I have been ranting for almost a year how painful these injections are, frequently administered every 21 days.
The doctor recommended me to undergo echocardiogram a year after the last to compare results if my mitral valves thickened more especially I had a another bacterial attack a quarter after the last procedure. Technically, most of RHD patients would need to have preventive antibiotics. I have two options, literally intake penicillin pills which may aggravate my GERD or do the shots.
The first time I had this was administered through my deltoid muscles. The hospital nurse used a 23 gauge needle which was done in 3 minutes. It was one of the most excruciating part of my life! I had to suffer the muscle trauma for 3 days.
Then, it was the clinic nurse at work. I didnt know that it was her first time to do gluteal shots so the doctor had to demo it. They practically used three needles because the 23 gauge was not wide enough as my muscle contract. God knows how much I relax these to feel less pain.
Now, my sister, a registered practicing hospital nurse, administers these 1.2 million units of powderized penicillin via 19 gauge (which is bigger and longer) dissolved in 4ml of water for injection. How much I can endure pain, accompanied with high threshold still does not match the trauma it brings to the site.
I was actually thinking of self-administering on my thigh, but I realized my buttocks are more tough. Or Ill walk helped with a stick or again, through my shoulders and cant attend gym in 3 days.
I still do not know how long would I have to endure this - maybe until end of the year or 5 or 10 years or lifetime. Or unless researchers can find an alternative way of making penicillin injections water-based which would make it less traumatic and painful.
Now I have my own version. Gawk >.<
I am back at the office now after spending some groggy time at the Emergency Care of St. Luke’s Global City. The doctor advised me to take a rest from work today but I decided to continue my shift since the side-effect of the anti-histamine shot is starting to subside.
I am copying HR and Payroll to ask assistance on this matter. Attached are the relevant documents issued by the hospital.
I found out that certain companies are still not accredited by Maxicare in St. Luke’s Global City; which I had to pay the bills through my credit card. This is the nearest hospital I know of, near the vicinity, that can cater to emergency needs since our clinic is not open 24 hours. I could have gone to Makati Medical Center but I was already having hard time breathing. Though I can file reimbursement 80% of the bill, it is more helpful if we were accredited so the health care provider can cover all expenses. This is a great opportunity to discuss things on certain protocol in terms that medical attention is needed during out of office hours.
When I approached the food attendants, after being discharged, they advised me to go back on Monday since they do not have any way of contacting the manager of The Sandwich Guy. I am raising this attention to HR since I can remember that the food served during new hire orientation was from the same store.
It was also mentioned by other Logica OWS colleague, *some name* (did not get his lastname) that they already informed TSG earlier afternoon that the tuna they used was already inconsumable.
I hope you find time to discuss about this matter. I am reporting to work on Tuesday since Monday is my rest day.
I was just discussing things on Twitter
and on my Facebook
threads how good was the Chili con Carne Baked Potato yesterday from The Sandwich Guy McKinley Hill. Regardless of the alleged incident where a Country Tuna sandwich contained human mucus from The Sandwich Guy Eastwood, I believed,
it does not reflect the holistic approach of TSG.
Fifteen minutes ago, I went downstairs and bought a Country Tuna sandwich. A few bites after I unwrapped the paper, I began to feel my throat clogging. I ignored it because I was just thinking that I might be eating the sandwich too fast. When I consumed everything, I went to the pantry to get water and went to the restroom afterward. I noticed that a big lump is starting to increase between my gums and cheeks.
I dont think its the aioli oil. Do ya think its the tuna in brine they used, despite that I do not have any known hypersensitivity reaction?
We do not have 24-hour clinic here. If this worsen, I need to go to St. Lukes for an anti-histamine. I am still having hard time breathing.
Now, this is not plain black propaganda. Now what? The only proof that I bought sandwich from them was the wrapper, tissue and the plastic bag, except if they hand me over the CCTV recording. Why? Because they do not proactively give an Official Receipt. BIR, hello?!?!
Recently, likewise I mentioned, I have been forecasting events recently and they happen in real life by fate.
Whenever my boyfriend sleeps in my room with me, I always have bad dream. As in very very baaaaaaaaaaaaaahd. Though these dreams do not recur, but they have the same pattern. Too gruesome to discuss and put in writing.
I am concerned that it might happen. Some poeple I know were in the dream.
I will arrange things in my room and put back the salt I removed. If this dont help, like bring a priest or shaman?
[edit 20 Sept]
I just realized that it is my father's birthday on Friday. So I guess I have to ask some relatives to do a visit and pray for his soul.
Yesterday marks our 4th month celebration. Technically, he arrived before 12 midnight, so it still counts!
Two days ago prior to yesterday, we had some issues. As expected, my apathetic attitude and insensitivity triggered our conjuncture. On his part, lack of communication. Both are work in progress, and I am surely working on this one PRAMIS! I just needed to be knocked off from time to time to get into my senses. Pardon for I lived in my independent way with very low emotional quotient.
He has been asking me if I wanted a pair of gym or leather shoes for work because my dancing shoes are broken. Almost impossible to be fixed unless they change the sole, but it was the only reason I bought those pairs (and please add the touch of pinkness on it :D). My right leather shoe looks like a rodent made its lunch on the sole - due to daily tear of use. This can be fixed anyway or Ill just buy a new one since I live in Marikina - hail ye to patriotism! I have been declining because he has given too much and besides, he doesnt know my shoe size. All he knows is just that the cross-training shoes should be pink; leather, on the other hand, should be wedgy-pointed-ish.
Earlier, as expected, he brought dimsums from Malate. Good thing I have 3 other guys here in the office doing nightshift because he brought 24 pieces of Kichai dimsums and 12 pieces of xiao long bao T_______T. At the back seat of the car was a metallic pink gift tied in a pale pink ribbon.
"This doesn't look like shoes to me", I grunted.
"Of, course its not!", he replied. He, then, laughed.
While I was unwrapping the uber tightly wrapped gift, I guess randomly, "Unless this is a hard drive..."
"How'd you know?"
WTF!??!?! Clarice and I were just drooling over CDR King external portable hard drives a few minutes ago before I went down to pick up my lunch. *inserts overwhelmness here*. Though its just 320GB, I can put my pron here and retain my personal files on the older hard drive. Still, I will continue to housekeep movies and TV series I already watched.
Like Clarice said, everything has becoming too overwhelming. *Reasons are intended not to be disclosed here. PM me if you want to eavesdrop*
To top it all, this is SO not me. But change is good sometimes, you just need to set afloat with it.
....now you can call me cheesy!