Kuishinbo~Meow~

I eat so much until people call me Dr. Fish Fish.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Sick (11 Jan)

Fish Fish's sick. Flu? Fever? Neither.

I was diagnosed by the doctor... Toppasei (Kyusei) Nancho (突破性or急性難聴)(Acute Hearing Difficulty). Couldn't find an English site for myself bout the info. Anyone can provide me with that? Thanks.

Dun worry, I am fine. Now on the progress of treatment. But I was really worried yesterday, didn't even hv mood to take my breakfast and rushed to the hospital.

It all happened in sudden on Monday nite. My left side ear just got buzzing sound non-stop. I thought it was something temporary, so I went to sleep that nite with an buzzing ear for the whole nite.

The next morning when I woke up, the situation worsen. I couldn't even hear clearly what was the news in the TV reporting. I tried to put on my iPod to listen... and the sound of the music was like from a torn-membrane speaker.

I knew it was nothing simple this time. Went to 1st hospital, they do not have specialist in ENT. So fish fish hv to cycle for another 30 min to get to another hospital that hv a doctor for that.

While waiting for fish fish turn, there's an Indonesia couple that brought their baby to see doctor, but can't speak Japanese at all, they seem like having a difficulty to explain to the nurse. So the keypo fish fish went over to help them.

"Can I help you?" I looked at them.

"Oh~you can speak English!" The mama was so relieved.

So she started trying to explain things to me... but seem like her English is limited.

"Sakit?" I asked her.

"Sakit?!" U should see how big her eyes were. "OMG! You know how to speak Indonesian?" (Fish Fish: Of course, I'm a Malaysian mar~ ;P)

"Yah~ saya bisa Bahasa Indonesia. Sikit sikit." Fish Fish added.

So I helped her to translate all the things to the nurse. The husband is a student in my University too. Just that he is in the main campus. He came here for 1 year oledi, but he couldn't speak Japanese at all, cause his sensei only want him to stay in the lab to do his study and work. "Japanese is useless for you." His sensei said to him. Poor guy... "To live in Japan, you need Japanese." I would fight back with the sensei if I was there.

After finished, she asked me, "Pernah berapa lama di Indonesia yah? Bagus sekali Bahasa kamu..."

"Saya orang Malaysia." (Kekeke...)

Ai yah~ this time 2 pairs of big big eyes looked at me. Luckily the baby didn't understand my talking yet. :P

"Orang Malaysia?? Bukan orang Jepang??"

"Bukan. 100% orang Malaysia." (Heee...)

"Tidak nampak macam orang Malaysia sama sekali yah~"

"..." (What more can I say? Have uncountered time of misconception from people oledi. Either in Malaysia, Japan or other countries. *Sigh*)

What make fish fish laugh more was the Face Analyzer I tried after reading Kim's post. After sending 11 pics for analysis, only 4 of them were able to be analyzed. The other 7 quoted 'No Archtype Found'. Hmmm... From the 4 pics... each analysed me 88%, 80%, 65% and 32% Korean/Japanese. The leftoever percentage was Chinese. Ok... now I know why I was mistaken as Japanese liao...

Back to my hospital talk. :P

Then, my turn. After gone through 5 times of Hearing Test (Chouryouku Kensa, 聴力検査)(it really tried my patience), the doctor told me bout this very new term to me, Kyusei Nancho. Yah... fish fish was like "???". He told me luckily I came early for treatment. The earlier I come, the higher the chance I'll get healed.

"Is it serious sensei?" In Japan, people call doctor as 'sensei'.

"Not sure. Need to take your X-ray now."

It turned up I was taken 4 X-rays in one go. Ai yar~ I hope my brain cells wouldn't die a lot. First time in my life head got X-ray.

Then, he said "How bout we try intravenous drip injection (Tenteki, 点滴) for 3 days first? Then see if the condition will be getting better?"

Hmm... that will be the 1st time in fish fish's life to hv drip injection then.

How high the changes of people of getting recovered?

"Not sure. For a fast stage treatment... 1/3 fully recovered, 1/3 with certain level left and 1/3 totally uncurable. But the faster u come, the higher chances to get healed" He said.

"What is the cause?" I asked again.

"A few... mainly due to virus infection or stress. U were in stress lately?" He looked at me.

"Not really. Just that these few days were busy with work until late midnite." I said. Maybe I did stress inside my body, just that I didn't realise it myself.

Must try to relax urself and hv a good rest, ok? He said.

"Now u need a drip injection."

"Uurrgghh... how long will that take?" I asked.

"1 hr."

