Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Short Hair

So last Sunday after church service, Raul and I went to the Filipino store to buy food for the week. You would not believe the kind of stares I got from the people at the store. They looked so disgusted at me. Okay, so I decided to be myself and not wear my wig in public for the first time. I figured, I do look like a girl with make-up on and I have a pair of earrings on... so people shouldn't mistake me for a boy. Boy, was I wrong! I got all types of stares... I mean people were just straight out staring at me. One girl even asked her father if I was a girl or a boy (in front of me). I looked at her and told her, "I'm a girl." I was so irritated and mad, but she was maybe only 9 years old. People are so quick to judge. I ran out of the store with Danica. Sometimes I wonder what they think about when they see me (Filipino girl with post chemotherapy hair, tan), my husband (Honduran but looks like a white boy), Danica (light skinned, chinky eyes). To top things off, I look like a teenage mom.

I say... never judge a book by its cover! Everyone has a story to tell. Yes, I'll admit, my post chemo hair is not so attractive... but this is who I am and I just want to let you all know that even though I don't look my best, what's important is that I'm alive, happy and now also healthy.

I hate going to Filipino stores =X
but I can't live without my food

Friday, September 23, 2011


My ALT and AST labs are too high since last Saturday. Here's the info I got online, from

What do elevated liver tests (AST and ALT) mean?

"AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) are sensitive indicators of liver damage or injury from different types of diseases. But it must be emphasized that higher-than-normal levels of these liver enzymes should not be automatically equated with liver disease. They may mean liver problems or they may not. For example, elevations of these enzymes can occur with muscle damage. The interpretation of elevated AST and ALT levels depends upon the entire clinical evaluation of an individual, and so it is best done by physicians experienced in evaluating liver disease and muscle disease."

I have done three blood labs since last Saturday and they all show an elevated AST and ALT. See, this is what happened... I went to the LA County Fair with my family. I didn't drink a lot of fluids because I hate using the public restroom. Then on Sunday, I didn't drink enough either because I don't like using the restroom at church. My urine, of course, was darker since I was dehydrated. Because of all the medications I'm currently on, I'm supposed to drink plenty of fluids to flush them out of my system. I'm guessing, the reason why these labs came back elevated is because I didn't drink enough water?? Well, I'm not so sure. The doctor placed me back on steroid, Prednisone 25 mg twice a day. Yesterday's blood work is still elevated but looks better than last Saturday's. Anyway, I have an appointment for an ultrasound of the liver tomorrow. Let's see what it shows. I'm crossing my fingers.

On a positive note, here's a picture of Danica. She's 7 months and 3 weeks old. Enjoy your Friday =)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Life as a SAHM

Cook breakfast, clean up, check on the baby, change her diaper, feed her, play with her, watch Yo Gabba Gabba, clean up, cook lunch (because husband comes home for an hour break), feed Danica, clean up, load laundry, put the baby to sleep for a two-hour nap, fold clothes while she's napping, then take a little nap with her, wake up, prepare dinner while Danica plays and watches more Yo Gabba Gabba, clean up, have a snack, husband comes home, relax a little, dinner, clean up, run the dishwasher ... life as a Stay-at-Home Mom... I love it even though it's a lot of work. I especially enjoy watching Danica grow and feeding my husband (he seems to like whatever I make). Let me just add that we also have a dog (but my husband walks him most of the time). But let's not forget... diaper changes are PRN!!! Waaaaah!!! :D

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Danica is Napping

It's so hard to put this little lady to sleep. She just wants to play all day long...
While Danica is asleep, I'm able to blog a little and do the laundry. Yay! She really is a handful, but I love her so much. She always knows how to make me happy. I thank God for giving me the strength to take care of my baby. I am so blessed. I no longer have to have blood and platelet transfusions. God is so good, He has given me a chance to be a mother. I love my life =)