Uncle8888 was down with flu with high fever last Sunday and Monday on one day MC.
BTW, who doesn't have flu with high fever?
After one MC day, Tuesday morning he got up as usual but with some giddiness felt. He went to pass his first urine and then proceeded to brush his teeth ....
Crash got sound (SMOL)
Auntie8888 rushed out and found him lying on the ground with tooth paste foam all over his mouth and she finally managed to wake him up.
Auntie8888: "You know where are you?"
Auntie8888: "You fainted!"
Uncle8888: Hmm ...
But, he still managed to sit up and rested for a while. Nothing unusual felt so he stood up and continue to brush his teeth. After brushing his teeth; while he was washing his face; he fainted again!
This time, Auntie8888 saw it coming but was too slow to grab hold of him!
Crash got bigger sound (SMOL)
His head hit against the kitchen's window wall white tiles.
This time took awhile for him to wake up and Auntie8888 has called for ambulance.
A common flu with high fever that ended up with 4 days stay at Tan Tock Seng with many tests done to narrow down the root cause of uncommon two spells of fainting within half-an-hour.
Brain scan Chest X-Ray Liver, stomach, intestine ultra sound Heart (main suspect) - Two rounds of ECG Stool
Drawing a few tubes of blood for more tests and since he is NPC survivor, doctor included other tests to detect any cancer relapses.
The doctor kept repeating to know how was his urine behavior since he is near 60. Possible prostate cancer may be the doctor's main concern.
Fortunately, all blood tests and other tests cleared.
Assoc Professor who is the ward teaching consultant concluded that the fainting was due to severe dehydration from high fever and causing BP to fall so low to trigger the sudden fainting.
The second morning BP test result was still so low.
Nose and throat swab tests further confirmed it was FLU!
The Moral of the Story ....
Life is fragile.
One incident of FLU with high fever may contain hidden fatal risks for senior citizens.
Uncle8888 did learn something from this incident. Men must take note of falling risk during high fever. The morning first pee will lower our BP. During high fever over the night our body may be dehydrated and causing the BP to drop. The first pee added another drop. That additional drop in BP may trigger the fainting.
Last updated : 14 Sep 2019
I am 63 yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has achieved financial independence @ 56 and finally retired @ 60 from full-time job as employee on 1 Oct 2016.
Single household income since 1995 with three children.
Currently, two sons and one daughter are working.
I have been doing 20 years of long-term investing and short-term trading in Singapore stock market only since Jan 2000 so I am that so-called Panda or Koala in the investment world.
I am currently executing my Three Taps solution model to maintain sustainable retirement income for life till 2041 @ 85 yrs old.
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