我好可怜

The most horrible thing happened to me just few days ago. Dearie and me were watching “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and after it ended, I suddenly experienced a very intense pain in my chest, more to the right side. It’s a very intense, throbbing and burning pain.

“As if my heart was constricting, or being strangled!” I wailed to dearie with a woebegone face.

Dearie: Eh but your heart is on your left side leh. Not right side leh.

Me: (Blur and enlightened, but still in pain) Eh YA HOR! So…so..so…what is inside here(pointing to my right breast)? (In chinese “那这边有什么??”)

Dearie: Eh…dont know leh..maybe lung?

Me: zzzz………….

Okie, so whatever organ inside that specific spot below my right breast, it’s damn painful lah.

Unfortunately, dearie chosed that day to park at his old house(very nearby) other than Jurong Point and I had to wait for him to come fetch me. I tell you, I ALMOST threw all inhibitions and “face” away by sitting on the floor because I really cant take the pain! But of course I didnt…however, tears were already trickling down my face because really very painful. Ahhh…so paiseh.

Stupid me did not suggest going to the hospital immediately and thought 2 panadols can stop the pain when I got home. I laid on the bed for around 1 hour plus, the pain still not go away but it’s not as intense when it first started. From the beginning on a scale of 9, it came down to 7…but still pretty painful. And there’s also a burning sensation in the chest. Left with no choice, dearie bought me to see a 24hrs doctor. However, it was very crowded so I told him to bring me to Mt Alvernia as other government hospitals will also be very crowded.

I’m so thankful there’s only 1 person before me. It was already around midnight then. The nurse did an ECG for me and good news…the doctor said it’s highly UNlikely that I have heart problems at my age…and it’s most probably muscle spasms in the chest. While I’m perplexed how can that get SO PAINFUL and INTENSE, the doctor said it’s perfectly possible because it’s in the chest. He further explained chest muscles are one of the most hardworking muscles because they’re working whenever you breathe. Since you probably cant stop breathing, they dont have “off day” lah.

Anyway, I was advised not to do any strenuous exercise, like rugby etc, in the event that the muscle spasms was caused by over exertion. Perhaps swimming is fine. It’s damn funny loh, I dont understand how I could have that problem when I did not do any strenuous exercise(duhz, I almost NEVER exercise). Sigh, it might be due to digestive order or stress, so I’ve googled. Anyway, the doctor prescribed me some muscle relaxant/painkillers and some medicine for my possible gastritis…when I told him about my frequent stomach pains after every meal. Aiya, since no patient after me, I just asked all I can and get the medicine I need loh.

“Basically, just stay away from spicy, oily and sour food, that will probably help.”

Looking at my sullen “green” face, he added, “ya I know that means you’re only left with choices like porridge, bee hoon soup etc…but you can regulate lah, dont eat them(spicy/oily/sour food) too frequently.

I’ve heard that before from my family doctor…but wah lao….seriously…I’m fine with avoiding sour food/drinks……..but spicy/oily food? No more chicken wings? No more nasi lemak? What’s a nasi lemak without chilli? Chilli crabs leh? What’s chicken rice without chilli too? Harshbrowns? Sotong balls?

Sigh……….我好可怜………….

After we collected the medicine, I popped it immediately but the pain only totally subsided at around 5am. Poor me. =(

Haiz.

我好可怜

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