for the past one year (ironically and coincidentally since i joined my present company), i have been having frequent nose bleeds. it occurs mostly when i blow my nose in the morning.
finally my gp referred me to an ent specialist. he suspects nose cancer.
this morning, i went to see him in the premise of mount elizabeth medical centre.
when i opened the door to the clinic, the staff greeted me cheerfully. there was a guy at the reception area too. he greeted me by my name. he was dr goh. i was pleasantly surprised. oh well, i guess that's part of the perks of seeing a private specialist.
i like my doctors to treat me as a friend, and not as a patient.
dr goh was very patient and took the time to ask me questions. when we got to the "do you smoke" question, he knew i was trying to dodge it cos i said, "occasionally". haha...
he poked 2 cameras into my nostrils, 1 small one, and the latter bigger and long one. he said i had a granuloma and it could be treated by "burning" it with electrical current. i said the word "burn" sounded agrressive, so he changed it to "zap".
the procedure of zapping the granuloma took less than 5 minutes, the unpleasant part of it was the injection of anaestesia into the nostril wall.
all in all, i was glad 1) i dont have nose cancer, 2) i went to a private specialist as the staff and doctor were all very nice.
but the taxi fare to mt e killed me at $17. $9 was for booking fee and surcharges. hump...