I started this blog on a Thursday night, 10-August-2006 because I was so pissed with my ex-boss. It was a "bitching" blog, which I kept very low profile, quietly ..... Supposedly a secret, dark little black blog ...
This blog was born in Bangkok, Thailand - not Malaysia.
I was one very angry, upset and ill person. I was seconded to Bangkok on a short-term basis and ended up being there for cumulatively 18 months. I had to visa run every 3 months! Go for foot massage whenever "immigration personnel" turns up in the office! How cool is that?
Of course, getting myself hospitalised twice was the highlight of my "lupus" - I've never had a "real flare" before ... until, Bangkok.
Stress did get to me.
I could still remember what a fool I was telling my "knight-in-the-shinning-armour" - Dr. Porawat, "Give me other meds, this is not working, I am still having fever, I need to close the accounts tomorrow.!"
Dr. Porawat looked at me and said, "You have to stop thinking about work - you need to be admitted, your WBC is down to 0.7"
I looked at him blankly - at that point of time, I was having very high fever with chills and my vision was blurry! Alone, in a foreign land without insurances at a very expensive hospital! YIKES!
That night, I was transferred to the ICU as they couldn't get my blood pressure up. (and now, I have high BP! where was the pressure when I need it!!!!!)
Funny, but I've never been hospitalised before until .... Bangkok. It was a "virgin hospitalisation" - hahahaha!
I never knew what to expect. Didn't know if I could wear underwear with the hospital gown, well, I am glad I did!
It was a nightmare when I paid the hospital bill - I had to pay using several credit cards!!!!! Did get the company to reimburse me though, but gosh, it was embarrasing!
Oh well, I am glad that this blog is longer that "angry" and hopefully gets happier with time ...... :)
Have a wonderful, fun and good weekend everyone!!!!!