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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Day in the Hospital ... as usual....

I almost forgotten that I have a Rheumy appointment today!!!!
Luckily I flipped open my appointment card yesterday, trying to find a right date for my next driving lesson .... and.... there it was 12-08-08, blood work and rheumy!!!

My blood works result was good! My White Blood Count (WBC) is up to 6.5, thanks to four weeks of increased dose of prednisolone.

The doctor is restarting my Imuran (Azathioprine) !!!

Four weeks ago, I was taken off Imuran as it was suspected as the "culprit" of my low WBC. Then again, I don't think it was logical that they took me off Imuran and increased my prednisolone at the same time, how would they know which is the "culprit"?? The docs suspected that either Imuran or active SLE was causing the low WBC, but, if they take me off Imuran and at the same time increased prednisolone, which supresses SLE, how would they know?? Hmmm.... Anyway, I wasn't very logical that visit, thus I didn't ask but I knew something wasn't right!

So, let's just hope they know what they are doing by restarting my Imuran!!!! Yes, it can be really frustrating when you see different doctors each visits, they may have different opinions in treating you. So, always bring your little notepad with you and insists they write down their treatment plans.

Just to update, Selayang Hospital has started controlling the ticket numbers for registration, they will now check your appointment card, and will only issue a ticket number 30 minutes prior to appointment time stated. So, if your appointment card states 10.30 am with the XXX clinic, they will only give u a number at 10.00 am! If you arrive earlier than 30 minutes, you'd have to wait! I spent 2 hours watching TV in the hospital cafeteria today! My butt is so sore of sitting!

6 comments:

din said...

Bina, dont story-story to much about going to hospital la my dear, I turut rasa simpati atas kesihatan dan perkara yang you kena alami, apa kan daya kehidupan akan terus kehadapan.Doa saya semuga bina akan terus sihat dan berjaya mengharungi sisa-sisa hidup kita yang semangkit dekat dan penuh dugaan.
Rajin2 lah makan ubat ya,...
kenapa tak calling2 blackie bila dah sampai selayang...panggil kuat2 dia mesti dengar punya...
telinga vampire la katakan...
atau vampire tak blh keluar pasal dah pagi...hehehe
Wishing You will be fine...
P/s: Tiger dah jadi anak tiri ke,,?senyap aja..

lupie said...

Din,
TQ for your kind words...
But... will continue writing abt my hospital trips, because IT IS my life... :) and it is very trying at times...

Oh ya, TIGER dah promoted, can sleep with me at night :)

Blackie007 said...

Hey, congrats on your higher WBC!!! I am so happy to hear that. I consider this good news, lah, Din.

You could have called me, you know, and I'd happily pop over to see you in Selayang Hospital.

Eh, wait, wait....when I woke up and turn on my HP, I got a message from Maxis that I have 2 missed calls, from the same number. It's a fixed line number. Was that you?

CazzyCazz a.k.a Micz said...

Lupie,

Good to hear the good news!! :)

hug hug & kiss kiss from Nisha, Yaya, CoCo, Chubs, Ninja & cheeky.....

celena said...

Hugssssssss, good to hear WBC UP UP UP. Muaks

lupie said...

Thanks all...