Archive for February, 2013

Weather Weather Lang!

Posted: February 24, 2013 in Journal Entries

So after all those appoinments until last Friday, you may think that I’ve gotten 100% of my energy back.

Not yet.

In fact, I’m having quite a weird time in the evenings: It’s not uncommon for me to have a bit of pain in the chest, especially in the left side where I have my “infiltrative material”. It’s mainly because of the cold winds that hit the chest from the outside, and my doctors and friends advised me not to expose it to the air, otherwise, it would happen. To tell the truth, that’s causing me a bit of trouble, and there’s this one time when I was exposed to the cold weather for a very long period of time (I was hanging out with my friends), and it was just awful: I couldn’t sleep properly thanks to the intermittent pains that continued until the wee hours of the morning.

In addition, one of the post-hospital problems that I’m having is the presence of abdominal gas. It comes normally from food, and for a normal person, it’s no reason for trouble. But for people like me who drink up to 6 types of medicine and more than 4000 mg per day, then it’s a headache especially in the evenings when it rises up to the throat. And when it does, it’s just crazy.

Anyways, I’m not here to endlessly relate about the bad things in life, for I’m here to try to enjoy it and utilize it to the maximum extent possible.In fact, the weather’s great this week, and I’m planning to have a walk or two…

It’s time for me to go. It’s 2:30 PM here, and I want to enjoy the daylight even for a tiny bit…after all, I’ve been at home resting all day long!

The sky is shining today, and a few leaves are starting to grow again. Spring is about to come, and I’m thankful that I have another carte blanche again!



A Lot Of Appointments

Posted: February 22, 2013 in Journal Entries

In the past few days since I’ve been discharged from the hospital, I’ve gone through a lot of things. I always go to three places: the dispensary, the family doctor, and the dentist. I go to the first place to give the results of whatever tests I might have undergone in regards to my ongoing tuberculosis treatment; I go to the second area to get my medicine and to be checked whether I take them at the right moment, and I go to the third location to solve my teeth problems, for it seems that I don’t have just one broken tooth, but three broken ones. In fact, the first one has just been extracted today, and I’ll go back next week to the hospital to resolve the rest of the dental equation. Furthermore, I’ll go back to the dispensary to have my CT scan, and I’m praying that I’ll have some positive results, if not for the best. Then of course, I’m taking lots and lots of medicine right now, and it just seems really crazy…just way too crazy for people like me to comprehend.

I guess I’ll just rest and take it easy for the next 12-24 hours, and at the same time, I’m aware that I’m not allowed to have hot foods and drinks, carbonated drinks, and absolutely anything that will activate Mr. Tooth Clot…and I’m aware that there’s gonna be bleeding, swelling, pain, and some other weird things that will happen. For now, I’ll eat mashed potatoes, milkshake, and the like…anything that does not require chewing is fine by me.

I guess I’ll have to do a bit of shopping today. And of course, not to forget to drink lots of water and fruit juice…

PS: I’ve finally finished the initial pressure stage. Now it’s time to concentrate on Post-Op .

Here are the things that I need to do:

Post-Op 1: No food until 2 PM. In addition, no rinsing until 12 hours after th operation (TRANSLATION: I’ll only use warm water+salt/prescribed wash after 10:30 PM today)

Post-Op 2: No hot and hard foods for the next 48 hours. Which means lots of softened cereals, mashed potatoes, and milkshakes…in adfdition to yogurt, water, and fruit juices!

Post-Op 3: Back to non-strenuous activities…no heavy lifting!

And some reminders include:

A. No spitting.

B. No drinking from straws.

Yeah, I guess that’s about it.

Have a nice day!

I Guess…

Posted: February 21, 2013 in Journal Entries

It’s time for a new life.