Thursday, September 29, 2011

Before you pop a pill...

I was once on crestor, a rosuvastatin brand, to lower my bad cholesterol. It was prescribed to replace Lipitor (Atorvastatin) which has caused me stomach upset and muscle cramps. I was taking crestor for almost a year and I thought that the horrible cramps I have been having was due to my health condition then until I have spoken with a friend who came in for a vacation from the US.
He has been on Crestor for over a year and he noticed that he was also having this unusual and disturbing muscle cramps any time of the day even when at rest. He consulted the matter with his doctor and he was immediately told to discontinue taking Crestor.
I then told my doctor about it and I voluntarily asked him to change my antilipidemic medicine to a subtler brand.
I searched on the issues accompanying Crestor and I found out that it has been linked to some serious side effects. There have been some Crestor lawsuit filed against its manufactured by AztraZeneca.
If you are on Crestor for the some time now and you have noticed some unusual signs and symptoms, it is time to talk to your doctor about it.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blown away

I was from the night duty and before I punched out around 8:00 am, it is all over the news that typhoon Pedring has just made his landfall in Northern Luzon. The Typhoon category has been raised to 3 which is the highest and it is ripping everything on its path. Government offices were declared closed due to gusty winds and heavy rains everywhere including Metro Manila.
Just when I went out and as I stood by the hospital lobby, I felt the over powering wind and occasional rain. Every umbrella that I saw turned upside down and it was basically impossible for someone to hold an umbrella open without it being ripped. I was trying to feel if I could walk in the middle of the situation without me tumbling. Fearing that the matter would get worse as minutes go by, I decided to brave the wind and the rain. I put on my bucket hat and ran for my dear life.
Heavy rains have started to pour and I was praying hard that water would not rise. There was zero visibility. I never felt too scared like this. I mean it was the first time for me to experience typhoon outside the four corners of my home.
I pray that everyone stays safe.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Austin personal injury lawyer

I have been hearing about lawsuits brought about by negligence of other people. Accidents happen but it can be prevented with some precautionary measures.
If luck did not seem to come your way and you have been a victim of other party’s negligence, you need someone that could represent you in court.
Lucky for those who live in Texas as you could contact an Austin personal injury lawyer that will surely stand by your side and fight for your right.
They are committed to provide their clients superior service and legal presentation. They are willing and capable to serve all accident injury victims all throughout Texas.
O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949

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Not so-gruesome but still unsatisfying experience with a government agency

I learned from a TV ad that registration for the 2013 local and national elections are ongoing at certain COMELEC Offices. I have skipped voting for numerous times and seriously, if it were not for my nagging father, I would not be obliged to reactivate and transfer my registration from our province to Manila.
Anyway, after a couple of phone calls to know the exact location of their office (Google Map was of no help), I decided to head for it this afternoon.
I fought my urge to finish my favourite local noontime show to give in to the call of duty.
After few attempts to look for it, I finally stepped on the grounds of COMELEC. The building is seriously old and needs some serious dusting.
I got up on the second floor and was cordially greeted by an employee who politely asked me to go one more floor up for my particular barangay. When I finally reached the fourth floor I stepped in to an office where there are two televisions on. I am sure that they were placed there for the entertainment of the registrants because the registrants were outside sat by a table filling out the registration form.
I was asked by the man from which barangay I came from, I said my address but he required for a barangay with zone number. I kept my cool, because for one, I did not know that I have barangay number because I never included barangay in my address and my mails are coming into my house even without the freaking barangay.
I did not make any suggestions in order for him to find out my barangay. He just asked for the name of my relative who lives in the same place where I live in that is a registered voter in the same municipality. I just gave him the name, and in a minute he was able to locate my barangay which is 568.
In my mind, bam! You could have made it easier for the both of us if you just did what you were supposed to do instead of giving unwarranted remarks.
I did not take me fifteen minutes to finish the entire registration process. I got to have the finger printing and webcam photo in a breeze. Good thing that the man who “assisted” m at the start was no longer in that room when I came back after filling out my application form.
I just feel sorry that while were almost treated as slaves in our hospital by patients and their relatives, those who are working in other government agency still carry the attitude that they are superior to the Filipinos.
I do not expect them to treat us as royalty but I expect them not to treat us like idiots or some kind of distraction in doing their television viewing.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

A very young widow

I feel so sad learning that local actress Camille Pratts’ husband lost his fight to cancer at a very early stage. Anthony Linsangan, 30, succumbed to nasopharyngeal cancer this morning at Makati Medical Center.
Camille, who was a child superstar, got married to Anthony March last year.
Anthony will be 31 years old on October 12 and he left with Camille their three-year-old son.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

The good life

One way or preserving the joy of childhood is by capturing the moment in motion. I am really loving shooting home videos of my nieces as they goof around or just simply show casing their so-called talents. It is good that we have these handy camcorders ready every time. I wonder when could we go outdoors and shoot happy days. Life is simply enjoyable with gadgets that make it more memorable.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Doing our share

President Obama has just passed a job policy that promises job for the Americans. While everyone are raising their eyebrows, I think it is the perfect time for us to do our part.
It is enough to live from paycheck to paycheck. Let us try to device a new means of earning. Why not enrol to a Cosmetology school like Regency?
Regency is the fastest growing cosmetology school in the US. It reflects upscale salons and provides an exceptional education that benefits their students, the salon community, and the public.
Under it is belt is a very good reputation that makes its graduates the most sought after in the entire US.

This blog post was based on information provided by Blogitive. For more information, please visit or contact Regency Beauty Institute – 7100 Northland Circle, Suite 312 – Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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A better space

I was out this afternoon trying to make the most out of my remaining hours in my day off. I scrambled through my purse and found out that I have the coupon booklet I got from SM. I learned that I can use it at a home depot near our place and it is a perfect timing because I need to get my friend new carpet floor mats for her new condo. She just moved in and her new space looks like a dance studio.

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