Tuesday, April 29, 2008

busy, busy, busy

Yes. That's my current mode right now. But I still manage to make a post here, lol.

Anyways after a very short but fun trip to Tagaytay yesterday with la famille (will post on this later), I am now back to reality and swamp with lots of work and meetings today and the next three days. My schedule is full packed! As in! I have to finish a lot of work by Wednesday so that I can afford to be on leave on Friday. I have a scheduled ultrasound on that day and we plan to have my Dad's check-up on the same day also instead of Saturday. So, I have to work, work, work my butt off till Wednesday. If not, I think I have to go to work on Friday at least in the morning. Hay, hirap mag-work. How I wish I could just be a SAHW (STAY AT HOME WIFE) na lang hehehe. Ah, hunny? Can you hear me? :)

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Friday, April 25, 2008

plans for the weekend

My Dad is here in Manila for his monthly check-up scheduled next week. I want to take advantage of this and now i'm planning for our family summer activities with our him. You see, my dad had a stroke more than a decade ago and due to that, his walking was affected and he never got back to his normal pace. Especially now that his getting older, he's more "nahihirapan" walking that's why we usually have a wheelchair with us whenever we go malling.

So everytime he comes here for his monthly check-up, we want to make sure that we spend more time with him since this is our only chance to do it considering we all work here in Manila. So this weekend, we are planning a trip to the mall probably to watch a movie (my Dad loves going to the movies) after his Ultrasound at NKTI on Saturday. On Sunday, we will all troop to Tagaytay for a quick trip for some sightseeing and of course, food tripping. We might go there Sunday morning till lunch where we plan to have a sumptuous meal in Josephine's.

I hope that all our plans for this weekend will push through. I am planning also for a short get-away to Club Manila East for some swimming on May 1 as it is a holiday and since malapit lang sya para my Dad will not get tired naman. With this I would like to ask some questions lang for those who have tried CME na? Ok ba ang CME for disabled guest? I mean may provisions for disabled guests like ramps, etc.? I want sana to bring my Dad with us when we go swimming para at least he can also enjoy the summer. We'll stay for one whole day lang ok ba yung mga cabanas nila? I'm just concerned lang kasi if we're bringing Dad with us, I want a place where he can comfortably rest while we are swimming hehehe. Will appreciate your comments/suggestions....Thanks in advance guys :)

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With my recent experience of a delayed medical procedure, I am now beginning to realize how hard it is to fix the schedule of a doctor. While my Urologist, who handled my procedure last Saturday, is equipped with a PDA to keep him track of all his scheduled operations, consultations and other medical procedures, I bet he does not know about the the latest innovations wherein PDA's can help in assisting doctors as a medical reference. One company that develops medical softwares that can be uploaded in a smartphone or a PDA phone is Epocrates.com. At Epocrates, one can download free medical applications for blackberry which he can use to access the information he needs to make prescribing decisions especially if the doctor is out and his patient is in some far away place. Such informations are drug dosing, side effects and health plan coverage. Epocrates also is credited as one of the best for making pocket-size devices into a staple in every doctor's lab coats. It's just too hard to not have one these days. That's why every physician must have this wonderful gadget not only for showing but also this could help them a lot organizing their very hectic scheduled and make sure that he makes the right medical decision. What's more this will not be only available in blackberrys but later on in apple products such as Iphone and Ipod for more versatility. If you want to find out more and plan to recommend this to your physicians, do check out ther site www.epocrates.com for more info on their other products and services.

“This announcement was paid for by Epocrates.”

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Finally, after being tag by Jane and Tet, I am now ready to reveal the two men I want to sleep with aside from hubby of course. I hope he's not reading this, lol. But he knows that these two guys are my longtime crushes na. Harmless naman, di ba?

1. Shane West

I just love Shane West. I first took notice of him lately na lang in the movie "A Walk to Remember". When I saw the movie, I fell in love with him right away, lol. He's not really that "good" looking compared to other matinee idols but there's something sexy about him that I like and I don't even know what it is! Maybe it's his eyes. I like his cool aura also. I also like his character in E.R.

2. Sen. Chiz Escudero

Cute ni Sen. Chiz noh? :) Aside from having a boy-next-door appeal, Sen. Chiz is a very smart and articulate person and I think that these traits adds up to his sexiness, hehehe. Di ba it would be nice to sleep with someone who's good looking and has brains pa? Bonus na talaga yun! I like him best when he's just in a casual attire (t-shirt and jeans)

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It’s up to you how narrate your stories but there are two rules: 1.Post pictures (I want to see what is all the hotness about), 2. Keep the linky linky alive (Tip, highlight the text which has links, right click and choose View Selection Source and just copy the HTML). Link the post where you wrote about the topic so women can find more drool-worthy men. (You might need to publish and then edit the entry first)

1. Aggie 2. Thea 3. Litzie 4. Joy 5. Jane 6. Jesse

Tag all the people you want!

