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My Bad Experiences is the Reason Why I Always Want to Help Others

Several months have passed since I posted my last blog here. As you know, I got so busy with a couple of things since then. I was actually in the road to recovery of GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) in the past couple of months. Good for me, I am now healed and capable of doing stuffs I used to put on hold for a while – just like the blogging activities. Another thing that keeps me away is this amazing website I created out of my ambition to help and serve others on their learning process. The site is called Knowriel.com.

Before I get deeper on this website thing, let me first tell some stories of what had happened to me, to my life as a blogger, as an ordinary guy looking to change the world for good. Late last year, around September, I was rushed to the hospital for feeling dizzy, weak, and catching up my breath. The air entering my lungs was so thin that I couldn’t almost breathe. Lucky I was for after an hour in the emergency room, I was able to regain my normal breathing. Pulse rate is good, and I am consciously speaking with my wife and the nurses. But then I decided to stay in the hospital for a couple of days more, four days to be exact.


One of My Visits to the Hospital Months After I was Diagnosed with GERD

The doctor who’s in charge of me said that I have an “Skimmia” or blockage of the heart arteries. So they injected me with meds, gave me some capsules to take, and a few more medicines for the heart. On day one of my confinement, they connected a heart monitoring device on my body. The whole night was a nightmare of observation. To be honest with you, I thought I am going to die that night.

The whole four days ended up with me being discharged from the hospital with same findings, I have a heart problem. So the next days and weeks and months were all about thinking, worrying, crying, and buying medicines. There are days when the symptoms occur, shortness of breath typically, and chest pain.

I stopped working. No income. I was about to sold my house. The owner type jeep (which you will see on one of my blog posts here) got sold – at only 35% of its original purchase price. I and my wife were blessed for the house didn’t get sold. But then debts came in. I went back and forth to my parent’s house in the province with this belief that I could be healed faster with the nature’s help. Well, I think it did help a lot being in the province with fresh air to breathe in, green surrounding to view, and nice people to talk with.


Me and My Mother at Our Backyard During My Stay in the Province

The most wonderful thing that happened was when my mother decided to bring me to Philippine General Hospital (PGH), one of the most-trusted public hospital in the Philippines. After undergoing the procedure called “ Angiogram” , they found out that I have no any blockage in the heart arteries. That was a big relief. From heart-related disease to stomach problem, a complete reversal of findings.

All I have, according to the expert doctors there, is GERD. And that’s all. But my experience in PGH was a different one, first time to happen in my whole life. Seeing patients lying on hospital beds in the ward room with some too weak, some almost dying, some are too young to be there, and sad faces of family members everywhere, that experience shook me. I asked myself, “ Is this the reality of life on earth?”. My answer to that: Yes, it is. We will all die in due time. But we have to fight for our life, extend it as far as we could. That experience even deeper engraved a lesson in life we have to keep. That is, we need to extend our hands to sick people for when they recover, they might be able to help others too.


A Visit in the Park with Friends as Part of My Recovery Plan


This is Me Today - Back to Normal Strength

Almost all of me is getting better today. In fact, I was able to get back to work last January. I am almost on my 100% now. I am starting to pay my debts. Almost everything is back to normal. I and my wife were even able to start a small garden and today the plants and vegetables are now starting to sprout. That was a great help for my quick recovery I could say. And here is the most interesting to hear in this post. If you believe in God, you will be healed. I do not want to speak to much about religion or faith. But whoever you are, speak to your God and you’ll get answers.


Me Harvesting Pechay Grown from Our Mini Garden

Thanks to all the people who helped me survived this test of time. To my wife, to my parents, to my friends, to my relatives, to my workmates, to the doctors and nurses in PGH, to our neighbors, and to strangers whom I talked to and have given me advise, morally and spiritually, may God bless you all in your life. Thanks to you.


My Wife and I on Our Weekly Walking Routine

Going back to my website, where I spent a lot of time building since last year, this is what I want to discuss a little bit more here. Ever since, I really wanted to help people in need. It is sometimes difficult to help and I think everybody knows that. The truth is helping is literally never easy to do for you need time, money and resources to do it - aside from that kind heart you have. To help someone is a responsibility. I had helped someone before, in small and big ways. But the kind of helping I want is something long-term. Somebody helped me too during the darkest days of my life. I need to help them back and help others as well, unconditionally as I could. We all need to help others, in our own little or big ways, and I am encouraging you to do so. This has been my campaign since I started this blog. And for these reasons, I created Knowriel.com today.

I am inviting you to visit my website. This is a site for learning. This is for everybody. This is a partial accomplishment of my ambition to help others.


The Landing Page of the Website that I Created

My last few words of advice is this. Keep on moving. Everybody has a problem. But every problem can get solve, so true. Ask for help if you need too. Help others if you feel like. We have many years to live on this earth. Let’s make our life fruitful and beautiful and meaningful by helping others.

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