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Post by Drunk Monkey » October 10, 2020, 3:38 pm

Just back from the health check up, chose the BKKUD Executive program .. rather pleasant few hours of pampering prodding poking and penetrations by some dam tasty nurses both male and female , the scores are in and i can confirm DM is MORE OR LESS an excellent humane specimen , all my internal bits n bobs and dangly things are fully functioning , samples came back and Doc reckons apart from 2 issues i am in his words of atheltic condition.

However the main reason i booked the health program was to confirm what i was suspecting

1. i am an over weight fat fooker and need to loose 20 kgs and a comprehensive change of diet is now in place and as commented by Alfie 6 days of strict dieting and healthy living allowing me ONE day per week to eat drink n be merry ..thats fine by me n will save me a few quid as well..

2. The ultra sound tests also confirmed the main reason of my sudden health conscious state of mind that being i have Gallstones .. so a recco of medicines followed by surgery if no change.

All in all an experience to enjoy rather than be wary of , lovely young lady on reception perfect English and even a Kateoy thrown in at the end to make it a full gender show ..

BTW .. 1 WEIGHED .. 116 KGS (mostly bone , muscle and genitalia).. should be around 90 kgs so some serious kgs to loose and ive set 4 to 6 months to do it starting off with Patricks (SFG) 5pm oats idea... along with numerous other dietry changes

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Post by dunroaming » October 10, 2020, 4:33 pm

So tomorrow is day 7 and Deans health Sunday lunch?

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Post by Drunk Monkey » October 10, 2020, 4:42 pm

dunroaming wrote:
October 10, 2020, 4:33 pm
So tomorrow is day 7 and Deans health Sunday lunch?
Na willpower mate

hang on .. plate of veg n gravy n an orange squash .... yep , no meat no beer no pudding.. what up wi that ??

DR .. th eplan is day 7 will be mostly every Saturday ,, so can can get my Accoustic fix in...

im also allowing myself ONE steak per week to be taken on Highway 24 between Nang Long and Nong Ki on the way to mi office in Bkk .. Angus Beef choose your cut and size from the chiller at an excellent price plus 100 bt charge to grill it .. served with salad only and a water melon sugar free smoothie .

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Post by Drunk Monkey » October 10, 2020, 4:46 pm

A good tip from KP .. yes a positive suggestion .. ref samples for your health check up ..

Collect your samples at home prior to going to your chosen check up location .. alas for me twas too late as i left it until was at the venue ..the water sample was easy peasy but the turd not so as the jar was quite small and i missed first time round.. it always makes me smile when they ask for a stool sample.

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Post by semperfiguy » October 10, 2020, 5:00 pm

DM, you asked for comparisons and experiences, so not to be critical of those that use Bangkok Hospital Udon, but I go annually to the Army Hospital for my complete check-up. I normally do an Upper/Lower Abdominal Ultrasound for only 800 Baht, then an EKG, Chest X-Ray and all the normal blood work plus extras like PSA for the prostrate, and I pay less than 2500 Baht for the rest of those tests. One can customize the exam by adding blood tests like cancer markers for liver, kidneys, colon and so on which are extremely cheap compared to private hospitals, and the price sheet for all the various blood tests are in public view if you're looking for a specific test. They have a separate department for the check-ups with no queue to speak of, so in and out within an hour (maybe 2 if you're doing the ultrasound) and then come back at 2PM to see the doc for his review of your tests. I'm perfectly satisfied with their exams and while the nurses may not be drop dead gorgeous, they are very efficient and respectful to us farangs.

A word of caution on the gallstones DM....mine were discovered during an exam at one of the private hospitals nearly 8 years ago, and the diagnostic doc pressured me immediately to do a gallbladder removal surgery. He even called in the specialist who was enjoying his day off, and the two double-teamed me to make a decision immediately. I told them to cool their engines and give me time to research it for myself. I discovered that in most cases gallstones are asymptomatic and inactive and could actually be in your body for years and never give you a problem. There's absolutely no reason to have surgery unless they begin to give you a problem. What I have done is make note of the doctor that I will use if the need ever arises, and if I ever have an attack I can contact him immediately and arrange a surgery. Otherwise, I don't worry about it. My stones have probably been with me since I was a kid, and the surgeon finally admitted that when I confronted him with my research.

Good luck on the diet, and glad your health check was good!
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Post by Drunk Monkey » October 10, 2020, 5:28 pm

Thanks for the info Patrick .. Dao n I did go to the Army hospital first but it was late on Friday morning and they said come back Monday , one nusre suggested going to another hospital to get checked then from that check go back to them if i required surgery.

