看完醫生 忘了結帳

June 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal | Leave a comment

週三颱風天 我下午請假去複診
看完醫生匆匆忙忙的要離開
覺然忘了去結帳
雖然才一百元的掛號費
還是又在折回醫院去結帳
當時台北市已宣布當晚晚上停班停課
我好擔心到了櫃台已打烊
還好還有稀稀疏疏的人在走動
我也順利繳清了我該繳的費用

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一年了

June 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal | Leave a comment

大約一年前,骨科主治醫生安排我住院取出膝蓋內的釘子
由於異常出血的狀況會診了婦科醫生
一年前的這時候,我首次看到自己的病理報告
姚醫生也把我轉診給現在的鄭醫生
繼去年七月開刀後,這一年來,定期驗血,照超音波,還有最近的MRI,都是醫生安排的例行檢查
今天我又回到醫院等待看MRI 報告
報告ok!
三個月後再回診

今天複診

May 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal | 8 Comments

今天會醫院複診
看上週的抽血報告
一切ok 指數4.9
醫生說一年了
再度安排MRI做例行檢查

Year 2011 is coming to an end!

December 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal | 2 Comments

Hard to believe, but the year 2011 has flown by in a flash. A lot has happened, good things and great challenges. Originally planned to have some friends over for New Year’s Eve but that has been cancelled. I’ll prob take Millie up to the roof top to see the Taipei 101 fireworks. I haven’t seen them although I’ve lived in Taipei for several years now. The building I live in now is close enough to see the fireworks from the roof top.

Christmas Eve I spent in Taoyuan at Hannah & Rick’s wedding. It had a touch of Christmas with Santa suited groomsmen and cute bridesmaids with Rudolph antlers. It had modern touch with the bride and groom updating their facebook status to married at the wedding banquet. At the wedding, we wrote on note cards of blessings for the newlywed, and somehow my card got drawn, so I got a gift from them.

On Christmas Day, I woke up early and went to church with a collegue. He and his church had prayed for me and even stopped to visit me when I was in the hospital. It was a small church but I think the most amazing thing is, they sang my favorite song. Everything else that was sung were Christmas songs, such as Silent Night, Hark the Herald etc. But then they sang my favorite, 愛 我願意! That has always been my favorite song and it always touches me deeply. Imagine how I felt seeing it listed on the program that day.

A special student in my Friday / Saturday class

December 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal | 1 Comment

In my weekend class the past few weeks, I’ve had two very special students. This beautiful Lab is a full-time guide dog, and she comes to class with her owner who is blind. For privacy reasons, I won’t list out their names.

Here she is sitting nice and tall for a photo. It was raining that day, so she had a rain coat on.
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Below is her usual in-class position. She snaps into position as soon as her owner prepares to stand up.
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Guide dogs aren’t very common in Taiwan yet, and there are only as few as 28 licensed guide dogs in Taiwan, according to the Taiwan Guide Dog Association.

It was such an encouragement to meet the pair of them. To be honest, after being sick and in recovery most the summer, I’ve been trying to pull my life together; I struggle sometimes, not knowing what’s next. Each doctor appointment feels like an unset timebomb. But compared to this special student, my issues sure are minor.

Soap booties for Angela’s little one

November 29, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal, 手工皂體驗/Soap & Me | 10 Comments

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夏末回去上班時得知同事安琪拉懷孕的事
那時候已經知道懷男生
所以某天打皂時我做了這對藍色藍莓味的皂booties
送給了安琪拉 而她一直放在辦公桌上
今天經過看見她為它們準備了可愛的心型盒子
想到我還沒拍照留念呢
趕緊拿出手機隨手拍下這對可愛的娃娃鞋皂

上週四我有回去複診
並看了驗血報告
醫生說我的腫瘤指數目前正常
並預約三個月後再次複診繼續追蹤
也叮嚀我也一樣提前一週先去驗血

Poke, Poke: Blood Test & Flu Shot

November 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal | 2 Comments

Yesterday I went to the hospital for my blood test. Results will be out next week in time for my doctor appointment. It’s a routine follow up post surgery. It’s been about 2 and half months since my last check up.

I also got the flu shot administered this afternoon. Hopefully it’ll keep me clear of flus. I don’t like being sick!

Dentist讓我畢業了~

October 7, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal | Leave a comment

It’s been more than half a year since I chipped my tooth and have been seeing the dentist off and on. Things got delayed also because my sister was in town and I took time off to visit around Taiwan with her. Then I was in the hospital twice for different medical reasons.

