First Check Up After Discharge

Today is follow-up day. I need to visit Dr. Guna, Dr. Loh the speech therapist, Juliana the dietitian and Dr. Sanjeev the eye specialist; in one day. I was in the hospital from 9:00 am till almost 5:00 pm. Went home in the afternoon for lunch and then went back to the hospital for Dr. Sanjeev’s appointment at 2:00 pm. He was stuck in a traffic and reached hospital only at 3:00 pm.

Nothing much from Dr. Guna. She asked me to walk and try to squat and stand up. She said that I have a lot of improvement but I have not regained my balance yet. She asked me to stand on one foot and I could not balance well. I told her that I still feel numbness in my legs and arms. She prescribed ALAnerv to me and asked me to try. It is to repair my nerve.

She also said I would need to have another brain and neck MRI to check on my nerve. I will need to be admitted again on Sep 19 for a night. Some of the test results are not available yet. She said it would take weeks. What bacteria or virus, it’s not known yet. Hopefully, it will be available by Sep 19.

Next was Dr. Loh and Juliana. They were surprised that I can talk smoothly now. Dr Loh brought porridge and blended food while Juliana brought a plate of a normal meal with rice, grilled fish, and vegetable. It was used to assess my swallowing ability. She also said that I have a lot of improvement and I doesn’t seem to have any problem swallowing but she suggested to take things slowly. I can now take soft food. Yay, no more blended food! She said I need to start chewing food to work out my jaw muscle.

We went home a lunch and picked up Jasper and Anabelle from school before heading back to the hospital for Dr. Sanjeev’s appointment. We were waiting since 1:30 pm until Dr. Sanjeev came at 3:00 pm due to traffic congestion. He was surprised as well that I can talk normally now. He told his assistance that they need to do a test case on me.I told him that I am no longer seeing double but everything I see now seems brighter than usual and it gets tired quickly. H ordered a Hess Chart to test if I still have double vision. He told me that although the result was off a little but it was nothing to be concerned about. He suggested to do another test in a month time and asked me when will I have my next follow up with other doctors. I told him that I will need to be admitted on Aug 19 for a MRI. He said he will do it the same day.

He was being told by his assistant that I was in the hospital since morning. He smiled and told me that he will keep things short and sweet. He told me that although the result was off a little but it was nothing to be concerned about. He suggested to do another test in a month time and asked me when will I have my next follow up with other doctors. I told him that I will need to be admitted on Aug 19 for a MRI. He said he will do it the same day.

Anabelle and Jasper were sleeping on the couch when I came out from Dr. Sanjeev’s clinic. We went home at around 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm and all of us were extremely tired and exhausted.

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