2nd appointment with the skin man
at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital here in Singapore this morning and progress is good. I look human again now and am feeling much more confident about being around people. The skin man
was going to admit me into hospital when he saw me initially as I really wasn't well on the outside but because I didn't have a fever, he gave me the benefit of the doubt. The course of treatment, pills and creams, have already done wonders and I am so relieved. It's not finished yet of course, I've only been on treatment for 4 days but the improvement to-date is remarkable.
This skin man
knows his stuff. He'd like me to stay another 15 days to find out what caused it but that's too long, so I hope to get back to Phnom Penh in the next day or two. How rude of me not to introduce the skin man
. Meet Dr Lee Chui Tho (pictured), consultant dermatologist at Mt Elizabeth Hospital. As I've already implied, he is a top man in his field and diagnosed my condition within moments of me walking through his door. He promised to treat and clear it and so far he's kept to his promise. If you ever need the services of a guy who knows skin, he's your man. Click here
. [End of medical update]Postscript:
Couldn't wait to get back home, so to avoid the crowds that would be waiting upon my return (according to Eric), I got a seat on the plane back this afternoon and am already at home, looking at my face in the mirror without wincing for the first time in a couple of months. Now all I need to avoid is the following: heat, sun, sweating, dust, insects, food, stress, people and any genetic disorder passed to me by my parents - if I manage all that, I shouldn't get a recurrence anytime soon!