You've made my day :)
In fact, I must say that I am good at remembering my patients' names. That is why, whenever I am done writing notes and Ida, my nurse is still busy, I would gladly walk to the door, look for my patient's whereabout (they usually sit nearby outside my room) and when our eyes meet :), I shall call out her name and nod my head as a sign of acknowledgement if they sit far (as I don't think they can hear my voice clearly).
with either Puan or Cik or with their title Datin etc etc.
Not just name.
M.E.S.T.I. dengan title.
This is a lesson learnt from my IVF 'teacher' at FCH Hamburg.
So, back here, I have followed his practice.
Some of my patients find it surprising as not many local doctors would go out of their room to personally call in their patients.
"Eh! Doktor pula yang panggil patient?"
What they do not know is that, it (by remembering their names and by being able to recognise them thus call them in) somehow makes me feel elated.
Call it OCD.
Call it whatever you wish.
On 10, I would say 8 or 7.9 over 10.
I can remember my patients' names very well.
I don't have photographic memory but I love to remember my patients' names.
And somehow it disturbs me if I could not remember theirs (now, this is OCD)
When my patients meet me outside (usually at the shopping centre), I would aways address them by their first names, not just 'you'
Not to show off (.......OK lorr, OK, with a tiny element of showing off )
I could see that they were happy to know that.
One day, at the shopping centre, I came across a patient.
All I remembered was her son's name.
But I could not remember her name.
and I dared not tell her "I lupa la nama you siapa"
Then we went on our ways.
I felt so bad, searching hard through my 'hard-disk'.
Haa! Now I remember! Her name was A....A...
So, I walked back, searched for her and when I found her, I greeted her again, this time with her name.
Nasib baik dah ingat.
Nasib baik jumpa balik.
Nasib baik betul.
Otherwise it can cause a whirlwind in my mind.
Anyway, thanks Nida :)
I don't like surprises, but after days of hard work (heheh, perasan), surprises can be well.....nicely surprising.