Posts Tagged ‘illness’

My Korean Eye

By Ling

Swollen eye

Look at my eye, my swollen eye, my swollen right eye!!

It’s infected!
I don’t have a clue what happened. It just got progressively worse throughout the day…it doesn’t feel itchy and there’s no pus…it just looks ugly…and I have lost my binocular vision!!
It’s swollen to the point that it looks closed!
I joked that my Chinese eye turned Korean!
(I blame it on Mr KAD (= Korean American Dude) who I have been hanging out with for the last 24 hours! LOL)
But I want it to return to normal!

Road Trip In Australia

By Ling

feeding dolphin

I have already spent 11 days road-tripping in Western Australia.

It has been an interesting experience and here is a checklist of things I have achieved :-

1.  Almost killing someone

  • 24/7 with Mr Player is not a pleasant experience at all.  Sometimes, you just need some breathing space…

2.  Saw kangaroos

  • In fact, loads.  About 20, so far.  They all have one thing in common. They’re all roadkill.   Yep, all lying dead and rotting in the hot sun at the side of the road, getting their insides eaten by all the Aussie creatures.  Lovely sight…

3.  Fed a dolphin

  • So unbelievably cute!!!   I was one of the lucky few who got randomly selected to feed a dolphin at Monkey Mia.  I attribute this to the bright red dress I decided to wear that day, complete with bright red Crocs.

4.  Eaten delicious delightful foods

  • This includes lobster fresh out of the ocean, cajun-dusted soft-shell crab, big mama of a steak, big fat juicy prawns.

5.  Stayed in this villa which faced the Indian Ocean and watched a beautiful sunset

  • But then again, we also stayed in this yukky hostel aka prison cell!

6.  Saw a shooting star in the lovely night sky.

  • I then proceeded to walk backwards with my head facing the sky to see if I could see another one.  Looked like a lunatic and nearly tripped over.

7.  Got homesick and cried a river after speaking to my mum.

8.  Been ill too.

  • Got this disgusting phlegmy, chesty cough which makes me sound like a hardcore smoker.   Got backache from carrying my luggage and sleeping on lumpy beds.

9.  Getting tanned even after slapping on factor 50.

10.  Now, off to a glass boat ride at Coral Bay.

  • Hope I don’t fall off cos I can’t swim.  Hope I make a friend and don’t look like a total loner…

11.  I have also learnt some Australian phrases which I plan to put into practice -

  • G’day mate! (this will be used on a hot Aussie dude)
  • RACK OFF! (this will be used on Mr Player)

Head Hurts

By Ling

My head hurts.

I get headaches 3-4 times a week.

About 3 times a month, they’re the severe headaches which make me feel nauseous, i.e. migraines.

Dear Pain In My Head,

Please kindly go away!

I Am Fine

By Ling

My surgeon’s secretary called me last week.

“Come into hospital on Tuesday at 9.30am.  You will get your reult then…”

Crazy thoughts raced through my mind.  Why do you have to go to hospital to get your result?  Why can’t they tell you over the phone?  It MUST be bad news!

I went to the hospital with my Mum.  I got called in.  I had to undress so they could remove the dressing.  I started to panic slightly when Nurse 1 went to get Nurse 2 who went to get the Head Nurse who went to get the Consultant.  “Just tell me already!”

Good news! Thank God.  Thank you family and friends for your prayers.

The wound is still bleeding and oozing pus.  I am still not allowed to shower, not allowed to gym, not allowed this and not allowed that.  But who cares?  I am fine because I am benign.

Benign is defined as not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumour), i.e. non-cancerous

Cancer is deadly.  I have a blood-related aunt who is terminally ill with the cancer I could have had.  I saw her last week – her hair has fallen out, she is extremely thin and gaunt, her eyeballs are popping out, she can barely move.  The cancer has spread all over her body.  She is in palliative care.

Palliative care is defined as treatment to relieve, rather than cure, symptoms of cancer

The sad thing is her younger brother, my uncle, died a few years ago with cancer too.  He was also in palliative care but couldn’t live every day waiting to die, so he committed suicide.  Cancer runs in my family so I was really worried that I would be next.

Thanks everyone for your prayers.  Please continue to pray for my aunt.