About 2 weeks ago, I fell quite ill with what I thought was a case of gastritis. The pain was constant and almost unbelievable, it brought tears to my eyes. Secretly of course, because I don’t weep in front of people. I’d tell you later though, but you actually seeing tears rolling down my cheeks? Nah not a chance.
To cut a long and unnecessary story short, my GP thought it was gastritis and wind. As I whined on Twitter about the pain, Lulu expressed her concerns about my health. I’d known Lulu from Bootcamp, she’s a GP, she’s married to a MD, she’s one of the loveliest people to be with because she’s just so sincere and delightful.
After a few days of text messages, Lulu urged me to consult a Gastroenterologist for a scope. I did and he diagnosed me with food poisoning (?!? a whole week of pain ?!?) and prescribed me Fasigyn, which Google tells me is to treat the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria. It was what Lulu suspected also besides gallstones. Unfortunately SDMC ran out of the antibiotics and I had to get it elsewhere.
Turns out, it was a rather difficult antibiotics to obtain. Not available at pharmacies. Lulu helped me to look around and finally got it for me.
Turns out, Tinidazole (sold under a few names, Fasigyn being one of them) is also used to treat STDs. And Lulu’s husband is a gynecologist, hence his clinic carries the drug!
Anyway the antibiotics worked and I’m feeling super. I am much grateful to Lulu for holding my hand (so to speak) throughout the pain and healing, giving me so much information and helping me with the search for my medication. Now thanks to Lulu, I have a tummy free of H. Pylori, YAY!
So there you go, that’s how sweet Lulu is. In person she is gregarious and charming, her eyes are bright and warm. She’s always smiling (except during Bootcamp sessions) so lucky for her that her teeth are bright and clean, heh.
I suppose somehow her awesomeness just radiates out of her being and can be detected by others. One time she was driving down the Sprint highway towards Bangsar when a car behind her kept honking and flashing his headlights at her. She thought, what the hell lah let him go lah since he seems to be in such a hurry. He didn’t stop for a bit and she was beginning to get anxious and annoyed, when he swerve his car to overtake hers. As he drove past, Lulu glanced at him: a smitten Chinese chap with a white piece of A4 paper and the words, “PHONE NUMBER?” on it, while giving her the universal ‘call me’ sign.
Heheh, so sweet kan?