Healthy Living Part 2

Lumaki naman kami magkakapatid sa pag-inom ng vitamins. Cherifer pa nga e. Kaya nga ang tangkad ko. Pero nung college at work, nawala na sa routine ang pag-inom ng vitamins. Bigla ko tuloy ngayon naalala yung isa kong naging ka-team na nagaalok ng Food Supplements. Itago na lang nating sa brand na Usana. Iniisip ko dati, ano motivation ng mga taong tumatangkilik ng mga ganong produkto? Ganon ba kahina yung resistensya nila? Bakit may mga taong willing mag-invest sa ma ganoong kamahal na food supplements lang. Take note of the word lang. NOW I KNOW. NOW I FEEL THEM.

PS: Thank you Daddy for sponsoring me a can of Ensure Milk. Ano masasabi ko? Ang mahal magkasakit!

Check-Up Experiences

Isa talaga sa mga dahilan kung bakit nakakatamad magpacheck-up tapos ang nararamdaman mo lang naman e simpleng ubo at sipon – una, lahat ng naencounter ko ko na mga secretaries e masusungit. Yung magpapalista ka pa lang naman o magtatanong lang, kung makasagot e parang nasa defensive state lagi? High pitch at ready to battle.

Pangalawa, HMO doctors na makatanong lang. No offense pero kasi naexperience ko na din yung ang haba haba ng pinila ko tapos tinanong lang ako ng kung ano ano. Hindi nga ata ako inexamin e.. tas reresetahan lang ng Bioflu? Maapreciate ko pa sana kung medyo inenlighten pa ko ano possible reasons bkit ako inuubo at sinisipon ng mga panahong ‘yun at ano ang mga dapat kong gawin para gumaling… kaso wala.

Advice ko lang talaga, lalo na lung naka HMO card ka naman.. Hwag katamaran ang pagpapacheckup. Magpasama kung mahina ang loob mo na parang ako na madaling maapektuhan ng mga masusungit na secretaries. Magpasama kasi kung hindi ka naman lagi nagpapacheckup, baka mabadtrip ka lang sa kung ano anong proseso at haba ng pila. Mas maganda nang may napaglalabasan ng sama ng loob o kaya may handang magtanggol sayo kapag may mga magsusungit sayo. Huwag pabayaan ang sarili. Mas ok nang nacheck up, kesa sasabihin sayo ng doctor kapag malala ka na, bakit ngayon ka lang nag pacheck-up? Ika nga, Health is wealth.

Annual physical exams: kahit nakakatamad kasi yung mga doctor na nakakausap mo e parang pagod na pagod lagi at di nageenjoy sa trabaho nila. I’m trying to uderstand them naman kasi sa lagay nila.. kahit di sila mag-effort e darating at darating ang pasyente? or dahil sa dami ng nakakausap nila na pasyente, minsan tinatamad na talaga sila. Para bang gusto lang nila matapos yung line up of patients sa araw na yun. Macocompare mo talaga sa mga doktor na hindi naman under HMO. Basta, importante mag pa APE. For some companies, IR katapat mo kapag hindi ka nag pa-APE. Hindi ko rin to na-aapreciate dati, but now I know, may sense din naman yung mga lab exams. Nakikita dun kung meron kang results na above or below normal. Kahit na papasadahan lang yan ng mga doktor. So yes, take you APEs! 🙂

Healthy Living (kuno)

This is the day I lost my appetite on fast food. I desire a healthy living. I’ve never felt this eagerness to live healthy.

So, I desire to eat more fruits and vegetables. I will bring my own food to office. I want! Let’s see if I can! Mas ok pa rin naman ata ang lutong bahay na walang gulay kesa sa totally plain fast food?

Today we ate lunch at Jollibee. Sa Jollibee na ang dami ko lagi gusto order-in kasi ang daming choices, wala ako mapili kainin! Partida gutom pa ako nun..

So.. today onwards, I desire a healthy living.

