My Sacrifice

Everything that is worth something almost always entails an equal, more often greater, sacrifice.

I went to a tertiary hospital yesterday playing at a role reversal: suddenly I was the patient being treated by a physician and being looked upon by nurses. It was purely diagnostic though, no surgery… yet. LOL. Iit’s just that I couldn’t take the pain on my flanks so I thought maybe it has something to do with my kidneys. If I am to consider my lifestyle choices, that could really be a grave possibility.

Fortunately, my kidneys are fine – actually, all my internal organs are fine. The pain was only skeletal. Hmmm… I did not know you can get back pains from lying on bed so much. LOL. Thank you to my Man and my Mentor for worrying more than me, and also thank you to TK for the consult. You were right about the diagnosis man, major OC. LOL. [BTW TK, did you know the book Twenies Girl by Kinsella? The lead’s name is Sadie, justl ike your girl. It is a good read, though it is chick lit, be warned. LOL]

So I was happy, and relieved, that I am fine, well except for the paranoia, I am generally okay. As a treat for myself, I went out and pampered myself, got my nails done and went to a dermatologist for my first facial – now I know how much beauty hurts.

It hurt like hell! LOL. I think my right arm went numbed because of the excavation. The facial massage part was the best – but when the slicing and prickling started I think I died – I did not know facial clinics employed cats to claw on their patient’s skin. LOL. No, it was not really a bad experience. In fact, I intend to go back regularly and have it done again. I hope I am not turning into a masochist. LOL.

Looking back, the facial horror had a rationale. You cannot really get good things that easy. There is no such thing as picking blessings like they are flowers on a free park. More often, all things of worth needs work, will hurt us, will entail a sacrifice, and more importantly, will entail courage.

Courage to take the leap. Courage to take a potential fall. Courage to face a possible tsunami of hurt. Courage to make equal, or graver sacrifices, for something larger than life.

It is being scared like hell, but doing it anyway.

39 thoughts on “My Sacrifice

  1. baka nasobrahan ka lang ng activity on the groin and hip area haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good to know you pampered yourself after that with a facial. A Swedish massage would have been really nice too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. parang dito.. sa spa.. we offer waxing. my God, kung first time.. it absolutely hurts. pero sabi nung beautician: “ok lng naman ung sakit basta maganda ka naman pagkatapos.” or “wala naman sakit basta pampaganda di ba maam?”

    long time no blog ako… hihi. happy new year PM. i dunno if u still remember me. hehe.

  3. glad it’s nothing serious…perhaps something that a little exercise will cure?

    “no pain, no gain,” they say. or in your case, “beauty lies in the hands of the facial masseuse?” hehe. ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. very well said ๐Ÿ™‚ so that afternoon at the dermatologist proved to be not only a way to groom yourself and be pretty but also to be contemplative ๐Ÿ™‚ at least that took your mind off the claws – wink ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. masakit nga yan pero ewan ko ba ako kasi nakakatulog pag nagpapa facial hahaha.

    Sabihin mo na lang sa facialista (tama ba?) dahan dahan at wag masyadong masakit mag prick para naman relax ka kahit konti ๐Ÿ™‚

    • i like the facial massage part. i can’t possibly sleep with the pricking part. that’s crazy how do you do that galing mo!

  6. Hi there my friend… Happy 2010… Sorry for dropping by here so late … i just got very busy with my school and work….. but then thank you for your continuous support for my blogs despite of my absences….. i will try my best to balance everything and include my blogging into my daily schedule…
    i missed a lot of your entries here… so sorry about that…
    thank you my friend and god bless

  7. i agree, if it is worth doing, it is worth doing right. because if you are going to give up something, you need to get value in return.
    and always, be good to yourself. pampering is necessary to happiness, whether you pamper yourself with a hot bath, with reading, or with taking a vigorous walk.
    but there is one thing i think you were wrong about, prinsesa.
    you don’t always give up more than you gain.
    in fact, what you give up is almost always something that is less important. there is a reason you make the choices you make, even if it isn’t apparent to you at the time.
    what you gain is what you will become. you are more youself today than you were yesterday.
    and you are already a bright, wonderful woman.

    • i guess you are right. though that is hidden always at first. but i think the way you put it is better. and more hopeful. i like it!

  8. The first time my face was pricked, grabe! Ang sakit. =( Anyway, talagang possible yung back pains because of too much lying on bed. Nangyari na yan sakin. Haha. When I was younger, nasobrahan sa kakatulog during summer.

  9. So everything is good right?
    What you said about courage is so true, but come to think of it, in most circumstances, we don’t really have a choice but to do it โ˜ฎ.โ™ฅ.โ˜†

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