Record a hospital follow-up

05:27, I woke up early today. I don't know if it's because of the heat or because I'm hungry - I ate a little too much last night, which stimulated excessive gastric acid digestion.

I made an appointment for a reexamination from 8:00 to 9:00 today, and I still have over an hour before I leave at 7:00. Since I couldn't fall back asleep, I decided to get up and read.

7:00, I set off on time to the Army General Hospital. This time, the main purpose of the reexamination is to address various issues mentioned in the previous medical examination. The reason for the delay is that I couldn't find a suitable time for an appointment, and I have been really busy.


Since it has been a long time since I last went to the hospital, I have even forgotten the process of seeing a doctor. Here, I will briefly record the entire process:

  1. Self-service registration at the outpatient hall
  2. Take the printed form to the Department of Surgery, scan the QR code, and wait for the call
  3. Diagnosis by the surgical physician, and issuance of an ultrasound and urinalysis form
  4. Payment at the outpatient hall
  5. After receiving the examination form, go to the Department of Ultrasound, scan the QR code, and wait for the call. Immediately receive the examination report after the examination.
  6. Go to the Laboratory Department to collect a urine cup and catheter, collect urine into the catheter, submit it at the examination window, and wait for the examination, estimated to take half an hour
  7. Receive the urinalysis form, go to the surgical physician at the outpatient department for review, and get a prescription
  8. Take the prescription to the outpatient hall for payment, then go to the pharmacy window to wait for medication

In summary: examination by the attending physician at the outpatient department -> issuance of examination form -> payment at the outpatient hall -> go to the corresponding outpatient department for examination -> receive examination form after examination -> return to the attending physician's office at the outpatient department to review and get a prescription -> take the prescription to the outpatient hall for payment -> wait at the pharmacy to collect medication.

The whole process takes about an hour and a half, with most of the time spent in queuing or waiting for examination results. Fortunately, the examination results are reassuring, and there are no major problems.

Being in the hospital inevitably reminds me of a drama - "The White Tower". As a patient, before seeing a doctor, I hope to meet a doctor like Seiji Riiken. When I was having a urinalysis, I saw the examining doctor shuttling back and forth among the catheters, like the countless masses who are seemingly insignificant. At this moment, I am thinking, if I were him, I would never be content with this. I would strive to be Takashi Zaizen, who has lofty ambitions and is willing to do whatever it takes to climb up.

This is reality, different perspectives and roles lead to different views on the same matter. This is also the essence of "The White Tower". Faced with the doctors' duty to save lives, both Takashi Zaizen and Seiji Riiken have the same pursuit, but they have different ways of achieving their goals.

Who is right and who is wrong between them? Who is the good person and who is the bad person? In the eyes of their superiors, Takashi Zaizen is outstanding in ability, while Seiji Riiken disregards the overall situation. In the eyes of the patients, Takashi Zaizen disregards human life, while Seiji Riiken is a compassionate doctor.

Therefore, there is no absolute right or wrong. There are so many aspects worth discussing in this drama, I will talk about them in more detail when I have the time.


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