Ten Funny Things You Experience During Sickness

Being sick is already stressful enough and sometimes these points below, add to steal your peace during sickness. Some people are just insensitive at times and selfish…

  1. You have all types of people contacting you to offer all types of products and services because “it might help”. From supplements, stem cell therapy, insurances, pautang, to organ donation.

– Daming friend request
– Daming message requests
– Some would even call and wake you up in the middle of your nap

2. 48 hours of waiting time in doctor’s clinic during checkups and hearing secretaries/nurses repeated alibis.

“Nag-rounds pa.”
“May emergency”
“May meeting”

May forever! 

3. You get to edify people to #believe because they are scared and worried, instead of you being encouraged.

4. Lining up for you turn in Mercury Drug pharmacy during peak hours and waiting for 20 people ahead of you. Only to find out they don’t have the medicine you need.

5. Going through all the pharmacies in town. Only to find out the thing you need is found only in hospital-based pharmacies, 4 hours after…

6. Learning to check if the pharmacies database to see if the meds you need is available in their other locations if it’s not available in the one you’re in.

7. The buwis-buhay quest for available blood for transfusion esp, if your blood type is not common.

– Sometimes travelling to all neighbouring cities
– Contacting some random people because they have an extra bag of the type you need (thank you, nurses, for the tips)

8. Seeing the money-making part of health systems in the Philippines.

– Doctors telling you to take ALL the tests they can possibly include, do they have commissions on these tests?
– Doctors suggesting the brand of the medicine you need to get, the commission again?

9. “Experts” (esp. those in the MLM needing some quota) telling you to try this and that: this plant, this massage, this diet, etc. without really understanding that each case is different.

10. Not having a FIXED schedule. When you say you want to attend to this and would end up not being able to. Not really knowing what you can and can but just giving your best.

Over the years, we have learned to adjust and just smile when these happen.

Did you experience any of these incidents too? How did you respond to it?


This is not to judge people’s intention to help, motives of the medical practitioners, and systems in the medical world. This is to share what we experienced and see that may be the same for others.

THIS IS ALSO NOT TO GENERALIZED everyone esp. that we are blessed with doctors, nurses, and community that we have #now.

Published by Julmar Grace Locsin

Grace hails from her favorite city in the world, Davao City! She is a mom of twins, Sovi and Tice and is happily married to business owner and musician, Jay Locsin. She considers herself an "eye" who loves to say out of what she sees. Her articles focus on family, parenting, marriage, and motherhood as part of the Christian life. She is also a big believer of the Filipino call and destiny and writes a lot about revival in the Philippines. Her work have been featured in a lot of online publications, national tabloids and radio shows like the Philippines Star, GMA News (Mindanao) and DzBB. She is currently helping her husband with their business teaching other families how to earn from home as she manages homeschooling, writing, and finishing her doctorate. Follow Grace's journey as she inspires, make an impact, and transform nations for heaven, for the King!

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