Just a Quick Update!

Hi there!!!

I miss blogging, and I miss reading blogs. Aside from the hectic daily routine, several events hindered me from updating this blog.

Here’s what happened.

First incident: I underwent a Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery last May 11.
It was around 1:00 a.m. last May 10 when a painful stomach struck me, I knew it right then and there that it was another painful attack of gallbladder disease, multiple gallstones, that is. I vomited several times and I went to the nearby drugstore to buy Nexium, the medicine I’ve been taking ever since.The pain did not subside so I decided to ask help from my sister in law and she brought me to St. Martin de Porres Hospital ER Dept. After a series for laboratory tests, the doctors ruled out that my gallbladder is already inflamed and the stones grew larger in the average size of 1-1.6 centimeters. Thus, I already needed to undergo a gallbladder surgery. A Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery (cholecystectomy) removes the gallbladder and gallstones through several small cuts (incisions) in the abdomen. (Source: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/laparoscopic-gallbladder-surgery-for-gallstones). I stayed in the hospital for four days and the doctors advised me to rest for 30 days. 
Second incident: I was robbed last May 14.

This unfortunate  event happened on the night I was discharged from the hospital. A thief took my two mobile phones and a small amount of money while my daughter and I were asleep on the 2nd floor of our house. My message to the one who did this to me, God knows your evil intentions. I  thank God for protecting me and the innocent lives of my children and loved ones. 
So that’s it. Despite these two incidents, I  will never lose my faith to God and I’ll be forever thankful for His wonderful blessings to me and my family. Belated Happy Birthday  to ME!!! 🙂

My Health Status

I’ve been “missing in action” lately due to health problems. Two weeks ago, I had cough and cold. Then, I am suffering from pain in my tummy since Monday. At first I thought it was just another acid reflux attack. To be sure of the real cause of it, I decided to seek medical advice. The doctor instructed me to undergo whole abdomen ultrasound and so I did yesterday. I felt anxious about the findings because according to the results there are multiple stones in my gallbladder and a small myoma in my uterus. I am praying that these gallstones and myoma can be removed naturally. I am afraid of surgery. 
With my present health status, I think I am reaping the fruits of my carelessness specially during college days. I am not getting any younger, therefore I have to take care of my health in the best way I can. I have to do this for the sake of my loved ones, too. 
I asked my friends who have the same condition. They told me that drinking apple juice can help eliminate gallstones. 
My next doctor appointment will be on Thursday… Hugs and prayers for me please.