Tuesday, June 06, 2006

i dont have nose cancer

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...

6 comments:

cat_aunty said...

Could it be just your nose is dry? Maybe can try some sea water spray

meow said...

well, at least now get it checked out liao, u can rest easy liao.. no need worry so much.. =)

Mini-Meow said...

For a piece of mind, certainly worth the $17! Heehee.

I always worry about what will happen to my cats if something happens to me... argh.

Good health to all cat parents in the world!

CatDonna & Cats said...

Good to know you're fine!!! :)

hikaru520232 said...

glad tat u r ok...btw the doc is Dr Goh rite...saw his pic...he look quite(study too much le ma)...haa...lol...

imp said...

cabfare well spent woman!! for that total peace of mind.

take bird's nest!!!