The Big Day

Today is the big day! Please include me in your prayers – that the test results will be something I don’t need to worry about.

Thank you to everyone who’s keeping me in their thoughts and prayers. I’ll be back before you know it.

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Litratong Pinoy: Dalampasigan

 
 ‘Di ako magsasawang ibahagi ang mga litrato namin ng aming unang bisita sa Boracay. Kuha ko ito ng wala akong magawa habang palubog na ang araw. Kakatapos lang umambon nito. Natuwa ako sa mga sailboat. Hehehehe!
(I won’t get tired of sharing the photos from my first Boracay trip. I took this photo when I was doing nothing and the sun was almost setting. The drizzle just stopped. And I fancied the sailboats.)

Pinakialaman ko ulit si Sly at kumuha ng mga black and white na litrato. Hmmm, alam ko ‘di pa ‘ko pwede makipagsabayan sa mga pro pero natuwa rin ako dito. Lalo na dun sa 2 naglalakad. Ang romantic ng dating sa ‘kin.

(I tinkered with Sly so I took a couple of black and white shots using him. I know I still can’t measure up to the pros but I had fun doing this, especially when I saw that I was able to capture 2 people walking on the shore. Romantic!)

 
Travel time: 4-hour land travel from Roxas City. Boracay trip: 5,000 (thank you, Boss Tope!). Going on my first Visayas region trip with 3 of the most wonderful people I know: PRICELESS!

Another Monday

It’s a rainy Monday and I have to scoot off to work in a bit. I just don’t want to let this morning pass without saying “Thank you” to all the messages I’ve been receiving. I feel better knowing that my friends and online buddies are there backing me up through prayers and well wishes.

I was able to fix my AVG problem the other day and it seems fine now. I love System Restore! LOL! And I also discovered Plurk. I’m so loving it better than Twitter!

Here’s wishing everyone a great week ahead!

New eyeglasses

These specs look similar to the one I am using right now. I am thinking of having that next trip to the optometrist because I think I have to change my specs again. Somehow, it’s not helping me cope with the 8-hour-in-front-of-the-computer routine I have at work.

I saw one of these Incredible Stylish New Frames From Zenni and I thought that I got ripped of the designer frames I got from two years ago. I could not even believe that Zenni Optical was on FOX news! Unfortunately, I don’t really intend to change the frames of my glasses since they are still fine. But my brother, Ryan, is actually looking for a place where he could find cheap but sturdy glasses for himself because he needs prescription specs too. He told me that he’ll consider buying from here since he can well-afford the Zenni Optical $ 8 Rx Eyeglasses. He’s always on the lookout for cheaper but great stuff so I guess this would be his best bet for his glasses.

I told him to send me a picture when he gets his new specs. I guess it would be weird to see him in such since I didn’t actually picture him wearing glasses. Having poor eyesight runs in the family so and he was not spared.

Just a little break

Just to break the lack of scrapping mojo I’ve been experiencing for days now, I voluntarily did this tag from Digiscraptology.

Participants: Me and Mine | Creative in Me | For the LOVE of Food | Little Peanut | Pea in a Pod | Mommy Talks | Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps | All Kinds of Me Stuff | The Salad Caper | Winding Creek Circle | Fun.Fierce.Fab | Ozzy’s Mom | Me,Myself+2 | Princess Sophia | Spin180 | Wisdom City | MY Happy Place | IamDzoi | ClikTrik | SuburbanBeats | All Things Me| Because Life Is Fun | Digiscraptology | Memories In The Eyes of the DigiscrapMom | MommyBa’s Journey | YOUR BLOGS

Ten movies you’d watch over and over:
Dirty Dancing
Notting Hill
E.T.
The Sound of Music
Liar, Liar
Music and Lyrics
Superman
Somewhere in Time
The Runaway Bride
My Best Friend’s Wedding

Nine people you enjoy the company of:
Basti
Athan
Pam
Mayeth
Karlyn
Dhong
Tope
Papa
Tito Otep

Eight things you’re wearing:
eye glasses
watch
bracelet
sleeveless top
shorts
headband
bra*
panty*
* LOL on those 2!

