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…
- 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.
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.