"1 hr??" My eyes big big. U see, I've been inside the hospital for 2 1/2 hrs. It happened that 1pm till 4pm got my senior PhD thesis presentation. And I must go.

"Sensei, can I postpone the drip injection? I need to rush to the other place." I said.

Then he realised it must have been a tiring time for me for such a long time. "Ah~ right. Should let you rest first. How bout you come back in the evening, then I ask soemone to do the dripping for you? Then tomorrow the 2nd time in the morning." He said.

"That would be great. Thank you for the consideration. 6pm, can?"

"Ok. Odaijini (take care)."

"Thanks, I will. See you tomorrow."

The nurse was so kind. "No need to worry bout the payment first. Go rush for ur meeting. We settle that later ok?"

"Thanks... really thanks." Hospital in Japan made me feel comfortable actually.

So, rushed for train and ran to the presentation venue. Munched 2 Onigiri (rice ball) inside the train. After finish, rushed again to the hospital. One go and one back took me 3hrs.

Had a dinner. Then went to the hospital again.

The nurse took my blood. Examined my urine. Then started the drip injection.



This was how fish fish's hand looked like at that time. (mmulibra... kekeke... fish fish not only bring camera inside washroom... but everywhere.) The nurse was so kind that she helped me to sit up for taking the pic. Hey... this is by a one hand fish product. Nice pic ler~ ;)



And I was on the bed 1hr to see this ceiling and bag the whole while. Super boring!!

What I worry the most...

"Be ready of the side effects of this solution." The sensei warned me this morning.

"You'll get excited." He added.

"Excited??"

"Yah... some people will eat like crazy becoz of the hormone inside... and might not be able to sleep at all at nite time. But dun worry... that is normal." He said.

*Dun worry?? To eat like crazy during my diet season? And I can't even do heavy sport for these few days.* *Sigh* Ok... what to do... health is the most important.

Please god... help me to get well soon.

Now... how should I tell my mum? Hmmm...

28 Comments:

At 10:41 PM, Blogger earl-ku said...

hmm me had something like this back then too ... i lost my hearing on one side and had this constant blunt pain in my ear ... then the hearing just got worst ... at first i though my earphone went kaput liao ... but thne i knew it was me malfunctioning

after some test andthe result was that its my tonsil ... the tonsils affect everything near there ... the ear the nose the throat ... hmm took lotsa penicilin and was better after ...

 
At 11:17 PM, Blogger alicemeow said...

Hey!!~ Nice blog here..

 
At 1:10 AM, Blogger pinkcocoa said...

ff
get well soon ar~ Must be the stress and too tired! You work too hard :p Oh, I did a similar face analyser last year, only got 40% correct! hahaha. Oh I used to get recognised as Japanese years ago, and sometimes Korean. Now with the no. of Mainlander increasing, the first thing ppl ask you is "are you from China?" *sweat drops*

 
At 3:21 AM, Blogger Acrix said...

Hope u can get well soon! Take care :P OH, how come u never post ur pict in ur blogsite? Hmm really curious abt ur looks now :)

 
At 5:25 AM, Blogger holly said...

I don't know if this is the correct translated diagnosis, but it sounds like it could be what we call in English "Tinnitus."

 
At 6:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you get well soon , fish fish. Don't tell your Mom. Oh and don't tell your Mom I tell you not to tell her about your illness :D

ST
http://cheateat.typepad.com

 
At 7:10 AM, Blogger cooknengr said...

Hey Fish Fish, how much are you selling your Ipod for ? So I can comptete wtih BabyN and the Blackwidow..40G huh huh!..Sorry, cruel joke.

爆竹聲聲除舊歲
煙花處處賀新禧

Hope you can experience 聲聲 soon.

 
At 7:28 AM, Blogger obachan said...

My medical dictionary doesn't have 突破性難聴, but it has 突発性難聴 and its English translation is“sudden deafness.” I googled and found this site. http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/sudden.asp
I’m not quite sure if this is really what you ha, but this site does include the word “tinnitus,” too, so I thought you might want to take a look.
Hope you get well soon.
.... so how excited did you get?

 
At 9:45 AM, Blogger mmulibra said...

OMG FF, you're sick too, maybe got infected from me. :-(

One thing about Japan, whenever you go and see doctor, surely you will end up with a bag of drip. During my stay at hospital, I was given 6 packs of drip. :-(

 
At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh dear fish fish, I'm so sorry to hear (pun not intended) that you're not well. Do take care and rest more, and relax. Hope you'll get well soon. So, have you started eating like crazy yet?

Julia
www.aromacookery.com

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

Hope you get better fishfish! Feet up, rest up and eat up!

