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Saturday, June 7, 2008

"Bawal Magkasakit"

This warning, while true everywhere, is more compelling when one is alone abroad.

Aside from the absence of the care we normally receive from family and friends, medical attention here could also be outrageously expensive. And anything that challenges my savings is always a piss-off.

Why this rant now?

‘Coz, I am now spending my entire weekend at home, nursing an infected eye. I am now “boy kirat”, my right eye bulging and reddish for undetermined reasons.

We don’t have medical insurance here (the company only provides for us in the Philippines) so I’m a bit hesitant to consult a doctor. I’ve heard a visit could cost at least 25 Dollars, if uninsured. With the medications that would surely go with it, I’m staring at a possible 50-dollar loss which could result in a big drain on the savings.

So now I’m dilly-dallying, hoping that this pesky irritation will disappear after every sleep I make. I’m having one right after posting this.

14 comments:

Pathbinder said...

Aww... Get well soon! Mas mabuti nga namang may makain habang may sakit Kesa gamot nalang ang kainin mo di ba?

R-yo said...

PB: ok lng gamot pag pampapayat. hehe

Gina said...

Reo, I hope the irritation/redness/swelling has started to go down. Or else, you really have to go to the doctor.

I hope your eyes will get better soon..Baka allergy?

R-yo said...

Gina: I've been having this in Manila. Pero easy access naman dun sa clinics, kaya no worry. And it never was this swollen. bahala na si Batman. :-)

the donG said...

that's one disadvantage of working abroad. i hope it will get well soon.

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

If u dont recover soon.have it check... dont forget, health is wealth.

Dakilang Islander said...

kaya para sa ating mga ofw na walang kapamilya bawal magkasakit mag clusivol araw araw! heheh

health is wealth never mind mabawan mo ang limpaklimpak na savings dyan..

Coldman said...

last month naranasang kong magkasakit at mag-isa, mahirap talaga. Take good care of your self. Wala ka kasing ibang maasahan kundi sarili mo.


Get well soon. =)

Ely said...

Get well soon! Pero nakukuha daw yan pag namboboso. hehehe.

R-yo said...

dong/kris: thanks!

R-yo said...

dakila: kaya nga po ayaw magpadoktor dahil isang kusing pa lang ang savings. :-)

R-yo said...

ely: sana nga lang me mabosohan para bawi. e wala talaga e. :-)

Abaniko said...

I hope it won't get infected badly and will just heal by itself soon. Ingat na lang parati, tsong!

the nomad said...

sa panahon ngayon, bawal na talaga magkasakit. that's why the first order of the day for me is to guzzle down a tablet of my trusty multivitamins.