• Fitness,  Wellness

    Ride Jakarta

    For months I have been dying to try the classes at Ride Jakarta. As Indonesia’s first boutique indoor cycling studio, I have heard people raved about it. So when Tiara Soemakno, one of the instructors, invited me to try one of her classes I jumped at the opportunity. With branches at Plaza Indonesia and Colony Kemang, Ride Jakarta just opened its latest one at Pacific Place Jakarta. It was easily accessible from where I live. Basically I just walk out my door, hop on an MRT train and then hop off at Istora Mandiri Station where it deposited me nicely in front of the famous shopping mall. Very convenient. The…

  • Health,  Wellness

    During Laparoscopy Surgery

    This blog post is about my experience during laparoscopy surgery. Here I talk about what went down on the day of surgery. You can read the first part which explains how I prepare ahead of procedure right here. The day of the laparoscopy surgery was scheduled on Monday, September 24th 2018 at 16.00. I have been on a plain meal diet since Saturday. I ate nothing but plain rice porridge and drank nothing but water. My last breakfast was at 7 am that morning. An hour later I took a bottle of laxative to evacuate my bowel. I drank two more glasses of water. I stopped consuming anything by 9…

  • Health,  Wellness

    Laparoscopy Surgery Preparation

    Here is a blog post about preparing for laparoscopy that many of you requested. In 2011 my husband and I married. It has been seven years and yet we were unable to conceive naturally. After much research we decided to see dr. Luky Satria, SpOG at RS Mayapada Lebak Bulus, Jakarta. Meticulous investigation deduced that my endometriosis state interferes with our attempt to conceive. A condition treatable by laparoscopy surgery. Laparoscopy is commonly used to treat women with endometriosis problems. It is performed using small cuts (incisions), thin instruments and a camera. Recovery time is quicker. It allows for shorter hospital stay, less pain and smaller scars. I will not…