Ulog #3: Live A Long Life My BaNana

in #ulog3 years ago

I'm a Lola's girl. I call my grandmother ‘Nana’, short for Nanay. She took care of me since the day I was born because my mother continued her studies in college and then pursued another course while my father was working and risking his life as an army.


I was already 6 years old when my mother finished the two courses. Still, I always slept beside my grandmother until high school and then college. Now that I’m working, I still sleep with my Nana, not in the same bed but in the same room.

One night, I saw her pressing her lower abdomen and kept on saying, “Agaay. Agaay.” (Ouch. Ouch.) I woke her up thinking she had a nightmare but I was wrong. She really felt pain in her lower abdomen. I kept on telling her to consult a doctor and I’ll give her the money but she kept on refusing me. She said that she doesn’t want me to suffer more, financially. It took me months to persuade her. I acted as angry as an angry bird and told her that I have an extra income and she shouldn’t be worried. I was referring to Steemit.


The result came out and it was interpreted as a Multiloculated Cystic Abdominopelvic Mass, an Ovarian New Growth with Benign Sonological Features. It was big enough that made my Nana look like a 5-month pregnant woman. The doctor wanted her to remove it as soon as possible. My Nana told me that it should be in the month of April however, something came up. I could not tell the exact details but one thing I can tell is that I need to prepare worth 5 digits in 3 days time.

I called my mother and she told me to apply for a loan. I was in doubt since there will be no money left in my salary if I applied. My father's pension will start this coming 2020 so they only rely on me and on our mini eatery. Then my Nana began to worry. I don’t want her to be stressed. I just said I withdrew money from making blogs, poem and art and there’s nothing to worry about.


I kept on tracking her appointments with her doctor and on her laboratory analysis. I need her to be operated since her organs are still functioning well. I told her to drink some vitamins every day that her doctor prescribed. She’s already old and she needs to boost her immune system for the upcoming operation.

Last Wednesday, May, 9, she went to the hospital for another laboratory test. She even told me that her doctor scheduled her operation this coming May 16, Wednesday, and we cannot delay it for another month. She was instructed to pick her lab test on the following day. The result of her lab test was not interpreted to her so I told her to give me the test result and since I'm on the field of engineering, I seek for a help of my friend who is working on the Department of Health. She is a Nurse. She then told me that it was a test to see the extent of the cancer cells. Since the result of my Nana's CA 125 is 10.56, it means that it's normal and the cancer cells are still encapsulated by the tumor. She then discussed that my Nana should be operated right away to avoid the spreading of cancer cells in her ovary which is the result of tumor burst. (I don't know the exact term.)


I know that there’s a discount for a Señior Citizen patient but I was thinking in advance. I couldn’t help but worry with regards to financial matters. Our family is in the rock bottom right now. I'm the eldest and I need to be more responsible and work even harder. I even told my sister, the third one, to make a steemit account (@kirei) so that my two sisters can help. In this kind of situation, I'm lucky enough to have siblings who will help me. My mother always told me that we're the luckiest since we have each other, not like her, she has no siblings. She's the only child of my Nana.

I’m too exhausted physically and emotionally. I sometimes forget to pray every night because of exhaustion. When I wake up at the sound of my alarm, I always stand up immediately like a Zombie since I can’t afford to be late or else there will be a good for one-day salary deduction for every 3 days late. I even can't afford to read books because my mind is somewhere else. With that, I decided to go to a bookstore and just inhale the sweet scent of the books and stare at them for a minute. I then went for an exercise for an hour and 30 minutes. It calmed me and made my mind to function again.


One laboratory test left.

Yesterday, I borrowed my sister @goiinmary SBD and withdrew it together with my little amount SBD. I also decided to power down since the operation plus the medication will cost us a lot. However, it will take 12 weeks to get the intended value. I also withdrew my money in Bitlanders, another blogging site. It wasn't that big but still a big help. My salary? I don't want to tell much further but one thing I can say is that it is a two hundred percent not enough.

Serving three masters at a time is very exhausting. Working 8 hours in the office and then at night time, I'm trying to squeeze and extract some ideas and words from my brain. Even though she's not feeling well, she always prepare my milk and and food every morning. She's working and fighting hard and I decided to be just like her too. It's hard but I decided to be active once again for the sake of my Nana and the rest of my family. I will do my best that my sisters and I will be able to spend more years with our dearest Nana.



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May God bless your nanay with healing and the strength to endure through it all. Courage and peace to your family. God bless all of you.

Thank you koi!

get well soon saimo lola ateee.. :3

Salamat levin.

May the good lord fortify you and the family with succor

You'll get through this Mam. 💚

Thank you Ma'am for this and for that. hehe You know what I mean na.

Ganyan di ako noon ang loa ko ngkasakit nabulag 9 yrs nam ing itinaguyod at palagi ko binibilha ng oats at gatas ngunit noong nadaganan siya ng hollow block noong may lindol 2013 yon hindi na cya makabangon at namatay 2015.Mahal.ko rin Nanay ko na lola at ako din ang panganay kaya feel ko ang feeling mo kenken.Sana gumaling at maoperahan cya ken.God bless your family

Salamat ante. Ugma na siya operahan pohon. Unta ante ui. Salamat jud kaau! God bless you ante

Perti g hilak Anita ken..Auntie man diay jud niya pure imo lola.Abi ko.lalo.lang pag ka pariente.Naguop sita kay pag uli niya dili msn ing sna lawas lag uli niaginh tuig.
My prayers for her and to all of you.

igsoon ang papa ni auntie anita ug ako lola ante. lage ante. salamat kaau ante

A post that made me sad in this platform...Prayers and God will give you strength ...

There is nothing in this world that is not curable, just need the self power and give some good positive vibes through books and all..

