10 things in my Oncall Bag

A woman tells her doctor, ‘I’ve got a bad back.’
The doctor says, ‘It’s old age.’
The woman says, ‘I want a second opinion.’
The doctor says: ‘Okay – you’re ugly as well.’
Tommy Cooper

Back then when I was a junior MO in the Anaes dept, I never had to worry about packing my oncall bag.

Reason being;

  • My attire are Scrubs be it in OT or the ICU setting.
  • I am well fed by the oncall food/nurses cooking/ pantry supplies (if the items are replenished appropriately)
  • I never have to take a shower in Im oncall in the OT

Terkejut sik ngan statement last ya? ha ha.. I could still remember the surprised face of this particular surgical registrar when he knew our little secret. By the way, part sik mandik yah cumak applicable to anaes lady MOs only hokey.. Yalah.. sapa jak mok mandik mun dah keja dlm aircond nak?

But now things changed.. gone are (hopefully temporary) the glory  days of ‘postcall off’. I have to pack my oncall bag again. It’ll be the same ol thing;

  1. Towel
  2. Change of clothes/slippers/socks
  3. Fresh panty liners
  4. Phone charger
  5. Snacks
  6. Toothbrush/Toothpast
  7. Shower foam
  8. Spectacles
  9. Contact lense case with solution
  10. Medical handbooks – outmost importance; Paeds Protocol & Sarawak Medical Handbook

Darn. Esok oncall. That means Baby Zeeq will be sleeping with Nenek.

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