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Thursday, July 13, 2017

I Have A Doctor in Baguio

I got or was sick on the way to Baguio, Monday, last week. Because this required an emergency check-up, went to Notre Dame to see a doctor. I was expecting a quick one - lab test, check-up, meds and off I'll go.

But it was not meant to be.  That Monday, I was led to a woman-doctor who cared enough to get my family history; at one point in our conversation, I had to look the other way to control myself.  I nearly cried detailing my family's medical history, the stress in my life, my life as a single parent. I thought the check-up would be a flash.  But I was in for more tests on the Wednesday.  In the afternoon, in hand were two prescription pads for 'natural' meds. No antibiotics for now.  A medical doctor who believes in natural remedies like water therapy and plant-based meds.  I wanted to go back to her.

So now, I have reason to be in Baguio, from time to time. And perhaps scout for a house.