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High Protein

High protein has been detected and the clinical trial coordinator wanted my father to visit the NCC within the next 24 hours for further investigation. This may be the side effect of the intake of the trial medicine.
High protein will increased the risk of renal failure but may not be in this case.

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Stop Trial Medicine

My dad has express his interest to stop the trial medication. He complain feeling pains on his back bone. The medication also result him visitng the toilet frequently in the morning to pass motion.
He has wanted us to inform the consultant that he want to stop the medication. I and mother ignored as this medication is his best hope to prolong his life. I will tempoary let him stop taking it until next Monday consultant appointment.

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Health Condition Status

My father looks older as the battle of cancer continues. He choose to eat instant noodles during dinner as he does not like the usual food taste.
Recently, some of his medication run out and I have to called the NCCS for supplies. You need to call the customer service and indicate the medicine you like to have. They will arrange the prescription so that the doctor can sign and you will be able to buy the medicine at subsidy rate. All medicine label with the 'POISON' must have a prescription letter sign by the doctor before you are allowed to purchase at pharmacy.
His gums pain has return after 3 weeks on the trial medicine. This has affected his appetite for food. His condition will be review by the doctor in 2 weeks time.

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Onologist Appointment

My Dad went for his blood test in the early morning at 9am and today it was quited crowded at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Clinic 2B. He got to see the consultant at 1030am but it was not the same doctor. But as a subsides patient we are not entitled to choose our consultant as we wish. The consultant was not able to give any update but was just to check whether he has any complaints after the last chemotherapy as a new drug was used.
My Dad has to wait for another hour for his blood test result so that they can inform him when he can attend the chemotherapy session. The medical staff want to find out what medicine he was taking as prescribe previously but my Dad was not able to describe to them. The staff inform him to bring it down this Thursday during his chemotherapy session. I have went home after the review with the consultant and left my Mum with my Dad to wait for the blood test result. I am really disturb that Tan Tock Seng Hospital has invested millions dollars on their IT platform and is using GE medical system software and is still not able to know what medicine their patients are taking.

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Health Update

The tumor has grow and my father currently is spending most of his time sleeping. He wakes up occassionally for his meals and for the TV news. Pain can still be feel at his chest but is still managable. I am not sure whether this new chemotherapy can help with his treatment. He also see chinese physician at Eu Yan Seng. The chinese medication helps to build his body defence system. There is no hair drop or loss of appetite due to the chemotherapy. Chinese and English treatment can be blend together for the cancer treatment process.

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Cravit Tablet

His cough is quite bad also but better as the consultant has been given him a new medication. This medication is a Cravit tablet which contains 500mg of Levofloxacin. Only patients with normal renal function can take dosage up to 500mg. It cost S$46.70 for 10 tablets.

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My father has decided to opt not to remove fluids regardless the result of the CT scan till after Chinese New Year as the process will made him more tired. I would have to discuss this with the consultant next week after the release of his CT Scan result. He has been eating his normal portion at meals and we bought his favourite braised pork with pau yesterday.

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Health Condition

My father now spend about 80% of the day sleeping after his discharge from the hospital. His appetite is less than usual but still normal. He appear to be more weaker than before. Chemotherapy will resume next week but I am not sure how the treatment will affect him this time as he is rather weak. He will request for certain foods to be eaten during his meals and we will try to acceed to his request if possible.

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Cough

My father is having a lot of cough especially during the night time mading him to have a good night sleep very difficult. He try to get some sleep during the day as the cough is not that serious. There is still no signs of side effects like loss of appetite or loss of hair. He now feel more tired after the third session of the chemotherapy treatment.

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Medical Report

In order to faciliate claim for my father critical illness policy insurance claim, we have to obtain a medical report from the hospital. A fee of SGD$80.25 is chargable for this medical report.
The medical report contain information about diagnosis, name of procedure, and details of medical condition or treatment given. You may also call this hotline, 63578448 to obtain more information about requesting for a medial report.

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Lung Cancer

My Father was diagnosis with lung cancer by the doctor on 14 Nov 07 after 5 days of investigation at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He was discharge from the hospital on that but need to return on the next day, 15 Nov 07 for his chemotherapy.