Lim Chee Aun

Happy Chinese New Year

For the past two days, I didn't go to work. I was sick. By around 2am in the morning, I suddenly felt nauseous. I've vomited quite a lot of junk out of my stomach for about 2 hours. Then I went back to sleep again. I thought I would be okay after vomiting. At 6, I woke up again, still feeling nauseous. I vomited but nothing came out, because my stomach was empty. I went to see the doctor and she said I got food poisoning. She prescribed some medicine and immediately I ate the pills after came back home. I didn't vomit anymore. Good.

On the second day, Chinese New Year's eve, I took my medicine as usual. Suddenly, I felt some numbness on my neck, shoulder and waist. My neck kept bending to one side, as my muscles tighten behind my shoulder. This really freaked me out because I was no different that those physically paralysed people! The more I try to fight back, the more pain I felt in my muscles. It was terrible. I couldn't even stand straight.

My parents were very worried and sent me to the Bagan Specialist Centre. I was warded for one night. Few doctors took a look at my condition, some told my dad that I am allergic to Stemetil. Let me repeat, I am allergic to Stemetil! Because of this medication, it causes some scary side effect in my body system. Very, very scary.

So, I've spent my Chinese New Year's eve on the bed, listening to the fireworks happening outside. Fortunately, I was accompanied by few other patients in the room. I don't mean to offend anyone, but really, all of them have amazing snoring capabilities. I woke up this morning and got ready to check out. I found out that my muscles ache, due to the side effect. So uncomfortable. Anyway, don't worry, I'll fully recover soon.

Here I wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!