Cramps back

The last time I visited a doctor for prescription of Yasmin(the contraceptives that I took to reduce menstrual cramps) mentioned to me it’s not encouraged if I took that continuously to stop the pain. While the previous male gynae said it will reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, this lady doctor said it will increase the risk of breast cancer instead.

Sometimes wonder how much should we trust a doctor. Blearh.

As I well know females have very high risk of contracting cancer of these 2 organs, that statement threw me off balance. I panicked and asked, “then how? Every month take panadol? Also cant stop the pain leh.”

“I can prescribe you strong medicine if you want, to combat the pain. Dont take the Yasmin unless you really want it as a contraceptives.”

I can only say yes. And sadly..my cramps has returned despite I just finished my pack of Yasmin days ago. Isnt it supposed to reduce and eliminate the pain which I always have? Suddenly I’m back to my old fragile self. Thank god for the lady doctor’s medicine. It was labeled as “painkillers”, immediately doused me off. Sigh..bo bian. To date I have already taken 3…which are under circumstances which I can bear the pain no more. Mummy is buying me bai2 feng4 wan2, a kind of chinese medicine to regulate the cycle soon. How bitter also must swallow…

I hope people do know it’s not good to always take painkillers especially women. Because we have to go through labour(giving birth). Even the daily panadols we took to relieve headaches and such acts something like a painkiller. They are bad for us because the higher dosage our body is accustomed to, the higher dosage we need to inject during labour because normal dosage wont pose a difference already. That’s also according to your pain threshold.

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Jumbled thoughts

My cramps came back again. Sigh. As bad as ever. Do I really have to take Yasmin for the rest of my life? Just so I wont have intense pains every month? Sigh. Yeah I know some are treating them like holy water for good skin and dutifully popped them everyday. But ultimately, pills are still not good for health mah especially when in nature, they are contraceptives.

Even though the doctor said long term they can reduce the risk of some cancers, I dont really believe it. If anything can reduce the risk of getting cancer, I will give more credit if it comes in something natural, like a vegetable or fruit or something, not in a compressed, chemical-processed pill you see. But I guess I just have to consume it after my AV ended because I think at least contraceptives beats popping panadols every month and the pain still wont go away.

=(

For how long I wonder……the cramps stopped for a month after I consumed for 2 months. So…I guess I need to consume them in that order, take 2 months, stop 1 month and continue. And hopefully through time I can reduce the dosage and not get the pain back. I have to stop when I need to conceive then..and HOPEFULLY after all those contraceptives, I still can 生.

做女人真麻烦!

I’m loving my new Yewtee central or whatever it’s called. It’s a whole new series of shops built below the condo just beside the MRT, on top of our existing Yewtee central with the kopitiams, Mac, clinics, shops etc. I wonder will the residents get irritated of the huge crowd who cruise by everyday every hour. Especially when some annoying kids love to scream at the top of their lungs for god-knows-what. It’s fully air-conditioned.

Now we have WATSON, my personal favourite store, which dearie laments that I can spend hours inside…”what’s so bad about that?” I purred.

“Count yourself lucky that your wife dont spend hours inside LV or GUCCI boutiques choosing which bag to buy instead like what some ladies do OK~”

We also have FourLeaves, SubWay, QBhouse, BeautyLanguage, LongJohnSilver and some more others which I’m not familiar with or not yet opened. And I simply love the new NTUC. Not only it’s bigger, it closes later at 11pm. Great, when last minute shopping can be done as late as 10.30pm since it’s 5minutes walking distance from my house.

There were a few revamps back then at the MRT too. Like, they built Guardian and Nail Palace for pedicures and manicures. Hmm…….I think after all these changes, we wont go Lot 1 that often already. Though there are still room for improvements. Like..I would very much like to have…

1) Ajisen
2) Sakae Sushi
3) Mayim Chinese restaurant
4) Lai Lai Chinese restaurant
5) Xin Wang HK cafe
6) Thai Express
7) Fish & Co
8) HeatWave(shoes)
9) Charles & Keith
10) Starhaven(the one I’m doing IPL treatments)
11) Hollywood secrets (for my eyebrow plucking)
12) Pet Lovers Central (for Vickki’s food)
13) Cathay for movies
14) How can I forget…………..OF COURSE I HOPE THEY OPEN A GREAT EASTERN RIGHT HERE LAH. So I dont have to go all the way to Raffles Place just to submit some documents.

