Category Archive:health care

Covid-19 Vaccine ( Momimhar posted on March 20th, 2021 )

Hello everyone! Happy Spring! How are you doing lately? I hope everything is doing fine.

As for me, my family and I are doing great! No sickness so far…thank goodness. We were doing our best to keep each other healthy. Although, the mandate of wearing a mask has been lifted here in Texas, we are still taking precautions and being responsible. We stay home when there is no important need to go out. School is strict on mask.

I just had my first and second doses of vaccine for Covid-19. The first one was administered in February and the second was administered this month. The second dose of the vaccine had a bad side effect on me. I was miserable for three days. I had joint pains, chills, nausea, and traveling headache. It was weird because the ache moved from one place in my head to another. My left arm was very sore that I couldn’t lift it at all. I didn’t have a nasal congestion or anything like that. Just the body soreness. I felt terrible.

But after all that, I was back to normal. Yes, I felt great. I was glad I took the opportunity to accept the school’s offer for a free vaccine via Allen Fire Department. It was provided by Moderna.

I hope you all are keeping yourselves healthy and safe. I cannot wait for this pandemic to be all over, you know?

COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Panic Worldwide ( Momimhar posted on March 14th, 2020 )

As we all know, this COVID-19 disease which they said started in China has caused panic worldwide. It is a very serious matter which has already become a pandemic. This is a new virus spreading quickly and we do not have immunity to it yet. That is why our cooperation to prevent its spread is highly needed.

Who says I am not scared? Of course, I’m scared! I have family in the Philippines and my own here in America. I worry about everyone every day since this new virus emerged affecting thousands of people around the world as of now.

Here’s a friendly advice, okay? Do not panic. What we can do now is to take extra health precautions. In addition to washing our hands regularly, let us avoid crowded places for now. Stay home if sick and seek medical attention immediately. And, don’t be a hoarder. You know what I mean?

This, too, shall pass my friends. Let’s pray for fast healing and immediate solution to this COVID-19 pandemic.

For important information about the Coronavirus Disease 2019, visit cdc.gov.

Ear Infection Can Cause Hearing Problems ( Momimhar posted on December 16th, 2016 )

Yup. That’s what’s happening to me right now.  I am having trouble hearing.  My hearing is not normal.  Due to a bad cold, my left ear is clogged since December 7th after I went to CVS Minute Clinic for a check-up because I had intense pain in my left ear yesterday morning.  I had bad wax build up years ago so I thought it was just that.  The health practitioner cleansed (flushed) both of my ears and checked each one to see what’s going on.  The diagnosis was an ear infection.  There’s redness in my left eardrum but no tear whatsoever.  She prescribed an antibiotic to be taken within ten days.  It should help unclogged the ear also.  Picking up my prescription would have been convenient for me if CVS accepted Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance.  So I transferred the prescription request to Tom Thumb instead.

Unfortunately, my left ear is still clogged as of the moment.  After a few days of taking the antibiotic, I decided to see my family doctor on the 13th.  The doctor said that there’s no more redness in my eardrum.  So she told me to stop taking the medication anymore.  She recommended me to see an ENT doctor.  And so, this afternoon I went to see a specialist from Lakeside Allergy in Forney.  Before I talked to the doctor, the nurse assistant did a few hearing tests on me.  ‘Figures out that my left eardrum wasn’t moving after doing pressure tests in both of my ears.  The doctor said there’s a fluid trapped behind my eardrum preventing it to move.  He prescribed me to take oral steriod, rinse my sinuses using saline rinse, and use steroid nasal spray.  The steroid medicine will help treat the swelling of tube behind my nose so the fluid will drain.

This really bothers me.  Eardrum not moving? Oh no!  My hearing is hollow and feels like I am on an airplane all the time.  Sucks!

I am looking forward to getting my hearing back to normal the soonest possible time.

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