I am so terribly sorry I haven't updated for ages (well, at least that's how it feels like to me). My last post was about me feeling sick and all and I was planning to go to our doctor for a checkup and I did which was why I had gone missing virtually for about 5 days or so. My intended checkup became an admission to the hospital, The Medical City, because of asthma and pneumonia. My doctor didn't let me go home. I was so scared and I almost cried because I was there alone. I had no one with me. And it was my first time to get admitted without my parents beside me. I am scared of needles! And I need someone to hold my hand whenever they had to test my blood or put the dextrose in. I had no one. I immediately called up my Mom who is in LA and woke her up just to tell her that I will get admitted and that our doctor wanted to talk to her to explain my "condition". Well, she agreed.
I got admitted late in the afternoon. There was a crowd in the Emergency Room. A lot of patients complaining about different kinds of illnesses. I was made to wait in the Observatory Room (or something like that) while waiting for a room to go available. I tell you, it was like I was in a hotel in its peak season! Every room was "fully-occupied"! There were 8 patients inside the room including me and then a lot more waiting outside the hall on their wheelchairs. That was how many patients there were. So anyway, my cousin arrived just in time for my dextrose insertion.
Okay, there it is. I had one "tube" but there's actually another one inserted. One dextrose and antibiotic. I honestly felt my heart stopped beating for a millisecond when the nurse inserted it. Seriously. I AM that scared of needles.
I got a room at around 10PM already. Yes, I waited for more than 4 hours. This photo above was taken the next morning by my friend, Anna who visited me along with her boyfriend Ace and my other good friend was also there. I am not sure but I look thinner than usual in this photo plus my hair look shorter too.
I was admitted because of pneumonia and asthma by the way. My doctor said she had to admit me to prevent it from progressing plus they had to swab me for H1N1 too just in case. Don't worry, I tested NEGATIVE. I knew it. She said it was just for precaution. So for 2 nights I stayed in isolation and then I transferred after they got the result of the swab.
Thank you for the well wishes and the continued visit in my blog. Rest assured I will be catching up since I'm on house arrest for at least a week. :D
I will be posting and talking about hospital food tomorrow. I have to cut this entry into 2 0r 3 parts cos it's too long.