Monday, October 08, 2012

By Far...

Only three-fourths of the year has gone and I can confidently say that this has been the most stressful year.

A couple of weeks ago, we found our family of 3 at Makati Med's ER. H was complaining of a pain in his lower right abdomen since morning and we decided to get him to ER that evening.

euna and papa at makati med ER
Which was how H and Euna wound up in the above pic taken at past midnight. My little girl was still smiling.

After a series of tests, the doctors were able to determine at past 3 in the morning that he had an inflamed appendix and had to undergo operation that morning. My 3 year old was able to sleep at nearly 5 am. I had to go home to get personal stuff. Going back to the hospital at past 7 that morning, H was calling me as he needed to be on his way to the operating room. Needless to say, I broke down in the taxi!

Fortunately, operation went smoothly. The surgeon said it was the first time he saw a half inflamed and half normal appendix. Thank you, kind sir, for being considerate. Sorry to have kept you waiting.

tired babe
 That evening, my poor girl must have been so tired, she just fell asleep beside her papa in the midst of watching movies from the iPad.

squeezing in work
And I had to squeeze work in between all these (see my laptop in the background).

Hospital food. Parsley was wilting.
makati med food

What I took from this experience:

  • We need help, esp in times like these. With just the 3 of us, it was a very stressful situation. Grateful that my in-laws arrived the day after the operation.
  • I need to go back to having driving lessons so that I can drive in Metro Manila. We had to wait for my FIL to get the car out from Makati Med parking (imagine the parking fee if they were not scheduled to come!).
  • I need to get health insurance for my parents and siblings! Good thing H was covered by me so I only ended up paying 0.067% of the actual hospitalization and operation costs.
  • I need to get some sort of life insurance. With me as the primary breadwinner of the family these days, there's no other alternative but to find myself a more comprehensive coverage. Recommendations?
Sorry dear readers, now you know why I haven't been blogging much.

Dear 2012, please be kinder to me even for just the last quarter. I really do think I deserve a fabulous year-end!



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