I really wanted to check all my bits n bobs and only in Udon 3 or 4 days per week.

agree about the tag teaming i experienced it already and was prepared as i was told 10 yrs ago i had a few very small gallstones and nothing to worry about most people have them . Recently had abit of discomfort so wondered if they had grown or moved etc .. i didnt get roped into an immediate room n surgery but decided to go to the new Tabo Hospital tomorrow for a second opinion as seems theres a specialist there who can advise on medication , surgery or leave them which ever the case may be.

Just had my oats , banana and i chucked some fresh lamyai in as well ..thats it now until my healthy morning brekkie.

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Post by semperfiguy » October 10, 2020, 9:04 pm

Drunk Monkey wrote:
October 10, 2020, 5:28 pm
Thanks for the info Patrick .. Dao n I did go to the Army hospital first but it was late on Friday morning and they said come back Monday , one nusre suggested going to another hospital to get checked then from that check go back to them if i required surgery.

I really wanted to check all my bits n bobs and only in Udon 3 or 4 days per week.

agree about the tag teaming i experienced it already and was prepared as i was told 10 yrs ago i had a few very small gallstones and nothing to worry about most people have them . Recently had abit of discomfort so wondered if they had grown or moved etc .. i didnt get roped into an immediate room n surgery but decided to go to the new Tabo Hospital tomorrow for a second opinion as seems theres a specialist there who can advise on medication , surgery or leave them which ever the case may be.

Just had my oats , banana and i chucked some fresh lamyai in as well ..thats it now until my healthy morning brekkie.

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Post by Drunk Monkey » October 10, 2020, 9:56 pm

semperfiguy wrote:
October 10, 2020, 9:04 pm
Drunk Monkey wrote:
October 10, 2020, 5:28 pm
Thanks for the info Patrick .. Dao n I did go to the Army hospital first but it was late on Friday morning and they said come back Monday , one nusre suggested going to another hospital to get checked then from that check go back to them if i required surgery.

I really wanted to check all my bits n bobs and only in Udon 3 or 4 days per week.

agree about the tag teaming i experienced it already and was prepared as i was told 10 yrs ago i had a few very small gallstones and nothing to worry about most people have them . Recently had abit of discomfort so wondered if they had grown or moved etc .. i didnt get roped into an immediate room n surgery but decided to go to the new Tabo Hospital tomorrow for a second opinion as seems theres a specialist there who can advise on medication , surgery or leave them which ever the case may be.

Just had my oats , banana and i chucked some fresh lamyai in as well ..thats it now until my healthy morning brekkie.

DM

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Post by pepesgrill » October 11, 2020, 4:56 am

lovely morning 22C chew on some of these heart meds & off to track. living the dream in thailand

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Post by Khun Paul » October 11, 2020, 7:17 am

Firther to my comments on health Check up, the problem might not exist as much now but a few years ago I underwent a Check up at AEK and questions were raised over my PSA test, being high.
Seeking advice I underwent another check at Wattana, which was considerably lower. Again seeking counsel I came top the conclusion as did my family that it was possible that hospitals inadvertently or deli9berately raise the results to get the p[atient to undergo other examinations which obviously cost money .
Now weight and bllod pressure results can be dealt with either personally or by taking medication most of the time however problems with internal organs require possible invasive treatment which may cause ongoing problems later in life , so IF you have anything that may require further procedures my advice , always get a second opinion at another Hospital or seek a private examination with specific consultants .

Since that last PSA test and constant monitoring I have not had ( nor did I then ) any problems in that department .

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Post by Drunk Monkey » October 11, 2020, 9:14 am

KP .. thats twice in 2 days you have been not only positive but correct ..

ALWAYS get a second opinion .. hence ive just left the Sunday morning Dr Wattana clinic in Thabo ..not only knowing more but got the feeling this guy wasnt trying tonrailroad me into.unessessry procedures .. another ultrasound n some meds n come back back in a week.to re check ..ultrasound dr consultation and meds 1k ..
Lots of useful.info.on if surfery is required Thabo hosspital.is new and has all.the lastest techology equipment , again only if absolutely nessesary in the docs words .

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Post by kopkei » October 11, 2020, 9:16 am

we always (if we not forget) do an annual blood check @ thonburi labs , no messing around or altering results as they are a lab only , they do provide enough info on the results and they are priced normally...as info... ;)

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Post by DuiDui49 » October 11, 2020, 9:58 am

kopkei wrote:
October 11, 2020, 9:16 am
we always (if we not forget) do an annual blood check @ thonburi labs , no messing around or altering results as they are a lab only , they do provide enough info on the results and they are priced normally...as info... ;)
Morning Mr.Baker !

