Wednesday, October 17, 2012

my ordeal with bell's palsy

Day 1 - i felt pain on my right head, my scalp to be specific
Day 2 - pain at the back of right ear, went to see the doc and had otic solution, 2-3 drops every 6 hours which i followed religiously
Day 3 - pain on my right head, back of right ear, right jaw, right neck base and my tongue lost its sense of taste - all this happened while i did 2 loads of laundry
          - was rushed to the ER where procedures were done immediately. CT Scan, Xrays, blood chem - needle prick anywhere but the right side of my face had been motionless and feeling less. I was admitted at the hospital due to the reason that i will be at risk with the stroke anytime. Btw, Bell's Palsy is not a stroke. It is a facial paralysis where nerves cannot function well to supply blood to the MidCranial Artery of the brain.
Day 4 - still lying in the hospital, IV pushed medications, monitor, monitor as BP shooting up
Day 5- still at the hospital and the birthday of my daughter.....sorry girl I missed your birthday. Hope to make up sometime when mommy will be okay. Love u!!!
Day 6 - hospital latta
Day 7  - doctors won't let me go out yet. Thay want a massive work out on me - a neurosurgeon, cardiologist, internist and an EENT doctor, all four collaborated and concluded it's BELL'S PALSY!!! And so, i have to undergo therapy this time. Good thing the therapist is willing to come to the hospital. 
Day 8 - PT session at the hospital goes on, so on with IV and IV push medicines, which I don't bother to know for there are too many
Day 9 - same procedures but finally released from the hospital at last. but have to go back and forth for my therapy sessions. BTW, i cannot drive yet. Right eye is still conditional though i can blink at with a force and will power.

It's my 3rd day at home......and unwilling to go out. I miss the public market, my gym buddies, the groceries, etc. Still i'm hopeful, someday everything will be back to normal......Thank u all for the love u shared in these times of my darkness and tomorrow will be a brand new day!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

corby 2

Got my Samsung Corby 2 six months ago. Opted for samsung mobile due to the large font however i am not satisfied with the performance of Corby 2  specially w hen it comes to its applications such as using the the camera, videos , sounds, themes, games, etc. The internal memory is not enough and it is impossible to delete unused applications programed. It war ns that there is not enough memory even there is no more saved, halos wala nang laman, not enough memory pa rin and sometimes i just want to throw my phone away. If i could only have the money now i will buy a replacement for my phone and definitely not Samsung Corby 2.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Amidst heavy rains due to Helen, i was lucky to have been invited to the nestle event in a bus.
L-R: a nurse, doctors Avila, Ballesteros, Fernandez and Camarillo - all pediatricians from the Governor Roque Ablan, Sr. Hospital and Medical Center

Dra. Maritel Avila blowing the birthday cake!!! 

As we went in the bus, we were immediately treated to a cereal and fresh milk

Inside is an array of nestle products. You can have Milo
Nestle crunch chocolate bar

Yoghurt with jelly

Wide selection of coffee of ur choice

and many more.....

Saturday, August 11, 2012

thank u . . . .

My 15 years old son was hospitalized for a week due to Dengue (stage 2 - his 2nd attack, btw). His platelet count dropped to 69 and nosebleeding. He was then placed at the ICU for blood transfusion - he needed five bags of blood.

The blood bank in our local hospital readily gave the blood required and the transfusion went smoothly. My son's platelet count improved overnight! The doctor ordered for a discharge however, as policy, u cannot leave the hospital unless u can change the blood consumed.

I sent SMS to friends, to my surprise, friends and relatives volunteered as donors. My son is well now. We are back home.  I feel so blessed....Love, blessings does not come from material things alone. God is soo good! I feel sooo loved. Thank you!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mongolia, Mongolian, Mongolian Bbq.......

A nephew is planning a trip to Macau. Been to Vegas and not keen about Macau.
Me: Don't u like Mongolia?
Nephew: Today? Where? When?

Kalurkey, nagutom tuloy ako, hahaha.......

Sunday, April 1, 2012

on the go, mcdo

It was Palm Sunday yesterday. I went to church with my kids with their palaspas bought from the market by their grandma. We took the 2nd mass @8.30 am and the mass ended a little past 10. That time the kids were hungry and even me was also hungry. We proceeded to the nearest jollibee but the throng of people on queue was sooo long (abot hanggang labas). We ran to mcdo which is just in front. I ordered cheeseburgers and the attendant said not available. The kids wanted sundae and again, unavailable! Horrible, where in mcdo that burger is not available? We had no choice but to get their fried chicken, which is the only item available in their store since all of us were hungry na.

As i was to pay the bill na, oh no the cashier did not even know to compute my orders, she seemed she just got out of bed at 10.45 in the morning. I noticed her inefficiency towards costumers. I love mcdo eversince but this i find the most inefficient, unfriendly mcdo store.