HAHA!

Dream on! I know. 😛

That’s all for now. By the way, if you’re wondering why no clothings stores? That’s because I feel SG clothings nowadays suck big time! They’re of such lousy quality and CMI designs. No matter how cheap I also wont buy lor. Usually I love M)phosis designs but I really had enough of their identical batwing styles coupled with different details and colours.

How I wish to tell the designer, “YOU NOT SIAN AH OF THE SAME DUPLICATE DESIGNS??”

For example, one particular batwing top will be 100% satin while another idential batwing top will be cotton but with a bottom band(like 2inches) in satin.

Or one particular batwing top will be in sheer chiffon paired with a satin bottom band while another will be entirely cotton paired with a satin bottom band.

Or else one will have 1 hole cut out of the LEFT sleeve while another one with have holes cut out from BOTH sleeves.

Following that, other designs include the same batwing top, with 1) hole cut out from the chest, 2) holes cut out from the back, 3) holes cut out from FRONT and BACK

Or else, it will be the location of the pockets. Like for one, the pockets will be at the side, while the other one, the pockets will be in front.

And the GENIUS designer simply alternates the same batwing-styled top with 1) different fabrics, 2) different colours, 3) different positions of holes cut out and 4) different minor details, e.g, can tie ribbon here, got gathers there, got pockets here.

What amazed me is his or hers..ingenuity, in coming up with all these and still dare to sell them! I almost cant believe when I saw 1 signature batwing-style cotton top with 2 front pockets(entirely in the same cotton) and then I saw another similar cotton top with SATIN pockets.

If the pockets are at the SAME LOCATION, then they will change the FABRIC. If the fabric is the same, they will change the location of the HOLES OR POCKETS. You see, they’re not very alike but almost like 90% alike.

But from far, ALL of them looks the SAME lor.

The designs got recycled again and again. I will be ashamed if I’m the designer.

I so wish WY can officially design her own clothings soon so that they will be on sale in the market. Why, her newly designed Grecian outfit looks totally angelic, serenely tranquil but yet deliciously sexy at the same time. Love it to bits! Too bad I haven got her permission to post it here. I will definitely be her loyal supporter, provided that I can afford to buy her specially designed clothes. 🙂

You go girl! I believe you will make it. Waiting for that day to come!

Dignity OR Charity?

Im awake at this ungodly hour because of intense cramp pains again. 😦 It’s so hard being a woman sometimes. When we asked Jy about how painful was her delivery, she said it’s 10times more than normal menses cramp. Since my cramp is more serious than normal people, I suppose it should be around 4 to 5 times for me. *faintz* I already cant really tahan my cramps already, will I just die of pain during pregnancy? *horror* And if you’re like me who have intense cramps, try “Nurofen” instead of the pink Panadol. It’s much more effective and works faster. Available at Watson.

An update from the last gynae checkup. When I reached GynaeMD at Camden, the softly furnished clinic largely put me at ease. Staff were polite, prompt and rather businesslike. The doctor who did my checkup is Dr Christopher Ng. While I expect a reasonably white-haired man who looks like 40years old, I was both surprised and dismayed that he looks nothing like the sort. It seems most SG men maintains pretty well these days huh? He dont look a day over 32years. =.= While his chiseled face was a comfort, Im not entirely comfortable with all the checkup procedures. Im more awkward than shy. However, he is pretty experienced and was prompt with all the checkups to shorten the duration.

Im largely OK I assume, since I did not hear from him regarding my Papsmear. But when he did asked me about my monthly ordeal, I told him frankly about the cramps. He then introduced me Yasmin, an oral contraceptive which can regulate hormones cycle and reduce menstrual cramps. After asking if Im trying to conceive to which Im shaking my head wildly, he added that it’s an excellent contraceptive coupled with other benefits like better skin, weight maintenance and it reduces the risk of getting some cancers.

After assuring that no weight gain and no side effects to fertility even after stopping of the pill, I’ve decided to heed his advice and try for 3 months. He also prescribed some vanilla flavoured iron tablets to replenish the blood level which may run low during menstruation, especially since my blood pressure is on the low side. I can sense that he is trying hard to close me as his client rather than simply honouring a F.O.C medical checkup and then saying bye-bye. Since what he’s proposing suits my needs and he solves my problems, I dont see the harm to take up. He also explained alot to me and gave me lots of advices. I paid for all 3 months supply of Yasmin and iron tablets at around $110+. Sorry, dont quite remember since it’s like 1 month back. I started on this pill yesterday as it was my 1st day of menses.