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I’m now tagging Vina, Em, Shiela, Vannie & Mich.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My ESWL experience

Last saturday was my scheduled "shockwave" procedure at the Medical City. If you have read my post here and here, you know why I have to go through this procedure. Anyhow, let me share with you how it went:

11:00 - We left the house to fetch my sister who lives in West Ave. as she will be coming with us. I was quite in panic mode already cause my appointment is at 11:30 and we're still nowhere near the hospital. Tsk, tsk, tsk. I was calm the whole time ad when we reached the hospital, i'm still in pretty high spirits.

11:25 - Arrrived at The Medical City Ambulatory O.R. where the procedure will be held. Good thing we still beat the time as it would be too "dyahe" to my doctors if i'll be late. The doctors weren't there yet so I had time to fill-up pages and pages of forms the nurse handed over to me. You know, the usual personal data forms, waiver agrrement (in case anything happens to you), etc. It's quite a lot I tell you and I was in a hurry because the doctors may come in any minute and i'm still not prepared! So after finally accomplishing all the required forms, I was ushered to the dressing room to change into the standard hospital robe. Afterwhich, I was led to the Stone Unit room.

12:00 - The Guy Nurse Aide/Tachnician ushered me in the Stone Unit and to my mind it's just like an xray room. There's a bed and a big machine beside it (later on I found out it's the ESWL machine pala, lol), monitoring equipments for BP(Sphygmo), Heart (ECG), Pulse (the one they clip on your finger), etc. There's also an ultrasound machine for proper identification and location of the stones to be lasered. I was instructed to lie down immediately on the bed and the Nurse (he's very polite by the way) started "localizing" me and all. It's what they call when the patient is being prepared for the procedure, wherein he/she will be asked to lie down with the side where the kidney stones are situated (keft or right) exposed. Meaning there's an "uka" in the bed so that the concerned area will be accesible from beneath the bed. Later on, I found out that it has to be like that because a water spongy thing will be the one supporting my exposed "tagiliran" apparently to protect this side from the shocks. After the nurse finally positioned me in the bed, he started locating the stones with the help of the ultrasound and when he did, he asked me not to move anymore as this will now be the basis of my doctor in the procedure. So, this is critical, I mean I cannot move so much as we have to find the stones again if i did. So, i just lie still even if the room is becoming colder (grabe ang lamig). The nurse also started attaching the monitoring equipments to my body such as the Sphygmo (to monitor my BP every 5 minutes! as in parang may pumipiga ng arms ko every 5 mins!), the ECG for my heart, and pulse. I was told to wait as my doctors including my anesthesiologist were still in the main O.R. doing a very critical operation. In other words, delayed kami! Hay! I was so hungry pa naman as i was told to go fasting and did not take anything since I woke up that morning. So, I waited and waited and waited. Gutom na ako giniginaw pa! But the nurse was very apologetic and told me to be patient as he did'nt want me stand up na so that I won't be localized again. Wala naman akong magagawa. Eh sa wala pa yung mga doctors eh. The bad thing though is that there's another schedule at 1:30 after me pero since I was delayed, ganun na rin sya. Mas gutom pa sya sa akin, lol. Kawawa naman my hubby and sister waiting for me outside kasi baka magutom sila so I asked the nurse to advise them of the delayed schedule so that they can eat first muna. We thought kasi this procedure will last only a few hours (including recovery period).

1:45 - Yes, After almost two hours of lying, waiting in that cold room, the doctors finally arrived! Nakatulog na nga ako eh! First came the anesthesiologist, he apologizes and then asked the routinary questions. I told him I have Ashtma so he asked the nurse to give me an oxygen mask to be safe. Hay, ang dami na ng nakakabit sakin! He explained the procedure and why I have to be put to sleep (sedated lng naman). I said ok para matapos na rin kasi gutom na ako. Then, after a while my urologist entered the room na rin. He said to me " O, go na tyo ha?" I said yes Doc! in my mind, I was saying " ang tagal nyo po!" But, sige na lang. Nandito na eh. Siguro lang, dapat when he scheduled me two weeks ago for this procedure, di na sya dapat nag-sked ng major operation prior to that kasi he'll never know the outcome of that kung matatapos agad or what di ba? Anyway, maybe he has his reasons kaya ok na lang din. I prayed hard na sana di pa sila masyado pagod hehehe. Ako kaya yung nakasalang :)

2:00 - Finally, the anesthesia was finally administered and in a few seconds after, I dozzed off to tralaland. I don't remember anything na. As in!

