Sunday, November 13, 2011

Out Of Sync

Yesterday after taking the Neurontin medication (one tablet only), I was feeling a little drowsy. By 3pm, I was so sleepy that I had to lie down to rest. And before I knew it, I work up about 6pm. And the the night came. I listened to some relaxing music and then went to bed. Again, did not sleep the whole night. I think I practically slept the whole day yesterday so that when night came, I could not sleep at all. So today, I resist any attempts to sleep during daytime and hopefully, my biorhythm will be back to normal.

I just found out that China has blocked access to blogspot. Well, I will be there for almost a month in December and how will I update my blog? One way I think is for me to write to a file and then emailed it to a friend to upload for me. Then I was searching the Internet for solutions and there seems to be a way to bypass the block. Will it work? I am not sure until I am in China. Malaysia has also blocked a few sites. I wonder if you can use the same procedure to bypass them? You can read about the fix here.

HIFU Prostate Treatment Know-Abouts
My HIFU treatment in Chongqing, China has been confirmed. The hospital has arranged a schedule for me. I could not find a kidney cancer case, so this procedure is applicable to prostrate cancer case. I believe there is not much difference in terms of procedure for kidney cancer. The procedure in HIFU treatment is really simple, almost without any side effects. Most cases does not involved hospitalisation.

HIFU Prostate Pre-Treatment

Before heading for the actual surgery, you will have to begin with Clear Liquid diet the day before the operation and absolutely nothing should be taken orally around midnight before the process or surgery starts. Also, you are required to use two enemas two hours earlier of HIFU prostate procedure. A comprehensive directive is regularly verified the day before the surgery during the patient’s appointment.

HIFU Prostate Treatment: During the period of therapy

Next are the steps performed during the HIFU prostate treatment. Once the anesthesia has processed by the anesthesiologist to the patient, the exploration that produces ultrasound waves straight to prostatic tissue is injected going inside the patient’s rectum. Primarily, the surgeon will catch simultaneous pictures of the prostate and the neighboring areas of it and he will then list the treatment section based on the captured images. An action is taken place beneath live ultrasound imaging to guarantee precision. The period of medication differs depending on the prostate’s dimension uncovered when the ultrasound is performed. But usually it takes only one to four hours. Swelling might occur in the patient’s prostate resulting from tissue annihilation and hence a (suprapubic) catheter is injected and is usually worn between 1-4 weeks just to certify that the bladder will be cleared as the patient’s body is recovering. But some patients can instantly return to their regular diet and everyday life after the therapy. Not even a mandatory hospital stay and the process include only a 4 mm opening.

When HIFU Treatment Is Done
Instantly when HIFU prostate treatment is done, you will have a one to two hour period of healing at the therapy facility and then you will be dismissed to recuperate restfully in your own home or hotel. Before leaving the hospital, the surgeon will commend specific antibiotics to patients and extra prescriptions after HIFU if it happens they can’t endure pains after the process. But generally, patients don’t encounter any substantial aches at all. Although you may happen to feel some anxiety or body pains after the process, which are typical aches but are just momentary. Furthermore, during two weeks after HIFU prostate treatment, you might encounter just extremely insignificant urinary indications such as occurrence or determination to void, which are correspondingly common and short.


  1. Morning Chang

    What is the overall cost of the treatment in China including travel, treatment itself, post treatment support?

    Ai Wee

  2. Dear Ai Wee,

    The treatment cost, I feel is reasonable, approximately about CNY60K (US$10K) for 3 weeks of pre, during and post treatment in China. Travel, food and accommodation costs are about 30% of treatment costs.