Tuesday, October 20, 2009

my first jakun-fied GP experience

so i went to the GP today because of the pain on my right eye,
it's a weeeirrd pain, it felt like the corner of my eye lids were swollen and droppy
but actually it looks perfectly normal with only very little redness at the corner but because it felt uncomfortable and i was worried it might be some infection due to my cough i book an appointment with the GP last friday.

mana tahu, semalam mata aku sudah tidak sakit, -_-"
but bcoz i cant cancel my appointment on a sunday, and i tot if i dont show up without calling to cancel it then they might blacklist my name or something,so i went also la! 9am leh my appointment....darn early wehhhh and it was darn cold also dis morning.

and dgn cha-dou nya the gp arrived late for work so i had to wait a bit la and when it was my turn this was how it was;

Dr G : hi, good morning = D how can i help you?
me : oh, morning. my right eye is painful when i blink and it is a little bit red at the corner
since last thursday but it is better now
Dr. G: *looks at comp and type away my symptoms on the keyboard* oh ok.
me : *.......*
Dr. G: *continues typing away and ignoring me*
me : *.......* oh erm, i have a cough too that has last for more than 2 weeks with sputum
Dr. G: ok. *without looking at me, continues typing away*
me : *........*
Dr. G: ok so let me have check at ur eye and hear ur chest when u breath in
~check check~kau tim.
Dr. G: okay, everything is FINE,ur eyes maybe pain bcoz it is just too dry no infection dont worry =). maybe u could try putting eye drops or try wiping it with baby shampoo.
me : huh?baby shampoo?any particular kind?
Dr. G: OH johnson's baby shampoo will do just fine. just take a cotton pad and put a lil of it and wipe if on ur eyes. it has some anti-bacterial effect that might help. it's a TIP from the eye specialist.*wink*
me : wow, that's good to know.
Dr. G: * continues typing away* me : *..........*
Dr. G:*print prescription and hands to me* okay, so here's ur prescription.some antibiotics for for your cough. u can get it from the pharmacy =).yup that's it.
Dr. G: *..........* oh okay.thank you.bye~

i think the whole sesssion i was really blurred out man..plus a bit cha dou-ed. but the gp was still friendly but the only thing about seeing a gp here is that u gotta make appointment and it is always almost a week later or if u r lucky like me, u need to wait only 3 days for ur turn but often when the time comes ur problem might just go off already like mine, so making it no point to see the gp already. but i think, maybe this is a way of trying to save the NHS's expenses on self limiting illness hoping that we might cancel our appointment and time will eventually heal the condition in some cases.i dont know.

but all i noe is that, it is very mafan to c a gp here, and out of all i think the only benefit that we are able to get from it, is the prescription the gp gives that allows u to get medications prescribed to you by the pharmacist for only 5 pounds (no matter how many kind or how many biji u need) compared to going up to the pharmacy directly and purchase the medications over the counter that might cost more but definitely much much much faster and easier.but again this kind of system really makes the pharmacist having a more important role in prescribing and helping in treating common illness and reduces the gp's workload.

and YEAP,I GOT LOST in the hospital while trying to find my way out. -_-"
the equally similar corridors and weird direction boards mmg meng-confuse kan.

before i go to sleep, here's a few pics from edinburgh from my day trip yest!

on the train. an hour plus ride. price: 5.20 return

a weird tower that is apparentlY significant.=P

market street

a garden near the museum/ gallery of edinburgh.it's AUTUMN!

the whisky manufacturer!

the famous castle of edinburgh. it looks not that interesting from the exterior
so we didnt get in plus the tix was 12pounds pp!

that's all for now! cheers!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

in october talks about september

woooo! my summer euro trip was incredibly fun!
firstly it is definitely because

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

in october talks about october

MANN!!! time FLIES!
i actually have about another 8 months here only
I M KINDA MISSING EVERY MOMENT I HAVE IN THIS CRAZY WEATHER PLACE ALREADY compared to having little dislike moments when i just arrived HEHE! =P homesick mahhh that time....

so yeap! the new sem has started and is coming to the 3rd weeek already and we finally got the first taste on going to classes and workshops with the home students HAHA! i was pretty excited at first wondering how are they actually in classes
and my first few impressions about them are
  1. wow! they do really like to wear a lot of layers of clothes here. i tot they are almost immune to the cold weather here already, mana tahu they wear much thicker than us. the fashion of layering?

  2. gawd, some of them are really really really hardworking!and of course SMART!presssured lo!especially some of the seniors said when the lecturers evaluate individual presentations they are a bit bias to the home students....man if they so geng already how to tanding with them?!

  3. ada la yg snobbish but of course ada yang really nice as well. but lucky me, i haven really met snobbish ones compared to few of my classmates who got completely ingnored in group discussions.fuuuuhhhh.
yeap, overall it is still a really nice experience on getting to know more different kind of people but joining them only at the final year makes making friends with them a little difficult coz they already have their own comfort zone of friends but we of coz will try to mingle more!KEKE!
so to start of me and tham had join the committee in organising the graduation ball for next year!!
weeeeee! i shall hope that it shall be fun!

AUTUMN sudah datang!!!! trees have start to get botak and the sky gets dark at about 630pm already!!!! man!! hari hari yg gloomy dan dark akan datang very sooon!!!
and it's getting relli cold here for me already!!...ahhh when winter comes i will die lo!!
and the weather is making me hungry really fast!!!daym! fat lo fat looooo

will blog about my summer trip next up! =P