With the power of ten billion butterfly sneezes

habang tumatanda ka, parami ng parami ang mga ginagawa mo para makaiwas sa sakit. actually, if you wait long enough, darating yung panahon na kailangan mo na ng maintenance na gamot para sa mga chronic na sakit, tulad ng heart disease, diabetes at alipunga. imbento ko lang yung alipunga. hehehe.

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nung huling check-up ko kay doctor mary, sabi niya eh kailangan ko na raw uminom ng ACE inhibitor bilang pang contra sa diabetic nephropathy. in plain speak, niresetahan niya ako ng gamot dahil medyo nahihirapan daw ang kidney ko dala ng aking diabetes.

ano ba kidney sa tagalog… batang tuhod? mwahaha, bwakanginang kaputa putahang corny joke.

ang isa kasi sa mga side epeks ng diabetes (bukod sa pagkabulag, hindi pagtigas ng titi, at pagputol sa paa) ay damage sa kidney. bigla ko tuloy naisip: buti na lang hindi pagtigas ng paa at pagputol sa titi ang side epeks, ano? but i digress.

ang ACE inhibitor ay gamot din sa high blood kaya mas maganda ang mga BP readings ko, lately. ang normal na blood pressure ay dapat less than 120/80. yung BP ko ngayon ay 98/63. not bad for a 42 year old color blind ex-virgin.

medyo worried lang ako dahil ang side effect ng pag-inom sa gamot na ito ay pagkahilo, loose bowel movement, rapid weight gain, memory loss at… nakalimutan ko na yung iba.

19 thoughts on “With the power of ten billion butterfly sneezes

  1. Mr. Batjay,

    Kumusta ka na? Though I do not have the disease, diabetes runs in our family too. A significant number of my aunts, uncles, and cousins have the disease and its related complications. Hang in there, Pards. At least, you can count yourself lucky dahil you’re here in the States where there are a lot of options are available as far as treatment and maintenance are concerned.

    I’m 41 and I have been controlling my intake of carbs and sweets to prevent, if not slow, the onset of the disease. Itong mga bagay na ito ay ginagawa ko para lang siguradohin na tumitigas pa rin ang titi ko. Mawawala na ang kahulugan ng aking buhay kapag dumating ang araw na hindi ko na magamit na pang-tukod ang aking etits. Hahaha

  2. hehehe. baka mas mataas ang BP ng misis ko. dala yan ng araw-araw na pagtakbo, pare. pero mas inggit ako sa iyo dahil kaya mong mag long distance bike.

  3. I bought Fish Oil for my cardio system and currently taking garlic capsules for lower blood pressure + amapalaya capsules..kakatakot magkasakit..nsa lahi din kse nmen ang diabetes and heart failure…sana nga lang walang side effects like pagtigas ng T*&i…hehehe..gagawa pko isa pang baby hehehheh

  4. sana di ako maging diabetic … nakakatakot talaga kasi meron sa both sides ng family namin.

    buti na rin at meron ng mga ganyang gamot … nakakaasar man uminom, mahal at me-side effect eh atleast mas na-proprolong ang buhay.

    good health sayo batjay! πŸ˜€

  5. true na habang tumatanda ka e kailangan mo na ng sandamakmak na gamot para sa chronic disease, diabetic din kasi ang mudra ko.

    at! true din ng ang corny ng joke mo kuya. πŸ˜›

  6. ako po kuya me tama din sa kidneys…kaya steroids ang tinitira ko ngaun..

    sama ng side epeks…

    decreased sexual urge….tsk tsk..
    parang ballloon fish ang pisngi…
    namumuting sobra….
    naninigas ang mga daliri….
    nagpapass out o black out kung minsan…

    hirap…gudlak sa imo…

  7. batjay Says:
    August 10th, 2007 at 3:37 pm
    fish oil and ampalaya capsules – cool!

    OO, pag nabobored ako ginigisa ko yung amplaya capsules using fish oil capsules..add scrambled eggs saarrap pwede na πŸ™‚

    Sam

  8. thank you. it’s a losing battle as you get older but so far, so good.

    oo nga ate cat, minsan mas masakit ang side effects kasysa doon sa actual na sakit.

    billboard sa EDSA para pang advertise ng gamot sa pigsa.

  9. Maraming klase ng sakit sa mundo. Lahat ito nakakadedbol. Actually, kahit na wala tayong sakit sa mundo… the mere fact na ipinanganak tayo eh nakakadedbol pa rin ito dahil yan ang ultimate destination nating lahat. Kaya lang, ang pinakagrabeng sakit eh yung tinatawag na “Galsamun”… yung mga taong may galit sa mundo na kahit anong blessing ang nangyayari sa buhay nila eh hindi nila ito nakikita at kahit anong gawin ng taong nagmamahal na nakapaligid sa kanila eh hindi sila matutong makuntento, magpatawad at sumaya. Life is short and yet is sooo beautiful. Enjoy it to the fullest one day at a time. Learn to appreciate nature’s beauty with simplicity such as smelling of the flowers. Learn to stop, no matter how busy we are with our lifestyle, just to say hello to our loved ones and tell them how much they meant. If we can learn how to be grateful for an ounce of blessing over a ton of misfortune, then life is worth living. In short, what really matters is not how we die but how we live. You’re very lucky Batjay… countless people loves you, you have a wonderful relationship with your wife, family and friends and have yet to enjoy the very best in life. You got that good healthy living going and keep it up!

    Maiba naman pards… I remember seeing you around at Mapua before I left in 1984. During those times, we’re a small tight community and even if we don’t know each other by names… everyone seems familiar with each other by faces. There were also old but famous familiar faces like Nap Gutierrez (Kapag pumipila at kinukuha ko ang grades ko I always end up peaking on his grades unintentionally coz mine’s next to him dahil our last name starts with Gu) and Alvin Patrimonio who was a year ahead of me but ended in my differential calculus class. I also, remember seeing Ricky Davao sa B.S. I.M.E. ba yon? Have you been in Mr. Tienzo’s class? (Physics instructor na galing ng UP kaya may pagka aktibista… famous for his ‘reflections’- a brief political speech before a class begin) Also, I remember the Spanish instructor, Mr. Castillo (author ng Spanish book sa MIT) who always make gulat during the first day orientation… “beat me in a chess game and I’ll give you whatever grade you’ll want but if you lose… you better drop in my class or you’ll get a 5.0!” hahahahahahha

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