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger fish fish said...

earl-ku: Glad to hear that you hv getting much better. Hmm... after this, it makes me realised more that how important to take care of the unseen parts of our body too. Must learn to make myself more relax. I guess I think too much... in study, human relationships blah blah blah...

alicemeow: Hello~ welcome meow meow the alice. It's nice to see another meow here. Please do come around again. :)

Pinkcocoa: Thanks a lot dear. I'll ganbatte to get well soon. Hopefully. Like wat u said, must try to relax myself a lot now. Heeee... so far people have only mistaken me as Japanese mostly. But in summer, people tend to think me as from South East Asia, some even thought I'm from South America. :P China... kekeke... so far not yet. Hey, u got multinational face ar~ ;)

Acrix: Thanks for the concern. Fish Fish oso hopes she can get well soon. I'm eager for CNY celebration now. Bout the pic... heee... will post, but not now. Please wait ar. The steroid are making my face round round now. Miak!

Holly: Thanks a lot for the info. I'll try to look for that.

ST: Kekeke... I oso not thinking to tell her now. That's why I'm telling you all here. I dun want to let my lab's people know. Dun like they all look at me pitifully. And I know if I tell my mum now... she will get terrible imsonia. I'll tell her after I recovered. ;) Thank you for the concern, I'm recovering slowly. Doctor said my improvement quite fast.

cooknengr: Kekeke... you wouldn't want my Lau Gong. Now I can't touch 'him'... but it doesn't mean I can't in future ar. ;) Oh... my fingers very itchy now thinking bout firecracker and firework. I'm crazy in these 2 things.

Obachan: Thanks a bunches for this great info. Will link to that site later. Hmmm... how excited I got? Not much really. Can u imagine a Kuishinbo fish get into even more Kuishinbo?? Kowai!!! But the buzzing in my ear made me sleepless every nite. *sigh*

mmulibra: Kekeke... me oso think... first u, then angel... so now fish fish. Who's next? Peh peh peh!!! Touch wood. I hate the dripping, luckily dun hv to stay in the hospital. I had 3 bags oledi. Tomorrow need to go for one more. *sigh*

Julia: Thank you, I'm on the road to recovery. Hmm... so far the steroid effect not too obvious yet, though my stomach tend to gets hungry easily. Ah~~ I'm oledi a big eater, can't imagine if I'm level up. *_*

AugustusGloop: Thanks AG. Trying to get rest more at nite. Dont even read my books at nite now. *sigh*

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Patrick Leong said...

wah....sick also take picture ahh ? take a rest la. two months ago, I had the same problem. acute pain probably in the middle part of the ear. at first i thought i ate too much 'heaty' food. because the night before, i ate bak kut teh and herbal soup...so very heaty heaty. then i thought got pimples inside my ear. but seemed not. then i thought probably virus infection and i checked in the internet, as your doctor has mentioned, it could be stress. but i didnt go and see doctor. just biar sakit sakit for 2 weeks. now i can still listen, especially when people talking behind my back, gossiping about me. so hearing still very good. no need to worry. and don't la work until 3 am in the morning. although i am he-man, you are not she-ra !

 
At 11:11 PM, Blogger ~AnGeL~ said...

fish fish, get well soon ya! smile smile smile... remember ya! :) the theory to "de-stress-ing". hey, damn flu mann.. already one week, i am quite tired with the flu bug and it is even more frustrating when the medicine won't work. i guess i'll have to go see the sensei soon if i don't get better. kowai... nihongo ga amari wakaranai... later communication error!! haha... should go tell the doctor this..."o hana wa nigeru!!"

 
At 11:29 PM, Blogger fish fish said...

Patrick: Kekeke... I'll even take a bit before I die. :P Peh peh peh! Hey, u better dun take for granted for the sickness ler~ The earlier u go for treatment, the faster and higher u get will get healed. U ever watch Hontoni Kowai Byoki? Damn scary true cases. Btw... think you immune to the gossips liao... ;)

~Angel~: Thanks dear. For the cmal and this comment. Yap, I remind myself not to worry too much. Need to relax, so that can cure up fast. Thinking of ur smile give me ummph... Must smile like that too. :P Hey, wat do u mean by 'o hana wa nigeru'? Your nose escape away? *LOL*... Bet the doc "???"

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Sorry to hear abou your hospital encounter - hope your hearing recovers.

 
At 4:37 AM, Blogger ~AnGeL~ said...

o hana wa nigeru.....hmmm mebbe should b ohana wa nigete iru... running nose!!! :P

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger SiaoChaBoa said...

