Sunday, February 15, 2009

Age matters...

I had a post valentine date with my friends today. We hardly see each other because of busy schedules. Anyway, one of them is getting married soon and I got curious of the her fiance's age. It was then that we realized how old we are now. She said " Nasa thermometer pa naman yung age natin ah ". I laughed because I only know about the calendar thing. I asked her what if our age weren't in thermometer anymore? She thought about it and said " E di tape measure!"... hahahaha!!!! I'll never forget that.

Friday, February 13, 2009


I tried to open my email today but my password didn't work. I did it for 5 times but still invalid. I got alarmed that someone might have changed it. With the high technology and advance knowledge nowadays, everything is possible. I clicked the forgot password and I was assisted to create a new password but before that, I have to answer one security question that I have filled up 8 years ago. Of course I forgot the answer already, but after 3 attempts, I finally got the correct one. Now, I have a new password but I'm still wondering about what happened. Sigh!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Life's lesson: Self-Control

I don't have much of self control when I was still young. When I'm mad, I'm mad. If I want something, I must get it. I'd do and say what I want without even thinking. I've done lots of mistakes in the past and when I get hurt or frustrated I would end up asking why it happened or why can't I have it. But things have changed now, I have mastered the art of self control.

They said we really have no control of what happens to us. Example, We can't stop the car from breaking down, we can't stop the rain, we can't stop people from making mistake, we can't stop people from making judgement...

Most of our mistakes comes from our lack of self control and most of the time we also regret for not having so. If I get frustrated for not having what I want or not getting the reactions I'm expecting from other people, I just accept the fact that these are uncontrollable. I could only control myself and on how I would react wisely and maturely. It makes my life easier by doing so!

Monday, February 2, 2009


This is the problem when a person knows a lot of things. Me having a background in medicine and a nurse at the same time, knows a lot of knowledge about diseases. I tend to be hypochondriac sometimes.

One time, my left eye got irritated from my contact lens and because I don't usually bring my solutions every time I go out, I didn't remove it. My eye suffered for about 1 hour. Stupid me for letting it to happen! Whew! I took it out immediately when I reached home and then I noticed an abnormality in my sight. My left eye can see halos around lights. I thought I just need to rest it so I slept for 2 hours. When I wake up, my sight is still the same and that made me panicked! That was the first time! And it was so sudden! I didn't mention that I also have a headache that time and it made the situation worst. A lot of things are coming into my head. Do I have Glaucoma knowing I have a headache? Did I injure my eye? Am I going to be blind? If not, will the halos be permanent? Am I having retinal detachment?

I called my friend who's an optometrist and consulted about it. I was in panic that my hands were shaking. She tried to comfort me by saying that it's not glaucoma or retinal detachment but I need to consult an ophthalmologist if possible to know what went wrong. She suspected it as corneal edema. I wasn't convinced and so I called another friend of mine who is also a Doctor and luckily her brother-in-law is an ophthalmologist. I consulted over the phone and he said the same thing. Because of the irritation form my contact lens, my cornea became edematous attracting water which explains the halos that I can see around lights. I just have to rest it and hopefully my eyesight would go back to normal the next day. I felt relieved and convinced at last. To make it short, I slept early that night and my eyesight went back to normal the next day.


Because of too much tension, my headache worsen that night and resulted to nausea and vomiting.

I didn't check my Blood Pressure because I would just worry more.

The next day I told my two friends about the good news.

The most important is I've learned my lesson...

From then on I always bring my lens container with the solution.


Hypochondriasis manifests in various ways. Some people have numerous intrusive thoughts and physical sensations that push them to check with family, friends and physicians. Other people are so afraid of any reminder of illness that they will avoid medical professionals for a seemingly minor problem, sometimes to the point of becoming neglectful of their health when a serious condition may exist and go undiagnosed. Yet, some others live in despair and depression, certain that they have a life-threatening disease and no physician can help them, considering the disease as a punishment for past misdeeds.