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    Monday, July 20, 2009

    Anemia???



    I have been suffering from bad flu that caused by my sensitive nose like err.. once a week. And I got it again yesterday. Nearly finish the whole box of tissues! Wanted to go and see the doctor but the clinic near my office was closed, and by the time I left office, it was like 9pm, the clinic near my house was closed too (I know yesterday was Sunday, but I was working T__T). So, I went to see the doctor this morning. Was asked to wear a mask by the so called doctor's secretary or whatever because I was having flu. Okay, it is the time for me to show some social responsibility again.

    I think the doctor did not recognize me. Otherwise she would have asked:" You again ar, what can I do for you today?". I have been visiting her quite often, like once every 10 days. I told her my problem, then she asked about my diet (eating habits), and my menstruation details (I was a bit shy when I answered this) and she concluded that 'maybe' I am suffering from Anemia. Why did I say 'maybe'? Because no blood test was done! How can she confirmed that I have Anemia, right? But she is a doctor, so I better listen than ignore.

    Anemia - A very new word to me...
    Anemia - also known as "Lack of blood" and "Low in Iron".

    Got these iron tablets from the doctor.
    I have not taken it yet. Got scared after I read the descriptions...
    The First line:
    Color stool black??? Means what? Does it means my stool will contain blood? It sounds scary to me.
    The second line:
    Not with milk or calcium...
    I did not take it because I had fish soup for lunch, and the fish soup contained milk... :P In other words: Too kiasi

    The tablets have to be taken on alternated days. hmmm...
    Shall I take them or shall I just take more meat instead???

    12 comments:

    jen said...

    kiak kiak jorn kl yiam het
    hope ngi jau ngit hong fook :)

    chrisau said...

    don 't worry lar...anaemia is very common among u ladies. When u take iron supplements, your stool will be dark (and hard). Drink more water and eat meat which includes liver, etc.

    王爾德 said...

    Get well soon. Back to KL and you may free from anemia!

    Joanna Tang said...

    My gynae prescribed that tablet to me before, I think most women suffer anaemia, especially during menstruate time, and its very heaty..u gotta drink lots of lots of water, dear. Take care, ya!

    jezalmy said...

    Josep, u better take care urself now, october is coming soon baby.

    Doreen said...

    That's a normal result when you take iron supplement. Don't worry la, nothing one.

    Borneo Falcon said...

    I usually don't trust young doctor

    xiao rou said...

    Coming to your blog always makes me feel hungry >_< get well soon =)

    Yan Ting said...

    take care my friend.... see what other doctors say.

    eugene said...

    must take care lah,, weather no good, and i guess you too are stressed out at work, learn to relax and make sure go for some excercise.

    i dont sound like ah pek, do you? hahahah

    seriously, take good care,ya

    Pete said...

    Iron tablets will cause your stools to be dark. Don't worry it is not blood but iron is a very important component for hemoglobin. If you want to increase you iron level just use an iron wok to cook sour food....you will get it naturally in your food!
    But better drink more water and take more greens vegetable or fibre food when you are taking the iron tablets. In not stools will be very hard.....biji-biji like kambing ones leh, ha ha ha!
    Take care, hope you will be ok soon!

    twins mama said...

    hmmm.. must follow doc say.. eat more meat!

    dun diet or save $$ la.. u ald slim n rich.. wakakka!