Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Pickwickian Syndrome

In 2005, I suffered what could be described as Pickwickian Syndrome. I would wake up at night, interrupted by my shallow breathing.

It was sleep apnea. I had surgery to correct my deviated septum because for over 20 years, I had thought that humans breathe through their mouths and that the nose is only used for smelling things.

I did not have the urge to travel to coaching inns or meet crazy characters.

But there it is. Cost me an awful lot. The company insurance paid some of it, but I deem any company that only covers RM3,500 of medical expenses for each employee to be stupid, as full medical coverage insurance for companies are relatively cheap.

My surgery cost RM8,000++.