Sunday, April 28, 2013

Laughter is The Best Medicine

My grandmother was admitted to the hospital last December (2012) because she has difficulties in breathing. We admitted her to Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital. After few days of being confined, the doctor's finding is that her right lung is enlarged. Well, the truth is its old news for us. She was confined the hospital in Manila years ago with the same issue but was already gone and she started smoking again. That's probably why it came back. Well, Lola learned her lesson. She finally stopped smoking. But, she got weaker now. She can't even go to church by walking (and our church is just a walking distance from our house) since she easily gets tired that's why she has to be send off by a motorcycle.

She was in the hospital for one week and in that one week time, she never had a day without a guest. Her children, grandchildren and friends visited her. Well, I was her watcher then. I saw how everyone concerned for her and so am I. I love my Lola more than anything else in the world. One thing I noticed is that she never really had a good laugh with her guests while she was in the hospital. Well, it's never easy to laugh when you are the one confined, isn't it? She never had a good laugh, not until her eldest son came.

My lola, her daughter-in-law (eldest son's wife) and yours truly
My uncle is just a natural joker and we always had a good laugh when he is around. Not just that, since my grandma is in a public ward, it's always her bed that can call attention to everybody.Why? It's because there are always a lot of people and we are probably the noisiest in the ward and it's as if like we're not in a hospital. We are taking pictures, laughing and eating. Good thing the other patients are jamming with us. They said our family is unique. Hahaha. I guess we are!

My funny uncle.
The doctor said that laughing has probably helped my lola felt better that's why she gets discharged as early as we thought. I thank God for that!

And now...


My pretty abuela is now back in socializing with one of her amiga. And that makes us really happy.
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8 comments :

kulasa said...

...so glad to know your lola is feeling a lot better now...and true enough laughter is the best medicine...I am working in a public hospital and it is always a pleasure to find sweet relatives cheering up their patients...you have one sweet family and that is a wealth beyond compare...God bless you all always :)

Mari Bella said...

Laughing here :> it is indeed the best medicine.

Chubskulit Rose said...

When you laugh a lot, you stay younger as well. Glad Lola is okay now.

lencilicious said...

It's good to know that your lola is ok now. I agree laughter can make everything ok. Hope that same laughter can he me right now with the pain I am currently experiencing.

Aileen A said...

Laughing is good for the lungs talaga...but so much better when the laughter comes from the heart. :-)

papaleng said...

Magaling na lola mo, di nga..LOL Laughing is the best medicine but if your doing it by your lonesome, dapat ikaw ang maghanap ng medicine.

Anna said...

Laughter heals and gives fullness to our hearts. And it's free! =)

Cheerful said...

glad to know Lola is doing fine now... and yes, i agree, laughter is the best medicine, it makes everything feel lighter! :)

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