Category Archives: Health

Mono lens

Like many people my age, my short-sightedness is now compounded by long-sightedness, and I need one pair of glasses to walk around, and another pair just for reading. Of course I could do bi-focals (how… outdated) or get progressive lenses … Continue reading

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Still not a Superhero…

While in hospital, waiting for a heart scan, the doctor listened to my heart and ordered a blood test. Subsequently, a nurse or some medical aide came by and apologetically told me she had to draw some blood. She made … Continue reading

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Stir crazy

So after the three days of monitoring and allowing my BP to shoot to 200, the doctors put me back on anti-hypertensives, and would slowly bring down my BP to normal. So I was admitted on a Friday (about 2 … Continue reading

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Under Pressure

In the three days after my MINOR stroke, my blood pressure rose to over 200/120 on some occasion. In case you are not familiar, normal blood pressure is 120/80. If your blood pressure is over 130/90, you would be considered … Continue reading

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A minor stroke of luck

The triage doctor at Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s A&E assessed my complains and correctly concluded that I was having, or had, a stroke. She bedded me – well, put me on a gurney – and sent me to the Stroke … Continue reading

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There will be blood

Z has been having nosebleeds. What usually happens is that she will have nosebleeds in the middle of the night, and wake up crying. The first time this happened, I just held her as I or PL usually would if … Continue reading

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Ten Cents (plus) Kopi-O

Some people get excited over discovering great coffee. Recently, I’ve started getting excited over discovering really affordable coffee. I mean cheap coffee. I’m not usually a fan of “coffee bags”. These are filter bags of coffee grounds, which may contain … Continue reading

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