3:45 - The whole thing is finished. The first thing I remember is that someone was talking in the background and someone has put something on my hand. Di ko alam what it was as I was so groggy. I realized that I was being transferred from another bed and dozzed off again. After a while (i don't have much recollection of the time), I was awakened by a slight pain in my left side and when I opened my eyes, i was already in a different room na. I was in the recovery room na pala. Di ko maalala how I got there. Tapos there are plenty of empty beds so I said, "nasa recovery room na ako". I slept a little pa pero medyo masakit talaga yung left side ko kaya di na rin ako nakatulog ng matagal. And then finally, nung medyo nararamdam ko na rin na gutom na ako, I called the attention of the nurse and she checked on me. If I don't feel dizzy na raw, etc. I said no na kasi i feel so hungry na. Mahihilo na ako sa gutom! Imagine wala pa akong kinakain since morning not even a drop of water! Kaya pinilit ko na talaga tumayo, I swear! She then led me to the waiting area where my hubby is already waiting na. My sister is downstairs pala filing my Philhealth. So, when she arrived I already asked to be brought to the fastfood area to eat. So, in a wheelchair, we then proceeded to Max's and grab my first meal of the day. At 4 in the afternoon! Oh by the way, the thing that was on my hand pala is my hair clip hehehe. I was wearing one pala siguro natanggal na kaya inipit sa kamay ko :)

6:00 PM - Arrived home. I was too tired from the whole procedure plus my back is really masakit na. There's a swelling and some bruises because of the shocks siguro and when I complained it pala sa hospital, normal daw yun after the procedure. I was given lots of medicines including a pain reliever. Hubby immediately rushed to Mercury before we left the hospital so that I can take na the pain reliever kasi unbearable na yung sakit sakin. I slept for about two hours when I got home dahil na rin sa pain. When I woke up my mother-in-law put some hot compress para mawala daw yung swelling.

I took a day-off yesterday to have some more rest. I'm back in the office now. The swelling is gone already pero may konting bruises pa. Other than that, no noticeable side effects naman. I am also noticing "sandy" particles in my urine na hopefully eto na yung mga nadurog na kidney stones ko. I will still experience this daw in the next coming days. I hope that they were able to make "durog" all the stones. I will find out in my next ultrasound scheduled next week.

P.S. Thanks to all who gave their warm wishes pala :)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In the corporate world, improving one's business processes has been a top priority of each and every company. This has been the goal of the company I am currently working for and as one of the junior officers, I was involved in the series of strategic and goal planning and part of our objective is to improve our company's work flow. To armed me with the additional information on how to help our company achieve this goal, I was lucky to have found Smarter Solutions in the internet. This site offers business clients an innovative business process improvement system that goes beyond the balanced scorecard and integrates the best practices of Six Sigma Education. I find this very useful and will definitely recommend this to my colleagues. Who knows? This could be the key to make our lives more easier.

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Do you got talents you want to share to the whole world? Well, live tv could help you in doing this. You see, this is the right place to show the world you got what it takes to become the new star by showcasing your talent via live tv. What's more live tv's live show features will help people recognize your talents and they can actually build a fan site for you! Isn't that amazing? So, if you are interested, check out their live broadcast and see how you can show your way up to stardom.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

all set for saturday

Relative to my post here, here are some updates:

  • Finally got my HMO's approval /Letter of Approval (LOA) today for the ESWL procedure on Saturday at Medical City. Good thing, the whole procedure will be covered by my insurance including professional fee of my doctors;
  • Got Philhealth form from our HR to file on saturday together with my LOA when paying for the procedure.
  • My sister confirmed that she'll go on saturday to assists us.
  • Prepared all the documents needed like Xray and Ultrasound Results, Billing Documents, etc. to be used by the doctors during the procedure.
  • Doctor called earlier confirming schedule on saturday.

I guess this is it. All systems go. I hope to say goodbye to my "stones" who have been with me na rin for quite some time na and been giving me discomfort.

With this developments, I would like to ask for your prayers for a successful and positive result from this procedure.

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about allegro medical

If you have an ailing grandparent or parent living with you right now and you want to at least make their lives comfortable, AllegroMedical.com is the place to go to for their Daily Living Aids needs. AllegroMedical is one of the largest and most technologically advanced independently owned online retailers of life enhancing products in the United States and since it was founded in 1996, they are now serving more than 1 million customers. Not only do they sell medical equipment and home health care supplies now but they have expanded which include mainstream consumer retail products such as Exercise & Fitness Equipment, Nutritional Dietary Supplements, Maternity/Baby Supplies and Outdoor Gear. So why not visit Allegro's flagship website which offers 55,000 products under 50 catergories and hundres of sub-categories you can choose from? And experience how convenient it is to order your needs in the comforts of your own home.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Good Luck Hunny!

