Saturday, January 5, 2008

We're back in Ipoh

I never thought that we'd be in Ipoh this quickly. Yesterday, exactly one week after we returned from Kuala Lumpur, we found ourselves on a plane back to Malaysia again.

Richard has been having some discomfort in the stomach for nearly a week and on Wednesday night, he thought he had all the symptoms of a bleeding ulcer. He's had this two other times in his life and thought it was happening again. In a big panic, we packed our bags and tried to find flight tickets to buy online. However, it was all full. The doctors in Palembang are so unreliable that even the Indonesians (those who can afford it) fly out whenever they need medical attention.

We went to the airport early on Thursday morning but there were no flights so early and all the offices were closed. We waited until midday before finally getting the standby seats on the AirAsia flight back to Kuala Lumpur. We then took a taxi back to Ipoh.

After a morning of waiting in line to see the doctors and an endoscopy, the doctors said that he was "FINE"!! Just a bit of gastric! We were all so surprised and I must admit that I'm wondering if we over reacted. But then again, its better to be on the safe side since he was hospitalized twice before when he really did have a perforated ulcer.

Richard will probably go back to Palembang on Monday but I think I'll just stay on here instead of spending the money on tickets back to Palembang and then back here again for Chinese New Year in a few weeks.


Bilbo said...

I'm glad everything worked out all right and that Richard is okay. Good luck, and we'll all wait for the Chinese New Year reports from Ipoh.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good to hear he is all right again.

NomadicExpat said...

Gosh, what a scare! But does that mean I get to see my godson for more than a week now? ;-)