Saturday, December 27, 2008


It's a peaceful day in a year.. that i love. Got my christmas present too.. and planned secret santa with the gang... =) also another christmas celebration nx year in 2009. Yes, plan to have one to replace the actual christmas dinner.

Our christmas present: CK euphoria =)
Just wanna tell you, I love it.

Come to the end of 2008... And i have great time with You.
Merry christmas and happy holiday.

Oh happy new year too. 2009 is coming, which means i am older but gonna be richer.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Josantoes has found the cause of back pain~

Okay, i suffered back pain, and officially diagnosed as slipped disc/herniation. I finally seek treatment as the pain kills me during my hospital placement as it got worst after a day sitting in the meeting room clerking case. Got worst as in suffering left leg weakness, pain and unable to sit and sleep well. This means that I haven't got a comfortable sleep during my past 2 weeks hospital placement and i have been taking pain killer as though i am taking my supplements.

So, went to sunway medical last friday to see the orthopedics, consultant orthopedics surgeon. Haha sounds great right? of course, the cost is great too.. but then, it is covered by insurances but i still have to pay first. Consultation fees RM80, meds RM69, physiotherapy RM179. Goodness... I think the hospital really earn a lot from the pharmacy, as the cost of the meds that i got if i buy it outside it would cost less than RM30. Neurobion cost around RM5-6, Norgesic RM4.80-5.50, celebrex not sure but i wont cost more than RM20... I think i should ask the doctor to write me a prescription and get the meds on my own.

RM179 physiotherapy includes Assessment, the stimulation electrodes, hot pack and stretching. Assessment means weighed me by using SECA balance, ask a few question, push pull my legs, put pressure on my back to find the pain area. Stimulation electrodes are 4 pads with short wires on it to hook to a machine which provide minimal electric stimulation to ease pain, hot pack simple means a plastic pack filled with warm water, the funny part is stretching, it is done by a machine, wrapping me up with belts and the machine will pull the muscle on my BUTT. Duh don't think it has great impact but my back got better after that so fine, i will continue

The most effective way for me, i think its the chiropractic. Sometimes, really have to believe in complementary medicines. The bulging left side of my leg obviously got smaller after the chiropractic, and each session is only RM40. Done 4 session already, and the last session i kinda enjoy le.. not pain but feel comfortable =) Read online that chiropractic helps in back pain though, so just continue.

My parents said since it is covered by insurance, including the chiropractic, so just continue the treatment. I think the insurance is great, because they pay for TABIB too.. XD but still, the money is not claimed yet as it will only required the claimed submission after i'm CURED. This means that my parents money is paying lo

Anyhow, thanks shyang for explaining the role of physiotherapy in Slipped disc.. i think the job of physiotherapist is kinda bored.. because i am bored too during the physiotherapy session :S

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

FIRE: SMB Kuching high

My high school, SMB Kuching high, was on fire. The whole administration block burn down in ashes, the junior science lab, RC room and St John room all gone. The smelly AVA room which we used to watch movie and the old library gone as well.

This is a bit late to post as lots of people have blogged about it already. Shyang said the cause of fire is still unknown. but i think most probably is due to the old wiring, as the building is old, so old already.

Hopefully the gov/teochew association will come up with the budget to rebuild.
It has changed so much the last time i went to collect my brother's report card, some teachers have been transfered or retired, the headmaster also changed, and there are a lot of new faces. this means that i am getting old.

well, let's just hope that the school will be rebuild soon.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

1st week of pain, 48hours of pain free period~

haha.. it's the end of the hospital attachement. It's nice and cold. Yes, putrajaya hospital is cold, damn cold that i have to put on my lab coat for the whole day. despite the food suck, the attachment is great~ people there are nice, not scolding but proper guidance, most importantly, don't have to go to ward everyday, but sitting in a very freaking cold meeting room, clerking case from the computer, YES, COMPUTER!! no blood stain or whatever stain on the BHT, no searching of files from nurse, of course, no sick patient who make me feel sick.

However, my one week of pain came from my back. The whole semester 7, i feel the condition improving, but it's actually not. Its because i don't move that much, then the pain did not disturb me. This week, sitting and standing, walking and still sitting, everyday, i have to eat pain killer to control the pain. however, with all sorts of methods, i get through until 5pm, but when i reach vista, even half way walking back home, my left calf is stiff, and feeling weak. The best thing of the day is to lay down on my bed after attachment for 2-3 hours, let the leg rest and then only i am able to go out for dinner... that would be 8pm at least.

From the first day i got sprained, i am taking pain killer. From paracetamol joint and muscle 500mg TDS to 1000mg TDS, to diclofenac 25mg + muscle relaxant TDS, to diclofenac 50mg + muscle relaxant. Then, to taking norgesic TDS and taking Vitamin b1,6,12... diclofenac 50mg prn with norgesic TDS. then it is ok for the whole semester 7. First day of hospital attachment, norgesic can tahan for half day, then i have to take diclofenac 50mg, with salonplas patch to ease the stiffness and pain until 5... until wednesday, even diclofenac 50mg cannot help that i have to buy new pain killer - meloxicam 15mg/mobic. It freaks me out~!! that i have to take those meds for osteoarthritis. It even make me having insomnia, need to wake up at night, rubbing my back and calf with counterpain... then until friday... its a half day, i cannot tahan taking all these pain killer.. i am only 23, how can i take all these..!!

So, i decided to go to this "urut" place. I dun wan to go initially, because i am afraid that the urut thing will make it worst. I remember irene's leg, having blister with pus after going to urut at that place opposite carrefour. so i go to the one my landlord tell me last week...

well, in the end, i found out that it is chiropractic instead of those urut with smelly OIL... which will stain on the body.. then i am scared la.. but still, have to try mah... that tabib said my pelvic shifted to one side and tat's why the pain is there.. a nd i walk senget one side...ok lo.. it is like massage with some pressure apply on some point.. then form a posture and "piak" sound come out, doesn't hurt tat much tho... then put on those smelly liquid for 6 hours.

ok, so go home and sleep lo.. well, after i woke up... i am able to walk straightly.. and the stiffness gone. pain also gone.. wah! its only rm40!! then the nx day, and today, i went to walk and walk and walk in midvalley, buy mng and zara pants.. eat and eat.. i am so happy! PAIN free period,.. but then, now i am having stiffness again.. hehe mum said walk too much but its only 20% of those pain and stiffness i had previously~

ok, i am going again.. hopefully after a few session, i am able to walk straight and run like a mad cow! i miss those days that i am able to go taekwondo session, swimming everyday, jogging and even wash my car... at the moment, i can only lay down and watch movie.. and i am in love with meredith grey and addison montgomery!

Addison - i like her in private practice, the way she walk and talk, its just so amazingly catchy!

meredith grey, obviouly older in season 5, but i still like her.. the eyes.. and the tone she talk.. i like~ hmmm.. i think i am mad. hahahaha

Okay.. one more.. =) charmaine sheh.
finish When easternly shower falls on whatever.. i still like her in forensic heroes =)

ok lo.. will update again after tmr, and for your information, i am not taking any pills for pain! hahahahahah complementary medicine sometimes do work! ok la i know i am weird putting pictures up but i just wana express my love mah

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