Saturday, January 26, 2013

Worrisome PPD

Nagsusumigaw na positive! 

That’s how I describe my PPD test. A whopping 20mm induration. Super positive talaga, considering that it only needs to be more than 10mm induration for healthworkers, and an induration of more than 5mm for an HIV positive person to say that the test is positive.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I Miss Them!

Habang nakatunganga pretending to be reading my book, all of a sudden, I miss my mom and dad.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Nakita Ko Si Ex!

I had just received my order of a Fully Loaded Meal from the counter and I have found myself a suitable place for me to munch on my meal. I managed to find a vacant seat midway between the counter and the entrance door. Pwede na.

I sat down, said a little prayer, glanced at everyone around the fast food restaurant and started eating.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Contact Tracing

This entry is mainly for those who frequently ask me how I got the infection. I always answer them, malamang through sex. Although, may possibility rin naman na through needle stick injuries ko na-acquire. May pagka-clumsy rin kasi ako sa work. Natutusok ng karayom na nagamit na sa pasyenteng hindi ko naman alam ang status. Pero very minimal naman ang risk of transmission through needle stick injuries. So, sex pa rin.

And then they’ll paraphrase the question. From whom did I acquire the virus?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

History of Present Illness

A lot has been asking me what were the symptoms that I experienced which prompted me to take the HIV Antibody Test. And I noticed that I haven’t really written it down here.
This entry will tell my ordeal. One thing, gusto ko sana gawin itong entry nato na parang format ng History of Present Illness (the ones you see in the medical records of patients) kaso it would be too objective. I won’t be able to put some emotions in it.

So, here’s my story.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Conversation With The Unlikely Fellow

Sino ba nag-imbento ng New Year’s Resolution?

Dahil bagong taon, kailangan magbagong buhay.

Well, I think that should not be the case. If you want to change something about yourself, it should start any time of the year. Walang pinipiling oras o panahon. Hindi yung hihintayin mo pa mag New Year para magbago. If you feel there is a need for you to change your ways, you should start right away.