2.5.07

Saved by Bananas

Ahhhhh holiday....my friends, Stip and Glenn invited me to play 9-holes with them at the Tabangao Golf Course in Shell. I'm a little bit hesitant initially, the fact that I am too amateur in this sports. Plus Janice's (Glenn's fiance) brother-in-law will also play with us - a French guy named Stefan who's religiously practicing golf since October. Crap...laughing trip 'to...hehe...But then again what the heck...

I started my day waking up at 1am. Why 1 am? I had this stiffening of hands during the night that I thought I was suffering from a mild stroke. Little did I knew that the meds which I was taking for a month now (e.g. steroids + approvel) have effects other than what they should do in my body. Approvel lessens my potassium thereby causing muscle cramps, muscoskeletal pains and increased heart rate (tachycardia)...Hay Buhay...Since I am active and very mobile, the potassium in my body will surely be reduced tremendously. Before, I used to have cramps due to intentional lowering of salts so I have to take in oral rehydration salts and bananas. But now, I think I have to eat BANANAs regularly to keep the level of K within its limits - not too high not too low.

The bananas became my savior last night when all except 3 of my 10 fingers were left moving. Kala ko katapusan ko na. I ended up sleeping at around 4 am. I even told Lil Bro while eating that I think I am having a stroke....Taranta tuloy ang pasyente ko...hehe. Since I do not want him to worry about me, I asked him to transfer to the other room instead of the usual living room area where he was accustomed to sleep. He's also having a hard time sleeping because of his coughs (which eventually stopped when he transferred).

Around 3:30 am the stiffening stopped. Couldn't have survived it without those two pcs of bananas.

9 am. Off to the course. Stefan and Glenn are already waiting at TEE OFF #1. Stip is nowhere to be found. Lashengggggg kase 4 am na natapos sa toma wahahaha.......So no photographers for the day.

Final verdict:

2 comments:

A! said...

u.t.o.y. pahinga ka naman poh!it's true bananas is really good for health.
Hope you'll be OK..believe din ako sa fighting spirit mo. Heheh! Ingatz poh!

U.T.O.Y said...

thanks a...nagpapahinga naman ako kaya lang ngayon lang nag-stiffen ang mga daliri ko dahil tinaasan ni doc ng dosage, pang damage control daw lalo pero nothing to worry about daw...huwaatt..e muntik na nga akong mastroke nothing to worry about pa, ayops talaga si doc..ayaw na tuloy pumilantik ng mga daliri ko heheh...

pero salamat a...