Friday, February 11, 2011

Dramatically fallen ill 戏剧性的病了


Today, 11-2-2011, is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes in commemoration of the apparation of Mother Mary in Lourdes, France began in February 11 1858.

It is also the World Day of the Sick in Catholic Church which was instituted by late Pope John Paul II on May 13 1992.

My wife and I attended the evening Mass and received special annointing of the sick from the presiding Priest, Rev. Fr. George Harrison.

We have to put ourselves into the category of "The Sick" because we are sicked .... with sicknesses. For all you have known, I am afflicted with knee problem and it is due to go into "workshop" for major overhaul !

My wife whom I used to call "as strong as a cow" also suffered from illness recently.

So goes the saying: Life is .... dramatic and surprising!

On January 25 (Tuesday) morning, my wife accompanied me to my doctor appointment at Subang Jaya Medical Center (SJMC). It was the D-day for me .... to decide on the fate of my knee.

Half an hour before reaching the destination, I heard my wife groaning and breathing heavily. She was wriggling, holding her abdomen.

She told me she was in great pain ... spasm and severe pain in the stomach area.

"do you need to go to toilet?" I thought of the possibility of severe food poisoning.

"no..."

In a matter of minutes, her condition worsened drastically. She was trying to straighten her body by reclining the car seat ... her eyes opened wide.... it was very frightening.

I was pondering whether to speed up to rush her to the Emergency Room of the hospital.... the traffic was quite congested then.

Then her condition stabilized .... the pain was still there but not getting worse.

Her pain has lessened when we arrived at the hospital. She could stand up and insisted to go with me to the specialist clinic for my appointment. However, she still felt uncomfortable at her chest and still could feel light spasm at the abdomen.

The fright of recurrence prompted her to see a doctor at the emergency room.

I got a wheelchair from the specialist clinic to wheel her to the emergency room. She was immediately attended by the doctor on call.

Seeing her in good hand, I went back to the clinic for my appointment.

My wife was supposed to be by my side for the D-Day but unexpectedly found herself lying on a bed in the Emergency Room.

Through a few tests, including ECG (heart is OK), Ultrasound and blood test, she was found having stones in gall bladder (gallstones).

She was later referred to a Consultant Surgeon.

"The pain was caused by stone(s) lodged in the bile duct.....you have gallstones and must be removed...."

"if not .... "

"if not, pain may come back at any time...."

Since it was nearing New Year, we decided to hold on until after Chinese New Year and pray for the best!!

So my wife is a lady with many gemstones!

It has no prior symptoms and happened so suddenly. However, we thanked God for not allowing the pain happened during my wife's holiday in Guiling two weeks prior to this incident ..... and not happen when she was driving alone. It happened when we were on the way to hospital !

True to her "colour", my wife is holding on strongly "as a cow"!!




今天 11/2/2011是路德圣母的主保日,纪念圣母在1858年,2月11日,在法国的一个叫路德的地方开始显现给一位名叫伯纳德的女孩。

今天也是我们天主教会的世界病人日。这是已故教宗若望保禄二世在1992年的五月十三日宣布的。

我和太太在傍晚参加了弥撒,领受了主礼赫神父给予的特别为病人祈福的『傅油圣事』。


我们不得不把自己加入了『病者』的行列,因为我们的确是有病了。你们在我的部落格上也已经知道我的脚膝盖有问题,随时都要“进厂大修”了。

而我的太太,平时我形容她“如牛般的壮”,最近也出了问题。

这就如我们常说的:“。。。。戏剧性的人士,充满惊喜。。”

在今年的一月二十五日(星期二)的早上,太太陪著我,一同前往私人医院去会见我的骨科医生。今天是决定性的一天,因为是讨论我的右脚膝盖的问题,要不要进行大修了。

在离开目的地大约还有半个小时车程的时候,我突然发觉太太有点不对劲。。。她按着肚子,痛苦的呻吟。。。

她告诉我,腹部非常的痛,肚子在搅扭着痛。。。。

我以为是食物中毒,问她是否需要上厕所。她说不必。

再过一阵子,她的情况看起来更糟。她痛得身体不停的转换姿势,眼睛长得大大的。。。当时的情况令我有点惊慌。

我正在想着,是否要加快车速,赶紧把她送到医院的紧急部门。当时的路上相当的拥挤。

还好,她的情况有点稳定下来。。。腹痛好像没有再加剧。

当我们抵达医院的时候,痛也减少了。她可以站起来走动,还坚持要陪我一起去见我的医生。不过,她还是觉得胸部不舒服,腹部还有少许扭痛。

想到刚才的痛楚,她决定到紧急部门看医生去。

我找来了一辆轮椅,把她推到紧急部门,值班医生很快的就给她看诊了。

把太太交到医生的手上,我也放心了,就回到专科部门,去见我的医生。

世事真是令人难于意料,太太是陪我来看医生的,却没有想到倒是她躺在紧急部门的病床上!

经过了几项化验后,包括心电图(心脏没问题),验血和超音波等,发现太太是胆生石!

过后,我们去见了一位外科专科医生。

“你的痛是因为胆生石。当胆里面的石掉出来的时候,就会有剧痛,你必须把它除掉。。”

“假如不呢?”

“那剧痛随时会发生。。”

因为将近新年,我们就把这胆石切除手术押后,也期望不会有问题。

我的太太是可说是一位满怀珍石的女士!

太太从来没有任何症状显示有胆生石。不过我们怀着感恩,感谢天主,这状况没有在太太在之前两个星期到中国桂林游玩的时候发生,也没有在她一个人驾驶的时候发生。。。却在我们去医院的途中发生。。。

正如其人,太太到目前为止,还是如牛般劳着如常。。!

2 comments:

Anna said...

感恩天主對满怀珍石的眷顧,
但還是要事事謹慎,痛起來時,很痛!
尋問謝家強有何方法,他也沒動手術!
您的“膝盖”考慮到怎樣了?祝安!

Simon Phun said...

时候到了,事情就会完成。阿门。