Husband is set to attend a very "important" meeting on Friday. Work related it is. Let's just say he has decided to try his luck in pursuing other options, career-wise. He is actually "invited" to join a relatively young and dynamic organization. It has been his dream to work for a project such as high-rise development. I'm supporting him on his new endeavor as I have full trust and confidence in his qualifications and i'm pretty sure he'll get the job.

Good Luck Hun! It's about time you "explore" the outside world, lol. The corporate world that is. No matter what, remember that i'll always be proud of you and that I am your No.1 Fan :)

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Another linky love tag from Mich.

Thanks for this!

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I have randomly selected 5 of you below to be tagged and I hope that you will similarly publish this post in your blog. You will have to tag 5 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list. (Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list!) It’s real easy! Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially!

The benefits of Viral Linking:- One of the fastest ways to see your technorati authority explode!- Increase your Google PageRank fast- Attract large volume of new traffic to your site- Build your community- Make new friends!

The Strategist Notebook, Link Addiction, Ardour of the Heart, When Life Becomes a Book, The Malaysian Life, Yogatta.com, What goes under the sun,Roshidan’s Cyber Station, Sasha says, Arts of Physics, And the legend lives, My View, My Life, A Simple Life, Juliana RW, The Callalily Space, Petra Summer in Blue, Confessions of an Army Wife Bless’ Sanctuary Happy Life, http://bless519.bravejournal.com/, La Place de Cherie, Chez Francine, Le bric a brac de Cherie, Little Peanut, Pea in a Pod, The Creative In Me, Me and Mine, Pinay Mommy, Expressions from the Heart, TeacherJulie, Sweetbites by Bang, Paul, Toni and Lance - Bridging the Distance, Our Growing Family, The Uncensored life of me, My Untamed World, Something Purple, A Detour, Something Purple, Wifespeaks, Changing Lanes Blog District The Chic Shopaholic Gracie de guzman, Nora’s Notes, Nora’s Family Treasures, To the Moon and Back, My Happy Place, I am Dzoi, Alpha’s Blog, Because Life is Fun, Random Thoughts, My Colorful World, The Simple Life of a Baghag, INSERT YOUR BLOG HERE

Care to join the link-Macy, Peachy, Marie?

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Worldwide Link Love

I got this World Wide Link Love from Jody. Thanks sis!

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Join the Worldwide Link Love!
Benefits of Worldwide Link Love!

1. Make new friends around the world.
2. Feel the Link Love.
3. Gain new readers and subscribers.


1. Copy from ~start copying here ~ to ~ end copying here ~ and paste it on your blog.

2. At the end of the list, put your name and the country your in, it doesn’t matter what’s your nationality just put the country where you are publishing your blog.Don’t forget to put links at your name.

3. If u have many blogs, you can link all of it, just make sure you post the same on each blog.

4. Tag eight (8) or more of your blog friends.

5. Tip for blogspot users: make sure you copy and paste the code in Compose mode.

Wanna join, and you can’t find your name on the list?Just leave a comment here.

Worldwide Link Love!

1. Julia (Philippines)
2. Catherine (Malaysia)
3. shimumsy(u.s.a)
4. Mitch (Philippines)
5. Hailey (Philippines)
6. Sexymom (USA)
7. Liza (Philippines)
6. Idealpinkrose (Korea)
7. Korean food (Korea)
8. Allinkorea (Korea)
9. Kimchiland (Korea)
10. Confessions of an Army Wife (USA)
11. Bless Sanctuary (USA)
12. VampSquad (Philippines)
13. Manna from Heaven ( Philippines)
14. And Life Goes On (Philippines)
15. Uncomplicated (Philippines)
16. To the Moon and Back (Philippines)
17. IamDzoi (Philippines)
18. My Happy Place (Philippine)
19. In This Game of Life (Philippines)
20. The Simple Life of a Baghag (Philippines)

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I’m tagging now Ems, Alpha, Aggie, Mich, MM, Arlene, Lhen, Dez

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Featured Friends

1. I am one of Dez' featured friends.

2. As such, I should include their name and also pick 4 or 5 more of my own featured friends.

3. I have to inform ALL their featured friends to keep the ball rolling.

Note: If you use Blogger, you can add your featured friends using the new page element ‘Link List’.

You may read everything about how this Featured Friend started by reading here and here.

My featured friends are: Abie, Jody, Jane, Jacqui, Tet.