Last night, it’s all completed. I even got my teeth cleaned as a ending. Next time I see the dentist again will be in about half a year for a routine checkup and cleaning.

All cleared for now

September 9, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal | Leave a comment

I had a doctor’s appointment on Thursday. I went in to see the results of my Breast Echo (ultrasound) I did several weeks ago. Originally I had an appointment two weeks ago, but when we went it, we didn’t see anything. Doc postponed my appointment til this week, but we still saw nothing. In the end, they ended up calling the lab, to confirm, that I was there and if the results were out. Turns out due to technicalities, the report didn’t link up with my records in the system. But the lab was able to confirm everything is clear, no cancerous cells in my breast area.

I have another doctor appointment in two months, and a week before that, I have to go get a blood test. They will be monitoring me every so often.

來update一下

September 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal | Leave a comment

好久沒來寫網誌了
主要是剛開始上班比較累
第一週我幾乎都早早的睡
平均睡眠時間也拉長了

傷口復原良好
還是不能提重就是
因為會牽動到腹部內部的傷口

膀胱漲痛的問題也改善許多了
不然那真的很難過

Breast Echo

August 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal | Leave a comment

今天回醫院去做乳房的超音波
再來等下周四回去門診看報告
這次做超音波比我想像的快又簡單
以前腹部照超音波都要漲膀胱
比起今天這個來難受多了

繼續休養追蹤中

August 15, 2011 at 10:00 am | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal | Leave a comment

上週四我在都會醫院去回診
復原狀況越來越好
醫生也讓我在多休兩週
目前預計8/26回去上班
在這兩週的休養時間內
醫生也安排我去做Breast Echo
針對乳房的部份照超音波
之前醫生說過 子宮卵巢以及乳房方面的癌症
三個有一個發現的話 另個也發現的機率比較大
所以也要定期追蹤做診察

接近日落的美景

August 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 寵物雜記/Pet Tales, 心情筆記/Journal | 4 Comments

Looking down from the roof top

天氣好我會帶著米粒去樓上跑跑
米粒會像小瘋子一樣來回飛奔
別看她腿短短的 她跑起來是飛毛腿的

我呢順便去做短距離的散步 運動運動
醫生說我要多散步 復原狀況才會好

我覺得最美就是接近日落時候的景像
今天post另個角度給大家看囉
這張是上周天氣好的時候拍的

Follow up appointment

July 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal | Leave a comment

Yesterday afternoon, I went back to the hospital for my first post surgery follow up appointment. It was the nice doctor that explained the details of the photo to me.

I asked him a few different questions, such as the different situations that were painful to me. He took the time to explain that due to surgery, the different parts of me internally that may be affected. He assures me that many of those symptoms will go away with time. It’s naturally within the first months post surgery that I have these symptoms. After all, the superficial wound is ok, but it takes a few months to heal up internally.

He suggested that I continue my sick leave, and give it time to heal up and not rush back to work. Therefore, I will continue my sick leave for the time being. I have another appointment in two weeks to follow up again. I also have an apointment scheduled for roughly two months from now to follow up again.

我要找回自我~

July 28, 2011 at 9:52 am | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal | 2 Comments

這陣子以來
我的生活打亂了
沒上班沒上課
好不習慣!
討厭自己很多事都受限了
討厭自己什麼事都不能做
快還我快樂的日子啊~

我想我真的是勞碌命
我不適合靜靜無所事事的生活
因為忙碌可以使人暫時忘記煩惱

有人說 我像放暑假
可是放暑假是自由的
我哪裡不能去什麼也不能做
一點沒放假的感覺

以前上班上課雖忙
忙完之餘 會跟朋友聚聚 可以做自己喜歡的事打發時間
現在呢 除了睡飽了吃 吃飽了睡 在不就是看電視上網
外出只有去市場跟醫院
我要怎麼找回以前的自我呢

最近好友跟我分享好消息
可是我卻好難過好難過
覺得上帝開了我一個好大的玩笑
自己的夢想破碎了也就算了
身旁的好友都一個個圓了我的夢
就算抱著不婚主義的 不要孩子的
也紛紛結婚了 有孩子了
我也想要那樣平凡的幸福啊
現在看著大家一對對的
結婚了 懷孕了 期帶著新生命的到來
叫我如何釋懷阿

回家安頓好了

July 16, 2011 at 9:58 am | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal | 2 Comments

週四辦理出院
回到自己的小套房
沒事就休息或散步
因為醫生說要運動
但我又不能做劇烈運動
只有近近的短距離散步

有時不想睡就看電視
發現最近世界少棒賽在台灣
看小朋友打球挺有趣的

Going home tomorrow

July 13, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal, 代禱事項/Prayer Requests | 6 Comments

Praise report~

After a full week in the hospital, we’re going home. I say “we’re” ’cause mom’s been with me the full time I was here, worried nuts.

