china chronicles: hospital episode
i wake up at about 1230am with a pain on my right side. i thought it was just a cramp or something but it got worse. it started hurting pretty bad so i got up and tried to walk it off. it wouldn’t go away so i woke up Liang, my host mom and we go to the hospital. not a happy sight. i saw a doctor after waiting a while. she said to get a urine sample, so i did. they analyzed it and found some stuff that shouldn’t be in there. apparently it’s like kidney stones. when you get a whole bunch of it and they come together, they become kidney stones. i also had to give a blood sample. they just pricked my finger like they do when you donate blood. another doctor examined me and said i needed to drink lots of water and come back the next day. before i left, i had to get a shot in the backside. earlier that day i got my second hepatitis b shot. so if you add that with the finger prick, this would make three shots in one day.
i went home and went back to sleep. woke up early the next morning and went back the next morning to do an ultrasound. they said that i had to drink a lot of water to expand my bladder and stuff to see clearly. i drank 1.25 L of sprite. they didn’t find anything. after waking up i felt better anyway. but i did have a headache from not sleeping well. hopefully after a goodnight’s sleep i’ll feel all better tomorrow.