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meet new friends

In this day and age, where almost everyone has access on the world wide web, making new friends from across the globe will not be a problem. One can surely enjoy the benefits of keeping in touch with old friends and meeting new ones through the use of today's technologies. There are a lot of sites in the web that provide this kind of services and one is www.3gb.biz, an online site wherein you can meet new friends and keep in touch with old ones by uploading pictures, joining chat communities and even hearing the latest mp3 music. All you need to do is join 3gb community www.3gb.biz and you can start exploring the great features of this friendly site.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Last Saturday, together with some friends, we watched the movie "The Other Boleyn Girl" in Trinoma. At first, I was just curious about this movie. I never thought that I would actually enjoy watching it. I thought it was just another period movie but since I researched about the Boleyn sisters in the internet before the watching, I got more interested. We all know Anne Boleyn from our World History days in high school, right? But we never got to know the other sister who reportedly had bore King Henry's son. Hay.. the saga of Royal love, betrayal and treason is just unbelievable. You got to see this movie, i swear. There are some differences though on what we read on the books. But overall, the movie practically gave a detailed account on the lives of the Boleyn family, King Henry, Queen Catherine and other characters we just read on the books.

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To save, that is. With the recent rice crisis we are experiencing here in the country and the other economic-related problems around the globe, one will think twice, or many times for that matter, before spending their hard-earned money over some investments. Just the other day, while having our lunch break, a good friend of mine and I were discussing the best investment we can possibly engaged ourselves in right now. We both know that times are hard nowadays and every penny counts so we would not want to risk a big chunk of our savings over something that will make us regret doing later on. Good thing, I chanced upon this site, Monex Deposit Company (MDC), wherein you can purchase silver, gold or other precious metals and coins. They are a reputable business entity that has existed for over 30 years and considered as America’s gold, silver and precious metals investment leader. Here you can buy gold as an investment. Besides, buying gold has been recognized for centuries as one of the best ways to preserve one’s wealth and purchasing power. Gold bullion is a unique investment. From the time of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to more modern times, man has had an affinity for gold bullion. Gold coins are known to be an outstanding investment oppurtunity. And getting it from MDC is probably the wisest decision one will ever make when thinking of venturing into this kind of investment. So, if you are interested on protecting and securing your future for your loved ones, why not visit this site and get more information about this wonderful investment oppurtunity. Who knows? This could lead to something big in the future.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

pink eye candy

If money is not an issue, I would love to have this....

Prada Frills Napa Tote

It comes in two colors: black and light pink (shown above). Price at $ 1,495 in Neiman Marcus. This style is quite in demand nowadays as you can not order more than three (3) pieces in thirty days. Whew! Talk about high demand! If I have the money for this, I will definitely have my name listed in the order list. It would be the perfect match to my newly bought ZARA pumps in the same color :)

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on auto recycling

A friend of mine, who is now based in the states, is currently overhauling an old car which he plans to give as a gift to his teenage son on his birthday. So far, he has been very satisfied with midwest auto recycling, a shop where he gets all the parts he needs for the restoration of the automobile. This shop specializes in used car engines and transmissions and has one of the strongest warranty in the U.S. What is great about them also is that all the miles are CARFAX verified. With this, you are assured of high quality purchase as their parts were inspected for compression, started, cylinder leak down tested, checked for oil pressure and are cleaned before it gets to your vehicle. So, my friend will never have to worry about safety when he turned-over this car to his son. If you have plans of reconditioning an old car just like what my friend did, you know that you can find the best parts in midwest auto recycling. All you have to do is pay them a visit anytime.

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    am i feeling nervous?

    I didn't go to work today. I was having a bad headache this morning and a pain in my lower back so I decided to stay home and rest. These past few days, i've been feeling a lot of irregular things concerning my body. Hell, I don't know, maybe i'm just thinking a lot about saturday. This coming saturday, I mean. You see, this coming Saturday, I was scheduled for my ESWL procedure at The Medical City. This concerns my kidney stones as my doctor recommended that we go through this procedure. My stones, we found out, were calcium-based making it more harder to break and flushed-out from my body by merely taking medicines in which I already did na. So, upon my doctor's and husband's persuasion, I agreed to finally do it. So what is ESWL?

    According to WEBMD.com, Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) uses shock waves to break a kidney stone into small pieces that can more easily travel through the urinary tract and pass from the body.

    For this procedure,
    • You lie on a water-filled cushion, and the surgeon uses X-rays or ultrasound tests to precisely locate the stone. High-energy sound waves pass through your body without injuring it and break the stone into small pieces. These small pieces move through the urinary tract and out of the body more easily than a large stone.
    • The process takes about an hour.
    • You may receive sedatives or local anesthesia.
    • Your surgeon may use a stent when your stones are larger than 2.5 cm. A stent is a small, short tube of flexible plastic mesh that holds the ureter open. This helps the small stone pieces to pass without blocking the ureter.