I suddenly thought of my own job when he’s trying to close me as his client. One can certainly feels when she’s a “prey”. Lol. Anyway, my point is, although I know his intention, but if what he’s proposing suits my needs and solves my problems then why not?

Some people can be that kan4 bu4 kai1. Like whenever an insurance agent tried to approach them and propose either savings, life and critical illness plans etc. They starts to back off, thinking, “hng, another agent trying to earn my money. Im not that stupid to let them earn big bucks out of me!”. We very well know that our higher percentage of commission(as compared to normal sales people) can be a drawback to how people may perceive us; gold-digging maybe. But let me tell you, one might be so and desperate to clinch a sale when he or she is around the first year of sales. When an agent like me who has been in the business for more than 3 years(around 4 years actually), it has become more of a passion and obligation of wanting to make a difference to people’s lives by trying to propose solutions to deal with unforeseen circumstances.

Do you know how much would a $100,000 or even a $10,000 cheque might mean to different people when dealt with a challenging situation of losing a loved one who is the breadwinner in the family or losing their job or losing their limbs? You dont know. In a hospital, all friends and relatives will come with fruits basket, looks of sympathy in the eyes and warmest wishes, but think of it, is that what the patient really wants? He wants money! He wants people to pay his gastronomical medical bills! He wants his family expenses to be taken care of! And who delivers that promise? Insurance.

And if you never have that thought running through your head, that is, nothing bad will befall you then probably you can think again. For all of us; humans are all at the mercy of God. Some vegetarians can contract cancer and some regular joggers can suffer a stroke. Nothing is certain. I understand that nobody likes to think of such terrible ultimatum, but you have to. If you think you’re rich and can afford to pay your own bills, then fine. But again, why would you prefer to pay with your own money instead of letting a company to take care of it? Doesnt make sense.

And stop having the thought that your parents can pay for you or the government can save you. Your parents, any surplus should be for their retirement. And if you’re filial enough and has more to spare, you should plan their retirement. That’s only reasonable when they have spent more than half their life taking care of you. Im guilty as charged, when my laundry and my dinners are still done by Mummy.

If you’re over 21, then start getting responsible for your own life. And if you’re married, then start getting responsible for your family members as well. Instead of waiting for things to happen then panic, you can try to plan for it offhand. As for pinning your hopes on the government, that’s all the more…wussy. Im shocked with some Singaporeans’ thinking whereby they thought in the event of misfortune, the Govt will help. Yes they will, like in a hundred years.

A simple task like dearie wanting to get season parking at my place can be so tedious already. Despite explaining that he is my hubby living together with me till we find a suitable flat with the show of the marriage cert, HDB requires him to change his IC address to my address. In additional, his dad need to delete his name as “occupier” in his flat and my mum need to add him as “occupier” in mine. When we tried to do so via SINGPASS in hdb web, dearie is required to fill up a fleet of questions right down to the detail how much he earns.

Since he’s a self-employed with no fixed salary, he need to go down to the HDB and do a statutory declaration. And he was like, “huh declare how much? We every month different leh and 08’s income tax assessment haven come yet. Wait till April?” Because self-employed’s income is applicable for deduction of business expenses etc. And even if he really did go down, I was told a minimum of 2 months is needed to process the application. As there’s not enough season slots here, one has to resort to illegal parking. Each fine is $100! And yet they need 2months to process this bloody stupid thing. How much they can earn via our summons in that 2 months?

Back to topic, if the govt can get so troublesome with such a small thing, do you think you can easily be subsidized with a substantial sum of money easily and promptly? Most probably by the time one gets it, he will be in the coffin already. Singaporeans always feel they’re the poorest(except some) and deserved to be helped. Always complaining when they cant get the latest LV bag or the need to take the public transport. Think about it again, we’re very fortunate already. They dont know how poor is really poor by Singapore’s standards. Familes who earn less than $300 or $500 are then considered poor.

I had a prospect with more than $100K in his CPF telling me that he is POOR and if he’s striked with illness or any other misfortune, he will apply for Govt subsidy. I really feel like slapping him for Govt’s subsidy should go to more needy people and not people like him who is so stingy that he is not even willing to take up a $5 per month accidental plan to safeguard he and his family.

Live with DIGNITY OR CHARITY. Your choice.