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Monday, January 11, 2010

Thank You for Not Smoking

Dear insansapinas,


Misery loves company so when my friend visited me, she thought that  it was obscene to talk about the happy days that we shared when we were much much younger while I am looking sorry for my bloated leg. Yon yong sinasabing binting pamalo ng bangus. 

We kinda like, wala yan sa lolo ko thing.


She underwent an operation months earlier where the doctors almost "axed" one of her feet. Kid you not. But it got swollen like a humongous ginger that she could not wear even the lola of the "croc " shoes. No honey, she did not have diabetes and that ugly thing was not gangrene due to infection.


IT WAS THE RESULT OF THE SECOND HAND SMOKE.


The doctors found that her vein in the leg was blocked by nicotine. Ito palang nicotine, when it hardens, it is as hard as cement.


The smokers can easily puff out the smoke but the persons who inhaled the smoke absorbs the toxic nicotine in their system.


She consented to have an operation where incision was made in her big toe. The doctors were able to save her leg and foot from being chopped off.


I looked at my bloated feet. Nahhh.


The phone rang. A friend of mine called to see how I am. After the usual hellos and how-is-your-husband-dog-cat -and neighbor chat, she told me that she was admitted in the orthopedic hospital early this month when she broke some bones in her body because the small slab of wood did not walk by itself to the place where it was not a hazard to the safety of a person whose eyesights are in the 400 level or whatever eye issue  you may call it.


 In short , she tripped. Kasalanan ng kahoy. Kung pwede lang idemanda. RAW.  The blessing  in disguise was   the doctor discovered that she was developing osteoporosis.


And she said that her clumsiness started when someone mispresented herself that she was  an expert in Shiatsu. This is a form of Japanese massage (naaah, not that massage where the massager starts with clothes and ends up with no clothes at all. Marumi ang isip) which is a form of accupressure that follows meridian lines on the body to transfer energy.


She broke some bones again. Ano ba yan?


Now I feel cured of my stinkin' thinking feeling syndrome disorder that I was like Sharon Cuneta in the Pasan ko Ang Daigdig (am not  sure of the title)  na pasan ko ang Mundo (sorry Atlas).


Pinaysaamerika

7 comments:

cio said...

waaa. buti na lang dito sa dubai, di ka makakayosi ng basta basta in public places.

mommy ko aware sa osteoprosis na iyan, kaya ayun, santambak ang anlene-chocolate flavor sa bahay.

cathy said...

ano yon pahng patibay ng buto.

Twilight Zone said...

nung mag decide akong stop smoking, the same day na sinabi kong stop, stop talaga.
from 2 packs a day to zero the next day.
sasabihin nung iba mahirap, Not, kung talagang desidido ka.
kasi daw matagal na nilang habit kaya mahirap na, thats a lot of bull, i start smoking nung mag start akong kumita ng pera at the age of 17 and i just quit 2 yrs ago.
pag ginusto mo at my determinasyon ka e kaya mo.
no, i dont smoke in front of my family,mahalaga
sakin ang health nila at mahal ko sila, yun nga lang 2yrs ago ko lang totally narealize na
showing them that you love them e stop mo smoking,kasi
pag namatay ka e wawa naman yung mga maiiwan.

Twilight Zone said...

pero one thing na dipa ko decided till now, yung stop ng inom jejeje,
yun namang paginom ko e
di naman laklak,sosy naman ika nga,inilalagay sa okasyon,
(sus,anung okasyon yung umiinom ka ng magisa?)
im celebrating my..... anu nga ba?
oh, im celebrating my loneliness (singhot,hikbi)

cathy said...

lee,
ganiyan din ako noong sinabi kong hindi na ako maninigarilyo.

dito talagang mapipilitan kang alisin ang bisyo dahil bawal ang manigarilyo in public places.

cathy said...

lee,
may mga alak na good for the health. basta lang ba social drinking lang.

sa europe, tubig nila, alak.
di sila makakain ng walang alak sa kanilang meal. para bang soft drink sa akin.

cathy said...

ako nagtotoast sa sarili ko, apple cider lang. nakita mo bang may tumutubo ng mansanas sa aking mukha?