    It will be an out-patient procedure and will take only a few hours then i'll be sent home. It's a non-invasive procedure and the safest procedure they say so I have nothing to worry about. But, being the real me, who's afraid of hospitals and the stuff that goes with it, I guess i'm quite afraid of the procedure. I'll be under anesthesia so I won't be able to feel anything. I have full confidence and trust in my doctor naman. So why am I feeling this way? Maybe because i'm really "duwag lang" about the whole thing, lol. I just hope and pray that it will be a success meaning that the stones will totally be broken down to small pieces and eventually will be flushed-out of my body. I hope that it will not have an effect on my kidneys as I was having this strange idea that the shockwaves will sort of "damage" my kidneys. But my doctor, made it very clear to me that it will not in anyway have a bad effect on my kidney or any part of my body. It's a perfectly safe procedure daw. So, with that, I agreed na rin.

    So, guys, I will have to humbly ask for your prayers for the success of this procedure on Saturday. Your prayers will surely give me enough courage in going through this :)

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    Why I love him?

    This has been a long overdue tag from Jody. Thanks sis! So here it goes....

    The Question:

    What do you love the most about your husband/ partner?

    • He takes good care of me especially when I am sick

    • He understands my work as he's also an engineer

    • He knows when I am in a bad mood and just let me be

    • He's a good provider

    • He doesn't have any vices

    • He loves watching movies with me (tagalog & chick flick, included)

    • He's a funny man, never fails to make me laugh

    • He supports me in everything that I do

    • He loves his family and my family

    • He showers me with great gifts (expensive and inexpensive)

    • He's a very nice person and loved by everyone (family, friends, colleagues)

    • He's an intelligent, hard-working individual, and lastly

    • He loves me a great lot :)

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    Sunday, April 13, 2008

    Love DNA

    Got this interesting tag from Jody. I enjoyed doing this!

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    1. Take the test - Love Visual DNA.

    2. Post your result by adding your name (linked to your blog), your love type (linked to your Love DNA result).

    3. Tag everybody else!

    Results:1. Aggie - Warm and Fuzzy 2. Thea - Warm and Fuzzy 3. Kelly - Warm and Fuzzy 4. Jody - Warm and Fuzzy 5. Jesse - Love Magnet.

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    I’m tagging Abie, Eds, Mich, MM, and Alpha.

    For my results:

    It seems like you're someone who can't imagine life without romantic frolics. Maybe it's because you fall in love so easily. You tend to be very quick to get involved too and like to jump into relationships feet first. It's all about intuition and chemistry when it comes to picking a match. Love is so important to you that you probably don't feel quite complete unless you get your fair share of affection and there's a danger that your love might dwindle as the passion fades. For a relationship to endure, you need to work on making sure that there's more to it than physical attraction.

    EMOTIONS You can't help being such a passionate person. It makes you feel alive - love is your life-blood. It fills you with energy and makes the world seem even more beautiful. Right now you couldn't imagine a better place to be. You are positively glowing with happiness and feeling very comfortable and secure. Just how you like it.

    PERCEPTIONS If you're in a relationship, it's probably very intense. You'll grab as much one-on-one time with your lover as you can. For you, love is about feeling completely relaxed and comfortable in our own space. Your choice of animal shows that you can be quite carefree when it comes to love. But you're not averse to feeling the odd burst of butterflies in the stomach when you're really smitten.

    ASPIRATIONS You can't do love by halves. You make strong commitments. The physical side of love is essential to you. Touching really helps you to connect with the one you love. You believe in living in the moment. And grabbing every precious second you can with the one you love. You're a deeply sensual soul. You need plenty of physical contact in your relationship. If you can't keep your hands off your partner, that''s sure-fire guarantee that things'll last.

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    Saturday, April 12, 2008

    Book meme from Eds

    Hay.. finally, I got the chance to do some of the tags. Starting with this one...

    Got this book meme from Eds. Thank sis! I love doing this because I love reading books.

    Here it goes:

    Book Page 123

    The Rules:

    1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 (or more) pages. ….

    Donald Spoto's "Enchantment - The Life of Audrey Hepburn "

    2. Open the book to page 123 and find the 5th sentence. ….

    The company doctor told The Playwright Company he feared she might be headed for a complete physical and emotional breakdown.

    3. Post the next 3 sentences. ….

    The Oscar and the Tony were not an unmixed blessing: henceforth, every Audrey Hepburn undertaking was expected to be hugely successful, commercially and artistically. Not yet twenty-five, she had attained a level of accomplishment toward which seasoned professionals often works for years or even decades. How could she possibly sustain this height of achievement?

