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How Did I Celebrate My Valentine’s Day?

14 Feb

>I’m not fond of this date. It’s just a Highschool stuff for me and it’s good that Jon agrees. 🙂


Well, during my HS years, I must admit and I should say that I became a fan of it. I got love letters, flowers, chocolates, and even went out for a date, but that was it. In layman’s term, I nailed it, aced it, and graduated from this HS thingy. 🙂


Not to be a pessimist, I respect those people who are fond of celebrating Valentine’s day and even those who are during their “monthsaries”. I, somehow, find it sweet. It’s just that I don’t see myself getting cheezy only on these particular dates… 🙂 I’m a very sweet person in nature, which means that I can celebrate vday, monthsaries, anytime I want! 🙂


So how was my 02/14? While everyone was at their best get-up, jam-packed inside those romantic restaurants, pre-occupied with their sweetest surprise plans for their loveys, I was just at home and was a bed-prisoner for the whole day because of backpains. I stuffed myself with bread, pineapple juice, and Advil tablets. So there, that was how I celebrated my Valentine’s day.


Jon and I will definitely catch up on Wednesday 🙂




Stay in love people! 🙂


btw: I celebrate and love anniversaries! 🙂 can’t wait for 06.16 🙂

New Year, Welcome 2011

2 Jan

>Hello 2011! 🙂


I welcomed this new year with my family and relatives. Unfortunately, Jon did not make it. He spent it with his family and friends, of course, that was understandable, I missed him though! 🙂


Happy New Year! 🙂


My 2010 and Its Highlights!

31 Dec

>This year has been a challenging year for me (talking about my health), on the other hand, it has been great and worth-remembering because of the good memories, wonderful people, and my new lovelife! 🙂

  • it was the time I underwent Rehabilitation and Spine Surgery. From 235 lbs, I lost a few baggage, down to 185lbs. The Operation went well. Thanks to my Doctors; to my family, relatives, and friends who prayed for me,  above anyone else, Thank You Lord for everything! 🙂 
  • April 5, 2010: a month after the Operation, I reported back to work. I had to attend another Process Training, and who would have thought that it was the time when I met Jon. 🙂 This was also the part of the year when I met new and wonderful people (Tranche 122; Julie, Leigh, Jay, and many more).
  • Singles For Christ: I became closer to Him. I found ways to thank Him and be grateful to the Man up above Who never fails to guide and guard us with everything we do. I met new people- My SFC Family. (Hopefully, this coming year will give us more time to bond all together..)

  • May 2010: After 5 years, our Dad came back from the U.S.A, I was very happy to see him and spend time with him even for just two weeks. We went offshore and that was one of the memorable memories that happened this year. (We’ll see you again in 2011 Dad, we love you very much!)
  • June 2010: this was the time when Jon and I became officially committed. Happiness! We’re down to our 6th month now and we have gone through a lot. Everyday is a learning process for us. I know that tons of trials are just around the corner, and everyday, especially yesterday (December 30), I realize/(I’ve realized) that no matter how bumpy the road we’re on right now… I’m certain that I want to make it through with him, no one but Jon. I’m certain that I want to spend my life with him. He’s an answered prayer, a heaven’s gift- that i’ll always be grateful and thankful for. (Hun, thank you so much for everything, for your love, understanding, and your patience. I am so sorry for the things and times that I was not at my best to understand you, I am so sorry for the small and big things that caused you worries and pains. I love you, and we’ll make 2011 happier, and more memorable. Don’t ever change, because I love you for who you are and who you are not, I see your flaws but I love ’em them too.. ^^.)
  • September 2010: Jon celebrated his 30th bithday with me. We went to Tagaytay and made every hour memorable. 
  • October 2010: Good news! This was the time when we found out my ate’s pregnancy!  Wiko, tita will you soon! Be good! 🙂
  • December 2010: The happiest time of the year. Yuletide season indeed! 🙂 It was nice meeting new people- Jon’s friends and family.
my spine surgery

my relatives. i love them! 🙂
Tranche 122
My Singles For Christ Family
Thank You Lord for the guidance! 🙂
Certified
Singing for Him
Manaoag, Pangasinan. Our first picture! 🙂
 
Dad and Moi at Kanin Club

Jon’s Birthday!
Wiko’s First Shot :))
New found friends! 🙂
I’d also like to take this chance to apologize for all the worries and pains I’ve caused to anyone or some people. I have said this before in my previous blog (3 Quarters)-To those who I may have hurt in any how, I am sincerely sorry. I don’t know why I’m saying this, but again I feel that there’s a need to say this. I don’t need an excuse or whatnot, but sincerely, I am sorry if I’ve caused pains to anyone, I am sorry.. I really am.

