Saturday, August 10, 2013

That Awkward Moment

I have not seen it coming.

I always hear stories of how two old acquaintances meet up at the hub not knowing that both of them are already mutated. Worse stories would be like meeting the very person who gave you the gift, or that very person you strongly suspected of giving you the gift at the hub.

Another worse thing that I have heard is how two old flames meet again after a very long while and learn right then and there that both of them are already mutants. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Blaming It On The Alcohol (2 of 2)

I left the company of my alcohol-drowned friends and went inside the bedroom. My threshold for the alcohol has been reached. I found a vacant space beside Mr. Chinito Chub who has left the group earlier to rest. I laid beside him.

Mr. Chinito Chub and I have been in constant communication for days prior to this gathering through this fad social networking site on smartphones. We got along well and even jived early on in the gathering.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Blaming It On The Alcohol (1 of 2)

"Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same. It yanks you out of your body and your mind, and throws you against the wall. I have the feeling that drinking is a form of suicide where you're allowed to return to life and begin all over the next day. It's like killing yourself, and then you're reborn."
- Charles Bukowski.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

My Latest Count (2 of 2)

I have prepared myself well enough as to whatever my latest count would be. Tanggap ko sa sarili ko kung mga 20's lang ang itaas ng CD4 count ko, or umabot man lang ng 200, from an initial count of 173, masaya na talaga ako.

I could not ask for more. Naging pabaya din kasi ako sa sarili ko. Trabaho nonstop, stressful work environment, sleepless duties, discordant family relationships, drinking spree, just to name a few of my stressors.

Friday, August 2, 2013

My Latest Count (1 of 2)

What the hell is a CD4 anyway? Let me, in my own simple way try to explain what my co-kulam friends and I have been praying na sana laging mataas.

It is actually a glycoprotein (a molecule of some sort) found on the surface of immune cells such as T helper cells, and the like. Now these CD4 helper cells send signals to (or they HELP activate) other types of immune cells like CD8 killer cells, which as its name implies, KILL the infection.

Too bad, the HIV has high affinity for the CD4 cells and destroys them. Therefore, the lesser CD4 cells we have, the lesser killer cells are activated to fight the infection.

There you go. Masyado pa rin ba technical? Or did I make it ridiculously too simple?