Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Leak(s) - WW

Yucky Chinese medicine to build up my body system in preparation for the surgery

I was scheduled for a major surgery on 7th May but it was postponed twice. A day before my surgery on 4th June, my haemoglobin level was too low, so the surgery was called off.

Subsequently I was sent to different specialists to investigate the cause of the low blood count. They suspect a leak somewhere.

Tomorrow morning I have to undergo endoscopy procedures. They are going to put a tube with a video camera attached to one end to examine my esophagus, stomach, duodenum and colon. I hope the same tube is not used to examine my colon and esophagus. eewww.....
lol

Today is a whole day of fasting. Not fun to be sick. *pouts*




First Commenter - Ebie

82 comments:

  1. You take care of yourself. I've been through 2 surgeries already. I hope things will all work out for the good.

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  2. Oh ECL I know what you mean... dO take care. Btw,I have good news to tell at MommaWannabe.com :)!

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  3. Ebie,
    Thanks.

    My body is telling me 'time for a rest'. :)

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  4. Jade,
    I presume that's what we are both hoping for. :)

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  5. Hope it all turns out well! You sound like a very positive person and that will help! Stress weakens the immune system but you are going to beat this with your positive attitude =)

    Will come back to check on you!

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  6. Oh dear I hope everything goes well for you. *hugs*

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  7. Oohh hope you feel all better soon sound like no fun and that's not like you.

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  8. I hope you feel better soon. Will keep you in prayers :)

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  9. ahjie
    Wish you good luck
    But not to worry too much
    It is just a simple procedure, which Bernard do everyday :P

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  10. hope the test turns out alright. hugs. wish you well ecl.

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  11. Hi Ms Latina,
    Thank you for the encouraging words.

    I will not be beaten. :)

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  12. day-dreamer,
    Thanks sweetie. This is just a small procedure. :)
    *hugs*

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  13. Sukhmandir,
    yeah.... it's not fun to look at my kids gobbling down food.

    I shall still remain cheerful.
    *take eyes off the dining table*

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  14. Mei Teng
    Thank you very much for your kind thoughts and prayer. :)

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  15. yenjai,
    What Bernard does is not this simple! I don't want to end up on his surgery table!
    :P

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  16. I don't know what kind of surgery you have to have, but I wish you all the best ! The chinese medicine looks like Worcester sauce ! Endoscopy sounds scary but isn't I had to do that too. It's kind of funny that they film your insides !

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  17. All the best for your upcomming surgery. Will be praying for you :)

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  18. Oh, got sick must take a drug. The Chinese medicine is good, is some painstakingly. : )
    Healthy Life & Marvelous world

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  19. i hope everything goes well. I will send good thoughts your way!

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  20. Hope it is nothing major, you will be fine one lah. Best of luck!

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  21. Gattina,
    Thanks for your kind wishes.

    I wish the Chinese medicine was Worchester sauce. It was yucky.

    I had endoscopy before... not a good experience. :(

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  22. skywind,
    There is no medicine prescribed for me at the moment.

    I just have to wait for results of the tests.

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  23. Life ramblings,
    Your kind thought is appreciated. Thanks.
    *hugs*

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  24. Doreen,
    Little obstacle lah.... still have many things waiting for me to complete. :)

    I have good doctors looking after me, I'm not too worried.

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  25. Hope everything goes well with the surgery, take care and have a good rest. My thoughts and prayers with you.

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  26. Jama,
    So sweet of you.
    I'm resting and also getting ready for my medical procedure tomorrow. :)

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  27. Aiyo...
    Hope to see you fine and well when I'm back. Take care! Scones waiting for you!;)

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  28. Take care and do have a good rest before and after your surgery.

    Will think of you and pray for your well being too.

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  29. It's definitely not fun to be sick. Hope that all will go well for you tomorrow for the endoscopy procedures.

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  30. Lots of care for you. Wishing you good health. Hope you can find the cause of the issue.

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  31. Lina,
    Thanks for your prayers.
    I'll take care of myself.... there are some good friends taking care of me too.

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  32. BK,
    Thank you very much. It's no fun being sick.

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  33. Good luck, ECL. That looks tough. I hope you are strong enough soon.

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  34. Best wishes ECL! I hope the procedures are not too bad, and that you will have a speedy recovery when you have your surgery.

