Friday, August 16, 2013

Prevention When There Is No Cure

Drink It Up by williamnyk
Drink It Up, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.

On Friday night, mum and SK had an appointment with a preventive pain specialist from Kuching. The whole thing was arranged via his brother, a general practitioner in our neighbourhood. Eight patients were there to see him that night. Waited for quite some time. I had dinner in the car and later went to nearby RQ Tea to get some drinks. Clumsy as ever, SK dropped her drink and the cup split at the side. An amazing new way to enjoy her 3Q passionfruit tea. LOL.

The specialist looked very much like his brother but with a demeanour that was more rushed and jittery. Also noticed that he liked to lick his lips and that his tongue was kinda sharp. Thank goodness my mum didn't present him with much of a case, just the normal degradation that old people experience. Nothing much to do about that. SK on the other hand had medical conditions that were right up his alley. And he immediately handed her his card and asked her if she has medical insurance. He spoke in a very 'funny' way:

"The procedure that I am proposing to you, only five doctors are qualified to perform in Malaysia. And I'm one of them. Not to say that I'm so great or anything. I'm just telling you a fact."

Humble, right? Anyway, SK will be seeing him again next month with all her reports and recent MRIs and hopefully he can help her manage the pain that she is experiencing daily at the moment. But in the mean time, three weeks of muscle relaxants for both of them. By the time we were done, it was already 11:00pm!

3 comments:

Twilight Man said...

I am curious about her nagging pain. I will meet LB and ask him further to see if there is alternatives.

Hdaran said...

Sharp tongue literally??

William said...

@Twi:
He'll just shake his head :P

@Hdaran:
Haha. Gotta love his mouth kan?