June 14 is World Blood Donor Day

In January 2016, blood transfusion saved my life. If not for kind hearted relatives who were willing to donate their blood, I wouldn’t be here today.

I had a bad case of endometriosis and adenomyoma back in 2014. The bleeding and pain became unbearable in the latter part of 2015. The doctor suggested dilation and curettage (D&C) to check if the bleeding could be addressed by the procedure. I needed blood transfusion first. Luckily, my cousin’s wife and nephews were able to donate blood before the procedure took place.

My problem though didn’t end after D&C, but I’m thankful there were good people who shared their precious blood to save my life.

Image by Ahmad Ardity from Pixabay

Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure to remove tissue from inside your uterus. Doctors perform dilation and curettage to diagnose and treat certain uterine conditions — such as heavy bleeding — or to clear the uterine lining after a miscarriage or abortion. — mayoclinic.org

What is World Blood Donor Day?

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Not too late a gift

I know it’s a little late to check for a Mother’s Day gift but hope to still get one for my mom who will be celebrating her birthday next month. My mom loves pants and blouse but I’m thinking of giving her cute dresses for a change. You’ll never see her go out wearing a dress. Besides the fact that she doesn’t own a new one, she said it’s comfortable to move in pants. While I agree with her, I guess it’s about time that she adds a dress to her wardrobe. A white long sleeve maxi dress is a good choice for mom. However, the dress that I pick for her will need to get a little seam since my mom is petite I don’t want her to look like wearing a gown.

Also, mom will be delighted to receive a dress on her 77th birthday, which will be a few weeks from now.

And while I’m hunting for a dress right now, I’m looking for an outfit that matches my mood right now. I saw this v-neck super heavy silk double crepe dress at Kis. This dress is a classic piece that you must add in your wardrobe.  You don’t need accessories if you’re wearing something like this because it looks elegant. Even if I can’t travel at the moment, I can still wear this outfit while working at home. I have to look presentable in front of the computer while having a meeting with the boss online.

If ever travel ban is lifted, I would most probably hit the beach. You’ll probably catch me wearing not this dress but a flowing chiffon dress (I saw one at Kis) and a hat. And of course sunblock is on top of the travel must have to protect us from excessive sun exposure.

Lessons from a kindergarten class

We don’t need to possess an MA or an MBA diploma to gain wisdom, we only need to review some lessons in the past say from our kindergarten class that we have already forgotten.

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

Things that we should relearn:

• Share everything.
• Play fair.
• Don’t hit people.
• Put things back where you found them.
• Clean up your own mess.
• Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
• Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
• Wash your hands before you eat.
• Flush.
• Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
• Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
• Take a nap every afternoon.
• When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
• Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
• Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die. So do we.
• And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK.

This is not only applicable to us or our family. The golden rule holds true for people in the government – to always put things back where they found them and to keep their reputation clean.

Repost from my other blog.

Credits to Robert Fulghum