Did you know that 6 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer per day in Malaysia?
There are around 621 deaths per year in Malaysia from cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is one of the top 3 cancers in women in Malaysia, despite being preventable. It is also curable if detected at an early stage, but unfortunately, most women present too late.
Project ROSE aims to remove obstacles to cervical screening in Malaysia, so that women are empowered and encouraged to take care of their health.
Do follow Project ROSE Facebook page to find out more about our activities!
PS: I never achieved my dream of becoming a model, but at least now I can cross off 'Health Model' off my bucket list! 😎
Eating hills for breakfast gives me bad gastritis pain. I have been neglecting my hill training, because it is so difficult to do and it usually makes me vomit 🤢 Even with the mini hills of TTDI, I cheated and walked up the inclines, and still felt sick.
MWM is in 2 weeks and Shah Alam is super hilly, so this will be an accurate representation of how I will perform at the run. Die la like this 😅
A much-delayed visit to my old study spot, The Augmented @theaugmentedcafe. The hundreds of hours I spent studying here, the many, many tears I've cried, the number of coffees and cakes I had, coupled with the undying moral support of Danish, Izzati and Jiyen, all helped me to pass my exams. Thank you so much! ❤️ The Augmented has expanded their menu and now include a few simple hot dishes, such as creamy potato soup and beef ragu. Today I tried the Aztec chocolate (cinnamon and chilli) which was just divine. Will definitely be back for the hot meals next time!
If you are looking for a homely welcoming cafe with superb coffee and delicious cakes, look no further. It's halal, too!
Last Saturday, I attended Mercy Malaysia's Volunteer Induction Program. It's a way to introduce new volunteers to the core values and history of Mercy, as well as the work that they do. We had a wide range of volunteers, from students to housewives to media to engineers to NGO workers as well as medical staff. It was a fun and enlightening program, with sharing by a regular, long-time volunteer, Dr Soh, who happened to be my junior in UMMC!
I would encourage anyone who is interested to join, to sign up. 👍
Pre Call Blues
I really feel like I have chronic fatigue syndrome sometimes. I was already exhausted before going in to the gym, despite loading up on caffeine.
Today we did skipping and learnt clean and press. I could do the cross skip, but am yet to successfully do the double skip. Wall ball clean and press takes a bit more coordination than I'm used to 😅
But I still survived another #Crossfit session with @ikakoeck, so yay! It's probably not the best idea to do crossfit before my on call tomorrow, but it's the only time I can fit it in. Sorry, tomorrow me!
It's been a busy couple of weeks at work, and today was no exception. I started from the Obstetric OT in the morning, to Trauma OT by noon, and finished in Gynae OT by the end of the day. Food was whatever handfuls of chips, bread and sugary drinks I could get my hands on, whilst walking from one OT to another.
By the time I finished work, I was completely ravenous and proceeded to order a proper meal, right before my run.😅 This meant I could only run 3km, before walking back. Some days you win, some days you just have try again.
Looking at these photos, you might never have thought that I used to be deathly afraid of dogs. My story is pretty typical growing up in Malaysia:- As a child, I was riding my bike around the neighborhood when a stray dog started barking and chasing me. I pedaled as fast as I could, but I could already feel the hot breath and salivating mouth of the dog about to chomp on my right calf. Luckily, a kind Indian man who rode past on a motorcycle saw what was about to happen and threw a stick at the dog, allowing me to get away.
Even though I liked dogs, it took me much of my adult life to get over the phobia. My lifestyle isn't suitable for me to keep a pet, so I'm usually pretty excited to meet someone else's. These stray dogs in Cox's Bazar were among the friendliest dogs I've met, and followed me for a time even though I didn't have any food to give them.
I guess the moral of the story is, Love can overcome Fear.
Post Call Emo
Eat All The Foodz!! The kitty accurately represents my mood for today. Tired, lazy but somehow hungry and craving all the food.
It's one of those days that you know you'd feel better after a run, but you just can't muster up the energy to go. Thanks to Ika @ikakoeck for dragging my butt for a short and santai run around TTDI Park. At least we got some sweat and some blood flowing!
We were deceived by the temporary lull in the crowd at Medan Tuanku, but the patients piled up at Kotaraya. We had to take several detours due to the Thaipusam procession in KL, as well as relocate our clinic from Anjung Singgah to Kotaraya, but we made it in the end. I even got a glimpse of the golden procession! 😍 Wish I could have watched the entire ceremony.
My thanks and gratitude to our amazing team, for another wonderful night of serving. 🙏🏻 #DoctorLife#Pertiwi#TamakPahala#GivingBack