Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ashuminator Salvation

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After yesterday's update on The Curious Case of Ashutosh Dwivedi, I shall update on Ashuminator Salvation.

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Ashu went through the surgery safe and sound.

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Once we arrived, we went to Room 523.

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The hospital food was bland so we brought Ashu Naan bread from Taj Curry House.

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Ashu went through uretheroscopy first where they insert the equipment into his urethra looking for the kidney stones,break them and flush them out. After that its J stenting which is the placement of a stent used to dilate the ureter and allow stones that may have got stuck in the ureter to pass. That will stay in his body for approximately 3 weeks and he will have to go back to the hospital to remove it.

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The above image is an example of how it looks inside his body when the scope goes into his body. The yellow object is the kidney stone. It will then be broken down into smaller pieces by a drill like object at the front.

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These are the broken bits of the kidney stones from Ashu's body.

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The nurse coming to check his blood pressure and body temperature again. According to Ashuminator, he has been asked 21 times about his allergies and explaining the same thing to them every single time is tiring. This is due to the fact that there are many student nurse in Subang Jaya Medical Centre and they rotate a lot to have more practice but can't they just check from his file or something?

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Sami from Malawi was all fascinated by the modern facilities in the ward.

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At last we disinfected our hands before we left. Ashuminator will be discharged before 12pm the next day. Wish him well!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Curious Case of Ashutosh Dwivedi

My cell phone rang this afternoon. I looked at the screen and it says Ashu. "There must be something happening..." those were the words in my mind. I picked up the phone and he requested for water at the 3rd floor beside the library. He said it was an emergency. I told Priyanka to take care of my stuff in the syndicate room and I rushed to the 3rd floor with my bottle.

He was there with Darshini and her tupperware.  I passed him my bottle and he explained his situation to me. I called Derek to borrow his car to bring him to the clinic. When I went to his car in the carpark beside APIIT. The serious double parking and sometimes even triple parking condition in the carpark has delayed the trip to the clinic for quite a while. He was in tremendous pain , Priyanka's calls came in asking me to hurry and I couldn't do anything about it. I called the guy and he was walking all the way from enterprise III to the carpark. A solution has to be made about the carpark situation in APIIT. A college with 5000+ students only have enough carpark for 200 cars?At last that guy came. I quickly drove to the APIIT entrance and picked him up alongside Momo. Ashu was in pain, I tried to go really slow whenever we meet a road bump but it still hurts for him. Went to Klinik Sentral in Sri Petaling. It was this lady Punjabi doctor and she is fierce! The face she put up when Ashu requested her to change the referral letter's hospital, phew....boy,it was nasty! 

After that I drove to APIIT. Dropped Momo at Arena Green on the way. Picked up Derek and headed to Subang Jaya Medical Centre with the guidance of Derek's GPS phone. We went to the emergency ward. He was in there waiting for the specialist to admit him. Derek and I waited there for around 2 hours. The specialist came and decides he has to do a CT scan.

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Aravin,Derek,Farhud,Kaveh and I were there with him waiting for his bladder to get full before going for the CT scan. Btw, he has a medical history of kidney stones.

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Ashutosh on the phone explaining his situation to numerous friends.

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Ashu in pain.

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Ashu text messaging his friends even when in pain.

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Kaveh disappointed with Ashu being busy contacting others despite being sick.

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After his CT scan, the specialist told him that the kidney stone that is causing him pain is not that severe but he has another 8mm kidney stone before his bladder.

Surgery is required. It will take place tomorrow.

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He is currently admitted to room 523(South Tower) in Subang Jaya Medical Centre which is now called Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya.

Click here for the location map.

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Show your support and care to Ashutosh! A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

StudentARC Leadership Camp 2009 #1

Few weeks ago, I attended a leadership camp. Yes! The cliche type! Its always the same thing,the same talk,the not same but same activities, but still, I benefit from these kind of camps one way or another.

So we gathered in APIIT and we headed towards Lenggeng.

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Mike Gomez was doing his 'thang' with the guitar with the same old David Archuleta song. But this time take a close look into the eyes of his two most avid fans.

We arrived in Excel Training Resort which is situated closely to Nottingham University in Semenyih.

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The ice breaker was to give ourselves nicknames and trying to remember each other's nickname to stay in the game.

from the bottom

at the hall

Ms. Anita preaching to these big babies.

Next up Group Cheers:

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To be continued....

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You can run but you cannot hide.

"You can run but you cannot hide." says the antagonist when the protagonist escapes. Isn't that familiar? How often would you stop to think why is that so?

Well, it hit me. Not directly but it hit me.

Sometimes you can but there will be times where you just can't. No matter how hard you try.