    4. Tag 5 people. ….

    Jacqui, Jody, Tet, Retche and Vina.

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    Friday, April 11, 2008

    birthday teaser

    Hi everyone!

    I have been away from the blogging circuit because of work. For the past few days, i've been pre-occupied with so many meetings and work stuff and by the time I get home, i'm just too tired to post not even blog hopping. But I missed all your updates sisters! Hopefully this weekend I will be able to post about the following:
    • My Birthday Celebration
    • My scheduled ESWL procedure
    • Do Tags!!!
    In the meantime, here are some photos of my birthday celebration courtesy of my dear bro:

    my cake topper "sweetie pie"

    the birthday girl

    with my sister

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    Wednesday, April 09, 2008

    I'm still here!

    hi everyone!

    Thanks to all my blogger friends who greeted me on my birthday :)

    I had a very simple yet memorable birthday celebration. I spent the day with my loved ones and I had a blast!

    Will post kwentos and pics and do all your tags asap!

    So, how was your weekend girls?

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    Sunday, April 06, 2008

    on losing weight

    Losing weight has never been an easy task. Would you believe, I used to be thin when I was in high school weighing about 95 lbs only? Yes, that's true. And when I was about to enter college and was contemplating on taking up chemical engineering, my mother discouraged me to do so because she felt that I was too thin and the chemicals that I might enhale will have a bad effect on me. That's why I took up civil engineering instead upon the request and instruction of my mom. But I have no regrets because later I realized that it was really my calling. But that event made me realized that I used to be thin when I was younger and now, I am not! I guess over the years, I gained weight to the point that I can not control it anymore. It has always been my goal to at least decrease my weight by about 10 lbs. because that would be my ideal weight for my height. However, no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to find the right way to achieve this goal. I have tried everyhing from going to the gym, limit my food intake especially sweets and fatty foods, and even taking some herbal medicines that apparently increases my metabolism for better food digestion. I thought of taking diet pills before as it has been the fastest and easiest way to lose weight but was too afraid to do so because of some horrifying news i've heard about taking them. Good thing, there is Acomplia ,a popular weight loss medicine that has been hailed as the miracle weight loss medicine. It's active ingredient Rimonabant, is known for blocking the brain of food cravings and other substances. This way, your hunger and food craving will be lessen because of this wonderful ingredient. Minimal side effects will be experienced when taking this drug but they will be gone soon as the body had time to acclimate to the medication. But still, this should still be aided with the proper exercise and diet to ensure weight loss the soonest possible time.

    So, if you want to lose weight, Rimonabant is the best thing to do to be able to achieve this difficult task. It's tried and tested and most imporant of all, safe.

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    Saturday, April 05, 2008

    This coming weekend will not be just an ordinary long weekend for me. What makes it extra special is the fact that i'll be turning a year "wiser" on Monday, April 7, which also happens to be a holiday. I don't have any plans yet on what to do this weekend. But, definitely I will spend my special day in the company of my husband and loved ones. I'm not sure what my hubby plans to do or if he has something special in-store for me but i'm pretty excited :)

    As for my birthday wish, I only have one siguro. That is to get pregnant this year :) Yun lang. I will not wish for any material thing (but I would gladly accept another bag, hunny, lol!) * I'm such a pathetic baghag haha* In addition siguro, I will also wish for good health for me and for my family. I easily panic when a family member is sick. That's why I always pray to God to keep us all away from harm and any form of sickness.

    I thank our Lord for the 35 wonderful years of my life and for all the blessings that He has given me and my family. I pray that He will continously bless us and give us more years of happiness.

    Good times!

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    Thursday, April 03, 2008

    Thanks EM for this :)

    We all know that we need to get more links from one another. So join this linker chain!

    * To get more more traffic.
    * To increase technorati authority.
    * To get more back links.
    * To gain more friends around the world.

    Here are the Rules:
    * First copy and paste the list below.
    * Do not remove any content from the linker list.
    * Just add One LUCKY NUMBER to your blogs.
    * If you don’t like the concept…say no. :-/
    * The main goal here is we are going to circulate our number of friends.
    * The more people who will join the “LINKER CHAIN”, the more links we cangenerate.
    * Lastly, write only ONE LUCKY NUMBER for your blogs…
    * Keepit simple and short, I know some of you have more than one blog.
    * The colorfor the link should be only black, gray, or white, depending on your blog’stheme. Please avoid using any color, ok ?
    * Hundreds and thousands and millions only no more trillions …ok lets get started.

