Tag Archives: health

What are things to prepare for visits to a respiratory specialist?

On 20170717, it would be my first time [1] bringing papa to see a respiratory specialist at a government hospital at the birth country of both Little Prince and Little Princess, a developed country. Papa was previously hospitalized for a persistent cough and had four X-ray taken in four days. After he was discharged, he […]

What drugs are used for paediatric anaesthesia?

On 20170713, I brought Little Prince for a paediatric anaesthesia pre-surgery review and asked about drugs that are used for his surgical procedure. Anesthesia medicine may affect brain development in children, especially those under 3 – 4 years old, according to different studies in USA (including a FDA warning) and Singapore. More alarming, child deaths […]

What have we learned from visits to hospitals?

On 20170626, after Little Princess vomited thrice starting at 8.30pm, we rushed her to the main hospital with children emergency, where most parents in the country we lived in summer 2017 have brought their sick children to see a doctor, especially when general practitioners had closed. In the moment of rush, I still remember to […]

What must we know about plastic?

On 20170129, I was disappointed to notice that the newly purchased breastshields for the breast pump have discolored [1]. While pumping mother’s milk for Little Princess, the pump (and its essential accessories) and the milk are analogous to the goose and golden eggs. They are precious! I also realized that while living in the desert, […]

What are quick and easy soup recipes?

Since one of my former mentors (bosses) commented that my current assignment in Spring 2017 as “one hell of a lot of [insert any form of working e.g. presenting, reviewing, reading, attending meeting, etc]…:-(“, I must be smarter and more creative in supplying my body with nutrients. Like oatmeal [2], fenugreek (methi), sesame seed, water, […]

How to deal with persistent pain?

In Winter 2016, I still endure postpartum pain daily at multiple sites: cesarean wounds especially at the edges, engorgement, back pain especially upper back and shoulder pain, and headache when I suffer from sleep deprivation as I need to both care for Little Princess and work. I seek inspirations from career women globally who can […]

How to sleep anywhere and anytime when we need to sleep?

On 20161210, I would have only less than three hours of sleep in 24 hrs. This challenge has prompted me to seriously learn how to sleep anywhere and anytime when we need to sleep. Before that, I have faced many sleeping challenges. In Summer 2007, my sister and I slept at the Bangkok airport while […]