Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cent-iments

Today's another milestone in my medical career. For today, I received my first professional fee as a private practitioner! Woohoot! After a week's work, the surgical patient I'm co-managing is already for discharge so the pf. It's not that much. It's just like earning cents compared to what I was previously earning every month. I would even be eligible for tax exemption for earning the minimum wage. This first pf though has a sentimental value for the following reasons:

1. It's a proof to what I've been claiming to my parents that should I become a doctor, I may not get rich but I'll never grow hungry.
2. It's my gauge of the kind of service that I delivered to my patient. The real fee that she has prepared for me was actually twice the said amount. It was even her who gave me the price of my services. I politely refused to receive it in full. It was enough that she overestimated the monetary value of my patient care.
3. It made me feel fulfilled once again. The amount I received didn't matter. It made me feel more fulfilled as a physician seeing my patient improved and ready to go home to her family.
4. In short, it is an affirmation that treating the sick was the main driving force when I took this path. The pf's or salaries I'll be getting for my services will be considered as bonuses or prizes to myself for a job well done.
5. It's another manifestation of what Divine Providence is all about.


Believe it or not, I'm supposed to laminate it.hehehe Okaaay I'm exaggerating. It occupies a good place in my wallet now. Bound not to be spent no matter what. If I don't, I'll surely never run out of cash in my wallet...now this makes them as my lucky bills.hehehe

5 comments:

sheng said...

Hi there! Receiving such goodness is a bonus, the feeling of being able to help the sick and the needy is the best achievement you can get out of that profession, knowing by God's power vested in you, you can help heal the sick and add more life to them.

Walking on Water said...

i'd go for the lamination of those bills. hehehe

Anonymous said...

Treat! Aw sus ah! Congrats Cel :) I'm sure kanami gid sg feeling. Daw nahadlok ko galing sa imo na avatar ah. Hehe. -Meyma

Garando said...

Congratulations!! I still have my very first paycheck around here somewhere... But not sure where I kept it exactly... It's a little hard to find because my salary was super small... like, micro small. LOL!

AngelMD-No-More said...

sheng: i do agree with you. The feeling is really different if you make someone happy or get well. It's something that money can't buy.

drawow: haha at least someone agrees with me on what I should do with those bills.hehe

meyms: hahaha don't worry morphine taught me not just to shoot but to remember not to point the gun on any creature except the target dummy.haha

garando: thanks manong!hehe is micro small equivalent to "cents" too?hahaha you should look for it and laminate it too.hehe