Monday, July 12, 2010

Independent

Monday, July 12, 2010

Freed from parental leash since high school with nary an authority figure that would guide, shape or limit my thoughts and actions, I’ve always been free and independent. Without a child to be responsible for or a husband who always needs to be consulted and informed, I am free to make my own decisions. Utterly self-reliant, I can do what I want and when and how I want it.

Or so I thought.

Last week, while curled up in bed trying to endure the excruciating pain in my left ear and feeling sorry for myself, I wished for some presence I could depend on. To distract myself from the throbbing agony, I thought: wouldn’t it be nice if there’s someone to offer me comforting words, prepare me a bowl of soup, buy me pain reliever or take me to the hospital? Such thoughts eventually brought me more pain, so I got up from bed and did everything myself.

6 comments:

archer dee said...

i commiserate with you Ms. Angeli because no amount of independence could cure the sickness of the body (and the heart). to be independent (and alone) at a time like that, is tough. i hope the pain in your left ear is gone.

kayni said...

what's going on with your left ear? i hope you're feeling better today and the pain gone. feel better.

witsandnuts said...

What happened to your ear? Have you consulted the specialist? Take care.

mordsith said...

i completely understand you.

eks said...

argh! happened to me not just once or twice... mahirap nga yan. hope you are feeling a lot better now.

Angeli said...

hey guys!

i'm feeling much better now. i went to see an ent specialist last friday, and he got me on some drops, pain reliever and antibiotics. and they worked!

sabi nga sa title ng post ni eks, "too much love can kill you," yun pala too much ear cleaning can kill you, too. hahaha

thanks, everyone.

 
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