It was difficult for me to find personal entries of Myomectomy in the Philippines. Prior to my operation I googled galore trying to find ideas how this Myomectomy procedure is in the Philippines. I have a previous post about Myoma and this is my actual experience.
February 5, 2013
I was scheduled to be admitted a day before my operation which was scheduled to be the next day (February 6, 2013 at 7:00AM). We traveled to my parent’s house in Valenzuela to leave our daughter there for a couple of days. My husband took a leave for a week, He promised he’ll be my Nanny. When we got back to the city we traveled further south to Makati Medical Center. It was 4:00PM, we thought we can drop by the dental clinic of one of my best friend’s. OJ wanted to get his teeth clean, when we arrived my friend Rhett was still working with a patient so we decided to eat first. Eating and ordering a big fat sirloin burger was the biggest mistake I had done in years. More on this later.
We went back to Dr. Rhett’s clinic and my hubby got his teeth fixed. Oh and he also made some permanent fillings.
OJ and his blue light!
When we arrived at the hospital to check in at around 8:00PM, the admitting staff asked for my name. We had made a reservation a week before. We also chose a room type (Small Private). It was a different experience to be assisted in a major hospital like Makati Med. The admitting officer handed me my welcome kit and we we’re whisked away to our little room at the 5th floor.
Don’t worry may TV naman. Kind of maliit but Ok narin. You also have cabinets to store your items.
Admission kit was placed inside the room. They also had some welcome materials for informational reading.
My CR Kit. Cute sya! By the way the pillows are to be brought home.
Our room was pegged at around 4,200+ per night. ( No windows)
Once we we’re settled in, the Nurses and Residents started the interviews. They asked the typical demographics and allergy history. I specifically told them my experience on morphine. It was used during my CS and post op, my face went all crazy on me. I was itching like there’s no tomorrow. I was so drugged too, I couldn’t carry a single conversation and only had a glazed look on my face.
February 6, 2013
At exactly 12:00 midnight a nice young lady came in bearing the joys of an enema. For those not familiar with it, an enema is a procedure where they clean your colon using an enema solution. This is where the Sirloin mistake was forever marked. It took me 2.5 hours to pass the right clarity before they said I was OK. It was the most tiring and traumatizing violation of my down there. So next time I need to undergo an enema 48 hours prior to the procedure all I will eat is soup.
They woke me up at 6:00AM. It wasn’t the nurse that woke me but a good friend of ours Mervin, it was also his birthday and he wanted to give blood. It was only at 7AM when the nurses came in to fetch me. My operation was now scheduled at 8AM. They had me wear the hospital gown. They took me and my bed down the hall to the operating lounge. Yes Makati Med has an operating lounge, parang waiting room. They checked me if I needed shaving (which I didn’t, had my wax a day before). Checked again my vitals and i was off the the actual OR. The nurses placed operating leggings. Hooked me up to different machines. The anesthesiologist came in and asked me about a few things. She then inserted drugs in my IV and the last thing I remember was saying, “oh Doc is that a sedative…i love it! i looove it”. It was like turning the lights off. After a short while I woke up shivering. I felt like my body was literally in shock. I asked the nurses if it was possible to for me have an extra blanket. The nurse said, “we have an electric blanket , but with additional cost”. I automatically said “no” and was back to my shivering.
I was wheeled back to my room around lunch time, my friend Joy was there with OJ. She donated blood. I couldn’t really move. My whole body felt so heavy. I just lay there, I think I said hi, or smiled a bit but I was just too tired.
The doctor called my husband to her clinic to inform him the surgery went well. I didn’t need to have a transfusion. I wasn’t a bleeder. We will just wait for our biopsy. She also informed him that the mass that was removed is roughly 9cm. larger than a fist. But she claimed that morphologically speaking it looked benign and there was no need to worry. If you are icky with blood or anything like raw flesh stop reading.The Myoma.
I stayed in the hospital for the next 3 days. My recovery was good. I did feel really sore but after a few courageous attempts I was able to stand, walk, and just be normal again.
Our total bill was Php 89,000+ just for the operating room, hospital stay and miscellaneous expense, the total amount billable was Php135,000 (which includes the Professional fees, so just deduct). It was covered by the healthcard insurance which we were very thankful for.
All in all my Makati Medical Center experience was good. I was well taken cared off. But if you are a privately paying patient it is very expensive. The doctors in Makati Med are very well trained, world class. You can truly feel that you are in good hands.