Thursday, October 23, 2008


It's been two weeks since I've been discharged and well, I have to say I think I'm recovering quite well. Have already gone back to work since last Friday cause there's quite a lot of things to do before I leave for Japan on 2 Nov.

The wound is still not closed up but it seems to be improving. Have to change the gauze everyday but there's still some bloodstains. Wonder how much longer it will take. I'm hoping it will seal up nicely by next week, before I travel.

November is going to be one of my busiest months. I will actually be away in Kyushu for pretty much the whole month, leading about 4 tours! It's scary. I'm gonna be living out of my luggage and changing hotels about 4 times in a week... While I'm looking forward to having fun with each group, I'm also very very apprehensive about travelling for a month in Japan. Hope I don't fall sick.

I've managed to catch a few movies since I've been discharged and the two which I have enjoyed quite a bit are 20th Century Boys and Tropic Thunder. Here;s a little bit about 20th Century Boys...

Although the reviews have not been glowing, I found 20th Century Boys very enjoyable. I thought the characters were interesting (especially Kenji and Donkey) and I liked how the story was developed. Yes, it is very similar to movies like IT by Stephen King but I think the Japanese backdrop and the typical manga-type story makes it really engaging for me. This movie is suppoed to be the first of three. I can't wait for the sequel which is supposed to be coming in Jan 09!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

To hospital to hospital.. again!

After last year's MRSA attack, I've been reasonably well. However, there were still some stones (rather large ones, according to my doctor) in my kidney which I had to get removed. So guess where I am again? Yep.. in hospital.

I underwent the operation yesterday. Apparently, they cut a small slit on my back and went straight to the kidney to break up the stone and remove the debris. Yeah, all this happened yesterday and to be frank, I feel quite well today other than for a tube connected to my kidney to drain the blood as it heals. According to my doctor, I was to be able to return home tomorrow to rest at home. However, they did a scan today and discovered that there was still a reasonably large piece of stone in the kidney... so apparently they are gonna operate on me AGAIN on Friday! Arrgghhh...

But I thnk more than frustration, I guess I'm just feeling a sense of resignation. What can I do rite? The stone has to come out. If i don't do it now, i'll still have to do it soon. Not as if there's any miracle medicine that can meeeelllltttt the stone away. (If there was, it would probably melt my kidneys too. :P)

As you might have realized by now, I'm actually blogging from my hospital bed. Brought my laptop to keep me occupied with surfing/videos/games. I'm definitely more prepared this time!

Here's wishing Friday's cut is a successful one...