Friday, February 08, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
I'm stuck here at home because a hyper-extended calf muscle. I yanked it hard when I was playing basketball and my right shoe slipped on court last Sunday which forced my ankle to fold like a clam and thus pulling a calf muscle. I immediately went to the local maghihilot (traditional bone setter) and he performed a very quick remedy or first-aid on my calf. He was a cute dude, 93 years old, and has been a manghihilot for 23 years now. He told me that in every generation of his family, there comes a born-manghihilot who will continue their family's legacy. He was really nice, which made the excruciating pain I felt a bit bearable. Today, my whole calf is swolen and walking is pretty hard. I downed a pain killer and anti-inflammatory... and now I'm drowsy like hell! Maybe it's the pain killer talking but a couple of thoughts came into mind... How does the pain-killer find the pain? How does the anti-inflammatory find the inflammed area? Does it pinpoint the location, then attack or does it numb everything? So in a sense, eases the swollen area and take away the pain... this sounds like the perfect cure for an unrequited love and an earth-shattering heartache, don't you think?