We had quite a long weekend. Long, in the sense that, the passing of time felt so slow on Saturday. Or so I assumed. It was the opposite on Sunday, though. The hubby and I got too busy with some activities that before we knew it, it was time to go to bed already.
We stayed in Manila because the hubby had to go on an overnight trip with his masteral class. It was like their field trip cum summer outing. He left on Saturday morning and I got sick the night before. It was just a slight fever (37.6°C) and a few hours after taking a Tempra Forte tablet, I got well already (36.4°C). The cause of my slight fever? Body pains from excessive exercise (zumba + walking) last holiday! Yes, I learned my lesson the hard way. Ouch.
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UPDATE: My Tita Miyang finally went home from the hospital last Saturday afternoon. Praise the Lord, the king of all healers! 🙂
Last Monday, I received a sad news from my cousin about her mom (my aunt and my father’s sister) who’s based in Biñan City, Laguna. She said they rushed her to the hospital because she suffered from heart attack and had a seizure. After doing some tests on her, the doctor advised to send her mom to the ICU immediately for more tests and observation. We visited her at Alabang Medical Center yesterday and she had already been transferred to a private room. It seemed that she was on her way to recovery. Thank you, Lord!
My Tita Miyang is 64 years old, has a senior citizen card but no PhilHealth membership (what we heard in the news isn’t fully implemented yet!). She doesn’t have health insurance/HMO card which leaves her family with no choice but to shoulder all her medical expenses. Imagine paying almost P20,000 per day for a stay in the ICU? That amount is already equivalent to a month’s salary of a public school teacher. My gosh, I don’t think I can afford that at this point should any of my parents get subjected to the same ordeal.
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