I don't understand why middle-aged men like AKB48 that much(especially when that annoying girl imitates their fashion), so I interviewed Kelvin and got this answer about pure male primitive instinct to go after girls once they're fertile. Of course in the animal world, males will go for anything right? But due to our cultural norms, some men just feel that liking little girls (sexually) just doesn't sound right. So do you like little girls or mature sexy women?
After a session of torturous tube insertion through my nostrils into my stomach to extract fluid to see if there's any Tuberculosis bacteria, I had this nightmare on that night + choking mucus (or was it actually the sticky local anesthetic cream). Whatever it is, I woke up startled and glad that it was finally over. No TB bacteria found! But if the small shadow in my lung doesn't disappear 2 weeks later, I think I'll have more nightmares.
After talking with a few friends about their experiences with Japanese doctors, we concluded that doctors in Japan always provide the worst case "death" scenario and recommends you to do all sorts of testing to make sure that you are okay. So after taking my blood, phlegm/saliva and gastric fluid, they found no Tuberculosis bacteria and the new hypothesis to explain my small lung shadow had became a case of mild bronchitis or pneumonia. Whatever it is, I still need to return for another xray two weeks later to see if the shadow in my lung disappeared or grown. GREAT! No results after so many tests and scans for 2-3 weeks. Get insurance if you come to Japan, you'll NEED it!
After my first Japanese doctor visit, I became better and better until one week later, my throat began to hurt again. Maybe I didn't rest well and was too busy with the scholarship activities and school so I had high fever again. This time I went to the neighborhood clinic.
With much amazement, the doctor insisted that I take an xray because it's unusual to reach 39 degrees for a common cold/flu, so he wanted to test if I had pneumonia. Ok, an xray it is... Based on the xray, he said that there's a faint shadow on my lungs and requested me to return 3 days later when there is another doctor that specializes in respiratory system. He gave me some antibiotics and told me not to worry as it may be nothing after all.
I returned 3 days later, slightly better because I finally took 2 days off to rest from everything. But the new doctor insisted that I take another xray again! Ok... fine, you're the doctor. But this time, he said that the shadow appeared to be slightly growing and was 100% sure that I'm not suffering from common cold/flu but possibly TUBERCULOSIS. God...
So he wrote me a reference letter to a nearby hospital to refer to a specialist to do a CTscan. Wow...
Well, at least a CTscan will know exactly what I'm suffering from I guess? But when I reached there, the doctors preferred me to do a phlegm test for 3 times in separate days to determine if I am TB positive. By then, my phlegm had somehow dwindled, and only managed to cough up a bit of saliva through a smoking device. The results were out 2 hours later, negative. BUT! It doesn't mean that I don't have TB, I need to do 2 more tests just to make sure.
真是夠... ... 好吧，為了安心，只好乖乖地拿他的介紹信去大醫院接受CT掃描，至少應該會知道病因是什麼吧？可是到了那裡之後，醫生卻要求我做痰的檢驗，而且得做3次！每次隔幾天。我的媽丫～那時的痰比較少了，所以叫我呼吸一種煙來促使咳嗽。不好意思...就是沒痰了，所以只好給一些口水拿去檢察。2個鐘頭後，檢測不到肺癆的細菌，不過醫生還是說得再檢測2次才可以斷定結果=_=
Next, he wanted me to do an xray again. I asked him, why do xray now since you're already scheduling me to do a CTscan and blood test next week? He paused a while and blabbered some Japanese, but I think it means that if my xrays look ok, then maybe I won't need CTscan after all. Life is frustrating when there's no English speaker in the hospital. Oh... ok, another xray... hmm... 3 xrays in a week, fine, you're the doc. So another xray it is. I guess Japanese likes Xrays...
So next Tuesday, I MIGHT (because Japanese are never 100% committed unless all possible tests are conducted) know if I have TB, pneumonia, lung cancer or common flu/cold. They are also scheduling me to do a blood test and the 2nd phlegm test. I better recover fast this weekend!!!!!!!!!