Dealing with Indigestion and Acid Reflux #2

Indigestion and Acid Reflux frequent attacks.

Between 2007 and 2011, Indigestion and Acid Reflux  attacks were increasing that I would see the GP at least once a month for medication. The nausea made me lose appetite for food. At one stage I lost 10 kilograms, because I was  losing appetite due to prolonged nausea.

Detox as first step to deal with Indigestion and Acid Reflux

After hearing about Detox from the local daily newspaper, I decided maybe I should have a go with Detox. It seemed to me at that time, it was the correct thing to do, i.e. flush out whatever toxin or stored waste from my body system. Continue reading “Dealing with Indigestion and Acid Reflux #2”

Dealing with Indigestion and Acid Reflux #1

Definition of Indigestion and Acid Reflux

What are Indigestion and Acid Reflux?

In my own words, the former refers to  the feeling of  abdoment discomfort and nausea after eating or drinking.

The latter describes the burn sensation  on your throat when the stomach acid  flow upwards to the throat.

People with Indigestion and Acid Reflux attacks

From my research on the internet,  I read that an estimated 50% of the Malaysian adult population suffered from one of these condition :

  1. Indigestion,
  2. Lactose Intolerance,
  3. Acid Reflux.

As for me, I get all three of the above.  Each time I suffer  a long one-sided headache above the left eyebrow, lasting anything from half a day to two days. Other symptoms include vomiting, burping, abdominal pains and  belching. Continue reading “Dealing with Indigestion and Acid Reflux #1”

Achilles Tendon Rupture (ATR) – My Story #3

ATR Recovery Post Surgery – Day 13 to 25 Home Recovery

With so much free time on hand,  I spent a lot of hours in front of  home computer, visiting ATR Recovery blogs in the US. I read that in the US, folks will be given a replacement cast after their stitches have been taken out (10 to 14 days post surgery) , where they will continue to wear a replacement cast up till 6 or 8 weeks post surgery, before switching to Walker Boot.  The approach taken by my Orthopedist in Malaysia is different from his counterpart in US.  He switched me to Walker Boot (see featured image on top of post)  after the stitches was removed,  12 days post surgery. He advised me to have Walker Boot (see above featured image of BledSoe Progait Plus with Hinge) put on (hinge set to 40 degrees plantar and dorsi) for the entire  day except when taking a shower or when retiring to the bed. Continue reading “Achilles Tendon Rupture (ATR) – My Story #3”

Achilles Tendon Rupture (ATR) – My Story #2

Post ATR injury – Day 11 to 13  At the Hospital

On the day of the ATR surgery, my Orthopedist explained to me the ATR repair procedures and marked the incision points on my bad foot.   He added that I will be sedated during the surgery process so I would not hear the conversation in the operating theatre.  As this is both short and straightforward  surgery (less than 1 hour), the Orthopedist explained to me,  going local anethesia  with sedation should be sufficient. I will not feel the pain nor will I be awake during the entire time in Operating Theatre (OT). Continue reading “Achilles Tendon Rupture (ATR) – My Story #2”

Achilles Tendon Rupture (ATR) – My Story #1

Achilles Tendon Rupture – It just happened to me!

Many of us may not have heard of Achilles Tendon Rupture (ATR), not until it has happened to yourself or to someone close that you know. I personally do not know anyone who has had this injury, after I started relating my injury to friends and family members. Here is one website that explains ATR with diagrams.

My injury story began exactly 9 weeks ago, from that  day when I felt  a very sharp  pain to the back of the heel and heard a very loud ‘PoP’  while running on black formal shoes. Continue reading “Achilles Tendon Rupture (ATR) – My Story #1”