Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok

Friday 20th of June 2014 and we started the day with the boxing exercise in the squash room. I told my friend that I had checked my blood and pressure and stuff with my “HOME” Doctor set and that I was going to Bumrungrad when we were ready with the boxing.

I use to compare my life with a summer house. Spring time and it is preparation and Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkokparty. No worries in the world, you're having fun just planning for all the festivities. Of course, one or two mishaps Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st Only weekends and holidays, but you in an excellent mood. Summer comes and you move in. It is Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkokparty and BBQ every day. Not a cloud on the sky and you think it is impossible for this to end. Only party and having a good time. No worries.

August comes and it is getting dark early. May to July and it was sunshine and Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkokparty 24 foocking seven. August and, it is still fun, but the sun disappears behind the horizon early and the mornings are darker and darker no matter how many of the summer hangover milkshakes you drink. September and you start to cover the windows preparing for the winter.

The chairs in the garden goes in to the garage, you don't even bother to repair the damaged Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.stfurniture’s, in the garbage they go. You leave one or two chairs in the garden in Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.sthope to have one or two more days with sunshine before October/ November is all over you.
This is where I am, I have 2 more chairs remaining in the garden and I will remove one when coming back home from Las Vegas and Tokyo. My last holiday, I like to go on holiday drinking and having a good time. But now I'm too old for that.

I already knew that I was going to Skåne and Las Vegas when I gave up partying. But I had decided to party in Skåne and Las Vegas for the last time in my life. Well, Skåne and I did not even drink one beer. Early to bed and up early to meet my nephews and to discover Skåne in a rented car. Las Vegas, well, I have already been looking up different tours. Grand Canyon and the Howard Dam so I might skip the drinking in Las Vegas as well.

I'm more worried about Tokyo, there are not really any options but to party. Well, let's see what happens. Anyway, all this is too much for me to explain for my friend in Thai. So when I told him Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.stabout my medical equipment I sad that I was on a train and we had passed all the fun and interesting stops on the way and next station was the end of life. Or as we call the last stop in Thai: สถานีหมดชีวิต
- And now you're standing on the brake trying to slow down the train with all your equipment, my friend said laughing

We finished the boxing and I had a cubic ton of fruit and a barrel of tea. Never mind the fastening for the blood test, I was only going to compare their results with my machines. I have a OMRON Bumrungrad Hospital in BangkokHEM-7221 that I bought at Singapore Airport going home with a hangover force 9,7. I have a ACCU-CHECK Performa for blood sugar that I bought at Terminal 21 in Bangkok with a hangover off the charts.

I have been looking all over for a cholesterol machine that measures both HDL, LDL and Triglycerides but I have come up with ZIP.

Pretty pointless with a machine only giving the total cholesterol value. Why? Well, just Bangkok taxihang on and we will walk you through the territory. In a moment! I packed my stuff and I went to look for a taxi.

I stopped at my local 7 Eleven to buy a pack of fags, my last? I have not bought any Diet MAX for Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkoka long time now and my sneezing has come down to almost nothing.

I had my shopping bag with me because I have planned to walk back home with a stop at TOPS Market to buy fruit. Well, anyway, I arrived to Bumrungrad, the traffic was not so bad so getting there was pretty quick.

I got out of the taxi at the emergency and I walked to the clinic next to the emergency. The girl in the reception threw herself over me so I guess they are not spoiled with handsome guys at the hospital.
- I want to check my blood
- 19th floor

Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok
I'm getting out of the taxi

Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok
The clinic at Bumrungrad Hospital

I stepped out of the elevator on the 19th floor and I was soon directed to clinic D on the 15th Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkokfloor. 19th floor was only for people with diabetes. Well, I was soon stepping out of the elevator on the 15th floor and I went to clinic D. I reported myself and I told them that i wanted to check my blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.
- You have to register in the reception
- They told me to go here on the 19th floor
- But...
- They told me to go here on the 19th floor
- OK, sit down for a while

I had brought my phone and I was reading the news while waiting. I was thinking about the poster I had SUMOseen in the elevator. Mongolia’s most famous export to Thailand is sumo wrestlers. So why the foock am I going to Japan and not Mongolia?

Well, Porky the lard ass might not be so popular in Mongolia and they are exported to Japan.

Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok
Maybe I should go to Mongolia instead

Pretty much as they did in Sweden 150 years ago, if there was someone in the village they didn't OMRON HEM-7221 at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkoklike they collected money for a ticket and they sent him/ her to America.

Well, anyway, they were soon calling me and we went to check the blood pressure. And coming to a hospital in Thailand and checking your weight seems to be the most important.

There is a scale in every corner and no matter why Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.styou're coming to the hospital, they want to check your weight. The Nurse pointed at the scale and Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkoktold me to step up on the scale to check the weight as soon as we got in to the room.
- I'm her to check my blood pressure!
- But...
- I'm her to check my blood pressure!

She told me to sit down and I brought out my OMRON HEM-7221 and she prepared her equipment. Bumrungrad Hospital in BangkokI measured with my machine, excellent result.

The Nurse, I almost shat myself when she told me her results and I asked her to do a manual check. Still not good and I burst in to the Doctor's office. The first thing I caught sight of was an OMRON on the Doctors desk. I asked him to check the blood pressure.

The cuff was at least to say too small and the Doctor was hanging from the cuff trying to hold the darn thing together while measuring. Now we got 152 and I wanted another machine. We ended up with all the blood pressure machines at the hospital in the Doctor's office and we had measured Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkokeverything between 120 and 152. So I learnt to take these results with sceptics in the future.

