I decided to get a complete and thorough medical check up. It’s long overdue and I should have had it before I started all this madness (fun madness anyway). Prince Court Medical Centre is a relatively newish medical centre in KL and it boasts some of the best equipment in the country. They have a department called ‘The Executive Health Screening Centre’ which offers an extensive range of tests and screening and I chose what they call the ‘Well Man Screening Package’ (what a name).
This package contains the following tests:
Full blood count with PBF and ESR
Unit ABO and RH typing
Liver function test
Bone metabolism profile
Free Thyroxine (FT4)
Hepatitis B Screening
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Factor
Consultation and physical examination
Pure Tone Audiometry
Stress ECG (Treadmill) with report by cardiologist
Lung Function Test
Body fat analysis
Chest x-ray with report
Ultrasound Abdomen and Pelvis
DEXA (2 region) (Bone screening of osteoporosis)
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)
Hepatitis C IgG Antibody
Hepatitis A IgG
HIV I & II Antibody
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
My appointment is tomorrow morning and I have to fast for 8 hours (getting hungry now).
I have to admit I’m feeling a bit apprehensive about this which explains why I’ve delayed it for so long. I know that I’m not in the best shape and I’m just a little bit concerned about the findings. I am however excited about the Stress ECG on the Treadmill. I can finally determine exactly what my Maximum Heart Rate and can therefore train with more precision.
I hope I’ll be able to get through it with little or no drama.
See here for the results of the medical check up…