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Mind Over Matter (and the Power of Prayer)

I've gone to three different hospital in three days. Last Friday night, I was brought to Calamba Medical Center because of the head injury that I got from falling so hard and hitting my head on the floor. Good thing the X-Ray results showed no fracture but the doctor said we still need to watch out for the following symptoms: 
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Blurring of vision
  • Nausea and / or vomiting
  • Paralysis or weakness / numbness
  • Convulsion
  • Bleeding from ears or nose
  • Severe headache and dizziness
  • High fever
  • Cross-eyed / double vision
  • Neck pain / stiff neck
On Saturday evening, I experienced several of the above-mentioned signs that's why I was brought to the nearest hospital which happened to be St. Christiana Maternity Hospital. According to the doctor, there is still a possibility of internal bleeding even without a fracture. She gave me a muscle relaxant and a request for cranial CT scan. Yesterday morning, I tried my best to get up and prepare for the ANCOP Global Walk but the symptoms had gotten worse. This morning, I was still feeling the same pain so Papa brought me to Salve Regina General Hospital. The doctor said my muscles had tightened and that the fall aggravated my Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) and scoliosis. She did not allow me to leave without undergoing therapy. For the next two weeks, I will be going to the rehab to treat my MPS (for the nth time).

Thank God for the doctors He used to take good care of me. Thank God for the people He used to financially support my medication. Thank God for my will to survive and for His grace, love, and mercy that keep me alive. :) 

That moment when my head banged on the floor, I really fought hard to stay conscious despite the vibrations I am feeling. I fought hard to stay awake because I remembered all my responsibilities at work, the tasks entrusted to me for the upcoming events of the community, and the role I would be playing at my best friend's wedding. And of course, I still dream of becoming a bride, a wife, and a mother someday. :) Sabi nga ni Kuya Mito, "given the right incentives, our minds are capable of so much." 

Talk about mind over matter. Of course I do not discredit the fact that it wasn't just me who fought to survive, I also thank the people who prayed for me. And ultimately, I thank my God who also fought and actually won the battle for me. :)

I know God isn't finish with me yet. I am alive because of Him. I will continue to live for, in, and with Him. ♥

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