And I decided to go with the values from my own OMRON blood pressure Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkokmachine. I was told to sit down and wait again. Seems like I don't do anything else than sitting down and waiting. Lucky that I had my phone with me so I could kill time by reading the news.

They were soon calling me and I was sent to a laboratory to have me blood sample taken. There was girl asking me to sit down. I brought out my ACCU-CHECK and I prepared the machine for sampling my blood. I only needed a drop, but the Bumrungrad Hospital in BangkokNurse needed plenty.

She was a wee bit surprised when I brought out my ACCU-CHECK. Well, they were quite surprised at the blood pressure station and at the Doctor's office so I don't think it is an everyday sight with patients bringing their own stuff.

But I'm here to test my equipment and then I can do this at home. Well, the cholesterol I cannot do until I find a proper machine. But I will do it when I do my medical check-ups just to keep track of the cholesterol. Just in case I cannot find any machine.

Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok
She is taking my blood

Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok
She is taking my blood

Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok
She is taking my blood

I was soon to find out that the girl was single and “looking”
- A foreigner or a Thai?
- A foreigner
- Why?
- Oh, they are so handsome

When she was finished taking my blood she helped me to “stick” my finger so I could get some ACCU-CHECK at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkokblood for my ACCU-CHECK. I was Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.sttold to wait for 2 hours for the result
Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st- What the Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st is this? They told me 30 minutes
- But it takes 2 hours
- But they...
- OK, as you're handsome

The girl sent away my blood in one of those tubes and as soon as the shuttle with my blood was off she called the laboratory.

Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st - We have a handsome Swede here. Can we speed up the process?
Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.stShe told me that they could do it in an hour.
- But they...
- OK, as you're handsome
She called again and it would take 45 minutes, and that gave me time to hang around learning everything about her life. I'm not worried about the test results. I checked the cholesterol in South Africa but they only had a machine showing total Cholesterol. Pointless as there are 3 kinds and one of them you want as high as possible.

Cholesterol levels should be checked at least every five years when you’re a grown up. From http://www.webmd.com/ but it says about the same on all web pages I have checked about cholesterol. The cholesterol test includes:

• Total cholesterol
• LDL (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, also called "bad" cholesterol)
• HDL (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, also called "good" cholesterol)
• Triglycerides (fats carried in the blood from the food we eat. Excess calories, alcohol, or sugar in the body are converted into triglycerides and stored in fat cells throughout the body.)

Total Cholesterol
Your total blood cholesterol is a measure of LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and other lipid components.

LDL Cholesterol
LDL cholesterol can build up on the walls of your arteries and increase your chances of getting heart disease. That is why LDL cholesterol is referred to as "bad" cholesterol. The lower your LDL cholesterol number, the lower your risk.

If your LDL is 190 or more, it is considered very high. Your doctor will most likely recommend a statin in addition to making healthy lifestyle choices. Statins are medicines that can help lower cholesterol levels.

HDL Cholesterol
When it comes to HDL cholesterol -- "good" cholesterol – a higher number means lower risk. This is because HDL cholesterol protects against heart disease by taking the "bad" cholesterol out of your blood and keeping it from building up in your arteries. A statin can slightly increase your HDL, as can exercise.

Triglycerides are the form in which most fat exists in food and the body. A high triglyceride level has been linked to higher risk of coronary artery disease. Here's the breakdown.

So how to lower your cholesterol values?
1) Eat fibres like oatmeal and fruit
2) Eat fatty fish with Omega 3 like smoked salmon
3) Eat almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts and other nuts (Not salted/ sugar coated)
Yellow M&M is not good!
The same as above to increase the HDL cholesterol "good" cholesterol

I was back at clinic D to ask for my blood values. The Doctor was not in the building but he would be back in 5 minutes. I asked again and she told me the Doctor would be back in 5 minutes
- You told me that 20 minutes ago
- I never said 5 minutes
- Yes, you did!
- No
- What the foock!
I got angry and I left and I went home. If you claim to be the best hospital in SE Asia there should be more than one Doctor able to analyse the results from the blood tests. I had spent 3 hours there already and I had enough.

Saturday 21st of July 2014
and I went back to Bumrungrad Hospital in the morning. That's even though I had promised myself never to go there again. I have been a customer there for 20 years. All the people I know have given up on Bumrungrad Hospital a long time ago. I promise myself that it will be the “last” time I'm there. But it is very convenient location for me as I live close to the hospital. Well, I stepped up to the desk at clinic D on the 15th floor and I asked for my test results from yesterday.

I was told that the Doctor wasn't in today. I was in front of the desk really trying to but the lid on myself. I only have basic medical training, but even without this training I would be able to Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkokanalyse the test result. And this is supposed to be a 5 star hospital, the best in SE Asia it was strange that they only had 1 Doctor that could read the result. The very same Doctor I had to sit and wait for yesterday because he was out of the building. Do they only have ONE Doctor here?

I managed to keep calm
- Do you mean that you only have one Doctor at the hospital and that he has his day off
- No we have other Doctors
- So?
She understood what I meant and she would send me to another Doctor and I was waiting for 15 minutes before they called me to the Doctor. I had already got the printout from my blood test and I needed to see the Doctor about some sleeping pills.

My friend called and we cancelled the boxing, his son was sick and he was at the hospital with his son. Well, we can do the boxing tomorrow or on Monday. I will be off for the Urban Safari “Hidden Gem” with Bangkok Photographers tomorrow afternoon. This can be interesting so click HERE for more about that adventure


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