Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Follow up at the Doctor

 I mention in an earlier post my mum went to the doctor.  On the last day of the Lunar New Year, which is the Chap Goh Mei, while my mum is at the PPH Community Centre event, as I gave my handphone number to the clinic, the clinic called me up and inform me that the report is out.  As the event at PPH Community Centre, I was told it was from 9am to 12pm.  The clinic closed at 12.30pm and last registration is at 11.30am, so I ask the staff if it is ok to go on another day.  The staff replied ok.  It so happen the event ends early, at 10 plus, so after going back home, bringing my mum IC, Pioneer Generation Card, etc, we walk to the clinic. 


The doctor review the report.  I ask the doctor if my mum needs to take a lot of medicine, as she might be frighten if she see a lot of medicine.  As my mum cholesterol is high, the doctor said monitor first, ask her not to take oily foods, so didn't give her medicine on high cholesterol.  She was given antibiotics which she has to complete the whole course and also Zynor which she has to take once a time every morning.

As the doctor is a general practitioner, my mum case, he can't do anything about it.  He wanted to refer my mum case to the specialist.  I didn't take the letter as I wanted to ask for opinion.

The next day, which is a Sunday, usually every Sunday morning, I will go for my Zumba session at my neighbourhood there, there a lady who will be there, she's a Pioneer Generation Ambassador, so I went up to ask her, if my mum goes to see the specialist, will she gets any subsidy, she mention, if go to the Polyclinic and get a referral letter from the doctor, the subsidy, will be more.  If from private doctor, there is subsidy, but will be lesser.

So I enquiry at the Polyclinic, whether if I could bring my mum medical report from the private doctor and get a referral letter on behalf of my mum.  Was told have to bring my mum to see the doctor.


20 comments:

  1. Sighhhhhh!!!! Taking care of the elderly. My mum is still at the medical centre, not about to be discharged. I wonder how long I will last, running here and there, having to take care of my father at the house too and sleep there at night to keep him company...and old people can be really fussy and grumpy. Not easy.

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    1. I can understand, as i ever got woken up by my mum past midnight...

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  2. Hope they will give the senior citizens more discount and subsidy. Over here in government hospitals, it is free for golden age but then only have to be patient.. in waiting..

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  3. I am surprised that the government hospitals in Singapore do not give free treatments and medicine for deserving cases.

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    1. Hopefully one of the day, they will change to it...

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  4. As you know that I also had to take care of both my aged and sickly parents before. Be patient always and try to read up more websites for some natural ways to overcome our body's sickness etc.

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    1. I went to the library sometimes back to borrow some books about it...

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  5. Your mum is lucky to have you take care of her.

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  6. I wonder if your mom went to the doctor alone, will she claim everything is ok to the doctor and no need to check? My grandma is like that, we have to accompany her and rectify her over optimistic self assessment to the doctor.

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    1. If alone, she won't go to the doctor....

      If she were to go alone, will be like what you mention...

      有去就等于没有去。。。

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  7. Ooo. Hope your mum gets the right treatment. It is good that you accompany your mum for check up.

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  8. Hope the doctor will diagnose and give the right medication to your mom. Over here, the government hospitals are packed with patients and the waiting time is very long.

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  9. The elderly very afraid of taking pills one, my parents also same....
    Anyway, must make sure drink enough water everyday if taking those pills.

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    1. Headache when ask her to take pills, wait and wait...

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  10. I understand how you feel, Sharon. My thoughts and prayers to your mom that all will be well.

    You're a good daughter. I've been to more than ten hospitals to date taking care of my parents and elderly relatives. There is so much involved.

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    1. Thumb up to you for the care for your parents and elderly relatives...

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