What is the cost to have a full bloowork done?Including male hormone levels and PSA if you know.

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Post by kopkei » October 11, 2020, 10:23 am

we normally check only full cholesterol and sugar was before 500 baht ...
you can check some items on their facebook page TLCLab-Udon
psa test = 700baht
many times they have discounted packages not mentioned on website ,so better stop by and ask ;)

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Post by Drunk Monkey » October 13, 2020, 11:38 am

Follow up post health check.

Ive been on the meds prescibed by Dr Wattana in Thabor for 3 days and they seem to be improving things .. got a nother appointment to see him.tbis coming sunday at which point will know the severity of my gallstone issue

Diet going very well

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Post by DuiDui49 » October 13, 2020, 3:38 pm

kopkei wrote:
October 11, 2020, 10:23 am
we normally check only full cholesterol and sugar was before 500 baht ...
you can check some items on their facebook page TLCLab-Udon
psa test = 700baht
many times they have discounted packages not mentioned on website ,so better stop by and ask ;)
Thank you kopkei !
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Post by semperfiguy » October 13, 2020, 6:57 pm

DuiDui49 wrote:
October 11, 2020, 9:58 am
kopkei wrote:
October 11, 2020, 9:16 am
we always (if we not forget) do an annual blood check @ thonburi labs , no messing around or altering results as they are a lab only , they do provide enough info on the results and they are priced normally...as info... ;)
Morning Mr.Baker !

What is the cost to have a full bloowork done?Including male hormone levels and PSA if you know.

TIA..//Alfie..:-)
Dui Dui, you won't find a better deal than this anywhere in Udon. The Army Hospital is the best and the service is on par with the private hospitals when you go for a physical in their special department that only does the health exams and nothing more, so no lengthy queues. You can customize your blood tests and choose from a selection of add-ons where all prices are posted for you to see as you order your exam. My PSA was only 300 Baht which is far below the cost of Thonburi Labs.
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Post by DuiDui49 » October 13, 2020, 7:24 pm

semperfiguy wrote:
October 13, 2020, 6:57 pm
DuiDui49 wrote:
October 11, 2020, 9:58 am
kopkei wrote:
October 11, 2020, 9:16 am
we always (if we not forget) do an annual blood check @ thonburi labs , no messing around or altering results as they are a lab only , they do provide enough info on the results and they are priced normally...as info... ;)
Morning Mr.Baker !

What is the cost to have a full bloowork done?Including male hormone levels and PSA if you know.

TIA..//Alfie..:-)
Dui Dui, you won't find a better deal than this anywhere in Udon. The Army Hospital is the best and the service is on par with the private hospitals when you go for a physical in their special department that only does the health exams and nothing more, so no lengthy queues. You can customize your blood tests and choose from a selection of add-ons where all prices are posted for you to see as you order your exam. My PSA was only 300 Baht which is far below the cost of Thonburi Labs.
Thank you for your suggestion.I have to agree regarding prices,no one beats AH.And usually PSA test is 700+,ateast at Udon-Lab..were i went 1 year ago.Testosteron test same..So i'll wait a bit until maybe Dec,atleast before end of this year.

Have a graet evning sir..//Alfie..:-)
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Post by newtovillagelife » October 14, 2020, 6:07 pm

The Army Hospital does have excellent check up packages , but keep in mind you have to wait two weeks for the results.

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Post by semperfiguy » October 14, 2020, 6:24 pm

newtovillagelife wrote:
October 14, 2020, 6:07 pm
The Army Hospital does have excellent check up packages , but keep in mind you have to wait two weeks for the results.
newtovillagelife, I have had my annual check-up at the Army Hospital for the past 8 years. I am in by 7:30 AM and finished by 9:00 AM depending on how many additional tests I add. I head to breakfast in the hospital canteen, run a few errands or return home, then I'm back at 2PM the same day to see the doctor for all of the test results. I ask for a copy of all the results to walk out with in case I ever needed to seek another opinion from a doctor outside the Army Hospital. The results are all recorded in their computers now with their upgrade of patient records done a few years ago. The only time you will wait longer that the same day for the results is if you opt to not come back that same day to see the doctor and you ask that the results be mailed to you. I had a similar check-up done at one of the private hospitals in 2011, but I feel that I get better service and much better prices at the Army Hospital.
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