Last weekend was busy but we accomplished so many things. I don’t know if some of you feel this way too but minsan, nanghihinayang ako sa mga weekends na hindi ako nakakapagpahinga. Racha kasi talaga ako pagweekdays. Early in the morning yan until late at night. Hindi ako nauubusan ng things that I have to do to a point that I can’t even squeeze time for me to exercise. They said that hindi daw excuse yun. One should find time to exercise. Ewan ko lang if applicable sa akin kasi parang pinagtataguan ako ng oras. Hindi ko siya mahanap. Hide and seek ang peg namin! Lelz.
Anyway, this is what I wore last Saturday.
Anika and my Saturday started very early. Asan nga ba si Sombrero that time? Wait. Ah. He stayed in the house because of the anti-anay person who was coming over.
So Anika and I left the house around 8am. We went to Healthway clinic in Greenbelt 5. We went so that Anika can have her follow up blood tests and ECG. Wala na kasi siyang virus sa katawan. So dapat, normal na ang potassium level niya and ECG results. Dapat no more heart beat skipping. Me naman, I went to have my blood chem test. I had to check if my cholesterol and sugar levels are normal na because I drank medicine to lower my cholesterol and I changed my diet for a month.
I was in fasting that morning for my blood chem. That means I haven’t eaten or drank anything in 12 hours. Nahihilo na ako sa gutom.
Thankfully, efficient sila in Healthway. Since it was still early, na-asikaso nila agad kami. Good thing also konti pa lang ang tao because nagdrama kami mag-ina when it was time to get blood from us. If you don’t know yet, Anika is still scared when med techs get blood from her. And if hindi niyo din alam, takot din ako sa blood tests. I get scared. I get stressed. I cry.
Ito yung time na inisip ko bakit nga ba hindi namin sinama si Alvin eh parehas kami duwag ni Anika.
As expected, Anika cried and cried when they started inserting the needle on her. I held her hand and said it will be over soon. Tumigil naman siya after. When it was my turn, she held my hand naman. The difference sa amin ni Anika is that she looks when they get blood from her. Ako hindi. Duwag nga kasi ako.
While they were getting blood for me, I was trying my hardest to act brave and not cry. Pero fail. Tears started falling while I bit my lips. Anika told me, “See? Now you know how I felt kanina!”.
Wowa arrived right after Anika’s ECG. Moral support sana kasi na-late hahaha!
We had breakfast at Bizu after everything.
Hay. I love breakfasts talaga especially with people I love. It’s one of my favorite things.
I have to mention that I like Healthway’s after service where they email me the test results. I don’t need to go back to get it except if I need the signed hard copies. I prayed that weekend kasi I know I’ll get our blood test results the next day.
Wowa called me last Monday. Kinamusta yung results namin. I told her that Anika’s potassium and magnesium levels were normal. Whew. My cholesterol and sugar levels are normal.
Welcome back to my life, desserts!!!
WOWA: Hoy, Nanay. Hindi ibig sabihin niya kakain ka na naman ng kakain ng ice cream!
How did she know ang mga balak ko in life?!
Anika’s ECG results came in today and it says “Premature Atrial Contractions with Aberrancy” and “Sinus Arrhythmia”. I googled what these two meant and based on my understanding this is common to healthy young and elderly people. Nevertheless, Alvin and I will be taking her to a pedia cardiologist to confirm all these.
Anyway, the three of us spent time after breakfast. We went shopping and I took Anika to National Bookstore. I love spending time in this place. We looked at notebooks, tried out pens and browsed different aisles for books. I really do hope Anika catches my love for reading.
After going to the bookstore, I treated Anika to Timezone. That was where nakita niyo in my Instagram video si Wowa na nageenjoy at one of the arcade games. May balak yata bumili ng ganung game then didikitan daw niya ng pictures ng mukha yung mga pinapalo niya. Outlet ika nga. Lelz.
We had light lunch at Cibo after then Anika and I went home na because I got really sleepy. Yung mind and body ko gusto pa magshopping but yung diwa ko tulog na.
We took a short nap at home then Alvin and I went to check out dance classes for Anika. The first one was affordable pero jabar dun sa waiting area ng companions. The second one was okay because airconditioned yung place, even the waiting area pero exage ang price. I’m checking the dance classes in Makati na lang.
The next day, Alvin left early to play golf. Anika and I went to the mall again to look for a Filipiniana costume for her. We found one in Kultura.
Faye gave birth the night before (yeyyyyy!) so we were going to visit her in the hospital. Fonz requested that we come in the afternoon so that Faye can sleep muna. To kill time, Anika and I had our pedicure in one of the salons in Glorietta. Around lunch time, Alvin called me to tell me that he wants to go with us to the hospital. Sunduin daw namin siya sa house. We picked him up and went to PGH. Yeah, Faye gave birth in PGC. Magaling kasi OB niya and dun lang talaga nagprapractice so no choice siya but to give birth there.
Sadly, PGH didn’t allow Anika to enter the hospital. Bawal daw kids except yung mga aabot ang height dun sa height ng lobby counter nila. Mind you, mataas ang counter, around 5 feet.
ALVIN: Muntikan ka na din hindi umabot, Babe.
So Alvin and Anika waited for me in the parking na lang. Anika cried when she heard the guard that she can’t go in. I pitied her because she was so excited to see her cousin. May dala pang rubber ducky. Para daw kay Isabel.
I told her we’ll just visit Isabel in their house soon. After, off I went to find Faye’s room inside PGH.
Have you guys been inside PGH? It’s scary din there ano? The hospital is very old na. There are big, old paintings of people in the wall. At first I can’t understand why Anika can’t go inside. Bakit sa Asian and sa Makati Medical pwede? When I was walking in the corridors, na-gets ko na.
The patients being wheeled to the operating room in the 3rd floor pass in the same hallways were guests and non-patients are. You ride the same elevators with them. There are also some patients without beds who are in the corridor. Hindi talaga siya safe for the kids’ health.
Hay naku, ang dami kong hanash after. Sa akin lang, why can’t the government improve our public hospitals especially the big ones like the Philippine General Hospital? Sana they prioritize this. Kawawa din talaga ang mga less fortunate who can’t afford to pay for their healthcare. Lakihan pa sana ang mga wards with more beds. Given na madaming mahihirap in our country eh, dapat yung ratio ng beds malapit. Kaloka.
Anyway, good vibes na lang muna. Faye’s baby is soooo cute! She’s one of the cutest newborns I have ever seen. Antay antay lang kayo guys sa photos ha? Ayaw pa ng mag-asawa magrelease because siguro sinusulit muna nila ng tahimik lang ang first baby nila. I also told Faye not to allow a lot of visitors yet. Ibang klase na ang mga virus ngayon and the newborn’s immune system isn’t that developed yet. Basta as of now I can say that my new niece is the most adorable thing I have ever seen in quite a while.
Because Alvin and Anika were waiting for me, I didn’t stay long with Faye and Isabel. We’ll just visit them this weekend.
Alvin, Anika and I passed by CCP to walk around and have dinner at Dencio’s. I celebrated my normal cholesterol level with a plate of sisig.
I was busy taking photos of Alvin and Anika. Ang gaganda my shots. I told Alvin, wistfully, sana picturan niya din kami ni Anika ng mga candid shots na magaganda. Hindi daw siya marunong. Hindot.
Husbands, like what they said in that certain article, take the cameras from your wives. For a change, take photos of them. Take photos of them with your children. Matutuwa yun.
So there. Ang haba ng kwento ko hahahaha!
So excited for the coming long weekends!