Stay blessed

Not all of us are lucky enough to have old persons who we love around. I wish her quick recovery may God bless her with all the strength she needs to see this through. God bless.

I'm a Lola's boy that's why I know how you feel. Sending prayers to you. May God be with you at this trying times. Keep the faith

I wish your sweet grandma speedy recovery and good health. And may you get all the funds and help you need to take care of her health.

Hoping to hear your testimony soon. All the best.

Am praying for your nana dai...

Thank you kaau sa help dai!

Wow...I will pray for your Nana and she will be just fine. Long live Nana :)

Touched my heart!!
God bless your nana..
I wish all the best

Get well soon nanay...

Godbless mother. For the family, keep the faith stronger.

You are a strong woman. There will surely be a way out.

wish.... your nana will come round soon...
good luck.....

God bless po. Try to be the bravest version of yourself. Pray. Do your best and God will do the rest. My prayers for you and your grandmother. 😇

i hope she will be okay,God bless. Keep praying, He will always guide you and your nanay :*

We wish for her recovery and have faith as God heals.

Halaka uuuyyy :( :( Get well soon lola. :( This just reminds me of my grandma :(
I will include your lola in my prayers.
Halaa? Igsuon diay mo ni @goiinmary?

Oo dai. Ako siya manghud. Salamat daai

Halaa? Karun pa ko kahibawo ba. :D :D

May God heal your Nana ...
He’s not Asleep ...keep your gaze on God and your Faith even stronger

Its a beautiful story ...

its so touchy and your life is very memorable. God bless you and to your lola

I hope your Nana will recover soon. I don't have the opportunity to be with my grandma, but I can feel your emotions. God bless.

God heals.. nothing is impossible with God

All the best for ur nanay. When i read things like this, I realize how lucky I can be to live in Germany where medicine does not cost.. stay strong!❤️

So sorry to hear the news @kneelyrac. Am keeping you and your granny in prayer! I've transferred a small token to your account, tho not much, but i hope it helped a little in someways. Much grace and peace to you my dear!

Thank you so much for your help! God will bless you more!

May God guide the healing hands of the doctors and nurses who operate on your granny. You are a good person to assist her as you have done.

Prayers for your lola...god bless po.

Stay strong sis.
Get well soon nana
God will make a way..

Yes sis! I will. Thank you!

sis na boost ko yong blog mo para kay nana:)
sensya na kaunti lang yan sana makatulong sya

Sis, your prayers and kind words are already a big help. Salamat sis sa pg boost. God bless you always!

love and prayers kay nana sis.
stay strong. walang problema sis kaunti nga lang yan.
God bless sis

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Ate caryl, I was also grown by my lola and Im really sad about this. Dayun ang operation? You might want to consider na ipainum si lola ug turmeric every morning? Ako cuzn naay brain rumor but mao kge lisud kau mag pa opera, nag turmeric xa and so far ni gamay jud iya tumor tapos iya pud mama na kasabay niya ug inum ug turmeric everyday is na stop n ang sakit sa pus on kada dugo..

Namove hesaid karong 25. turmeric drinks? karon pako ana.

I wish many blessings for you, your Nana, and your whole family! This is a touching story, and I hope the money comes to you so you do not have to worry! Your #steemitbloggers family will be thinking of you through this! 💖

P.S.: Check your wallet.

The steemitbloggers' love is overwhelming. Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words and for your big help.

Blessings to you and your Nana... I know it's not much but UPvoted 100% for you.... keep us up-to-date

No, it's already enough. Your kind and encouraging words are already enough ma'am. Thank you so much!

Your words have been weighing heavily on me today... My maternal grandma passed away in 1999 and there isn't a day or holiday that passes that I don't think of her.

Please check your wallet- Blessings to you both

Sorry about Lola. :-( I pray she'll recover soon. I wanna help but i'm still waiting for my payout. will send asap pag nakuha ko na ate probably tmorrow. Praying for your nanay. Give her guyabano some time. I heard it's an immune booster and helps fight cancer cells. God bless po. Keep praying. :-) Definitely upvoted. Will send sbd soon.

Oh you don't have to @cookntell. Your upvote, encouraging words, tips and prayers are already enough. Thank you so much!!

hugs @kneelyrac. This is so heartbreaking. Sending prayers to cover your Nana. Good health and healing be her portion right now.

Send you a small amount as love from #steemitbloggers. God bless you with physical and emotional strength!

Thank you so much maam! God will bless you even more!

Sending healing wishes and strength to your Nana and the whole family.

I can only offer you my prayers to your nana, and your family.
Sent a small donation as a support. Blessing to you.

Oh I didn't expect it but thank you @roselifecoach.

No worries. Take care!

I'm truly sorry to hear about your Nana. It must be very difficult and I will be thinking of you and your whole family. This has truly touched my heart and I hope you are able to raise the necessary funds soon.

Hopefully all goes well with her!

I'm also here from @steemitbloggers, and I'm so sorry to hear you and your family are going through this, @kneelyrac. Sending lots of love and light your way. ❤️


You're very welcome!

I went thru something similar with my husband and some here offered to pay us through paypal for sbd we sent them from our wallet. That way we didn't have to power down and we got the money very quickly. Perhaps @steemitbloggers (@jaynie) can put the word out to anyone willing to do that?

I don't have much to give, but I'm sending you a few sbd to help. I'm so sorry that you are going through this right now, but I'm sure people here will help ease your burden a bit. Praying for your grandmother and your family. Please take care of yourself too! Sending big internet hugs your way!

Hope my vote helps. Much love to you and your family 💚

Stay strong as your nana needs you now. will transfer SBD to you for your nana.

Get well soon po lola..god bless po