Apr
28
2008

Only Yesterday

What you sow, is what you reap. Four long years of restless nights because of homeworks and projects, yet seemed so short. It was just like yesterday, when I enrolled in the BSRT Program. Anxiety and doubt was in me at that time, and I didn’t know, where to start.

I am sure, that most of the BSRT students would agree because we share the same sentiments in our early years as RadTech students. Most of us enrolled the program though we don’t have the slightest idea of what future will this course may bring to us. Our only concern those times was just to graduate from any baccalaureate degree. We did not bother to ask either. Most of us thought that it is just another BS course, without much to offer.

As years passed by, we haven’t noticed that we’re already enjoying the Program! Come to think of it, we seldom hear students saying, “Hey! I love school! I enjoy my course! Right? But as RadTech, it is very easy for us to say those words!

On our last year as RadTech, which is our internship, we are very excited and anxious at the same time…we don’t know what to expect and we neither don’t know how we’re going to apply what we have learned during the past 3 yrs. of our study.

On the other hand, we expect our internship to be a difficult year because we thought that this would mean sleepless nights during night duty, and that we’re going to deal with different kinds of patients with different types of illnesses, plus the fact that we also have to adjust to that new environment, which is the hospital.

With this kind of thinking, we became apprehensive on the real set up of the clinical setting…Then came the day of orientation, where our clinical and academic coordinator explained to us and to our parents of what to expect during internship, responsibilities were also discussed. Of what we have heard, these add to our anxiety but, made us excited to wear our new clinical uniforms. (LOL)

On the first day of our duty, we don’t know what to do, we’re so quiet and very observant on what was happening around us, especially on the daily routines of the staff of the radiology department. As the days passed by, we learned to enjoy our internship… we discovered that life as RadTech interns was fun, after all.

During our internship, we have a mutual understanding that everyday is something to look forward to. Everyday is a new experience! New happenings! and take note, ONLY RADTECHS know the reasons why…agree? “Ginhawa Dalum…” this is our most overused phrase….still, it reminds us of what radtech life is. Hardships, especially during the completion of our research, (as if)… sleep-deprived, not primarily due to night shifts, but due to night outs (hehe), and of, course, Sacrifices, sacrifice to find a way on how to extend deadlines, sacrifice in order to cut-short duty hours, and sacrifice to do anything and everything, and I mean EVERYTHING – just to be present on the red-letter-day of our lives.

After all that we have been through, we really understood the real value of our profession, the Radiologic Technology. We realize that without this field, accurate diagnosis of diseases will never be made.

We recognize that radiation workers are selfless people who are willing to sacrifice and expose themselves to unnecessary radiation just to help the doctors, especially the radiologists, to make precise judgments on how to appropriately treat their patients.

Now, with the modern facilities that the field of radiology has to offer, like the Nuclear Medicine, the 3D x-ray facilities and Digital Radiography, among others, advanced identification of new diseases and prognoses can be made to immediately treat or impede the outbreak of the disease.

Looking back, 2, 3 years ago, I wouldn’t have imagine myself saying this things now, I wouldn’t have imagined missing the acquaintance parties and most importantly, I wouldn’t have imagine missing the RADTECH NYT!…It was really just like yesterday…

And of course, I wouldn’t be where I am right now without the loving support of my dear mother – for her patience, without her, to whom shall I dedicate this success? And not also to forget, my brother and sister, my friends, my dear classmates, teachers and clinical instructors who are always there to support and guide me, and lastly, to those who always challenge the radtech, thank you very much for giving us the reason to prove to you that radiologic technology is, indeed, everything that we can be proud of!!!! Hep2x!!! (Hurray!!!)

About the Author:

Praning5254 is an insomniac who started blogging since 2008. She is an educator and a Clinical Instructor offline, who has the passion for gadgets and other technology-related stuffs. Online, she maintains several blogs of various niches, which depicts her passion for technology, health, food, movies, books and other interesting stuffs.

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