To stick the wires on my body, he had to use many sticky patches with built-in sensors and button hooks on them for the wires to connect to. For my head, he had to use this paste-like substance to stick the wires on my scalp.
He showed me how to unhook myself from the CPU if I needed to go to the loo. I told him that I I don’t intend to. By the time I was hooked up, it was 11pm and I had just over 8 hours to clock the minimum 7 hours of sleep required for the study to be successful.
The good news is that for once in a long time, there was no baby to wake me up in the middle of the night to feed or change diapers. I could possibly #sleep through the night!
The plan worked and I was asleep before I realised. I remember jolting awake at around 430am (probably #choked myself awake) but I told myself to get back to sleep.
At 730am sharp, I heard the pressure-releasing sound of the automated decontamination doors opening (like what u hear in the movies) and the sleep #technician was back. I really wondered if he has sleep issues too.
He said this was the part most men (we don’t do #waxing ) feared. He shared how impressed he was with all his Japanese patients whom, both young and old, displayed the same strong demeanour of silent tolerance as he pulled out every sticky patch from their bodies. They are probably destined to be #samurai even today.
Other guys with long beards would ask for a hair dryer to try and heat up the patches before they slowly peel it off.
I just told him to #getonwithit
I must say I was quite #impressed with #mountelizabethhospital
In addition to a newly renovated room, I get 2 bottles of #allswell #waterchestnut (my #fav ) and #Lanvin toiletries!! I couldn’t resist taking a nice warm shower. I could also choose from a variety of breakfast choices (machiam like SIA First Class) via an iPad, and the #ENT doctor also dropped in to say “Hi” before I was discharged from ICU.