Today was a lot going on … and I have very few pictures to document it all.
My mission this week was to sort out 2 doctor visits for Julius to get him checked out for the equalizing issues he had when he tried doing his check-out dives.
But this is NOT that easy here. Or I just really got too used to SOS and Sakura clinic in Hanoi.
I googled and called around, tried this ‘e-chanelling’ app that many people recommended to get a doctor appointment (rather useless) … in the end I called Lanka Hospital and managed to make an appointment the old fashioned way.
And while I was getting ready to run some more errands, I got the great news that our recent water bill shows a crazy amount (instead of the usual 3$ they want 100$ this time!) and the meter reader guy suspects we have a leak somewhere.
First I tried to call the water company, who is worldly enough to print their information in all 3 official languages, but when I called their toll-free number, English was not one of the 2 options … so, I contacted the landlord.
When Julius got home we had very little time to get ready (just ‘brush teeth’) and off to Lanka Hospital, where we got to see the dentist fairly quickly!
Nice Indian lady who assured us that the dive problem is NOT tooth related. For one, currently Julius does not have any fillings, the few he had came out with his milk teeth.
But he does have some molar ‘breaching’ and that can cause discomfort, especially when sucking cold, compressed air.
Impressed with how speedy this all was, we checked if we could also ‘quickly’ see an ENT specialist, and indeed, that started off very well.
This doctor checked nose and ears and throat, and then sent us off to get an xray done, which also was still ok, time wise.
But after that we had to wait quite some to see the same doctor again (he was on the phone) … and he found the xray to be inconclusive and ordered a CT scan, which we also could still do.
Interestingly, in this hospital you pre-pay as you go. And while the xray was dirt cheap (6$), the CT scan was closer to 100$ … and after they scanned Julius, who was a trooper all the way through, we heard the results would not be ready until next day … so, we were done with the day …
Obviously there is some mucus situation going on, we will know more tomorrow.
Today’s Outdoor Run:
The last week before a big race is supposed to be for ‘tapering off’, meaning less running, enough to stay fit, but also let the body rest a bit.
So, this morning I started quite gently, but then I came across our local Olympian marathon runner, and started following her, which of course changed my pace.