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!

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