Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Colours are an integral part of my life now. The colour pencils are an absolute must-have in our stationary list. Without them wherever would our learning deter to! 

Pathology is the science or study of origin, nature and course of diseases. We have excellent set of lecturers here in our college. The theory classes are strictly taken and the practical classes are taken more strictly. But if only we would take it strictly otherwise we would be very excellent students.

We peer through the microscope and we have to see everything in detail- starting from the colour to the shape and the size and the relative positions and identify and then diagnose. It is strainful to the eye but the colours add some sense to it. 
But by colours I mean mostly pink or lilac and blue. Different shades of lilac is seen because of the particular stain used in the laboratories.
And then we have to draw what we see and get it verified and checked. 
A compound microscope.
The slide 

And then this is how it looks under the lens.

It is a productive class where we take invaluable lessons throughout our lives that could help save a life. 
Colours help us guide through the course. We use them on every page of our book which help us remember the cell colour and texture and most importantly help us to diagnose the disease.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Here it Starts- The Mission.

 The compelled volunteers turned up today. And I had to give them briefing on scabies ample enough for them to diagnose a scabies case. Of course chances are they may mistake it with a chicken pox case or plenty of mosquito bites. 
I started my 'lecture' with "this would be your first medical class." Come on it is a funny line. But nobody even flinched! I proceeded anyway and at times added some tiny remarks like "scabies is caused by a parasite, but let's call it a bug for now", and some cheesier lines like "the burrows made by the scabies mites are like the underground burrows made by the moles".

I think I need to improve on my exhibition. I have got to appear confident. But over all I have a feeling that my briefing was a good one.

Then a KISS student took us on a tour of the campus. We went inside the hostel of the kids. They live in a very close community. Three stored bunker beds and lots of them in a single big room. And in a single room there was at least three or four of them infected. 

Tomorrow these people are going to start examining the kids and compile the data. Convenient for us. And I hope my friends join me in this. I am not involving them much because they might feel obliged to volunteer. But if they ever want to join in I am always ready with open arms because a medical brain and medically trained eyes are very useful. 

But the closer you get to doing the project a bit of indolence creeps in. Just thinking about the number of students we are going to examine makes me regret a bit for pushing on with the project. But I will keep pushing on till we are successful.

Mission: Curbing Scabies.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Curbing Scabies

It's too early for me to be writing about my big project since we really haven't gone out to the "field" yet. But I am really excited that we got this project in hand.
I am really shattered after well people don't recognize me for all the hard work that I did. But that won't stop me from doing what I want to. I have heard of some saying some time ago which said " If you can't fly then run. If you can't run then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever happens just keep moving forward."

And forward I am moving with every step I take. I may fail now, but I know I am better than this. And one more thing I want to add is whatever you do you should enjoy doing it. That is one of the perks of life. I don't want to be a doctor who is going to complain about how tedious and tiring the job is. I am going to be very dedicated and positive. 

I am glad Debashish is there with me for this project. It is a huge one and everyone thinks it is a noble deed we are doing. One of them even called us "angels in disguise". :)

Tomorrow I am going to be presenting about scabies to the 15 students who are to be punished. And their punishment is to help us do the project. :P Punishment for them because they are B-Tech students who booze and break rules of the college.