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  35. It's not much fun ECL. I hope your surgery goes well

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  36. Ecl
    Nothing to worry about. After the procedure, you will be fine. Best wishes.

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  37. What surgery is that? I hope all goes well. :)

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  38. Sorry to hear about this, ECL. What surgery are you going for, if you don't mind telling. (You don't have to tell if you don't want to): )

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  39. Yes, low haemoglobin level means you have a leak somewhere. Hope all turns out well. Will also pray for you. Be positive and everything will turn out fine : )

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  40. Don't worry about the endoscopy procedures. They won't use the same tube for checking your colon. That would be colonoscopy. I have done a colonoscopy before and I didn't even feel a thing cos I was under anasthetic (not sure if I spelt this right! haha)

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  41. The only thing I hate about colonoscopy is the preparation before the surgery. I have to clear everything from my colon and they made me drink 3 large bottles of some kind of liquid. It was the hardest thing for me to do cos I could not stand the taste of that liquid and almost vommitted every time I drank it!!

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  42. But after that, had a nice video recording of my insides (the whole colon passage) for me to view. Still keeping that video in my house! Haha!

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  43. It's definitely not fun to be sick. Hope everything will work out well for you. Just give thanks to God for your good health and you will get over this, I'm sure : )

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  44. I hope it's not something bad. You take care of yourself. I'll pray for you.

    My entries:
    Moms... Check Nyo
    Yummy-as-can-be

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  45. I pray it's nothing major and that everything goes well. Take care. :)

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  46. No it is no fun. I've gone through some of the same tests myself, so I know what you mean.
    Take care ECL and listen to your body signals - you've got a wake up call - remember we all love you :-)

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  47. alamak what happened, ecl? hope u get well soon, ya.. muaks muaks

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  48. Sorry to hear that ECL, I hope everything is okay. Hugs! :)

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  49. I think u need to take a nice long vacation after this ECL, enjoy a little RnR! :)

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  50. Ugh! Very good luck ECL, my thoughts will be with you. Take care.

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  51. Hope everything goes well, do take your rest. Take care!

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  52. Ya know ECL this is just giving me the shivers thinking about it! (The Leeks) seetie I am sorry you're sick and I'll pray for you, but I know in my heart everything will be fine.
    xoxox

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  53. am unsure of what surgery you were referring to, but all the best nonetheless! we will be waiting (n supporting) you as always. :)

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  54. Hope everything works for the best. Nowadays, Endoscopy procedures are easier to do. Keep the faith.
    Mizé.

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  55. I hope everything is going well with you ECL! *hugs*

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  56. Take care, EC, and I hope that everything turns out fine! Yes, it does suck to have to go through tests and such. It sucks to have to go to the doctor, period! ;)
    Be healthy, be well....

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  57. Hi! ECL

    take care and hope everything will turn out okay.

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  58. that's a lot of medicine. Take a candy or something sweet after that might helps. Hope you will get well soon. Take care!

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  59. Oh, I hate the word endoscopy. Go thru one 2 months ago. Hope everything will be alright after the checkup. Will pray for your quick recovery. Stay positive as the dark clouds will clear. "hugs"

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  60. Hey, take good care. I had dengue in January and was hospitalised for 2 whole weeks and was on house rest for another 2 weeks. Mostly alone. I hope you are not alone.

    Take care!

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  61. Gosh~ What happened to you?
    I hope all goes well for you :)

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  62. eeks...done tt endoscopy b4 n i hated it. I did it while conscious but my fren says u can erequest for yourslef to b knocked out. I hate fasting or drinking tt gallons of fluid to flush out crap in the intestines etc. 1 day b4 the procedure. :P

    My sympathies. CLAIM INSURANCE!!!

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  63. Hi ECL,

    Am back and been missing dropping by due to the entrecard issue but am here and reading. :) Hope your week has been wonderful. :) xoxo

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  64. I hope you feel better soon. It sucks to be sick for sure.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  65. Alamak! What happened? You must take good care of yourself and avoid seafood after surgery, if not the wound would *ahem ahem* fester.

    Sincerely,
    Pu Niao

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  66. Poor thing...good luck:) Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.

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  67. Hi ECL,

    Am back to greet yah a great weekend ahead :) xoxo

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  68. Oh dear ... hope you feel better by now. What happens?

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