Category Archives: Nanay

How Mom Kicked Her Smoking Habit

My mother smoked cigarettes for more than 30 years. We grew up seeing and smelling her smoke. We, her children, never liked her to smoke, and we often reminded her (sometimes reprimanded her) for not listening to our pleas to … Continue reading

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An Answered Prayer

It was around this time last year that our family received very bad news regarding our mother’s health. After undergoing coronary angiogram, Nanay’s cardiologist informed us that she needed to have coronary artery bypass graft done the soonest possible time … Continue reading

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Nanay’s First Follow-up Checkup after Surgery

Last Friday afternoon, exactly four days after Nanay was discharged from the Philippine Heart Center (PHC), we accompanied her to the clinic of her heart surgeon for her first follow-up checkup after her coronary artery bypass graft. This was to … Continue reading

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Finally Home from the Hospital!

Nanay was finally discharged from the Philippine Heart Center yesterday afternoon, one day after all her surgical drains and tubes were removed. She still needed assistance when sitting down and standing up, and she’s still getting dizzy. Her heart surgeon … Continue reading

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Update on Nanay’s Heart Bypass Surgery

After staying for 2 ½ days at the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Nanay was brought back to the Adult Pay Ward of the Philippine Heart Center at midnight on Saturday. This means she’s already stable. When we visited her … Continue reading

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