A wise advice from a doctor to a patient

Sipping enjoyingly a glass of chilled barley at a coffee shop, something caught my attention. My mother had something to tell me, waving in the front of me. I turned to attend to her. It was about a case of her friend in a serious medical condition.

Someone from her NKF branch had been tested with a professional blood pressure device by a NKF nurse and the test indicated that his level of the pressure was very high (more than 160mmHg). The nurse had sent him immediately to a hospital for a hospitalization, reporting the test to his doctor. The patient had been given the special medicine by the doctor. The level of the blood pressure were dropped rapidly. After his discharge, he pleaded hopefully his doctor to give him the same medicine but the request was rejected because the medicine may be considered as lethal overdose. He had been disappointed sadly as he had hoped that he would not have to go straight to the hospital and pay a hospitalization bill by taking the medicine. Otherwise, the doctor would be responsible for his patient’s death of overdose. The patient has to consider what the doctor’s concerns are.

Range of High Pressure for Adults
Hypotension                  less than 90mmHg
Normal                             90 to 120 mmHg
Prehpertension             121 to 139 mmHg
Stage 1 Hypertension  140 to 159 mmHg
Stage 2 Hypertension  more than 160 mmHg

Hypotension is a low blood pressure, leading to a coma.
Hypertension is a very high blood pressure, leading to a stroke.

On that day, I walked in to a pharmacy for getting a special cream since I have a skin problem. A pharmacist requested me for a prescription form but I had no prescription. I questioned her why I did need it and learned that the cream consists of high amount of antibiotic and is considered as overdose without an authority. The high amount of the antibiotic may lead you to muilt-complicated conditions.

In bottom line, you have to consider a good advice from a responsbile doctor. If you want to to know more details, ask your doctor to elaborate more instead of being left unanswered.

Be safe rather than sorry.


Aftershock (film)

Second Edition: Misspelling is corrected.

Rate: 3 of 5
Genre: Slice-of-life, disturbing scene

Story: In the aftermath of the earthquake, a mother was staggering in a shock. To utter her heartbreak, her husband’s body was found by a few survivors and she cried heavily over the body, cursing herself for not saving him. She started to look for her missing children who were stuck painfully under a collapsed building. Meanwhile, the girl, one of the children, was trapped fully under the concrete slab and the boy, other of the children, kept crying frightened as his arm had been injured severely by the hard crush.

Since either of two children had to be crushed violently if other would be rescued, she was forced to choose one of them. In a confusion and frightening state, she demanded the rescue team to save both but was going to be ignored as she coud not make the decision quickly. Grasping the man who advised her about the decision, she wanted to save the son in an exchange of her own daughter.

Under the collapsed building, the daughter heard the spoken words from her own mother. “Save my son” rang in her mind before she went into a unconscience state. She was carried in arms of the mother and was put behind the father’s body. The mother and her son left the spot for a proper shelter and a medical treatment.

Collecting bitterly the bodies for a mass burial, one of an army team saw a female child wandering cluelessly in a fear. He asked her about her family’s whereabout. There was a silence. She had woken up and found herself lying behind her own father. She had been traumatized as she could not remember what had happened to her. The solider took her to a haven from the havoc.

 Her grudge grew stronger against her own mother for being abandoned.

Review: I found that this film only showed about the life of the girl. I had thought it was about the place and the people. Hmmm. it is really good and will make you cry. It is too common story i have heard. I am not family oriented at all time. The girl lost the childhood memory after being traumatized fully in the abandonment and the aftermath of the storm.

I think the moral of this story is that you never make a grudge against someone who had no choice to make a painful decision.

P.S. : I am lazy to elaborate on the review.