First Day of My Last College Semester

and I’m absent.

I have suffered enough from my Urinary Tract Infection that I had almost a week ago. I never took any medication for the reason that I have never undergone urinalysis to detect the UTI-causing-bacteria due to menstruation.  During my initial check up, the physician suggested that a straight catheter to be inserted inside my urethral meatus. The orange straight catheter was way too big for me I guess, so I was shocked and hesitant. At the back of my mind, why would you want to insert that inside me, it’s too painful Doc, don’t you know? Yes, I knew it’s collecting urine directly from my urethra because urinalysis will mess the result, yielding high RBC.

So in short, I wasn’t medically cured. What I did was to manage it at home.

Unfortunately, my dad required me to drink gallons of water each day.”Drink until you throw up! Persevere to be cured! That water is so minimal, drink more!”  He was strict and persistent you know, I was so bloated but to be honest I get to be better somehow. Painful urination subsides in a matter of days,however, here comes the flank pain which caused me to stoop forward like a granny with osteoporosis.

Today…

I was supposed to be assigned on the program for the inauguration of the second semester, but I am so severely ill . Imagine, me doing Panatang Makabayan while on that freakin posture in front of crowd.

It was very frustrating though. I hope I could compensate for the day that I missed and will be missing.

Till It Rains Again

 Under the faint rain

Above the sweet roof of almond bloom

To see dark vastness as I lay

The bright blossomed night

And how I wish to peek the stars

Just to lie under low

And watch them wane

And sleep in the bossom of a kind heart

Fondled with deluge

So with morning we wake

In a sunny day

In the scent of cedar leaves

Excites, Becalm

To feel the breeze beneath thin skin

To walk in bare foot

On a grassy pasture

On a dewy cold mornings

To laugh and live in clear silence

In full voice calling sweetly

..calling low

……

Till it rains again