selle and i have never been admitted to a hospital. that all changed last week when my wife underwent a couple of procedures and had to stay at asian hospital for a couple of nights.
after resigning from work, selle finally had the time (yes, wala talagang time for anything else but work sa samsung) to consult a doctor regarding a couple of things that have been bothering her for quite a while. a series of consultations after, we were then advised that selle had to undergo several procedures… meaning, she had to be admitted to a hospital. we only had a two-week window for selle to undergo the planned procedures so when that window arrived, we decided to push through with it.
we went to asian hospital the afternoon before selle’s scheduled operation(s). since it’s a hotel-like hospital, we wanted to max out our health card by getting the most expensive room allowed by our hmo. 😆
the 18k per night presidential suite…
unfortunately, none was available (yup, fully-booked. ibang klase, no?). we had to settle for the best among the available rooms. palibhasa first time nga namin ma-admit sa hospital so everything that was happening was a new experience to us. we’re not sure if it was normal or not but checking-in to our room was like checking-in to a hotel… with matching bellboy na taga-karga ng aming gamit at taga-explain ng amenities ng room. 🙂
room 1028… in lomo.
a few visits from various medical personnel (doctors, nurses… etc) occured throughout the night. then at around 10 pm, an hour after official visiting hours, our first visitors arrived. 🙂
it was daldalan galore kasi the next day pa naman operation ni selle eh. plus, the fact that she’ll just have general anesthesia, and not spinal (ang kinakatakutan ni selle) gave her much relief kaya daldal to the max naman. 🙂 an hour later umuwi na din sina geri and paul… kahit na ok na din sa kanila matulog sa room dahil gandang-ganda sila. 😀
we woke up very early the following day. 10 am kasi yung schedule ng operation ni selle and she needed to be brought down to the operating room an hour before. also, darating kasi nanay ni selle w/ her ate (and husband). tapos, kelangan na rin sya lagyan ng iv, yet another first, since pinagbawalan na sya kumain at uminom since midnight. nangyari nga lahat ng ito at maya-maya lang eh sinundo na sya ng mga operating room personnel at binaba na. we accompanied my wife all the way to the door of the operating room. syempre, off limits na kami dun.
afterwards, we waited… and waited… and waited. two-and-a-half hours later, the operation ended. then, around 2 pm, nihatid na si selle sa room. she was groggy pa (akala ko nga tulog pa eh). a few minutes later eh dumating na si dra to explain everything (that later on selle confessed na d na nya matandaan kung ano pinagsasabi ni dra kasi nga groggy pa sya). pagkatapos nun eh natulog na muna si selle.
later the day, visitors started coming. many thanks to you guys for visiting… kahit na sa daldal ni selle eh feeling nyo eh ni-lagnat lang sya. 😛
cris came from makati and brought some cookies (yum! 🙂)… and exciting, exciting news about her. 😉
kathleen drove straight from work and brought fruits (yum din… 🙂)
vena and neriz endured horrendous south super highway traffic to bring us bread (which we ate the following day 🙂 and have their picture taken 😀
btw, we did bring our d40 to the hospital. besides documenting our stay, i took some shots around the room and a few snaps outside. thankfully, i did get a few winners. 🙂
and selle played fashion model for a couple of shots… 😉
the following day we were discharged from the hospital (although it took an extremely long time ha). sayang at late na kami nakaalis at balak pa man din namin manood sana ng sine. 😆 we arrived home and got a couple more visitors there also. 🙂
my wife is doing fine and everything went well. friends dropped by to visit and gave us an enjoyable time. once again, God showed us that He is indeed truly great. 🙂
first time patient
November 16, 2008 by selleanddyoks