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"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, NEVER GIVE UP THEN, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

Harriet Beecher Stowes

About My Blog

Hello!  My name is Ian Goh.

In March 2015, after having suffered from months of ceaseless coughing, lack of sleep, bloating of the body, and extreme weariness, I was diagnosed as having severe heart failure and had to be warded.

At the time of my stay in hospital, it was diagnosed my heart function had dropped to 10% - 15% of functionality (60% is normal for non-stress state).  I was also in a state where my organs had started to deteriorate from lack of sufficient blood circulating starving them from required oxygen.

It would take me the next 12 months to revert to some sense of normalcy. 

This included having to restart the heart rhythm, control the viscosity of my blood, mountains of tests and a large pool of medication.  With sufficient patience, faith, and compliance improvement gradually came.

In April/May 2016 during one of the tests, a pituitary tumour was discovered which threatened my eyesight loss.  And what came from there till today was a battle, but a journey of will and inner strength.

By end of Dec 2016, I was officially recognized that heart had returned to near-normalcy (though never completely) while the benign tumor seems to have stablized.

The blog was written to encourage patients suffering from major illness to be compliant to medication and to hold on to life and find a belief that life can teach us a lot of things.

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