Hey.. fish,fish... :)
Take care of yerself and get well soon hor.. ;) i've been meaning to write this yesterday and today.. but i had been sick.. and now my spouse sick.. so lagi.. busy.. sorri hor.. :)

 
At 12:19 AM, Blogger fish fish said...

BHR: Thanks. Finally today the doc said I can stop dripping injection. He said my recovery was indeed fast. Ask me not to get too anxious. From tomorrow, only medicine treatment. Argh~ so happy dun have to lie on that bed anymore. :)

~Angel~: Kekeke... Fish Fish imagining the doc going after Angel's nigeteiru hana. :P

Mrs Tweety: No worry my dear. Thanks for your concern. Glad to hear u r getting well. Hmm... now you need to take care 2 babies, one big one small, must be very busy for you liao. Take care ar~

 
At 12:34 AM, Blogger Reid said...

Hi fish fish,

So sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. Hope you get better soon! *hugs* Get lots of rest and eat lots. Eating will help you get better!

 
At 10:22 AM, Blogger SiaoChaBoa said...

Hey.. fish,fish.. :)
Not 2.. 4.. actually.. our store manager is sick.. so gotta go into work.. since my big baby cannot go in.. and then gotta tend to the business.. that's another baby.. and then our new employee.. another baby.. 5 babies... boo hoohoo.. hehehe!!

 
At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fish fish,

I think I have the same symptoms you have. I went to 4 eye, ear, nose specialist 4 years ago and they had no idea what I have. Could you let me know what your doctor gave you in the drip injection and what's the follow up medication, so I can mention it to my (now) doctor. Hopefully that's what I need to recover completely.

Mahalo,
lance

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger fish fish said...

Reid: *Hugs* Thanks dear. I'm feeling better today. In fact, I'm trying to get as much rest as I can for the past few days. But this week, wouldn't be able to do so, need to rush my work for a presentation next monday. >.<

Mrs Tweety: Geeee... busy mama... u take care ar~

Lance: Hello dear. Thanks for dropping by. Hmm... Fish Fish know exactly how you feel. Hey dear, I'm not really sure what the doctor injected inside me, he just told me it is some kind of hormone and blah blah blah... But from internet, it seem like the dripping bag got steroid, vitamin B12, anti-blog clotting and metabolism increaser. The best way is to consult the doctor I think. The supplement he gave me was vitamin B12. Really hope this info can help a bit. Bless you and me...

 
At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fish fish,

Thanks for the information. The doctor gave me nose spray medication of steriods. He seems to be on the right track. I guess my ear problem isn't as mild as he thought, as the nose spray only helps a little. I guess I need a "bigger" dosage like you. I hope you're getting better each and every day. Take care - lance BTW, I enjoy your blog.

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger fish fish said...

Dear Lance, you are welcome. Yah, I think the doctor might have to apply the intravenous dripping injection for it to really circulate inside your body. Thanks for the supporting to this site, glad you like it. :) Take care ar~

 
At 6:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fish fish,

Sorry you had to go through your ear problem, but thank you very much for posting it. I told my doctor that you have the same symtoms as I do and he gave me medication in tablet form. I mentioned that you took you medication intravenously and he said the in Japan and China, it's known for medication to be regularly taken intravenously, while in America it's taken by a pill/tablet. He said it's a cultural thing. Intereting, yeh? He's from China but went to medical school in the US. I started my meds today. Seems like it's going to work out. He said he's 86% sure it'll work. Thanks again for everything. -lance

 
At 7:50 PM, Blogger fish fish said...

Dear lance, I'm recovering almost to the full already. Today went for my final check up. The doctor gave me another week of vit B12, and I don't have to go back to see him anymore. :D Hey, really hope you recovering soon as well. Btw, thanks a lot for the info bout the injection and pills. Interesting huh~ I heard bout Japan like to have dripping injection for curing a sickness, didn't know it is the same for China as well. In Malaysia, doctors like to give pills. Hey, in US, do one prescript pills in the hospital or in the pharmacy? Cause in Malaysia, the hospital provide the pills as well whereas in Japan, we have to prescript in pharmacy. I heard Malaysia goin to do the prescription in pharmacy too, but I'm not sure has it started yet.

Oops... long comment.

Please take a good care of yourself. Looking forward to hearing from you again.

 
At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Fish Fish,

I'm glad you're almost fully recovered. In the US, if it's an emergency, the hospital will administer the medication. Other them that, the doctors usually write a prescription which you'd take to the pharmacy or the doctors would give you samples, which they received from the drug representatives, that they have in their office.

Take care,
lance

 

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