Friday, February 27, 2009

AN EMERGENCY TREATMENT?


The clock stroke half past ten. The bell at the gate rang. Harith was awaken. Contractors doing the sewage system had arrived. I climbed up the slope to open the gate. They arrived unannounced although I have reminded the technicians to let them have our phone numbers.

It all began with people wanted to test the pump, downstairs and in the upstairs bathroom. I had to usher them, up and down. The whole chores took more than two hours. Harith was not asleep anymore. He was anxious with many strange faces around.

After they completed their task, we took some rest. I tried to distress myself. Only eight days ago, I went to check my cholesterol, it was 6.2... not much reduced? BP was 131/82. This time I was advised to take something for the cholesterol because there is a family history of heart problem. Obediently, each night after dinner I swallowed one tablet.

I remembered taking a few pieces of "murtabak" (a kind of pan fried pastry with fillings inside, if I could call it that) . At lunch, I had fruits. After Harith's lunch we went up to pray. By 4:00p.m, I was in the kitchen trying to prepare some dishes for our dinner. Harith came into the kitchen several times trying to turn the knob to the cooker. Oooooo! He knew it! I sent him away. Then suddenly it all happened.

My stomach felt extremely empty, I was trembling, sweating profusely, strong palpitations was felt... What? Oh no! I quickly took some food, prepared plain tea and sat down to eat and drink. After finishing what was meant to be a full meal, I was still trembling and feeling hungry. By 5:30p.m I was still eating (helping another portion of some rice, a few sticks of chicken and beef satay in peanut sauce). Soon after went upstairs with Harith to have Asar prayer.

By that time, I felt really fatigue. I lied down with Harith beside me. When his Mama came home, she asked if I was sick. I asked her if I was looking "sick"? So, I described what had happened. She wasted no time and rushed me to the hospital.

The emergency wing was not so full of patients. I was quickly put on a machine to monitor my heart beat and BP . They read 86 which was normal but I was still having palpitation. BP read 131/82. It was okay too. The student nurse ushered me into a big room with many beds. At least now this wing went through a real refurbishment. New beds, new set up and cleaner environment. What a face lift.

Dr.Tan came to take some blood sample for sugar testing. He was puzzled that the palpitations just never stopped even though the machine gave normal reading. I just smiled. Perhaps the answer was in my mind. I was quite certain I knew it.

That cost me more than two hours! I was in from 7:01p.m until 9:59p.m. The sugar level read 9.2 (?). After getting instructions for tomorrow's appointments, we left.

The next day Harith's Mama went to work without taking me along.

Those appointments have to be fixed first before going. So, Zaza was home, taking leave to look after Harith for me. I felt better. When Mama came home late evening, she mentioned the sugar level was actually 7.2 and not 9.2 as was mentioned by Dr.Tan. He was actually mistaken for another patient's reading. So the only test required was for the heart. The appointment is not yet fixed.

So much for the alarm! But ever since taking this tablet for cholesterol, I feel hungry all the time.
Already I am a great eater by nature... and having big appetite ( as a close friend puts it)... means trouble to me...

Oh gosh! I thought it was a heart attack...




9 comments:

Tea Time With Melody said...

Oh my goodness. I hope you are okay and everhting is fine. Maybe it was just an anxiety attach. I have had a couple of those after a very stressful day. Best wishes and hurray for your mom for taking you right to emergency! Good job MOM!!! :)

Sharifah Aminah said...

Moga-moga sihat....Kadang-kadang pernah terjadi pada diri ku sendiri.Dalam keadaan ini kita perlu seseorang berada disamping kita, sekurang-kurangnya budak kecil pun jadilah untuk menguatkan semangat kita.
Kalau perkara ini berlaku, jangan lupa cepat-cepat buatkan milo panas dan minum cepat-cepat--- tips ini diajar oleh mak bidan waktu saya dalam pantang. (Apabila keluar peluh lega rasanya).

Aiman Amani said...

Take care

RoyalTLady said...

Melody,

Thanks for dropping by...

Ya, perhaps it was anxiety plus the fact that I have overlooked certain factor that I no longer am a 30 year old young lady anymore!!!! Hihihihi...

Mama here is Harith's Mama... my eldest daughter...

Ya, hurray to her too for her prompt action. She happens to be a doctor working in the same teaching hospital... hence the "express" emergency treatment... (I guess as much).

RoyalTLady said...

Sweet Sharifah,

Thanks for writing a few lines. Having met you again, after all these years really made another record breaking "discovering long lost friend"...

Harith? Ya, pembakar semangat beno2...harap2 pembako calories jugak ... I am okay now.

Dah senja2 ni memang kena sedo beno2... See you soon.

RoyalTLady said...

Aiman Amani...

You have not collected something from this blog...

Scroll to previous postings and you shall see you name there...

great to see you here dropping by.

The Dutchess said...

Oh dear..good to hear your daughter is taking very good care of her mommy..Take care now:)

Alice said...

As I'm just catching up with my blog reading, I'm only just learning of this health concern of yours. I'm glad you seem to have gotten over whatever it was, but these things come as warnings. I hope you continue to take good care of yourself--just as you would everyone else in the family. I know your son's surprise visit was a great boost!

RoyalTLady said...

Alice,

Thanks for your nice words and wishes. Yes, indeed he was a great surprise.

I am taking this as a warning too... but then after the incident, i got hungry even more and of course I ate more... the weight never went down since then... hahaha!

Anyway, you too, take care.