Cassandra’s Follow-Up Checkups

Cass needs to do a yearly ultrasound scan of her urinary tract, especially the kidneys until she turns 12 years old.  In the initial years after her surgeries, we used to go back to GMC Penang to have the scan done but her surgeon has given us the green light to have it done at any hospital in KL.

We brought Cass to UMMC once to have the ultrasound scan done, and then to HKL (Hospital KL). And in the last 3 years we’ve had the scan done at Pantai Hospital.  Cass’ pediatrician has advised us to go back to the nephrologist and urologist at HKL as he’s of the opinion that Cass will be in better hands under the specialists there as he is only a child specialist and not a specialist in the area of nephrology and urology.

So I guess that this will be the last year that we see Dr Eric. Next year, we will have to go through all the inconvenience again when we go back to HKL to consult the nephrologist and urologist and for the ultrasound scan and blood works to be done.  This would mean camping at the hospital from 8am through 6pm for 1-2 days or possibly even more days.  😖😭

I hate getting on an ambulance with Cass to go from one department to another at HKL. From the specialists’ clinics building, we have to wait for an ambulance to ferry us to another building to the radiology department to have scans carried out. Payment is sometimes done at the Accident & Emergency Department, which is the department which I shudder going to.  One will always be greeted by lots of gory scenes at the A&E.

I. Hate. Government hospitals!!  It’s a nightmare for me.

The only advantage is we get to save lots of $$$$ if we have everything done at a government hospital.

Cass having an ultrasound scan of her urinary tract at her latest checkup at PMC, Bangsar.

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Three Tips to Being More Mindful and Productive at Work

It’s normal to have days where you want to do absolutely nothing when it comes to your responsibilities and obligations at work. And that’s okay. You only need to worry when one of those days becomes way more, like three to seven days of the week. If you feel like you don’t want to do your job anymore, you should look into how you can be more mindful and productive in the office before you quit the position you have.

Side note: When you feel less than productive and attentive to your job, don’t make any impulsive decisions. You don’t want to be stuck with no job because that opens up a whole new can of troubles.

Commit to Personal Work Goals and Work on Accomplishing Those for Yourself

At work, you probably have both personal work goals and team projects. Both should be focal points of your attentions, but the personal work goals are typically the most pressing with a deadline. Ergo, pinpoint those and work on them for at least half of your workday. You should be able to leave work feeling accomplished because you worked on things that mattered most in your business.

Make a System of Productivity that Allows You to Focus on Work During Work Hours—But Don’t Bring Work Home

Work is often based on routine and systems, both of which can be stressful. This makes it hard to be productive because there’s so much that you could possibly stress over, especially if the project is a difficult one. Hence, the reason you should leave work at work. Don’t bring your stressors home because home and family are your sanctuaries.

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Ask Yourself if This Job is What You Want—No? Then Make Plans to Change It

Sometimes productivity is affected by your love for your job. If you have zero interest in being there, then you might want to consider a career change. When you do things you love, you have a better chance of remaining productive and positive throughout your workday. Start with slow changes. Don’t quit immediately because you still need some level of income, but definitely start looking for something else to satisfy your career goals.

Perhaps you should look into going back to school to better your chances of a more fulfilling career. Look into Gardiner scholarships Tampa for ideas on where to go, what to earn, and what you can be.

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