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Urgh's, part deux

dunno full details (tough when doc just mumbles stuff PLUS dad is practically deaf i mean hard-of-hearing), but seems MRI confirms existence of a blockage/narrowing or an artery in the brain / leading to the brain... so dad is stuck in hospital while they put him on some sort of drip 3x day for 5 days (nurses say it's an antibiotic.. doc says it's an anticoagulant... wtf?). Looking at him you wouldn't think he's had a stroke.. in fact he's chafing at being "bound" to the hospital and is longing for the golf course.

reminds me of the tale 14 years ago when he was in ICU refusing to accept that he'd had a heart attack, and signalled to my mother to smuggle in some smokes for him.


then this mid-morning his cardiologist waltzes in saying "you're diabetic; we'll have a dietician come in and talk to you on Monday" wtf? tried to get a *bit* more intfo, turns out they'd run him thru a GTT (glucose tolerance test) in the morning and his "results" "went up 4 - 8 - up to 12! that's diabetic!". yeaaaaahhh gimmie just a wee bit more info lah doc... grrrrrr! anyways, diabetes runs in the family, so it's not a total surprise, but so far my dad's managed to keep whatever readings on blood glucose barely within "normal" levels... see lah how now...

so yeah... a reminder for me (not that i've ever forgotten) that i probably carry a high diabetes risk, seeing it rear its ugly head in most of my father's immediate kin. More impetus for me to lose those extra pounds and move on to a slightly heathier lifestyle. Fun.

oh yeah and those bombs in mumbai

and the war that's just escalated between Israel and Lebanon

... all i can say to all that is ... "urgh"


  1. What the hell is going on in the world? *sigh* :-(

    Oh so your family has a history of diabetes? Better watch what you eat then.


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