In my head, I’m gushing about the latest lip colour, my spanking new job (long overdue but still!) or about the running apparel splurge I recently gave into because of my fitness commitment (10k run 3x a week + 1hr bike 3x a week). I had everything all set last January 19 when just before the strike of midnight, this happened.
What’s staring at you is the x-ray of my left knee taken last January 20. For those who can’t read x-rays, I actually dislocated my knee cap (!!!). I saw an orthopedic surgeon a day after, had my MRI and actually found out that (what the heck) I tore my left ACL ala-Derrick Rose. I was ordered to immediately wear a knee immobilizer, stay at home and come back in 3 weeks (that’s 2 weeks from this post). Based on my knee’s state, I will go to PT/rehab then if things heal the way it should then I’d be good to go. Otherwise, a knee surgery’s in order. YOWCH.
But of course I refuse to stay at home (your home girl needs to go to work) so I wobble my way to the office on a daily basis looking like this (harhar!):
I wish I can slow things down like a true boss but mannn I can’t! I have so many things to enable you on but my painkillers are making me sleep like a baby for 10-12 hours everyday! Forgive me for the backlog?
I’ve been getting some emails/Twitter DMs/Facebook PMs about LASIK since I wrote about my experience. A lot of it’s around “is it worth it?” or “is it that life changing?”. While my answer to both questions are yes, it’s only you who can answer that for yourself. Here’s an infographic I found about LASIK, hope this helps all of you have an informed decision about this medical procedure whether you it’s for you or otherwise.
Via: King Lasik
Phoebe must-haves #throwbackthursday
In 2010, a very good friend of mine had his eyes Lasik’d. He was raving about it and being a near-sighted, astigmatism laced athlete with a grade of 550/575, I knew that I needed it too. I soon had myself screened in the country’s top facility (I’ll let you figure this out heehee) but they rejected my eyes’ condition for a good reason (it’s a long story). I approached 2 more facilities and I got the same response. I was sad that I couldn’t have my eyes “fixed” but of course, I understood and didn’t bother pushing it.
Then again, you see, I’m kind of stubborn. Until I get a finite answer of no, I don’t stop gunning for what I want. So last March, I went to Shinagawa at the Enterprise Center to get my eyes screened. The consultation cost me somewhere around Php 2500-2800. The consultation’s a mix of going through around 8 machines (above) and a couple more tests before the eye surgeon sees you for a final go or no go assessment. Dr. Jaime L. Dinglasan Jr., M.D. DPBO (Senior Surgeon, Cataract and Refractive Surgery) said I can get my eyes Lasik’d but it has to be Intra Lasik or the bladeless Lasik because my left cornea (I hope I remember this correctly!) is too steep and if we go bladed, it might leave a scar. *cartwheels* I wanted to do it that very moment however I had commitments that can’t run with the Lasik recovery (more on this later).
In roughly 2 weeks time, I’m officially a year old mom (more here). A mama dog, that is. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I met this heartbreaker who’s wept (more like squeaked actually) with me during my roughest times.
12 May 2012
good girl waiting for her treat
29 April 2013
Her first vet assumed she’s 2-3 weeks old when I took her in so we marked her birthday to be the same date as Gov’s. Over spaghetti, chicken and what seemed like an overflow of cakes, we celebrated their joint birthdays earlier today.
Make a wish my love!
Call me silly and shallow but this trio’s got me all wound up and giddy the minute I saw (or purchased) them.
If you’re morena like me, you know how difficult it is to find that perfect melts-in-my-skintone kind of weekend sandals. I found exactly that in FitFlop Arena in Tan. Just like Due, it’s not the most inexpensive pair they sell here in Manila. At Php 5990, IMO, it’s worth sacrificing the fancy coffee and breakfast I would’ve had the last 2 weeks. LOL Gorgeous, extremely comfortable and versatile. I’m a very happy camper!