    1.) 6966
    2.) 609
    3.) 066
    4.) 066
    5.) 606
    6.) 669
    7.) 699
    8.) 5354
    9.) 777
    11.) 214
    14.) 1969
    15.) 8
    16.) 888
    17.) 8888
    18.) 88888
    19.) 03191226
    20.) 0501265
    21.) 791618

    Tagging: Tet. Trinity, Vina, Lhen, Peachy and Ricca.

    crazy over LOVERS

    i'm still here in case you're wondering...

    i just can't seem to find the time to update my blog because of this....

    Thank God for Daily Motion :)...

    Will do my posts, tags and regular bloghopping in a while...

    But for now, LOVERS muna, lol....


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    Wednesday, April 02, 2008

    donate a boat

    My parents taught us the virtue of sharing with our less fortunate brothers. That's why now that we, their children, are all grown-ups, we find ways to help those in needs even in our own little ways. One such organization that I want to help is Boatangel's, Donate my Boat to Charity project. You see, Boatangel uses Boat Donations to create videos of anti-drug documentaries which aims to help decrease the number of drug-related cases and cause society awareness. Aside from this, they also create positive children's animations and videos about teen boys rehabilitation homes and uplifting books for the prisoners. These are just the few worthy things that this organization is working on. And they can continue doing this if we help them in anyway possible. So, why don't you start now and Donate Boats. This is surely one worthy project that we all should take part of.

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    Tagged by Dez

    Thanks DEZ for this tag.

    1.What's the connection between you and the last person you texted?
    ◘. my sister

    2.What is wrong with you right now?
    ◘. I don't feel like working today :)

    3. Do you ever miss your first love?
    ◘. no

    4.When did you last cry?
    ◘. last friday during my boss' despedida party

    5.What do you hate?
    ◘. insecure people!

    6. What do you want in your life right now?
    ◘. a baby and financial freedom!

    7. Are you happy?
    ◘. overall, yes.

    8.What are you listening to?
    ◘. None, i'm infront of the computer right now!

    9. What do you smell like?
    ◘. scent of elizabeth arden green tea!

    10. What time do you go to bed?
    ◘. around 12pm-1 am

    11.Who was the last person in your bed besides you?
    ◘. my husband

    12.What do you wear to bed?
    ◘. T-shirt and shorts.

    13. Do you tend to make relationships complicated?
    ◘. sometimes :)

    14. What did you do yesterday?
    ◘. Work during the day and dinner with my family later in the evening.

    15. What was the last movie you went to?
    ◘. Fool's Gold

    16. Is your shirt new?
    ◘. no

    17. Do you live near your ex boyfriend/girlfriend?
    ◘. Nope.

    18. Are you scared of bugs?
    ◘. yes

    19. How was your day today?
    ◘. my morning's fine, I saw my former boss and friend.

    20. What do you think of Eminem?
    ◘. i'm not a fan

    21. Do you read?
    ◘. yes, a lot!

    22. Do you sleep with a teddy bear?
    ◘. nope! I sleep with lots of pillows beside me.

    23. Do you like anyone right now?
    ◘. yes?

    24. Are you bored?
    ◘. I tend to get bored with my work a little

    25. What are you excited about?
    ◘. paid blogging! shopping! travels!

    26. Who was last person to cook for you?
    ◘. my household help

    27. Who was your last text message from?
    ◘. my former boss

    28.Who was the last person to make you cry?
    ◘. my boss who's leaving for Canada

    29. Name someone whose name starts with the letter P?
    ◘. Pia (my officemate)

    30. Do you care what others think about you?
    ◘. yes i do!

    31. Have you ever been in love?
    ◘. Of course!

    32. Do you trust people easily?
    ◘. not really!

    33. Do you think you'll be married in 10 years?
    ◘.I am married for almost 6 yrs.

    34. Will you ever kiss the last person you kissed again?
    ◘. yes

    35. What do you look forward to in the next 3 months?
    ◘. Vacation

    36. Who was the last person to call you?
    ◘. call center agent

    37. Do you plan on moving out within the next year?
    ◘. no

    38. What happened at 10:00 am today?
    ◘. busy answering this tag, lol!

    Now, it's your turn to answer this tag, Eds, Liza and Arlene.

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    Tuesday, April 01, 2008

    It's my sister's bday!

    Today is my dear sister's birthday. She's my only sister and I love her dearly. We may be different in a lot of ways but we understand and appreciate each other. I'll always be protective of her (and my brothers as well) no matter what.

    For tonight's celebration, we'll just have a simple dinner at Conti's as it is a work day. I already reserved a table for us and hopefully, we'll enjoy a night full of laughter and good food. We sent her flowers today in her office and she was surprised! She thought it came from a secret admirer but no, it was from us, her siblings, lol.

    Happy Birthday JUDY!!! We love you! !

    Wishing you more success in your career, good health and hopefully, a wonderful and colorful lovelife this year!

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