Just to share with a brief update of my recent surgery (during last wk) with Dr Kao.
Arrived Taipei in the afternoon ard 1+pm. Headed straight to Kangning Service Apartment
. Immediately proceed to Kangning Hospital after I put down my luggage. (I would suggest to those who are having surgery with Dr Kao to do it in Kangning Hospital because it is really very convenient as the hospital is located next to the service apartment. In fact, they are connected through the cafeteria at the first level). I waited patiently for my turn. The nurse called my name and I went into the room. Finally I met Dr Kao. I was really surprised because he looks really young. He told me he is 44 yrs old but he looks ard 30+ to me. He was so friendly and helpful. He looked at my condition and told me what he can do to help me. He asked me whether did I bring any photo to show him what type of nose I wished to achieve but I forgot to bring it with me as I was in a hurry (I would advise for those who are having surgery with Dr Kao to remember to bring photo along). Next, was my eye. He looked at my eye and told me that actually single eyelids are also good for guy. However, if i wanted to do it, he can recommend an eye surgeon to me. He said that I can go for consultation first and decide for myself. The consultation with the eye surgeon was fixed in the evening and it was at a different place. I went back to the apartment to rest for a while. In the evening ard 7pm, I hailed a cab and went for my eye consultation. After the eye consultation, I decided to do it and the surgery was fixed on Day 2 afternoon.
In the morning, I went for blood test (needle was poked in the mid arm & 2 small test tube was drawn), x-ray etc. I went for breakfast and Jiu Fen for sightseeing. I came bk in the afternoon ard 3+pm for my eyelids surgery. I was expecting some pain but the four shots were not painful. The nurse told me that they use the smallest needle. The surgery took abt 30 mins. After that, I took a cab and went back to the apartment to rest. I went to Shilin Night Market to shop around and have my dinner (of cos with my cap & sunglass as my eyes were swollen) in the evening. I have to stop eating and drinking 8 hrs prior to the surgery.
I reported to the hospital for my surgery. I was lying on the bed and waiting to go into the operating theatre. The nurse was so friendly and they chatted with me to make me feel less nervous. Dr Kao came to talk to me and discuss with me one last time what type of nose before the surgery. I showed him the photo in my hp and he also brought with him a magazine for me to see. The photo in my hp was too small for him to see properly and he told me to look at the magazine and see what type of nose I roughly wanted. I was not wearing my specs so I cant see properly. However I leave it to him. Then I was wheeled into the surgery theatre. While they were preparing, I overheard the nurses chatting abt the photo. It was one of the korean actor. After that, the mask was put over my face and within 10 seconds, I was asleep. I woke up around 9+ at night and my body was so painful. Uglypiglet was correct, using rib for rhino is damn painful. I tried not to move as much as possible and I went back to sleep.
I woke up again at 6+ in the morning and slowly moved myself out of the bed to the toilet. My bed was the furthest away from the toilet. I was having so much diffculty getting up as my body was in pain. After going to the toilet, I went bk to the bed and the nurse came to inject some antibotics and gave me some medicine. After that, I went bk to sleep again. I woke up at 10+ again and ate some cereal. After that, I took my medicine. The nurse came to told me that Dr Kao would come to see me ard 12+ pm and it was his day off that day. She was so kind enough that she gave me a packet of fruit juice for me to drink as she said I need more vitamin. Dr Kao came to see me and told me everything went on smoothly and I can be discharged. After that, I slowly prepared myself and went bk to the apartment (which is of cos next block) in pain as my body was aching. I bought a few bentos from the 7-11 located on the first level of the apartment for my meal.
Spent whole day in the apartment sleeping, resting and trying not to move too much except to eat and go toilet.
My body was getting better as it was getting less painful. I also spent almost the whole day in the apartment except to go downstair to buy my meal.
I am going back for my review with Dr Kao and the eye surgeon tomorrow. I am trying to be more cheerful and think on the positive side as possible so that I get well soon. Ok, that's all for my update. I hope my experience will help for those who are coming for surgery soon as I learnt from Dr Kao that there will be some sporean coming to see him next week. Btw, for those who have surgery performed by Dr Kao, can u tell me where you bought the 'Wu Kong Cao' as mentioned in this forum. Dr Kao never mentioned this to me and when I asked the nurse, she told me she dont know anything abt 'Wu Kong Cao'. I wished to reduce my bruise and swollen nose/eye asap.