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Missy Nurse, WAKE UP!!!


Few days back I went to the clinic for stomach discomfort. It was quite a funny and yet irritating moment at the dispensary. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at the end.

Here’s a re-constructed conversation between me and the nurse when she was handing me my medication:



“Gas… 1 day twice, for digestion… 1 day twice, fever medicine take if necessary, diarrhea… take if necessary…”

“Umhh I don’t have fever and diarrhea. Why do I need them?” I asked.

“That’s what the doctor wrote. Take it when necessary.” said nurse.



“But I’m not having fever or diarrhea NOW wor. Can you please ask the doctor why he gave me those?” said agitated me.

Few minutes later…

“Miss, here’s your medicine.” said nurse.

“What did the doctor say?” I asked.

“Ohh I gave you the wrong one. That was for past checkup.” said the nurse calmly.

“HUH? Hmm ok.” said irritated-but-try-to-act-cool me.

I thought I wanna smack my head at the clinic’s wall right there and then. Ohmygod, that’s so wrong!!!




When I got home, I hesitated awhile before swallowing my medication.

“Mom, what if the nurse gave me the wrong medicine?”

“Eat only la.” said mom.

Hahahaha πŸ˜€

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22 Comments

  • Reply philters May 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    get well soon!!!

  • Reply Pierre May 19, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Hahahaha!!! You can sue the docs for that you know.
    I hope you get better soon, let me know if you want another medical opinion. πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      Hahaha that’s my fav doctor. Maybe I’ll just sue the nurse. πŸ˜›
      Ah ha… sure thing doc! I’ll remember that. πŸ™‚

  • Reply jam May 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Which clinic is that? Ban for life!

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 19, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      Cannot ban for life. I always go there. The nurses are always changing. I guess they’re part time.

  • Reply annant May 20, 2011 at 1:02 am

    part-timer so what. how can they take the wrong medicines for patient le. so dangnerous :S

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

      Yeah. We put our trust in the nurse for preparing our medicine, she shouldn’t have messed up. I’ll be ‘jaga-jaga’ next time.

  • Reply yvy May 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    LOL at what ur mom said, so farny!! but omg, that’s scary la if clinic give wrong meds. i was working as a clinic assistant once n we always had to show doc what we had prepared before giving to patients. so maybe this doc nvr chk wan la.

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

      Ohh I didn’t know the meds must be shown to doc before dispensing to patients.

  • Reply yvy May 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    eh i forgot to mention that i’m loving ur new look too. so nice, clean n fresh!! πŸ™‚ happening la…

  • Reply Zara~AB May 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Get well soon ya!

    *stumble across ur blog since i did google on travelogue of any asian countries, and found yours! πŸ˜€

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 22, 2011 at 9:58 am

      I’m better already.

      Thanks for dropping by. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Angie Tan May 23, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    *slaps forehead*…

  • Reply Dawn May 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    good thing you were paying attention! I still prefer the m’sian way of dispensng meds. over here the doc will write up a prescription and the patient has to go get the meds from the hospital pharmacy or other pharmacies, eg, Walmart, Walgreens, Target, etc. Very mar fan, especially when you are dead sick.

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 23, 2011 at 11:48 pm

      Wah so mah fun one. I wonder why the system is like that in US.

  • Reply Adino May 23, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    OMG that’s so scary! Imagine eating the wrong medicine and having bad side effects.

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      I still have doubts every time I take the pills because one of the medicine is new to me. The rest I can recognize. Eeekkk!

  • Reply xin May 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    most of the time they just give u panadols regardless u have fever or not. LOL (to make more $ i guess). And since I visit doc with company’s medical card, I hardly ask: why this why that πŸ˜›

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 26, 2011 at 9:07 am

      When they gave me the fever and diarrhea medication, I initially thought they wanted to make extra $$. Haha But who knows it’s even worst… read wrong also can.

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