Her New “Kid”

She never saw it coming. It was like an undetected IED (improvised explosive device) that exploded and shattered her life into tiny pieces. She had to endure those four long hours of hemodialysis in a dialysis center in Scout Gandia. Sometimes, she would suffer from hypotension, (a low blood pressure such as 90/60), and so,…

A Nation of Broken Hearts

I think I have a broken heart, literally. I’m back at the University of Santo Tomas, my Alma Mater — not at the plaza or my old building or even the walkways I spent endless hours in college just burning time, but at the hospital. I’ve never been inside the UST Hospital before. I never…