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Before and Now

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This is how we looked together when my AYA was only 3 years old. Her facial expression resembled mine but actually she's prettier than me. And this is how we are now. She's a lot more beautiful and lovely. She has grown to be a fine young lady though sometimes we have different points of view and disagree to some issues concerning school and other teenage activities. In this modern fast-paced environment, the things which were considered luxuries before are regarded as needs of today's generation. Children of this digital age are learning and adopting quicker than the elders adjusting to the present society. The new trends like mobile phones, music players, computer and other gadgets are affecting my concern to understand the young people's mind like my AYA. I keep comparing myself from her especially when I was her age. I'm the eldest daughter and she is my firstborn so, I seem to expect too much from her but I guess it's not right to p

Macular Degeneration

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My eyesight has never been that good. I remember during my primary school years, I used to occupy the front seat because I could hardly read the lessons written on the blackboard. At first, I was reluctant to have my eyes checked and I just felt uncomfortable wearing eyeglasses. I never realized that it would lead to a more serious condition. From then on, I had no other choice but to use corrective glasses and contact lenses. I was hopeful that my vision would get better, but the worst happened and now that I'm on my early 40's, I'm even more afraid to lose my sight. Based on my earlier diagnosis and eye exams, I have a left lazy eye and my right eye suffers from high myopia and high astigmatism . I have visited several eye specialists and they have the same findings. One ophthalmologis t even told me that my eyes easily age and that the cause of this condition maybe congenital in nature. I had that scar in my retina upon birth. There is a possibilit

Simply Gone

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Someone came into your life  and you thought you've found the person  who could share a lifetime with you. But an unexpected circumstance caused an untimely end.  The more you tried to work things out...  the harder the relationship to survive.  It's better to part ways than be together miserable.

IDerma products - My Maintenance

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IDerma products Because of these products, I feel flawless again. I am moisturized from head to foot. No more itchiness and good bye dryness. I don't have to take any antihistamine drug to stop or control the severe allergic symptoms. Thanks to I Derma Skin Clinic located at Suite 908 Medical Arts Tower, The Medical City, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City and to Dra Irma G. Tan-Nunez, my sleepless nights are over. I thought there is no treatment to this chronic condition. I tried to follow the advise of another dermatologist to use any ordinary mild soap and lotion but the relief is temporary and the symptoms just keep coming back. I also tried to drink herbal tea to detoxify hoping that I would feel better. Then I realized that the only answer to my problem is : maintenance. So I follow the instruction religiously and I do hope the attack will be lessened or totally eradicate the symptoms. Colloidal Oatmeal Soap - use as daily soap for bathing

Forgiveness

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We are but  HUMAN... We are bound to commit mistakes. We cannot avoid being hurt. We tend to cause misery and make others' heart bleed with pain. We are insensitive... we ignore and never learn to appreciate those who truly care. We can hardly forgive... We are more tempted to do the forbidden than follow rules. We PRAY when we are in agony. We sometimes forget to PRAISE HIM when we taste victory. We never realize the value of LIFE until it's gone.

Fixed Drug Eruption

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My husband and I thought that it's only a birth mark but every time he has fever, the same spot gets reddish in color and gets even worst as the fever progress. When I visited my dermatologist, I asked her about this condition and she examined KIKO and was certain that fixed drug eruption (FDE) is the culprit. What is this FDE? A fixed drug eruption (FDE) is an adverse cutaneous reaction to an ingested drug, characterized by the formation of a solitary, but at times multiple, plaque, bulla, or erosion; if the patient is rechallenged with the offending drug, the FDE occurs repeatedly at the identical skin site (i.e., fixed) within hours of ingestion. Causes of Fixed Drug Eruption Clearly some sort of allergy is involved but exactly how an FDE arises and in particular why just certain areas of skin are affected, has not been worked out. Symptoms of Fixed Drug Eruption Fresh lesions are well defined, round or oval patches of redness and swelling of t

Skin Asthma - My Chronic Companion

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CREDITS: Mountains Community Hospital "Sa dinami-dami naman ng pwede kong mamana sa aking mga ninuno... bkit ito pa?" Nothing more I can do except to live with it the rest of my life. My severe asthma attacks started when I was pregnant with my youngest. I used to have Urticaria or hives when I was single but when I got married, it evolved into another form of allergy called Atopic dermatitis. It is a very common, often chronic (long-lasting) skin disease that affects a large percentage of the world's population. It is also called eczema , dermatitis, or atopy. Most commonly, it may be thought of as a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma , allergies, and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. The word "dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin. "Atopic" refers t

Price Tag

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We say that everything in this world has a price. Well, I may agree to that but the most cherished possessions are not being sold over the counter or online markets. It's not about the money. It's about value. Material things are temporary in nature. One of the wealthiest man in the planet just died. An astounding human being, a futurist and a creative genius in the person of STEVE JOBS , has finally reached the end of his journey after almost six decades of existence. He has left a remarkable legacy that will forever be integrated with our lives. His innovative products are valued according to their quality and specifications while his life is much more than an Apple logo. iAdmire iBelieve iRemember