Salam guys and girls, how are you? I was away for over a week because I was warded in Hospital Kepala Batas, believe me or not. I was diagnosed to be having anemia, a condition in which my body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Besides, the doctor also discovered that I have leptospirosis, a bacterial infection that can be found in fresh water that has been contaminated by animal urine. Most people here are familiar with the term "virus kencing tikus" right? It is the same disease, so please be careful.
On my second day there, I received two bags of A-type blood, and the process took me from the afternoon until late night. I have to keep watching the tube to ensure that the blood flows into my body so I cannot sleep at all.
14 June was the day I was admitted to the hospital. The doctor advised me to eat more fruits and vegetables and probably more shell fish for my diet. Clam is good to increase the blood level in my body and I hope it works.
For leptospirosis, I need to drink a lot of water and take medications on time. When I first arrived in the hospital, the doctor said that my liver was acutely damaged but thankfully to Allah, the doctor managed to treat it on time. Next week I have to go back to the hospital to check the condition of my liver and hopefully it will show more improvement.
So guys and girls, if you feel exhausted most of the time, chest pain, dizziness, and such, you may happen to be having anemia so please don't hesitate to go and check with the doctor. If you have fever, dry cough, headache, nausea, and muscle pain, please go and see the doctor because that are the symptoms of leptospirosis. For more information on the diseases, please click http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002352/
I am a bit puzzled here because I did not go to any swimming pool, or waterfall for many months already so how I was infected with leptospirosis huh? The officer from the Health Department said that I maybe was infected in IPBA, probably from the untreated water tank there. So my dear friends in IPBA, please take care of your health. Please report to the warden if you guys and girls have the symptoms so actions can be taken by the administration.