Thursday, June 26, 2008

Enter sandman

Generally the word endoscopy would conjure up images of a poor sod with a tube down his throat gagging for dear life.

I went for one yesterday. After getting a referral.

And if there is one advice I could give you when it comes to endoscopies its this - get SEDATION.

The only pain I had to endure was when a syringe was plunged into my my vein to administer it. Two seconds after it was injected in me, I blinked and the next thing I saw was the green curtains of the recovery room. It was shockingly painless.

And the specialists finally confirmed that I was suffering from acid reflux and I had bacteria in me that could cause peptic ulcers. Sexy.

So I have with me now a bagful of meds to help me deal with it and halleluja , today I could eat spoonfuls of hor fun again. Yesterday I could only manage strands. I was pathetic.

I had an excellent doctor. Of course he is one of the best and its one of the perks of working in an exclusive hospital. Of course the procedure cost my insurance RM1500.

The doc said that this could be due to stress. No surpises there. So if you are reading this and you have a highly stressful job, you may want to rethink your life career plans because baby, this is not fun.

And forget what they say about how its mostly old people who gets these life changing diseases because exceptions happen and now they are happening to younger people with alarming frequency.

Anyway, thanks for the concern peeps.

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