? x sure lak... ahaqs!

okeh, to all Muslims tak kira di mana anda berada, selamat berpuasa! moga amal baik akan bertambah dan sentiasa la kita beristiqomah. salah silap minta diampunkan...

to ana- happy birthday!!

~ yeah, it's September!

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