Category Archives: Diseases

More dengue-carrying mosquitoes lurk at home

CHILDREN are prone to get the dengue virus at home than when they are in school. Citing studies done abroad, Dr. Eric Tayag, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health, said there is a higher risk of contracting dengue at home than in school. He said that in the past, experts are pointing to schools…

Six months after my hysterectomy

My operation six months ago has given me a new lease of life. The doctor even said I have recovered well from the surgery. However, I’m starting to develop several signs and symptoms of menopause which I consider more debilitating than endometriosis and adenomysis because bone pain limit my body movement. I couldn’t walk far…

My TAHBSO story

A month ago today, I was operated on to remove my uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and cervix. The procedure is called total abdominal hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy or TAHBSO. TAHBSO was performed because I had a serious case of endometriosis, adenomyosis and adenomyoma. My OB-GYNE said hysterectomy is the best option that I could have…

Preparing for an operation

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After years of suffering from prolonged and heavy menstruation and failed hormonal therapy to manage my endometriosis and adenomyosis (and recently adenomyoma), I have decided to undergo the knife soon. According to my doctor, surgery or hysterectomy is the only viable solution to spare me of constant pain. The recommendation also came after my recent ultrasound showed…

Things you need to know about tetanus

10-facts-you-must-know-about-tetanus

Moms usually worry about small wounds their kids incur when playing inside or outside the home. Wounds become more worrisome if they become infected as they could harbor the tetanus infection. This infographic is very useful in teaching the public about tetanus and how to properly care for wounds. There are different wounds incurred from…