Health

Under the Table;

Under the table

No this story does not pertain to imbibing any adult beverages. Early this month I told you about going to Olongapo to pay my Head Tax of ₱310 Philippine immigration tax. This is a very simple affair, show up, hand over your I-Card pay the pesos and as I said then Ditty Na down life’s…

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Choosing a Hospital in the Philippines

SPMC - Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao

As regular readers know, the second half of 2016 was filled with a lot of medical things for me.  I had a heart attack in June 2016, and a quadruple heart bypass in November. My experiences taught me a lot about hospitalization in the Philippines. Firstly, I cannot stress it enough, if you are going…

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Another step closer to home…

For those who have not been following along in my saga, on November 10, I had quadruple heart bypass surgery.  If you want to read about the experience, start off by reading I’m Alive, the story about the surgery itself. In my last article I told you about My time in the CCU, the Cardiac…

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My time at the CCU

In my last article, I’m Alive, I told you about my heart bypass surgery and my next step when I went to the recovery room.  The surgery was something that was no problem, I don’t remember a bit of it!  The recovery room was a bit tougher, and I remember bits and pieces of that…

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“Fix It Time” Pt II

Last article’s tale of “fix it” involved more cerebral work than actual, hands-on labor.  I mean, repairs couldn’t be effected via screwdriver and hammer, with the possible target of these implements being a geostationary satellite, let alone a delicate receiver-converter sitting next to the telly. This article relates a more “down to earth,” getting the…

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I’m alive!

Hi Fiends.  Yep, you read the title right, I am still alive! I had a quadruple bypass operation on Thursday, November 10 after being admitted into the hospital on Tuesday, Nov 8. Tuesday and Wednesday, my two pre-op days were used to teach me about what to expect, for the nurses and doctors to take…

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