Archive | June, 2016

My stint in a Korean hospital

18 Jun

So there I was. In a Korean hospital bed in a Korean hospital room, the television set to a Korean drama which happened to be in the middle of an obligatory hospital scene.

Last week I was admitted to the hospital (for the first time in my life) for emergency gallbladder surgery. I’m okay now! On Monday I’ll be returning to work. I just wanted to share a few notes on my experience. Read on to learn about South Korea’s efficient, “no frills” approach to healthcare and the cultural hang-ups of being a patient in a foreign country. Continue reading