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RCC Amazing: Desyringoma Process

Have you ever heard of syringoma? Before I explain to you, let me first show you what it is —

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According to MedicineNet, syringoma is a benign (noncancerous) skin tumor that derives from eccrine cells, specialized cells related to sweat glands. The skin lesions of syringoma usually appear during puberty or adult life, and consist of small bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that form under the surface of the skin. The most frequent site is the eyelids and around the eyes, but other areas of the body can also be affected. Syringomas more frequently affect women than men, and they have a hereditary basis in some cases.

In my case, I have suffered from this since I stepped into late high school. At first they were small bumps just right below my eyes and later on, just continued on multiplying. I tried to have it cauterized once but after six months, they were back.

It was a good thing that RCC Amazing was introduced to me by our former president, Mr. A. He told me that there is this revolutionary product which was made of cashew nuts, invented by a Filipino that could take away my syringoma.

I have gone through the desyringoma process under RCC Amazing for four times now – one in 2007, one in 2009 and another one before my wedding in 2012. I was just happy that it took three years for them to grow back again. Last Saturday, I asked the husband to accompany me again to Robinsons Galleria to have my growing bumps  ‘burned’… again!

The total procedure would cost around PHP4000++. This includes the procedure and the treatments (creams, astringent and soap) that you need to use until they heal.

This is how I looked last Saturday after the procedure –

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A closer look, perhaps? 😉

Syringoma

Boo!

Six days later, all the scabs are gone and I am just waiting for them to heal completely —

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The whole procedure would take around 30 to 45 minutes. I think you can purchase a topical anaesthesia from the drug store if you have low tolerance for pain (you can check with them first if you can do this since I have never used one). The skin technician will first clean your face. After that, she will prick on the bumps, similar to what they do in facials. The Desyringoma cream will then be applied and that’s when you will feel a burning sensation which would last for several minutes. I usually ask for a cardboard so that I can “fan away” the pain. Haha.

After the procedure, you are not allowed to wash your face for seven hours. You will then use their glycerin soap and antibacterial astringent to clean your face, followed by the application of the drying cream. When the scabs come off, you have to use a moisturizing cream in the morning and a whitening cream at night. You also need to avoid direct sunlight and apply their own sunblock cream when you have to go outdoors.

Desyringoma Creams

According to their website, this process of removing syringomas is through through herbal cautery using the DeSyringoma cream. The herbal cautery uses the active ingredient of the cashew oil that is known for its medicinal properties thus removing your syringomas safety and effectively.

I looooveee RCC Amazing that’s why I am sharing this (not a sponsored post). I really am into promoting products that I have personally tried and tested and this one has been nothing but amazing! Also, I think it is pretty awesome to have a Filipino inventor come up with something like this.

While syringoma is non-cancerous and its treatment is purely for cosmetic purposes, I would still do it because these crazy little bumps can affect your self-confidence especially if they start multiplying and would occupy your whole face (waahh!).

Check out their website to know more about this amazing product>>

What Is Your Cross?

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This may come late. After all, the Lenten season is over. However, two days after Easter, my life felt like semana santa. This week has been full of suffering, doubt, feelings of betrayal and so on. 

I know that Lent is usually about sacrifices. Us carrying our crosses. Us offering our sacrifice. So that is what happened to me. My suffering, my cross (another one) just came a week after.

I received another devastating news last Tuesday. Another big hiccup on my baby project. I was filled with hopelessness, self-pity, guilt, every awful feeling that you could imagine. After I came back from the hospital and seeing the results of my test, I cocooned myself at home and drowned myself in tears. My eyes were puffy and swollen and I couldn’t stop the tears. I want to be positive, I really do. But sometimes, it is just so hard to see the silver lining. 

My friends, family and Edzel are always there and I could never be more grateful. Each of them pull me an inch out of my funk. It doesn’t get better. The situation is still the same. I just deal with it differently every day with the help of the people around me.