Tomorrow is a new year for all of us! 🙂 So what’s my New Year’s wish. I pray for a good health for myself, my family, relatives, Jon, friends, colleagues, and all their loved ones too.


Wishing everyone a Merry and Healthy New Year! 🙂

acupuncture day

14 Oct

>Yesterday was my first acupuncture day. Left home at 5:00am so we could drop my twin sister off by the office. Mom knew that I was real nervous, so we had breakfast at Jollibee Philcoa. She had sausage and egg sandwich and I had burger steak meal. After a quick meal, we went to her office and stayed there for about 30 minutes. Prolonging the agony… I should say! We left Mom’s office at 6:45 am. Mom parked in front of the clinic and then said “o baba na…”, I just smiled and answered back, “Ikaw muna….” haha! :)) I got my MRI plates and cellphone, and got off the car.


Dr. Caragay checked my MRI plates and asked me questions about my present condition and the previous operation I had. After the Q&A portion, we went to his clinic. There he checked my vitals, my tongue, eyes… He then gave me a go-signal that I was all-set for my first acupuncture session. The first two needles hit my scalp  and the rest rested on my back and feet. I thought that I’d feel a thorough pain but I WAS VERY WRONG. I felt so relaxed.


Now, I don’t see any changes yet, but I know that it’s too early to say. I’m keeping my faith close to my heart. Everything will be fine in His own time. I want to be positive with all my health concerns. It’s not easy because of the pain that I cannot tolerate at times, but ast I always say, everything is manageable, my LBS is not deadly, and these are enough reasons to be thankful for! I am also happy that I am surrounded by wonderful people. My family, relatives, friend, and colleagues who have been praying for my wellness. Their text messages and FB comments are so heartwarming. I am also grateful because I have a boyfriend who remains positive at all times. He’s ONE OF THE REASONS why I want to get hearty soon. :))


pahabol:


I asked my Mom to take pictures of me but she just laughed and said “anu ba? may sakit ka nga picture pa gusto mo??” My doctor laughed too. 🙂 I just said “Ma, nag bblog ako diba?”. hehe! But I didn’t insist. So here’s another post without an actual photo… sorry! Blame it to my mother dear! :))

What About The Scar?

10 Mar

>everyday gets better after the surgical procedure that kissed my lumbar spine disease goodbye. however, as each day gets better, the wound I got from the operation dries up and slowly becomes a scar- something that reminds me of my condition forever.

I have one on the back and one on my lower right abdomen due to apendectomy (10 years ago). I am soo grateful that I am still alive and that I survived the extensive operation. But.. I am somehow bothered… I mean the scar can be seen easily…whenever I sit, stand, or even try to reach something… unlike the scar on my lower right abdomen- it cannot be seen unless someone undresses me.

Now, I’ve been thinking of having the scar tattooed, (but that’s something my dad needs to approve on…and this option needs years to decide on… I really never see myself having a tattoo, not even in my dreams, but I might consider it if my scar becomes really awkward).

Or if not a tat, how about a scar removal through laser or other non-invasive ways like cream, oil, etc. I really don’t know if they work though. Please let me know of effective ways… please.. 🙂

Regardless my scar disappears or not, I am very grateful that my health concerns with my spine are finally over! 🙂

I’ve kissed my lumbar spine disease goodbye :)

9 Mar

>

I dealt with my lumbar spine disease for almost a year and yes… I’ve finally kissed it Goodbye! The “goodbye” wasn’t really good because I had to agree to three things- 1) to be admitted; 2) to undergo a surgical procedure that concerns my spine under GA; 3) to recover which means to stay at home..just at home for a month. It took me months to decide but I knew that I had to take the risks.

I had several meetings with my surgeon to help me grasp the possible risks of the procedure, I even wanted to quit the day I was admitted, however, he gave the assurance that everything would be just fine…and so I stayed.

On March 4, 2010, I was admitted at Capitol Medical Center. The preparation went well, it didn’t make me calm though. I had a 30-minute meeting with my anaethesiologist- who guaranteed me that all would be just fine and that he would take care of me.

My operation was scheduled at 12nn March 5, 2010. I didn’t get enough sleep the night before, out of nervousness… I should say! I woke up at 4:00am and gave myself a cold bath. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do enough after the operation. I stayed inside the shower room for almost 30 minutes. Soon as I got off the shower nook, the nurse went in and gave me this green backless OR gown. She asked me to wear only that green piece, no more, no less! And so I did. J After dressing my self up (if you still call it dressing up), the nurse wanted to put my IV in (dextrose), however, she failed. She had to ask her senior to do it for her, after 3 attempts, the dextrose finally hit my vein.

