"You're the one who'll put a cherry bandage, I will be the one to remove the syringe needle"
Those are the words I heard when the nurses are arranging the syringe and other medical accessories on my mom's arms. She was scheduled this morning for hemodialysis (a process which clean the blood using a machine). It made me realize how serious her illness is.
|Sample picture of hemodialysis|
Anyway, the scene made me remember the time when she was hospitalized back in September 22, 2004 at RMC (next day would be my birthday). She looks really pale and skinny. You can actually see the pain in her eyes that time. Though she was on that kind of pain and sacrifices, I am amazed with her because she can still manage to smile and survive. Well, we're very thankful to our dear God because it's been 6 years already and she still have the same courage to fight for her life. Wonder what her ultimate reason? It's her family - us! It made me teary eyed (I actually want to cry when I heard that but I manage not to). Lol
Back to reality, we were at EMDC. Her treatment would last for 4 hours so what do you think I'm doing there? Obviously, I'm sitting beside her while writing this post just to kill the boredom of waiting. =)
So everyone, remember that "health is wealth"! Be sure to have a regular checkup at least 1x a year so you'll monitor your health condition.
Ooops... I forgot to mention my mom's illness. It's chronic renal failure or in short, she has a kidney problem. So people watch out the amount of salts you take. Remember that UTI can lead to a serious kidney disease like what happened to my mom.
I think the last statement is very applicable to me! Lol.
Anyway, I wasn't able to come at work today because of what happened. I'm glad that my TL approved my emergency leave.