Just today, I talked to someone who has read my blog. She’s also suffering from repro-immuno disorder and we had an honest, soul-bearing conversation. And then I realized, I am not alone. Misery loves company. While that sounds utterly depressing, I would take what I can to not feel alone in this situation. It is just too much to bear. 

Many of us suffering from this difficulty to conceive remain quiet. It’s devastating. It strips you off of your self-confidence, your self-esteem. I often hesitate every time I post about my condition. Why am I baring my inadequacy to the whole world? It is a family problem. It should be kept inside our walls. Maybe. If I am like everyone else.

But I am not. I have never been. 

My conversation with my newfound friend this morning just strengthened my cause. This and all the emails from unknown people who reached out to me undergoing the same plight – us seeking solace from each other. 

Repro-immuno disorder is so common now but noone knows about it until they miscarry more than once. Truth is, while the autoimmune test can turn out expensive, it would still come out as a better and cheaper option than spending for a miscarriage and carrying an awful emotional baggage. The treatment process is another story but I think knowing what you are up against is the first step.

So please, if you know anyone who has suffered from pregnancy loss, ask them to inquire about APAS. It could save them from the pain of having to endure more losses. And one more thing, please hug them for me…

x,

Balot

When Will The Stork Come?

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I am in a dark place again. It has been happening quite a lot lately. It’s just that everything seems so bleak and uncertain with this APAS thing. I move in and out of this black hole once in a while (especially during THAT time of the month).

Sometimes, I get tired of waiting. It feels so unfair. It’s that treacherous feeling of wanting to blame someone but there’s really no one that you could pass this burden on to but yourself. I wanted to punch someone, anyone. Just to let all these suppressed emotions out.

I am in that dark place. Again.

Edzel has reassured me more than once that the baby will come. Sooner or later, it will come. And if it doesn’t, we have each other and that is more than enough. I want to hold on to that thought. And I could never be grateful for those words. But still that pain remains. Consuming you from the inside until your head feels like there are thousand shards of glass piercing through it and your heart just wants to pop out of your chest.

I wanted to write a book about this condition – this effing crazy journey of infertility. Medically, that is how they define it (infertility) when you have been trying for a year and haven’t conceived. It pains to be categorised as such. But that’s a fact. A joke of a fact, if I may say.

I have already gathered those who would want to share their stories but I can’t yet move forward. I have to go back to my core, stabilise myself and see where this goes. I couldn’t write a book that can inspire others when I am on downward spiral. One day… one day soon.

But anyway, here is the prologue of that book I am planning to write. Let me know what you think of it, loves. I need a little bit of inspiration and a dozen more affection.

PROLOGUE

There are many situations that propel writers to write. It could be a movie, a book, a painful experience. Or it could be that you just need to write. A deadline, a requirement in school or work. Or it could also be that desire, a deep yearning to do just so – a calling.

 

In my case, I have struggled with my writing for a very long time. In my younger years, I know that I will be a writer. But priorities change. Reality happens. People grow up and something that you love to do so much takes a backseat because you have obligations to fulfill.

 

Writing was something that I never thought of as a profession. Don’t get me wrong, I admire all the prolific writers out there who can earn a living from it. But somehow, for me, it was different. My writing is so personal. It is a window to my soul. I write because I want to express my innermost thoughts. It is a hobby, a passion. Some dreary days I ask myself, ‘who the hell would want to know about your journey? About what you write?’ I still do not know the answer to that question. But I persevere. I still write. Just for the love of writing.

 

And then, something just happened recently that made me realize that I need to put my calling into action. I need to write a book about my journey. Why?

 

Because I have stories to tell.

 

This book is a story about infertility (it still pains me to even type the word). This is a story about the continuing journey of couples who have been in this boat and those who are still lost in it – to serve as a reminder that we are not alone.

