counting ordinaries

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I'm not so healthy anymore

Along the two week holiday break was the Christmas Celebration and the New year's Eve. During those times it was like there were parties everywhere. Seeing Christmas decorations everywhere and hearing Christmas jingles in the stores. And because it's the season so the celebrations, you can never get rid of the endless count of delicious foods.

The traditional and most famous letchon is first on the list. It has been the Filipino's most wanted dish when it comes to food feasts. It has been that for generations. I really don't know how did it started or whoever cooked the first letchon. All I know is that, this is the most common cause for some heart ailments because it is a fatty food which is really rich in fats and high cholesterol, etc. These fats are transferred through the blood and enters the tiny little veins to the heart. Aside from inborn cases for the heart ailments, eating much of these could be a danger too.

I never learned to realize this when...

Two nights after the four major celebrations we had from that holiday break. I noticed that I felt some pains at the back of my neck. It was very painful but all I did was ignoring it because of the thought that it wouldn't last long. But I was wrong. It stayed overnight. The next day I then had a fever. I took some rest and medicated myself. We have a battery life BP gadget at home so I tested it myself.
I wrapped the thing around my arm, and pressed the button on the gadget. It was pumping air and then...
i heard "shhhhhhhhhhhhh" 

*beep* 130/80 is it normal?

HIGHBLOOD?? is that what they call it? I think I'm getting there. I'm  still 19! Oh no!
So i did a quick research about it on the internet. And I found this...

Age15-19 years
Systolic Range
(in mmHg)
Diastolic Range
(in mmHg)
                                                    click this linkfor more info about BP

So my BLOOD PRESSURE is above the average and the maximum rate of my age.
I'm really getting there. Sigh!

That's not the end yet.

FEW days later...
I was chatting with my friends online on Facebook.
Suddenly I felt another pain...
This time, it's not at back of my neck but at the center left of my chest.
I was in a total panic so i hurried myself to the kitchen and found myself something to drink.
Water! was not enough. the pain was still there. 
It really hurts like hell. seems like something's in there and punching it.
I could still breathe normally but it was uncomfortable.
I still managed to chat my friends while suffering the pain. they were telling me what to do.

Breathe in deeply and breathe out. I did that over and over until I sighed a relief and found out  the pain was gone.

Is it because of the letchon?
Is this a sign?
The BP?
The Chest Pain?
What could these all possibly mean?

Am I not so healthy anymore?


Sean said...

welcome back!

take care of your health, but don't forget to enjoy life as well. you're very young and unless your family has a history, i hope it's nothing to worry about.

Arvel Soian GB. said...

thanks Sean.

I hope so.

Pett said...

arvz, seek medical advice from experts jud. i suggest that you go through lab tests para dli pa ulahi.