The Day I Lost Senses

The day na nakuha ko na yung results at nalaman ko kung bakit ako inuubo na ng pagkatagal-tagal, kalmado naman ako. Normal lang. Ika nga, that’s life! Pero on the 3rd day of my medication, bumigay na agad ako. Somehow physically kasi nanghihina talaga ako sa gamot ko (apparently overdosage pala). Secondly, naging emotional lang talaga? Emotional kasi nakaramdam ako ng hirap? That time, ang bigat ng pakiramdam ko. Yung pakiramdam na pinagbuhat ka ng isang sako ng bigas hanggang 3rd fr(kahit di ko pa naranasan magbuhat ng isang sako). Yung feeling na ang gusto mo lang gawin ay mahiga at ipikit ang mga mata mo. Naka work from home na ako nun. Muntik ko na di maisip na pwede naman akong early out. May sakit nga ako diba? Nagpupumilit lang magtrabaho.

So ayun, sakit ng katawan. Di ma-iexplain na pagod (nasa bahay lang ako at nakaharap sa laptop) tapos naiisip ko pa yung 6 months treatment. Ang tagal lang! Nakakaiyak. At para bang hindi pa talaga fully nagsisink. Tapos yung fact na ang hina pala talaga ngayon ng resistensya ko!

Parang di ko kasi matanggap na ako pa yung mahina ang resistensya. Hindi ako nagyoyosi. Hindi ako umiinom. Active lifestyle naman ako(chos). Hindi ako nagpapagod. Fine. Scratch that. At dahil sa hindi kapanipaniwalang mahina ang resistensa ko.. napapa RCA tuloy ako.

Kulang sa tulog? Fine… since before pa ako ma-oshore, medyo puyatpuyatan na rin ang lola mo. Kuha ng ganito ganyang requirements. Gising maaga, trabaho tapos charged to OT. O-TY.

Onshore – 1st few weeks ok pa naman. Pero nung mag go live. ahahahay. Daming tickets. Umaapaw. Bongga lang sa OT.

Stress level to the highest power. Escalated tickets. Sabi ng nila, Half empty Half full. Depende kung pano mo sya titingnan. Mindsetting ba. So humahalf full mindsetting ako. “Ok lang yan, ngayon lang yan.” Gusto ko gumaling sa SAP diba? O ayan, sige, ginusto ko yan e. Stress level to the highest power talaga. Isama na din ang energy sa pag intindi ng mga bagay bagay na first time naman na-eencounter. Energy pa sa pakikisama sa mga tao. Energy sa pagfoformulate ng english kasi nakakainis na para bang hindi mo maixpress yung gusto mo talaga sabihin sa kanila? Yung di ka nila magets?

And maybe because it was one of my lowest. I pitied myself because I can’t do anything to undo things.. and that I cant help myself but cry.

Day 1

Limang araw pagkatapos ng lab test, tsaka lang nagkatime para pick-upin yung results. Plano ko lang talaga nung araw na yun e kunin ang result for formality’s sake. Malay ko bang may makikita akong ibang nakasulat dun. Reaksyon ko pagkabasa: “Ano daw? Tama ba to?” sabay kuha ng LOA para magpa check-up.

The Painful Rashes

If you try to search “shingles” in Google, the first five hits will tell you that:

  • its medical term is “Herpes Zoster”.
  • it’s a viral disease
  • it’s a very common painful, blistering viral rash
  • it’s a contagious rash

shingles

This which I got last Sunday. It was indeed a rash which appeared at the lower part of  my back.  At first we thought it was just a common rash possibly caused by any of the following: 1)too tight pants and belt(haha) 2) after-effect of too much sun exposure or 3) hot weather.

After 2 nights, it was still there. And the succeeding days, it’s becoming painful and small blisters are coming out.

I finally went to the hospital for consultation and the doctor said it was shingles.

How do you get shingles? The doctor said, shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. “Just imagine, you’ve had chicken pox when you were a child, after you’ve recovered, the chicken pox virus stayed and became dormant in your body, probably in your spinal column, and then it waited for a time that your body has a low resistance and the chicken virus attacked again your body as shingles.

So in short, I’ve had my lowest body resistance on the past weeks??