Today, we got some good news from the doc. The results came back and nothing’s spread beyond the uterus, which was removed. My ovaries, however, were not removed in Friday’s surgery.

I had asked to see a photo of what was removed from me and the doc was really nice in explaining it all to me. I could clearly see the tumor which had showed up the MRI and not before.

Today, the labs were able to confirm no spread. I forgot the technical term. I still have follow up check ups in future months to come, but for now they’ve comfirmed the cancerous cells and tumor were limited within the uterus only. Pray that it stays that way. Don’t want anymore cancer in me!

Post surgery update

July 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal, 代禱事項/Prayer Requests | 8 Comments

I haven’t posted anything since my Friday afternoon surgery. Pretty much because I was still kinda out of it. I recall waking up following the surgery with a hot temper. I was sweating hot and people were trying to bury me in blankets. The people at a nearby station were discussing matters that didn’t interest me and I felt like yelling at them to hush.

Friday night was harsh. as I felt lots of pain from surgery and also very heavy in the chest area making it hard to breathe. I was up most of the night aside from when I was on painkillers. I was given two shots in total that night so I could sleep. Somewhere in the night, the nurse put my on oxygen to and kept reminding me to practice taking deep breaths. Seems like due to surgery, and tube sent down my throat, my lungs were “lazy” and “collapse” so I needed to work on taking deep breaths to “inflate” it again.

Saturday, I was in pain still, but doable without more painkillers. I still had my IV drip, my oxygen tube and also urine tube on me. Doc encouraged me to try walking to get my intestines back in working order as soon as possible. With so many tubes on me, that was impossible. But I did try to slide off the bed and stand a moment or two.

Sunday morning, I requested that they took the urine tube off me so I could make attempts to walk short distances, eg, to the bathroom. Basically, I was able to go without the extra oxygen tube so that was a relief too. Deep breaths were still kinda painful though. It’s also like trying to learn to swim for the first time, but not really knowing the breathing pattern.

Doc allowed me to drink small amounts of water so I was soon off of my IV drip too. But the biggest problem was all the gas was still stuck in me. I needed to fart, but none would come. Finally, last night i let out some gas. But my tummy still churns a lot. Imagine someone trying to wring all your intestimes together. At least that’s how I feel. Not fun at all!

I haven’t eaten much at all, and haven’t really been hungry either. I just pick at my food to make sure I’m eating something. I know I have to, regardless I’m not feeling hungry.

Nowadays, I have to wear a band around my waist to support it, but I feel like it’s rubbing in my skin. Ouch! Other than that I’m recovering well from my surgery.

Doc says we are waiting for final results from the lab. We hope that the cancerous cells have not spread beyond my uterus. In the future there will be more follow up tests to follow up as well. Please continue to pray for quick recovery and no spread of cancerous cells.

又要開刀了

July 8, 2011 at 7:21 am | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 心情筆記/Journal | Leave a comment

基本上我又要開刀了
週一回診去看醫上 跟醫生討論下一步的動作
也得知上週MRI報告顯示還有一顆腫瘤在我的子宮內

昨天我的住院手續也安排好了
也再次跟醫生討論手術細節
今天稍晚要開刀了

Beautiful Sunset!

July 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Posted in 醫路手札/Road to Recovery, 趣味生活/Smiles in Life, 心情筆記/Journal | Leave a comment

I spent most of the morning running around the hospital for routine check ups before being admitted to the hospital. The check ups included, blood tests, urine test, xray and cardiogram (sp?)

In the afternoon there was a pre-surgery session which I had to attend where they introduced us to the process of the surgery.

Window View from Hospital-What a beautiful sunset!

Late afternoon, as the sun was setting, I saw one of the most beautiful sunset scenes I’ve ever seen in Taipei area. So it is for all to enjoy. This photo was taken via my cellphone from my hospital room. We have a nice room, semi-private with another roommate and a nice big window.

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