Showing posts with label Fibroids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fibroids. Show all posts

Sunday, June 26, 2011

continued from Surgery Recapped: The Pain

Sunday, 19th June 2011

I anxiously await the doctor’s round this morning as I can’t wait for her to give the go ahead for me to be discharge today. When she finally came, I was sitting upright on my bed eating breakfast and the first thing she said was “Ah good to see you with a healthy appetite. That must mean you are feeling better.” I gave her my biggest smile and told her that yes I was feeling better and I want to go home. lol!

She inspected my bandages and see that all is alright and give me the thumbs up and told me that I can be discharge that day. Yeay! She instructed the nurses to change my bandages and to teach me how to remove my bandages when the time  comes.. She wished me well and moved on the next bed.

Moments later, after I’ve taken my shower, the nurses came to change my bandages. They told me that they had place waterproofing layer to the bandages so that they will remain dry as they healed. I am to remove the bandages myself on Thursday, 23rd June. However if there was any rashes or pain prior to that, I can either go to the A&E of KK or the neighbourhood polyclinic to get treatment.

When mom came at 11am, I had already changed and was watching Boldie on my phone. A while later, the nurse came with my discharge papers, my meds, my medical leave form for 25days and a new appointment date which is for 7 July. We packed up the rest of my stuff and say goodbye to the nurses and the ward at noon.

That concludes my three day stay at Kandang Kerbau Hospital  for which I underwent Left Ovarian Cystectomy and Keloid Scar excision surgery. Check out my cyst below…lol!

ovarian cystectomy



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Thursday, June 16, 2011

surgery day

So the day is finally here.. Second surgery in my lifetime. Am hoping it won’t be as major as the first surgery but one never know what the doctors will find once they are inside you!

I’ve started my fasting since midnight. I was told at 6am I could have a light breakfast which consist of only a single piece of bread and tea with sugar. NO milk, the nurse told me. I’m supposed to check in at 11.30am at the Admission office on the 1st level of Kandang Kerbau Hospital. The nurse would show me my ward to get me settled. I can request to see the doctor before the surgery but there is no guarantee that would happen. A medical officer in charge that day will come by to see me and assess my health to make sure I am healthy enough to be operated on. My surgery would take place around 4.30pm.

Pray that all goes well for me ya..


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Prior to my surgery tomorrow, I was prescribed some cleansing meds to clean my system. At 10am, I had to take two tablets of Bisacodyl which is normally prescribed for people with constipation problem. As I don’t have any such problem nothing eventful happen.

Then at 4pm, I’m to take a bottle of oral laxative saline. As you may have guessed what that implied.. I’m literally rushing to the toilet every minute. I’m on my 10th round right now and still counting.

I am actually supposed to take another dose at 8pm but I reckon I will give it a miss if I can’t stand it any more.

In the meantime, I am also packing for my admittance tomorrow. I am packing light for sure, so I won’t be packing any nintendo ds games for sure but I will have my phone with me and since that is loaded with loads of boldie episodes, I know I won’t be bored for sure!


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Friday, June 3, 2011

I’m home!!!!.. and got the go ahead for my surgery on 16th June. So all is set for the stage so to speak…lol..

a surgeon and nurse performing surgeryThe doctors and the nurses at the pre-admission office was all so friendly and knew me by name that I felt like I was wearing some form of name badges or something.  I reckon they were trained like that to make us all feel at ease during what would be a traumatic experience for some.

My pre-ops examination went very smoothly. My ECG and X-ray results were great. The anesthetist explained to me what would happened during the process and the side effects after the anesthetic has worn off. My blood was taken for blood type and blood count. They also gave me a checklist of what to do a day before the surgery, on the day of the surgery and on discharge day.

I also chose what kind of ward I wanted and guess what, based on my “income” level, I am also eligible for more subsidy.. Yeay!



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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

money_treeI was just doing my accounts and just realized my medical expenses with regards to this fibroids thingy has reached up to close to SGD400 already. Lucky for me the surgery itself will be paid using my medisave account and I’m hoping even if things get complicated, all my expenses will be borned by the account otherwise for sure I got to ask for financial aid. lol!

