Throwback Thursday: dengue

First posted on August 11, 2010.

2009 – I didn’t get sick even a fever at all. Come 2010 – spent a week in a hospital.


Ilan days na din ako nilalagnat and I thought na lagnat lang talaga yun. Nagpa-CBC with platelet count ako at lumabas na mababa ang platelet ko. Positive Dengue nga. We opted for confinement for hydration lang. Sayang. Pwede na sana yun sa bahay. Pero iba din talaga yung may medical assistance. Thanks to Our Lady of Mercy General Hospital in Pulilan, Bulacan and to my attending physician Dra. Eliza Valenzuela.


One night hindi namonitor ng nurse ko yung IVF level ko kaya nadrain, ang tendency magclot yung dugo ko dun sa abbocath. Pag nagcloth kailangan ireinsert. Huhuhuhu! Sa kabilang kamay sinubukan pero wala. Cephallic vein subok ulit pero wala. Huhuhuhu. Hanggang sa yung Resident on Duty ang nagreinsert. Nagtataka ako bakit sa artery niya ininsert instead na sa vein. Anyways, alam nya naman ang ginagawa niya at gumaling naman ako. So, good.


Thank you sa lahat ng concerned citizens na nagtext at dumalaw. Ready na akong magpakagat ulit sa lamok. hahahaha!

The Flying MermaidDon’t worry I was really fine. I was just goofing around so I put on some powder on my lips to look pale. Crazy eh?


The Flying Mermaid



nurses’ bowling cup


I worked as a nurse in Bustos Community Hospital. I was not really familiar with the place because even though I grew up in Bulacan, we were actually based in Batangas for the longest time. When my colleagues from the hospital invited me and my bestfriend cousin to play bowling with them, we went for it.


The bowling alley was located at Baliuag Bulacan near NE Mart. Unlike other bowling alleys, they are not so strict with the ‘bowling shoes’ policy so we just used whatever footwear we had on at that time.




The rates were really reasonable, I could actually classify it as cheap. If I remember it correctly, it was just 60Php per head and that was multiple games.



We had so much fun fooling around and competing with each other. It was a debreather that we all needed at that time considering all the stress from workload in the hospital.


Aside from bowling they also have tables for table tennis and they offer a variety of food choices.


Up to now I am so thrilled everytime that I get a chance to bowl. I won’t classify myself as a good player but I really enjoy this sport and it doesn’t really matter if you’re good at it or not so as long as you are having fun, right?



The Flying Mermaid