Now since it’s “contagious” and that those who have not had chicken pox and has a low body resistance could get chicken pox from me, I was advised to take a rest for a week! *wink*

But since that’s not exactly possible, I’m Working From Home starting tomorrow Monday until the shingles in my back heals 🙂

Of Stomach Pains and Wisdom Tooth

Finally, I had my two lower wisdom teeth extracted.

Yesterday at the clinic:
Doctor: Anung papacheck mo?
Me: Ah, yung impacted tooth ko pa, naadvise po before na pabunot.. ipapacheck ko po sana kase sumasakit po sya from time to time.
Doctor: Kelan sya huling sumakit?
Me: Last week po.
Doctor checking…
Doctor: This should be treated as an emergency case.
Me: ooh o-k.

I was supposed to have the operation immediately yesterday(Thursday). It’s just that of so many days, I had the most unusual stomach pain of all time. Sabi ba naman ng dentist, “Baka naman stressed ka?” Hindi ko nasagot, “Eh, bakitngayun lang po sumakit yung tyan ko?” Instead, I told the dentist that i’ll come back the next day at pakikiramdaman ko muna yung tyan ko.

I thought I was gonna be fearless but just before the operation, nag chichill yung katawan ko! Kinakabahan? As I said before, I have a very large tolerance with physical pain but today.. I was wrong. Umiiyak ako nung tinatanggal na yung lower right impacted…to the extent na pinapakalma na ako nung dentist. Although may anesthesia pero I felt force and pressure against my jaw na masakit na pinaiyak ako. Siguro naiyak ako kase nararamdaman ko yung pressure at kung partida na may anesthesia, pano pa kaya kung mawawala na yung epekto nya. The operation almost took an hour and my dentist told me to take easy on my food and brushing as I had many stitches.

My jaw and mouth still both numb 3 hours after the operation. I still can’t control my lower lip that that I seem like a kid who do not know how to drink. The numbness feel awkward that I feel my lips are fuller than ever.

It would definitely much comfortable now that both wisdom teeth are gone. Thank you Daddy for taking charge with my a-month-worth-salary bill. I hope to repay you soon!

I just hope when the effect of the anesthesia is gone, the pain will be bearable!

Fun for Run

greentennial run

 I was in the middle of the run.. then there was functional check. For the Win!

January 23 was the Greentennial Run Day and of all days, I was assigned on-call for the weekend system outage. The scheduled Functional Check was 23:00 UK Time which is 7:00 AM here in Manila. It was already Friday when I  realized that I had a run and a functional check happening at the same time.

Hindi ko na makahirit ng replacement kase late ko na nga narealize ang mga bagay bagay. 5:45 AM nagstart yung cue for the 5K Run. Around 5:50, meron nang nagtext! Hahaha. Kelangan na daw mag-online. Sabi ko 15 minutes. Makatakbo naman ako ng malayo layo. I told myself, bahala na. Itakbo na lang to.  After 15 minutes, I decided to leave and go straight to office. Ang problema,walang taxi! Sarado yung kalsada diba. Haha. So since wala na rin choice. Takbo pa rin ng takbo.

Exactly 6:30AM, nainform ako na officially nagstart na yung functional check. At hinahanap na daw ako ng mga counterparts namin. Hahaha. Hindi pa makaconnect yung back up ko. Around 6:40 when I found hope! Haha. It was almost the finish line along Bonifacio High Street. Kung kumanan ako, at dumirecho ng Finish Line, siguro nakakuha pa ko ng Finisher’s Medal(First 100).

Ok. Just imagine being time pressured while you are in a run! Nasugutan pa ako while chasing for a taxi.

Some may call it compromise. I compromised the whole Outage Activity and could have caused delay. Hahaha. But hello, kelangan i-sacrifice ang personal para sa 1 hour OT na scheduled ng madaling araw? 😀

I’m glad I’m not regretting anything 🙂 At least walang nasacrifice between the Run and my Work. Two birds in 1 Stone. Thank you Lord 🙂 Hindi malilimutang experience!