 

Some of us wait for a long time. Some of us don’t have to wait that long and are taken by surprise when our prayers are answered when we least expect it. Some of us pay millions to hasten the wait. But in all the waiting, tears were shed. Dreams have been shattered. Relationships have been tested in fire. But as my writing, we persevere. Because in the end, we have to play with the cards we’ve been dealt.

These are our stories. This could also be yours.

Loreland Farm Resort in Antipolo – A Weekend Getaway

So as I mentioned in my last post, Edzel and I decided to have a short weekend getaway. We decided to stay at Loreland Farm Resort, Antipolo City with Traveloka as it was one of the more popular resorts in Antipolo.

Antipolo At Night

Antipolo At Night

This was where Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa was located (the spa that I wanted to check out).

Loreland Farm Resort

 

The resort facilities were okay. Loreland Farm Resort reminded me of Mambukal Resort in Bacolod. There were many  guests in the resort, locals and foreigners alike. This resort is around 2.6km away from Pinto Art Museum.

This is where we stayed.

Rooms at Loreland Farm Resort

And this is how it looked like inside.

Superior Room with Queen Bed at Loreland Farm Resort

Superior Room with Queen Bed

There were four swimming pools around Loreland – perfect for your kids this summer!

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If you are looking for a resort with a lot of things to do, then this resort may not be for you. It is perfect for those who want to commune with nature and experience some rustic vibe in the middle of this summer heat.

Edzel and I have this tradition of tasting two usual main entrees of the restaurants that we visit – sisig for him and liempo for me. Haha! So healthy!

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Sisig at Verde Restaurant in Loreland Farm

Their sisig is a must-try!

 

 

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Their liempo, too! Yum!

We also tried this fried suman but I didn’t really like it. Not because it was not good but I am really not into kakanins. 

 

 

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Room rates are as follows:

Loreland Farm Resort Published Room Rates

You can also opt to avail of their day tours and rent some cottages. For more information about Loreland Farm, check out their website here>>

I also suggest you call their hotlines instead of filling out the online reservation form.

Telephone Nos.: 696-0101 to 03
Mobile Nos.: 0917-8352000 / 0908-8734220 / 0932-8857351

The Pretty: Luljetta Signature Massage! Hahaha (check out our Luljetta experience here>>)

The Ugly: It was a little noisy where our room was situated. It was near Phase 2 where there was videoke service and… you know what happens when there’s videoke, right? Haha

Have you ever been to Loreland? How did you find it? Share in the comments! Thanks, loves!

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Pinto Art Museum

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“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

Last weekend, husband and I had a short vacation at Loreland Farm Resort in Antipolo. Since we were in the vicinity, we decided to check out Pinto Art Museum.

From Paranaque, it will take you around an hour and a half to reach the destination. We passed by C6 to avoid the traffic. While there were not much vehicles in this route, not all the roads are paved so brace yourself for some bumpy ride.

Pinto Art Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

We got to the gallery at around 10:30. It is located inside a village and looks very unassuming from the outside.

I looove the entrance.

Before you start strolling around, you have to register and pay for the entrance fee. Entrance fee to the gallery is at PHP150 per head. Discounts are given to senior citizens and students.

(Update as of August 2016: Regular ticket: P200, PWD and Senior Citizen: P180, Students with Valid ID: P100)

I loovveed the place. It was so quaint and picturesque.

Here are some of the snippets of our Pinto Art Museum visit with my reluctant model.

And few shots of my own —

After strolling for more than an hour, we got hungry and had late lunch at Pinto Cafe.

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We got Basilica pizza (PHP375) , Devil Roll (PHP325) and pink lemonade and raspberry iced tea. (probably around PHP80 each, sorry, can’t remember, lol) —

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Pizza was oh, so yummy!

 

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This is spicy tuna, cucumber, spinach deep-fried in wasabi batter.

If you have the time, do visit this beautiful place! Totally worth the trip *sighs*

Have you been to Pinto Art Gallery? Did you like it? Hit me up in the comments. Thanks, loves! Happy Tuesday!

x,

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