Seven things on your mind:
blogs to hop on
memes to do
layouts to make
where to get my card payments
my biopsy on thursday
de-clutter my desk
blog articles to write

Six objects you touch every day:
mouse
computer
mobile phone
wallet
my glass
my landline phone

Five things you do everyday:
take a bath
brush my teeth
eat
sleep
go on the computer

Four things that you see when you turn your head to the right:
bathroom door
TV
DVD player
mattress

Three of your favorite things that are red color:
my stapler
my undies
my office blouse

Two people who have influenced your life the most:
papa
mama

One person who has been nice to you today:
my new helper, Shirley.

YOU are tagged!

A letter to friends

I just got home from the hospital and unfortunately, my blood work has to be repeated tomorrow because I threw up the medicine for the OGCT (one of the tests to check for diabetes). I have to go on fasting for 12 hours again tonight and then go to the hospital first thing in the morning tomorrow. Bummer eh!

Just to tell you a story – I have some medications for my hands and I’ve been recommended for rehabilitative therapy for it. The EMG-NCV test was normal but since I am still symptomatic of carpal tunnel, the therapy was recommended with the possibility of having braces for both my hands. I’m getting a second opinion from another doctor. There’s nothing to lose except for the fact that it’s gonna be difficult for me to work with hand braces on. I’m trying to secure an appointment tomorrow from Papa’s friend who heads the Rehabilitative Medicine Department at another hospital. Hopefully, I can secure that appointment and work on what’s best for both my hands and arms.

Anyway, I don’t know if you’ve already heard the news because I know it spreads like wild fire in the office. But just in case you still don’t know, I’ll be having a guided hysteroscopy & polypectomy on Thursday, July 31. Biopsy in layman’s terms. Yesterday, I went to the hospital alone to get my results and it hit me really bad. I was on the verge of crying when I was told by my OB that I’ll need the biopsy since the lining of my uterus is quite thick and I haven’t had my period for 1 year already. It may be indicative of the big C but just to make sure, she needed a biopsy for proper and correct diagnosis. Thankfully, it’s an out-patient procedure covered by my health insurance. However, I’ll have to be under anesthesia during the procedure. OB recommended that I rest for 1 week after the procedure. If I feel better, I can already go back to work. Since I’m out of leaves, I won’t be paid for those days off. I’ll be poor by my next pay day.

The worst part from yesterday was that I couldn’t believe that at 32, I’m worrying about the possibility that I might have cancer. I have a 4-year old son, a family that needs me and still so much ahead of me. For the first time in my life, I became the pessimist I’ve never been in my life. I started asking myself weird questions and even entertained the thought of preparing for my funeral. I was overwhelmed with those thoughts I had! I felt that I was on the verge of breaking down. When the doctor requests for a biopsy, it can really cause a certain alarm. Before, I thought it was just a thing that they say. I’ve never felt this scared in my life. A lot of thoughts raced through my mind after that talk with the OB. All I could even say to her was okay well in fact it’s not okay, I AM NOT OKAY! I sat there in the waiting area for like 15 minutes or so just staring at my phone.

When I got out of it, I still didn’t feel better but I had this hope that everything will be all right. I know that because I’m a positive person. I am someone who looks at things from its brighter perspective – always. I learned a new thing from yesterday though – that there are times when you have to give in to the negativity of the feeling because you’re not God – you’re human and you’re supposed to feel resentment on things like this.

I woke up this morning feeling better but still not really like the jolly old me I know. I guess it will be this way until I get the results of that dang biopsy! I’ll just ask for your prayers that everything will be fine. I am just glad that whether it’s good or bad news, I’m still able to share my thoughts with people who really matter to me.