Sunday, May 31, 2009

Health Wake Up Call

“Anak, take na your vitamins.”

“Uy uy uy, don’t forget your vitamins o. Bring it to your office na lang.”

“Hay naku, inumin mo na yan! Di naman nakakataba vitamins no.”
Almost everyday, my ever dearest mother never forgets to utter those words of care.

“Sige, I’ll take those later.”

I always replied.

I do take it, but not everyday. Sometimes.

Now, my unreasonable and senseless defiance has taken a toll on my health. I can’t really share what’s up with my health now, but it’s something worth being alarmed. Back when I was in high school, I suffered from a heart problem. I was hospitalized a couple of days. A really scary experience with some hardcore cardiac arrest action. Hehe.

According to the doctor I had a chat with recently, because I have a heart problem, I am now vulnerable to opportunistic infections. They have a term for it, Immunocompromised person. People who have other sickness in the past or if the sickness runs in the family (i.e. Diabetes, Hepatitis, Hypertension) are more likely to be easily infected by common diseases.

Hence, they should boost their Immune system by taking vitamins and the usual stuff like eating healthy and through exercise. I should do that. Really should. Really, really should. But it’s not that easy. Hehe.

I’m catching up with all the opportunity I lost of boosting my anti-bodies because I was too lazy to even get a glass of water and just take those vitamins. I’m also trying to get fit and shape up. I think so. Though things have already occurred beyond my control, I believe it’s not too late. I should just always be careful in everything that I do- really careful. For health’s sake.

We all have our priorities like our family, career but our health is as important. Too bad that it had to reach this point just for me to realize it.

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