Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Another Day, Another Doctor.

I just hate having to go and see Doctors. Oops! That does not sound quite right, does it? I mean, with several friends in the profession, it would be almost impossible for me to do so especially... So let me rephrase that: I just hate going to Clinics! It is not for anything but, somehow some people gets the whiff of your intention so that every time I step into one, there's already a long queue! Take last night for instance...

These past few days I have been doing a heck of a lot of walking that I have have put strain on my left foot so much that the pain can be a killer at times. Thus I decided to see this orthopedic doctor, who also happens to be the owner - he and his wife, that is - of the clinic. And as I suspected, someone must have alerted the people because by the time I got there, which was about 8pm, there were already more than 20 people ahead. But, a guy has got to do what a guy has to do. And so I went to the reception, gave my clinic card and asked to see the Orthopedic Doctor by the name of Doctor Bezam. As it so happens, one of the loccum doctors was at the reception and she remembered me when I suffered from poisoning some months back.

The doctor took my card from the clinic assistant and then remarked "Oooh! Sihatnya dia...Apart from the food poisoning and the foot problem, you have not been sick! Oooh!" I was near blushing then, what with the other waiting patients looking and I was made to feel like an 8yr old. Still, my mind was going like "Oooh! Yes, I am sihat, thank you. But please, don't stop there! Aren't you supposed to be pulling my cheeks and like give me a nice big hug?" But tough luck, she did not hear my thoughts. Oh well, maybe next time.

So I took my number and waited and waited and waited. It was close to 9 when my name was finally called and I had my first meeting with an Orthopedic Doctor since a very long time ago. After mere speculations about the condition of my foot by several doctor friends apart from Doc TA and a young Doctor who is fast becoming a heart specialist, this time I want to be certain.

The kindly Doctor took a look at my leg even as I was lying on the examination bed. And as he does so he began pressing and poking at various points of my foot which had me doing something like the video below...twisting and shouting. But I off course, was doing it in pain.


Anyway, very much later after he had a look at the x-ray which was taken in the clinic itself, he admitted that his first opinion was not right and that mine was a case that affected the soft tissues. But what puzzled him is that soft tissues cases are not prolonged. Still, he gave me some painkillers and a medication to further reduce the swelling. Hmm...with due respect to him, I think I'll go visiting the heart specialist again. Who knows, may be a miracle might be in store?

10 comments:

tokasid said...

Salam Shah:

Yes,most of the time soft tissue injuries are short term problems but excessive stress does make the weakened tissue painful again with slight swelling( or bentan if your prefer).
Sometimes a sprain can cause recurrent pain when stressful.

Why not try daily calcium or if you are a milky guy, drink milk.

Ah...the heart specialist to be, she sure will cure your heartache.LOL! Seriously!!

tokasid said...

Shah:

My streamyx connection is so bad that I have problem of making new posting.
maybe I should bomb TM HQ.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Doc,

Milk eh? Hmm...I do like milk but have not been drinking it for a long time now. Bukan apa, emak does not like milk except when it condensed and mixed in beverages. So, boring le buy and minum sorang je.

As for streamyx, of late ni, memang there has been excessive complaints about them. But if you decide to do that, tell me in advance and I'll be your pathfinder :)

Kata Tak Nak said...

Why don't you do another two x-rays in 2 different clinics. One for you foot to get another opinion and the other you heart to be examined by that heart specialist.

You are a copywriter, make up stories. Tell her about how the lonely nights you had to endure had a strange effect on your heartbeats. Take her hand and put them on you heart. Ask her if she feels anything wrong with your beats. If she said, no, then say how miraculous her hand is for taking it away with just a touch. Look her in the eyes when you are talking, don't act uninterested, that would send wring signals. Then you 'latah' la sikit; something like 'Oh! I love you', or 'oh! comelnya doctor ni' or 'oh! nak kawin ka tak'. If she is still there in front of you and there is no swelling mark in your forehead then it worked.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

Whoa..! This heart specialist is very well trained! She does not go hitting on spots which PDRM can identify as abuse, she steps on legs! To be more precise, she steps on the problem leg of a particular patient! lol! Mati gue :)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

this injury sounds to me like a common footballer's injury. a cracked metattarsal or something. but ofcos thats not the case with your foot.

shah, try and do as cikgu told you to. let the sweet doc feel your heart with her soft hand. now dont you go and do the vice versa...hehehe...

^Beatles were awesome man. my personal fav by the fab-4 has gotta be 'If I Fell', from their Hard Day's Night album.

cakapaje said...

Salam kerp,

Well, you may be right about the football injury, but its been years since I played soccer. Damn good goalkeeper I was...for an amateur lah!

Bro, why cannot vice versa? I mean, I need to learn too! :)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

ok man, you go do that but dont say i didnt warn you.

what docTA said was correct, correct, correct after all. you are indeed a milky guy...hehehe...

muteaudio said...

Salam Bro,
Forget the 'heart specialist' N forget DocTA (jgn marah doc, nanti kena jual). Its Dr. House u need to see! Ask him to prescribe u Vicodin. It works on him excpet his bahasa berbunga....

cakapaje said...

Salam MA,

Bro, I am not a regular at House - Vicodin, I presume, is what he takes to ease his pain? Hmm...will definitely check that out.