Friday, November 30, 2012

How Much Do I Make?

I got it from a friend; a reflection for a doctor, he mentioned. 

Somebody asked: "You're a Doctor? How much do you make?"
I replied: "HOW MUCH DO I MAKE?" ... 

I can make holding your hand seem like the most important thing in the world when you're scared... 

I can make your child breathe when they stop... 
I can help your father survive a heart attack... 
I can make myself get up at 4 AM to make sure your mother has the medicine she needs to live... 
and I will work straight through until 4 am to keep her alive and start the day all over again! 
I work all day to save the lives of strangers...
I will drop everything and run a code blue for hours trying to keep you alive!!!
I make my family wait for dinner until I know your family member is taken care of...
I make myself skip lunch so that I can make sure that everything I did for your wife today was correct... 
I work weekends and holidays and all through the night because people don't just get sick; Monday through Saturday and during normal working hours.
Today, I might save your life. 

How much do I make?

All I know is, I make a difference B-)

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Quote of The Day: On My Everyday Life

When haters were busy talkin'
I was busy making it happen

When they were busy mocking
I was busy walking

When they were busy laughing
I was busy running

And they're STILL wondering
why they're left behind...

With lots of love, me

~Agnes Monica

P.S. Thank you for the inspiration, Sara Rusli! :)

Monday, September 17, 2012


It's been 26 years already. Have I done enough?

Dear Heaven...
Give me the courage to move on,
Grant me the wisdom to understand,
Lead me the way towards a better me; for my family, my friends, my patients, my ancestors, my country and the strangers.

Yours truly.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Words of Wisdom

Me: Boss, there are many things easier than this. Why are you keep going the harder way?

Boss: It's not about how successful I want to be, it's a matter of doing it the right way. Even Confucius never had high rank, because there's no compromise. Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. So yeah, I will still choose the harder way around.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

New Things to Learn & Adapt from JIM DACE 2012

Celebrating its 54th anniversary, PAPDI JAYA held a 3-day scientific meeting entitled "Jakarta Internal Medicine in Daily Practice" (JIM DACE) in Jakarta.

This scientific meeting consisted of workshops at five different hospitals on Aug 31, followed by 2-day symposium at Flores Ballroom, Borobudur Hotel, North Jakarta. The topics of discussions were varied from renal anemia (presented as general lecture), current approach to upper gastrointestinal disorders, new paradigm in type-2 diabetes mellitus, the art of initiating insulin therapy for outpatients, to 'astaxanthin' as a new anti-aging supplement.