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The Day of The Needle


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I will never forget April 11, 2012. It was the day I got 7 (seven) needles injected/poked into my body: two of which were for pain relievers, one to attach the dextrose, two for skin testing and the other two for blood samples. It was a painful and crazy day! And yes, I was admitted to the hospital because of the pain I was experiencing.


To make the long story short, I was admitted last April 11 to 14 and from that I discovered that I have gallstones. I was expecting I will have some kidney complications because of my salty and cola lifestyle so I did my very best to prevent this by trying to drink plenty of water and cranberry juice. But little did I know that my fatty food eating rampage would be the cause of my pain and hospital admission. SAD but an awakening too!

My attending doctor advised for open surgery because I have a swollen gall bladder and my gallstones are a lot but since I don’t have enough money for this. I opted to get discharged. We are also seeking for a second opinion as soon as possible hoping that there are other alternatives aside from surgery. I hoped that medicines or any alternative herbal medicines will dissolve these gallstones I got. So for the mean time that I haven’t got a final decision on surgery, I am starting to change my diet to prevent further attack.

So to all my friends, especially those who are living the same blogging lifestyle I have, aside from drinking a lot of water, stay moderated on fatty foods. I admit, most of my favorite foods are fatty. 🙁


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Ron April 15, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Get well soon po! Indeed we have to look after foods we consume. Prevention is better than cure as always.

Didi April 15, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Sis I do hope you get really better soon. Ang sakit ng skin test no? I hope you don’t need surgery. When we get sick that’s when we realize how important health is and how we need to change our eating habits so we can still be with the ones we love for a very very long time. I wish you that. *)

maye domencil April 16, 2012 - 8:35 am

get well soon sis. if you want a natural medicine then you can try listening to helaing galing program at 92.3 news fm (sat: 6-8am and sun: 10am-12pm). kung alam mo un taheebo or balbas pusa un ata un nakakapagpalabas ng stones sa katawan saka they have this calcutabn, it is all natural and you will not require to go on surgery.

Istin April 16, 2012 - 9:20 am

Try Maye’s recommendation, I listen to her radio program weekly.. But with my experience, I tried the liver and gallbladder cleansing of Remnant Health Care Center. They get featured in Salamat Dok from time to time. It really helped me relieved from my pains and now my bowel is regular. They are located in Anita Building, Timog Avenue. Get well soon 😀

Clarissa April 16, 2012 - 9:30 am

Get well soon,Mommy Rubz!Praying for you,sana madala ng cleansing lang…

Dinah April 16, 2012 - 10:02 am

Ouch, i feel for you. I had my gallstones removed some 8 years ago and the scars are ugly! Hope you can find an alternative method to surgery because it really is different when an organ is missing from your body. Buti na lang my company health card covered my surgery because it was painful na sa body, painful pa sa wallet. if you have any questions, just let me know. Good luck!

Bridal Cars Manila April 16, 2012 - 11:38 am

Are you afraid of the needle?

Honney April 16, 2012 - 11:50 am

aww, that’s painful! get well soon, mommy! praying for your speedy recovery.

Teyona April 16, 2012 - 2:37 pm

That must be very painful. Why don’t you try fruits and vegetables juicing and if you can try taking VCO, it can help. Get well soon!

wena April 16, 2012 - 4:39 pm

Get well soon, Mommy Rubz. we have the same problem. i was diagnosed of multiple gallstones last October, undergone all the test needed for surgery. But the doctor rescheduled my operation several times. Good thing that through diet, and drinking lots of apple juice relieved the pain. I have read about the Apple Juice and Epsom Salt cleansing diet, effective daw. pero di ko pa na-try.

Istin (@istin21) April 17, 2012 - 4:51 pm

my mom tried the apple juice and olive oil naman. 1tbsp of olive oil and 1 glass of Mott’s apple juice for colon cleansing nmn sya.. nowadays tlga kahit 25 or 30s palang, we should be careful of what we eat.. again get well soon Mommy Ruby. i will include u in my prayers.

Anne @GreenEggs&Moms April 16, 2012 - 9:15 pm

7?? Eeks. Pero temporary lang naman yung pain so okay na rin! Hope you’re alright already, Mommy Rubz!

Mothers Day Gifts April 17, 2012 - 8:45 am

Good luck with your recovery!

Pinx April 17, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Gallstones need to be removed mommy Rubz, hubby said. it grows big and increases in numbers… i hope you will feel better soon. i know the Lord will provide for all your needs.

Ruby April 17, 2012 - 10:38 pm

hope you are getting better everyday Ngay..thanks diay sa postcard..got it last Friday..nice kaayo.i had the same problem 15 years ago..kay pirti lageh mukaon ug junk foods and fatty foods..ka relate jud ko ana ngay kay pirti jud nang sakita…get weel very soon!

Ruby April 17, 2012 - 10:39 pm

well diay uy..syalan bah..

Paula April 18, 2012 - 9:59 am

Naku I’m afraid too coz ma junkfoods pa naman ako. But nag lie low na ako this past year still I miss it from time to time. 🙁
Masakit daw sa bulsa yan. My kumare din may health card siya for 65k lang ang limit but ang surgery umabot ng 170k! 🙁
Kaya nga yan ang kinakaba ko kasi wala tayong healthcard esp. now pati asawa ko freelancer na rin.
Anyway, get well soon Mare. Try alternative methods muna and maybe your gall bladder can recover pa.

Nhil April 18, 2012 - 10:32 am

Sis good to know that you have updated your blog na, it means at least you are feeling better kahit paano.
I’m also guilty of doing this because of the tasks we have to do everyday, palagi pa naman nakaupo since puro online stuff iniintindi natin. Please take some more time to rest and I really hope you get well soon.

Rona April 20, 2012 - 2:41 am

Hi mommy ruby. My hubby had surgery last two years ago with that same gallstone prob. I’m hoping for your soon recovery. Ingat na po sa maaalat at soft drinks. God bless!

mae agnes April 20, 2012 - 9:01 am

hi “mommy Ruby”!! i’m mommy Mae or in my blogs i’m called Mimay/Mimay35.
i’m a recent follower of your blog. after reading this post it kinda made me thnk about my own health. actually i’m considered a class a obese. but im thankful that im not having any health problems yet. but i wanted to change that. i don’t want to be hospitalized. it kinda made me scared. hope your doing fine now! God bless!

Sherry April 20, 2012 - 10:14 pm

Sis get well soon, its true we just don’t realized the food can effect our life, we need careful. About coke and salty food I try to cut down, I know some food is very salty

LOURDES April 24, 2012 - 9:01 am

It’s a wake up call for you to take care of yourself more. Remember, health is wealth.

healthy breakfast recipes April 28, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Hi,Nice Post.Once everything is in place, you’ll stare at your edit screen and ask yourself, “What do I do now?” Believe me, you will: after 14,000 posts, I still do that. Do not be discouraged. If you have the urge to write, you will write.

Karencita desde Canada (Karen Peckham) April 30, 2012 - 4:05 am

I do NOT like that anyone experiences pain or illness as I have for over 12 years (bug bites left me permanently disabled after a mission trip to Chiapas, Mexico). Get better SOON, honey! Hugs and PRAYERS!


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