myself at the moment

Just had our APE (annual physical exam) this morning at Grepalife Medical Clinic in Makati. Bianca, Minnie and I met at McDonalds Buendia so we could have the check-up together. I was actually on my normal self and I am really feeling okay earlier. Not until I was checked by the IM (Internal Medicine) Doctor...

She checked my pulse rate, my heart rate, my breast, and finally, she checked my thryroid glands. Found out I have this thyroid nodule. What the hell is thyroid nodule??? She told me its like a mass formed along my thyroid gland which should be treated immediately. This gland, according to her controls most of the hormonal system of the body. Well ok, I failed to comprehend with most of the things she said for it was so complicated... sort of medical terms. But one thing i needed to do is for sure: get a thryroid ultrasound and an FTH TSH test, a blood test or something. And since I, or my family has a cancer history, I really have to attend on this thing ASAP!

But I am afraid... as in AFRAID.. first of the injection (yep! I am! even on the CBC test earlier.. the nurse had a hard time to inject the needle on me) and secondly.. o whatever the result may be... I am afraid I might end up suffering the same thing my mom and tita suffered...

Then thoughts came in.. I still have lots of things on my mind that I wanted to do...

Cleng, my nurse besty told me I really have to undergo the ultrasound ASAP. The earlier, the better daw. She stold me there's nothing to worry about... Then I told her.. "mamamatay na ba ako?" And she said, "papatayin kita pag namatay ka!"

But seiously, takot talaga ako... i know I shouldn't be but there's something that's holding me back....

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Bausch and Lomb is conducting this study for their new brand of contact lens and fortunately, I was one of the subjects...

As part of the study, they are giving me two pairs of contact lenses which I am going to wear for two weeks each. And then I would evaluate which among the pair is more comfortable and suitable for me. I started the study last Saturday...

I was at Asian Eye Institute. They gave me eye refraction and checkup. Then gave me the first pair of lenses (with Renu Solution and Rewetting Drops) which I am going to wear for the next two weeks. They also gave me this diary which I have to fill up every end of the day during the study period.

Another good thing is that since the study is being paid by Bausch and Lomb, I do also receive a pay as part of it. Don't ask how much but I guess it's worth the participation. Not to mention the 3 month supply of contact lens (whatever its is that is suitable for me) and accesories... and yeah.. the free mothly eye check-up...

Not bad after all....

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But, still thinking about my thyroid gland....

I am really AFRAID....







3 Comments:

  1. niQ said...
    Mas marami ako sakit sa yo. Wag ka matakot! ;)

    I heard that in the States, they've conducted studies which show that Renu causes blindness... Magpapalit na nga ako ng solution soon e.
    Anne said...
    daei, i hope ur check up will turn out alright. the best thyroid doctor is in UST (yep sa ating beloved alma mater) Dr. Torres, he specializes in nuclear medicine as well. If you need contact info let me know, believe he's the best.
    daei said...
    @ nikay

    ang masamang damo daw kasi matagal mamatay.. hehehehe! kaya mana lang ako syo... di na ako takot ngayon...

    ganun? e di ba taas ng sales ng Renu dito? Renu ba gamit mo? for how long na? may effect ba syo? ngayon lang kasi ako nag Renu.. usually Septocare gamit ko...

    @ Anne

    Anne.. just came from check-up.. yeah.. they found this solid mass on the left lobe of my thyroid. hopefully everything would be fine. still waiting for the t3 results e. thanks! can I have the contact number? email or text mo sken... please??? tenk u!!! mmwwaahh!!!

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