Thank you for the Ferrero Rondnoir chocolates, the lunch-cum-dinner in my favourite restaurant Amalfi and the many birthday wishes. Truly appreciated =)
I forgot how difficult Oksana’s daily tests are -.-
I wonder if they took notice for my pathetic plight for dinner on Thursday? Weekend, perhaps? *sigh*
Our former biology teacher, Mdm Oksana, from 1st year returns to 5th year to teach tropical biology. It surprises me that she still remembers us by name and face. In roll call when my name is called out, she adds that I look different from back then *big grin*.
Some of my group mates recall that she is one of the teachers to look out for, but the only thing I remember about her is that she can be endearing, and strict, yes, but she is a good teacher. Plus, I like Biology class back then because I enjoy drawing and coloring them parasites =)
I’ve been craving for Indo Mee for a long time now, so I decided to try making it. It didn’t come close to even taste like Indo mee :(
Today in gynaecology class my class were brought to the procedure room to witness a spontaneous abortion using the dilation & curettage (D&C) method. The patient had a condition called anembryonic gestation, where there is an absence of an embryo during the gestation period but with a a near complete gestational sac (amniotic fluid, chorion, etc). To put simply, the patient was pregnant, but without the fetus.
Anyway, my point is that I’ve witnessed an abortion. It was not a pretty sight. By this procedure, the doctor scrapes out the endometrium (uterine lining) through the vaginal opening, and that also includes the developing fetus. The procedure is controversial in a way, because by scraping, it kinda “minces” the fetus.
Fortunately, there is no embryo due to the condition. So what scraped out were just bits and pieces of the gestational sac and blood. I’m thankful I’m not hemophobic, else I would have fainted there and then.
During the procedure I can’t help but to imagine if there was an embryo. And if it was, it would look like a butcher in progress.
Before this, I feel somewhat indifferent to abortion rights. There were different views on when life begins for a fetus. I once believe that life begins when the fetus has definite anatomical features. I’m not so sure anymore. Only God knows.
I don’t want to preach on about moralities or the sin of abortion, but please, for the sexually active people out theres, if you want to have pre-marital sex, USE PROTECTION. Avoid having an unwanted child and then resort to abortion.
This is by far, the most traumatic procedure I’ve ever seen.
The only time I feel accomplished is when I clean. A clean environment is a clear mind. Being a bit OCD isn’t as bad as anyone think. The downside to being a bit OCD is that once you start, you won’t stop until everything in your path is in order.