B. C. Thirty-one said, “We caught a dirty one”

medyo letdown yung annual physical ko last week. inanticipate ko kasi na ipapasok ni doctor mary ang daliri niya sa pwet ko para sa prostate exam pero hindi naman niya ginawa. puro mga poke at inspection lang sa kamay, paa, tuhod, dibdib, likod, tenga, bibig at leeg. may kalog din sa betlog pero, sadly, walang prostate exam.

ang importanteng pinag-usapan namin habang kinakalog ang betlog ko ay tungkol sa lung cancer screening. nabanggit ko kasi na heavy smoker ako for over 20 years kaya sinabihan ako na i-consider ito. kahit matagal ka na kasing smoke free ay mayroon pa ring possibility na makaka apekto ang pagiging yosi boy mo later in life.

binigyan ako ni doctor mary ng referral sa hoag hospital ng newport beach. mayroon silang package doon na tinatawag nilang Lung Cancer Early Detection Program (LCEDP). for $295, eto ang makukuha mo:

  1. low radiation dose chest CT scan na babasahin ng mga lung cancer specialists
  2. your very own self playing CD copy of the CT scan. iniisip ko, video ito ng dibdib ko (hopefully in color – there’s nothing like a technicolor version of your lungs). sana lagyan din nila ng background music para hindi naman boring panoorin.
  3. yung resulta ay ipapadala nila kay doctor mary. kung wala kang doctor, a cancer specialist will be provided for you.

balak kong gawin ito ng january or february. gusto ko lang mag improve ng odds of me growing old. masarap mabuhay at maraming umaasa sa akin kaya bawal magkasakit at bawal mamatay ng maaga. hopefully, maganda ang magiging resulta.

13 thoughts on “B. C. Thirty-one said, “We caught a dirty one”

  1. uncle batjay idol!

    matagal ko na rin na bali book mo, last year of dec. ata kaya pina abot ko na rin to sa mga kababayan ko na bisdak(bisayang daku).

    good luck on your healthy lifestyle bro. sabi nga nila “eat good, stay fit and live bad longer.”

    mabuhay ka kabigaan, itayo ang bandila ng pilipinas. 🙂

  2. Mr. Batjay, ginamitan ka ba ni Dr. Mary ng “silver hammer”? 🙂

    Seriously, how long has it been since you quit smoking? I hope you pass the LCEDP with flying colors. My father quit smoking when he was in his late 30s. Prior to that he smoked for about 20 years too, having started when he was in his late teens. Like you, he’s diabetic too pero he’s fine, lives a very active lifestyle and in less than a couple of weeks will be celebrating his 68th birthday.

    I wish you the best. I’m sure you’ll do fine once you go through the test. You and Jet still have many happy and blessed years ahead of you. Take care.

  3. yes, bang-bang silver hammer on both knees.

    4 years and counting since my last cigarette and thank you, i hope the test will show nothing. ang mommy ko rin, quit cold turkey over 20 years ago. she is now 83 years old and very healthy.

    how can i quit smoking? i’ve asked that question since i was in my late 20s. nahinto ko lang nung malapit na akong mag 40 at kinailangan pang ma-ospital ako bago ako huminto.

    bottom line, you need to say you’ll stop and then do it. mas effective sa akin ang cold turkey altough it was really very unpleasant.

    getting off addictions always is hard.

  4. about 2 weeks ago may kakaiba na kong naramdaman sa pagyosi ko – nagsisikip yung dibdib ko. so hindi na rin ako nagyoyosi pero sana ay maging tuloy-tuloy na yung pagtigil. saka sana wala pang tama yung lungs ko.

  5. bosing batjay. mga ilang buwan na rin akong fan ng blog mo. next time na makauwi ako ng pinas ay bibili ako ng libro mo.

    sana nga ay positive ang resulta ng exam. errr, positive, meaning good news, hehehe. hindi nung positive na gaya ng positive sa aids test, wehehe.

    balang araw ay titigilan ko rin ang pagiging yosi boy. kudos at maligayang pasko.

  6. huwag mo nang hintayin ang balang araw. quit while you’re ahead. good luck.

    nga pala, marami akong kilala na nagsisikip na ang dibdib pero nagsisigarillo pa rin. matitigas ang mga ulo.

  7. I was a smoker too but one day in november, 2006 I just woke up thinking I still want to be with my wife and children and grandchildren so I STOP smoking. It needs a strong will and reason to quit. Hope all the readers will find the strenght , will and reason to stop smoking not for health reason only but for their families. By the way I have not smoke since the day.

    Happy holidays to All!!!!

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