Nerve-wracking experience

It’s been some time since I last blog, was not in pink.


Since I came back from my Batu Pahat trip, I had prolonged sore throat and recurrence of fever for almost 2 weeks. I told my small boss I suspected myself having swine flu, he then said, “YOU WISH!”


I did seek consultation from doctor (at least 4 times in 2 weeks) in Sg. Siput but it did not seem to help at all. I seized the opportunity to go look for my family doctor in Kepong when I had some errands to run in HQ. The doctor prescribed a second type of antibiotic for me, which according to him was 1 of the strongest antibiotics after the first one failed to control the inflammation in my throat.


I thought I was on my way to regain my health until one day when I looked into the mirror and found the below:-

Oh my god! Look at the fungoid white patches!


My family doctor showed his terrified face when he saw the condition of my throat and promptly wrote me a referral letter to an ENT (ear, nose & throat) specialist at Sentosa Medical Centre. At this point, I was really anxious and worried, and what happened next distressed me even more.


Asking how bad my throat was, the doctor replied, “This is tonsil infection. It’s severe, need to do blood test to determine whether it’s serious.” Being too kiasi, I carefully studied though the types of blood test they intended to do. To my astonishment, I saw a tick next to “HIV I & II”!!

a tick next to “HIV I & II”!!


I google-ed for the following once I reached home:-

ceftrex – the jab they gave – my thought: shit! Did that mean the bacteria have gained mutation?

ciprofloxacin – the antibiotic they gave – my thought: “used to treat severe and life threatening bacterial infections”, LIFE THREATENING it stated!

AIDS – Excerpt: symptoms of infection like fevers, sweats (particularly at night), swollen glands, chills, weakness, and weight loss – my thought: oh, gosh! I was having exactly the same symptoms!


So I had a bad 自己吓自己night that day because when I met the specialist the next day, he told me my blood test was good and it’s apparent now what we are fighting with. He also recommended for surgery removal of tonsils if frequent recurrence of infection takes place.


Now, the white patches have gone for 1 week+ and I thought I’ll be leading a healthy and normal life again but then flu and sore throat hit me again this week! Can someone tell me what’s wrong with me? After all these, I really come to a serious realization that my health is my biggest asset. I slack so much at work because of the recurrence of fever. Let’s pray…

p/s: the specialist told me that one of the contributing factors for my infection=S.T.R.E.S.S

Another serious realization was dawning that: current stress=> tonsilitis

                                                                    more stress   => cancer??????



2 Responses to “Nerve-wracking experience”

  1. 1 Cheah June 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    the haze may have contribute to your flu and sore throat…exercise is the secret to maintaining good health ;)Take care

  2. 2 Aretha June 20, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    hey Sam. is it getting better now? I\’d been in that condition before, I went to 4 different doctors before getting better. They recognized it as tonsil infection, and it was sooooo… horrible. I couldn\’t do much, couldn\’t swallow, couldn\’t get up, severe fever, and after I\’d been treated well, I lost almost 4-5 kgs.AT that time I only had to swallow the big antibiotic pills, though the doctor asked me to be hospitalized. I was OK soon after, but the doctor reminded me that it could be a latent threat, which can recur if I don\’t treat my health and food intake seriously.I hope you don\’t have to undergo a surgery.Keep on posting to let us know yah!All the best.

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