SUCCESS IS A VALUE BASED DEFINITION

Often the judgments people make upon each other are due to a different set of values. A successful life is defined by¬†one’s own set of values. For one person, a successful life will be a great job with a good income and

TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY IN US MASTERS GOLF

From the time I was 15 years of age, I looked forward to the US masters golf tournament at Augusta National in Georgia. It was always an early rise, Australian time, and the final round would always finish on Monday morning when

THE ART OF CONVERSATIONAL DISTRACTION

Last week I had an elderly patient who needed an urgent surgery. He was already suffering from some mild dementia but with a severe infection he had become quite delirious. When we got to the operating theatre he was quite adamant that

THE DIFFERENT OPTICS OF DOCTOR AND PATIENT

With everything in life we all have differently weighted values. The same applies to surgery and the expectations that doctors have and how they compare to that of the patient. In my field, there are two procedures in which the urologist and

CATHETERS, STENTS, DRAIN TUBES!

  As urologists, we do surgeries on kidneys, bladder and prostate. As a result of the nature of our plumbing, we often have to use various tubes to provide drainage. It’s a slight catch 22 situation because no one likes having a

THE FOOTY’S BACK ON!

It’s a great time of the year in Australia when the footy season begins again, unless of course you’re a footy hater! Mostly though, football is a religion that runs through most Australian veins and it’s a popular topic of conversation, discussion