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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Mom Injured Her Joints

Today on my way to work my mom called me wanted me to go help her out.

Apparently she has injured her leg while alighting from the bus. She was totally incapable of walking. Having set by the bus stop for some time she got help from 3 ladies passing by from their morning exercises.

Being really helpful people, they helped my mom to the nearest Chinese clinic, where she got medical help.

The Chinese doctor diagnosed that my mom has dislocated her meniscus. The nurse at the counter was kind enough to tell me the English medical name.

So here's a link I found after a quick search. On the term. http://crosswords911.com/miniscule.html

Having realigned the displaced part, the doctor saw no signs of bone fracture, and did not advise an X-Ray. Instead they lent her a pair of crutches till she can walk properly again.

Medical cost came up to $70.

Once she was back home, my mom claimed that she didn't need any further help, so I was dismissed.

I am just glad there were no complications or anything worse.

Due to the fact that it took 2 ladies to carry her to the Chinese clinic my mom even asked if Christina was free to take leave from work. So it made me worried.

Good thing I waited to assess the situation first before calling on Christina to help me.

At first it sounded really serious when she related it to me. That's because mom already has leg problems. I was really worried this would complicate her condition. What if she was going to be immobile for a week? But now it looks like her joint will recover naturally.

Praise God!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Mom gone for Endogram

Mom called me up yesterday. She told me she's going for Endogram today. I took leave from work to be with her.

She's been having chest pains and always finding herself takingdeep breaths. Therefore the doctor is sending her for an Endogram procedure.

She's in the operating theatre now and I'm checking out what the Endogram procedure is. So here's a site I found. http://www.intercare.com/vasocor/endogram.htm.

In 2010 she's been through an Endogram and had had a stent placed in two of her arteries. Back then my sister, my wife (girlfriend back then), and my mother in law were all there. Today its just me.

I prayed with her before she went in.

She's just came out as I am writing this. It's been less than 30 minutes. Looks like the last stent operation was so successful, it is still working very well. So there's now no need to do another stent (aka balloon procedure).

Praise the Lord!

Monday, March 18, 2013

FFI Review 20130318

After being certified PES A for around 15 years, today I had my second FFI (Fit For Infantry) review at the SAFTI medical centre. I had my blood taken around a week ago.

Today they took my ECG (electrocardiogram) test, eyesight test, blood pressure test, etc. During the review, the doctor gave some stunning news.

First off, I have very high cholesterol ratings. Out of an average person's 3.7, I scored 4.8. The medical officer was even thinking of getting me started on cholesterol medication if I don't show improvement in a few months. I guess its time for more disciplined work-outs.

 Second thing that is of concern, my ECG is showing a 5 regular beats and then a muted bump followed by another 5 regular beats. The MO cannot put down anything conclusive yet, but he has recommended me to the heart centre to find out the nature of the problem.

This is how it looks like. A regularly occuring anomaly.
 

Sunday, January 06, 2013

How NASA Will Build Its Very First Warp Drive

I came across an unbelievable article from io9.com. It is entitled:


This image is taken from the original article, all rights reserved by owner of this image

 I thought it was a joke, but according to the article it is really happening. For those of you who are really interested in science and the 'geeky stuff', please head over to read the article. I don't want to misrepresent the information there. :)

It is truly amazing how human tirelessly conjure up possibilities of the future, and then strive to realise it.