Times like this I wished I really made an effort into looking at that medical insurance I keep talking of getting but never really went around to looking for agents. It’s times like this too I wish I had some investment or insurance account that I can cash out on or know of some best penny stocks options that I can start looking at and make a quick buck. lol! I mean I’m looking at this site right now and with such small investment, the returns are really good, provide you know what you’re doing of course.

Can you tell I’m desperate? lol.. Seriously though I hope to God that this surgery remained a laparoscopic one as it will not only heal much faster, hurt much less and  I also don’t have to walk like I’ve just given birth or something.



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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Continuing from my blog post yesterday…

So since I was not prepared for another surgery especially since the last one was only 2years ago, the next meeting was set for 24 May for me to meet up with a specialist to learn more about my condition and what can be done to help me with my situation. The meeting was indeed beneficial as it helped me to understand my condition more, the risk if I didn’t go through with the surgery and the risk if I did go through the surgery.

Basically if I didn’t go through the surgery, my cyst may rupture or twist and by then I would be in so much pain that I would need to through with emergency surgery. If I were to go through with the surgery, the risk would be bleeding, infection and blood clots. The good news is that all these symptoms can be controlled with medication and the percentage of that happening is real low.

The doctor also explained that although basically my surgery will be done laparoscopically there might be a chance he may need to open me up should any complications arise.

Surgery Date

16 June - The Surgery

I had so many questions for my doctor that day and he answered me patiently and I didn’t feel pressured to do the surgery at all. Basically I was looking for reassurance that after I go through with this surgery my problem would be solved. He told me that if the problem still occur after the surgery is done, meaning my ovaries and my uterus are spic and span of any fibroids and cysts and cancer has been ruled out, he can prescribed something to counter the problem. After hearing that I was so relieved and after thinking about it and weighing the pros, I finally decided to go though with it.


When I went for surgery in 2008 in KL, there was no pre-op at all. They just took some blood to do some blood work and then ask me to come on the appointed date for the surgery. So when I was asked to come back on 2June, two weeks before my surgery,  for pre-op for this surgery, I know I am in good hands. I guess I will blog about that when it happens 🙂



PS: Cost for consulting with the specialist? SGD25 only. I love being a Singaporean 🙂


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Friday, May 27, 2011

After my surgery in 2008, nothing much changed in my condition. The situation still persist but since I didn’t really like doctors or my doctor in my particular, I didn’t pursue the matter. Then upon reaching 40 and pretty much knowing that there no mini me in the picture, I decided to just go and get myself some kidding.. we decided that I should just go on hormonal pill to settle the problem instead.

I decided that I should get it in Singapore simply of economical reasons since I am a citizen there. Then a problem occur. Apparently, because I was 41 at the time, I was told they could not prescribe the pill to women over 40 for health reasons. I might get diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots and a host of other problems that I don’t have currently. I was told that it is better to find out the reason of the problem and solve that problem instead.



My Fibroids Surgery from 2008


I was referred to a specialist at the Kandang Kerbau Hospital in Singapore and went through a series of tests. In January 2011.  I was told I had multiple fibroids and an unknown growth in my uterus. The doctor suggested D and C and while doing that they would take samples of the growth and check for cancer. As I was definitely not prepared for any surgery I asked if it was possible to wait. The doctors said yes and took some blood samples instead to check for cancer marker. I was told my cancer marker showed moderate levels of 70+ and that it is still alright to wait for my next appointment which was to happen in May.

Well.. it’s May now and so on the 11th of May, I went for further test and was told on the 12th that my cancer marker dropped to the 20’s level and that it was on the acceptable range and that some of my fibroids have reduced in size while some have increased. The worry now is that I had a cyst in my left ovary that might burst or twist which means I would need emergency surgery. The cyst is also the one that caused me to double over in pain each time my period comes. Typically cyst can contain water or blood and it my case is it blood which makes it all the more worrying. As I understand it, my condition is known as Endometriosis and it is estimated to affect over one million women (estimates range from 3% to 18% of women) in the United States.

Since again I was not prepared to go into surgery, another appointment was set so that I could talk to a specialist about the whole issue.. I will elaborate more of that in my next post.


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