Oh my, I really detest needles. I will run away from needle-brandishing doctors. Okay, not literally run, but I would rather not have them poke me with needles. I told myself countless times that I will never want to be on a saline drip after seeing the pain that my dad went through.
That bubble of wishfulness had popped.
The doctor, realising that I was afraid, told me how girls also can take that short pain once the thin needle penetrated the skin. Haha, I didn’t dare to look at the process. I even told me dad and mum to not stare at me. Scary stuff, okay? Haha.
I got my first-ever drip at Singapore General Hospital. You see that blue thingy there with a yellow cap, yea, that was where they draw blood for the blood test and it was also where the saline solution was pumped in. The doctors and nurses handled this drip mechanism? very well once they found out that this is my first time. They calmly assured me that everything would be fine. One nurse even said, “Now, do you regret coming to the hospital?” What a funny question, but it was done in good taste. 🙂
So whilst waiting for the blood test result to come in, I had to endure this ant-bite feeling for about 2 hours. Thankfully, I couldn’t feel the solution dripping into my blood stream. And one more huge thing to thank God for – The blood test results had no anomalies. Yay!
Consultation alone at A&E costs S$90 flat. This includes medicine for 1 week, laboratory tests, consultation, minor surgery, etc. For more in-depth consultation (X-Ray, prescriptions that last more than 1 week, etc etc)
And oh yea, MediSave can only be used for inpatient services. Best alternative: Use your credit card to pay this $90 to get more points. 🙂