I was watching 30 Days earlier this evening and I was glued to my seat because it featured one of my bets, Dino Guevarra. I’m sure everyone will agree that this ex-matinee idol had the X factor and the talent to be successful in showbusiness. He did become successful but only for a short period of time because he gave up his blossoming career in exchange for his love for a colleague, Kim delos Santos, who was also one of the freshest and most beautiful faces that graced showbusiness during their time.
Despite the odds of being in love and fighting for their love at such a young age, they were able to prove that love transcends all boundaries. We saw how Kim grew so big on and off screen, not because she was pregnant but because she had thyroid problems and polycystic ovaries (just like me) which screwed up her hormones. We were all expecting that this love affair that ended in marriage will also end up in the abyss of separation after a couple of months. But it didn’t.
In the 30 Days episode, Kim talked about the biggest challenge that they faced and is now facing as a couple. She was in tears when she talked about how Dino’s bid for a political career took very serious toll on their relationship. They were fighting everyday and it made Kim go into depression. Add to that the fact that she felt insecure about how she looked and how she felt that Dino is not anymore attracted to her. She told the audience how much she loved her partner and would do everything for him. She even admitted in public that they came to a point where they were already on the verge of ending their marriage. She also admitted that during one of their serious talks, Dino cried in front of her while she was saying her piece. Luckily, though, they were still able to settle their differences and until now, they’re still together.
Dino on the other hand was man enough to admit that he and Kim are having marital problems just like anyone else who is in their position. One issue that made him cry was the fact that the woman he loves so much cannot give him a child. I felt the pain and it was a pain that was so deeply rooted in his heart. But still I saw in his eyes the hope that someday soon, he and Kim will have their own child despite the odds.
All throughout the episode, I was on the verge of crying because I understand and know very much the feelings that Kim had. I was touched by the intensity of the couple’s feelings while watching the show. If only there were no other people around me at that time, I could’ve cried my heart out while Kim was crying on TV.
I know very well how it is to grow so big and yet people would think that it happened because of uncontrollable eating habits. Like Kim, I also have polycystic ovaries and the different medications that I took for the condition made me balloon into a body that everyone dreads to have. I was made aware that bearing a child would be difficult for me. The chances were 50-50. My condition worsened so I took the chance of undergoing the operation last year. If I didn’t undergo the operation last year to remove all the cysts in my ovaries, Basti wouldn’t be here right now. The baby was a blessing but I travelled a rough road bringing him into this world. Right now, I know that the condition’s back and I was made aware as well that having another child can already be a shot to the moon. It’s frustrating but that’s the truth.
Kim’s situation is harder because she has a thyroid problem to deal with together with her being polycystic. I can only pray that hopefully God can grant them their wish real soon.
It’s tough being in a society where fat people are regarded as irresponsible eaters. Our male society hails slim and thin women. Boobsies should always go with a slim and thin body to be regarded as sexy and this is one statement that I hated to accept. It was not easy for me to adjust from being 115 lbs. to being almost 200 lbs. I had to go through so many adjustments but that didn’t stop me to become the person that I wanted to be and it all the more made me realize that being too concerned about how I look won’t do me any good. I lived with it and now I’m living through it. Of course, there are health concerns that I’m facing but still, this will not stop me from being the person that I am.
Both Dino and Kim are good-looking people inside-out. For me, their love story is one that I would always remember whenever I’m contemplating on letting my husband go. Listening to their story made me realize that I’m blessed to have a partner who’s much like Dino – a partner who sees beyond my imperfections physically and otherwise. Just like them, my husband and I are going through tough times right now; but I would like to believe that just like Kim and Dino, the time will come when we would also be renewing our vows and that when we look at each other in the eye, we know for ourselves that we can’t live without each other because love is all that matters.