Monday, July 26, 2010

On Being the Model

Admittedly, I'm not a smart student. I'm dumb, you HAVE to believe me. I'm just those who work hard over and over and over again until I grasp the concept because somehow I find I'm just not as smart as I was before to understand a certain concept in just one read. So when that's applied to teachings in class, I'm also the mute.

But somehow, being mute led me into being the subject of the lecturer. :( Called up to be his knee model. Luckily he wasn't serious when he said I needed to strip off my pants so that there would be a clearer exposure of my thigh and my knee, despite my slack was pretty tight and I was not able to roll it up high enough to fully expose my knee.

When Dr. Knee wanted to make it clearer to us about the anatomy of the knee, he decided to draw on the skin canvas instead. Patella bone. Tibial tuberosity. Patellar ligament. Hamstring insertions...

And this was what I get.

Outcome? It was quite a nice massage so to speak, while he passively move my knee in all sorts of funny directions.

And I also learnt that I might have some meniscus tear on my right knee, there was a clicking sound apparently in this one particular manouvre that he performed; although it wasn't accompanied by pain.

I should've asked him I suppose, whether I'm suffering from early-onset osteoarthritis...

7 Jujus:

William said...

Imagine if it was a lecture on plastic surgery!

[SK] said...

normally i'd volunteer for easy task in the class, so that the lecturer will point difficult questions to somebody else~~ :p

smallkucing said...

Not easy.

jamie said...

Looks like some robotic contraption sketch!

reanaclaire said...

Do your best and let God do the rest.. :)

Gratitude said...

I'm bringing my set of crayons on my next visit to your place. ;)
+Ant+

carpe diem said...

You were "smarter" while in school because the subjects were easy for u. Now that it gets tougher so you take a longer time grasping it. Your fellow schoolmates would be seeing stars if they were still with you in med school. So you are an above average student to start of with.

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going!