Health Is- And Always Will Be- Wealth

There’s nothing like a severe infection to make one realize the value of good health.  My daughter and I just got back from a 5-day hospital confinement.  She had to be put on a drip for this infection which was wreaking havoc on her body.

I was out of sorts when the ER doctor told me my daughter had to be kept in the hospital to be treated. That was her “virgin” hospital confinement, and my insides went ballistic at the mere thought of my precious girl being subjected to all forms of needle pricks and whatnot.

Now that she’s back to her old bubbly self, I am finally able to heave a heavy sigh of relief.  It has also got me thinking about my own health.  I must admit that it’s something I take for granted, as I put my daughter’s welfare above all things.  Even my penchant for watching Friends reruns has taken a back seat, I confess.

But now I realize that if I want my daughter to have the best of everything, I must take good care of myself.  She depends on me for most, if not all, of her needs.  If I wasn’t in the pink of health, my daughter would find herself in the direst of situations.

I’m taking a more proactive role in keeping myself healthy.  For instance, instead of going on a crash diet, I’m going to try out those red cell press capsules which act as appetite suppressants.  They’re a healthier alternative which won’t jeopardize my well-being.  I’m also going to walk more.

What concrete steps have you taken lately in keeping yourself healthy?

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. I would like to try this appetite suppressant, I need to lose weight and I am miserable of doing this.

  2. Health is really wealth. I hope you’ll always stay safe and healthy for your daughter. Anyway, as for me, I’m trying to lower my intake of acidic foods. I’m also exercising more :)

  3. I feel you! The last time my son got admitted, I thought I’d go nuts! It’s stressful on all levels, lol. :)

  4. kaye ocbian says

    I agree with you we must really take care of ourselves too because our child/children really depend on us always

  5. oh pepper! good thing your daughter has recovered already. I can imagine how you both went through that ordeal.

    Regarding health is wealth, yeah I’m thinking of increasing my physical quotient too. My hubby has been badgering me for a kinect session 3 times a week. I’m feeling kinda lethargic lately, maybe a hiphop dance can boost me up. =)

  6. Nobody wants to see any child suffer for any reason especially as this. Been there also, now I have to make myself more conscious in my children’s health. I too have my own way of getting myself healthy and that is to join any FUN RUN for a healthy lifestyle.

  7. My family and I are into jogging lately. Summer was able to complete 5 rounds of the standard- sized oval. She’s looking forward to doing it again.

  8. ning llorin says

    I hope you won’t visit that grueling ER because for a mom it is a nightmare seeing your baby pricked with all those needles.

    Because we don’t get to exercise or at least do jogging every weekends, we do a dance marathon every morning with my babies. I also practice balanced diet and most of the time vegetables and see to it to take our vitamins.

  9. true, i always scold my officemates to have an umbrella especially the weather keeps us puzzling here in Manila. so we take our own food supplements to keep us healthy, and remain the beauty. :)

  10. Hi Pepper! It’s good that she’s in good health now and out of the hospital. It’s true that when you mostly depend on yourself (like me hehehe), getting sick is not an option. It’s always been my struggle to stay healthy. Better tired doing chores and work than to have to lie in a hospital bed. And as stewards of our bodies, it is our responsibility to take care of it the best way we can. Here’s to better health! :-)

  11. Roxi @ Mr. Jacob's Mom says

    Poor girl. I hate getting confined. My Jacob had his first IV when he was barely a day old because of low sugar. Or was it high sugar. That day was blurry to me. But I got so upset when I found out that he had an IV on that I was crying in the recovery room. I couldn’t see him since I was recovering from a CS.

  12. Oh my. glad your daughter has already recovered. It is really a pain when it’s our children who are plagued with illness. Good for you taking steps to take better care of your health.

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