Three hours before the operation, I still managed to get up. I went online and left a message for my dad, and my dear fb, and plurk friends. It was my way to keep myself calm. I knew that I would definitely get by, but I was still nervous. The nurse came in 30 minutes before the operation and gave me sedatives for soothing, it felt heaven- hehehe.. promise! It was like I drank a case of Redhorse Mucho… parang lasing lang. But..but but..It didn’t make me calm and it never made me forget the event. Quarter to 12nn, the nurses from OR fetched me. I was conscious and was chilling. The nurse even asked me “ma’am okay lang kayo?”. I didn’t answer and just looked at my ate loi and kuya gel..I said “kinakabahan ako” and began crying. My ate loi had to bring me to the OR waiting area. Soon as I arrived in the OR area, I heard the staff talking, I held my arm and pinched it three times, I wasn’t dreaming.. gising na gising pa ako. I saw my anaesthesiologist and he even asked why I was still awake. I didn’t answer back. Everyone was ready except me. There was this guy nurse starting to put wires on my legs, arms, and chests. He would even excuse himself every now and then because attaching the wires/electrodes (whatever) would mean undressing my OR gown. I didn’t say anything still. The last thing he did was to put a hair cap on my head and called my anaethesiologist. Dr. Fernando asked me to relax so they could get my BP right. He started injecting fluids via my IV, I knew I fell asleep after. I became totally unconscious. But after the operation or maybe after the operation (I really don’t know), I knew that there was a time I had to shout and let the doctors know that I was having a hard time breathing. I knew it happened in reality. They just asked me to relax, and I fell asleep again. After some time (maybe), I saw myself in the recovery room, very conscious and even asked the nurse to bring me a bed pan so I could pee.

Six hours after, I was brought back to my room. I was restless. I couldn’t move my muscles, even my eyes were kept closed, my lips were dried and sealed, and my fingers and toes were stiffed.

I just prayed silently and asked God to help me regain my strength in no time. After a few hours, I opened my mouth and asked mom to give me something to drink. I knew that everything went well. My doctor came in, I asked him what happened when I was trying to shout and let them know that I was having a hard time breathing… he said that he wasn’t there at that time yet- so obviously it happened while my anaesthesiologist was trying to put the GA tube inside my throat. He asked me not to worry that all went well. I fell asleep again.

The follwing day was a new one for me. I’ve finally kissed my Lumbar Spine Disease goodbye! J I was given reminders here, there, and everywhere, and I would love to keep them.

Lose more

Drink 8-9 glasses of H20

And take my meds for a month!

I know, I’ll get by in no time. My legs are still weak but I’m sure that everything is going to be fine soon.

Thanks for all those people who prayed for me. Thanks to my family and friends who never fail to encourage me before and after the operation.

Thank you my God, You are always by my side even if I often fail you!

God bless everyone! J

Related blogs (my previous posts about my condition):
http://kimjamsoon.multiply.com/photos/album/206/My_EMG_Experience
http://kimjamsoon.multiply.com/photos/album/199/Sick
http://kimjamsoon.multiply.com/journal/item/76/Makulit_daw_ako…sabi_ng_doctors_ko_
http://kimjamsoon.multiply.com/journal/item/74/The_Kiss_That_Made_Me_Cry_the_kiss_that_I_wouldnt_mind_forgetting
http://kimjamsoon.multiply.com/journal/item/63/Overweight_but_Happy_
http://kimjamsoon.multiply.com/journal/item/61/I_AM_LUCKY_

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It’s Not Bad At All

4 Mar

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photobooth inside room 504 🙂
bullet form muna.. 🙂
..reading this now–> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_anesthesia
..my Anesthesiologist just got off the room. He was here for an orientation.
..i’ll be under GA tomorrow.. 😦 I’ll be given “pampa-groggy” at 6:00am so I’ll get up at 4:30 am to give myself a warm bath before my body gets totally unconscious.  🙂
..again, thanks for all those who sent me text messages and greetings
..thanks a lot for those who have been praying for me. 🙂
..don’t worry.. kahit duwag ako,,, kaya ko toh’ 🙂

..thank you sa Globe broadband & sky cable ng room 504.. di masyado boring.. 🙂
..salamat din sa FB, plurk, tumblr,multiply, at blogspot.. nagiging pang tanggal kaba ko.. 🙂

…see It’s not bad at all… 🙂