Friday, January 14, 2011

Empty Handed

"Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey." Matthew 25:14-15

Maybe you're wondering what happened to The Pope as Palipasan failed to make it's presence felt during the Yuletide celebrations. Due to health problems I was forced to take a blog holiday for a month.

I have been having pain from my left shoulder down to my elbow before Christmas. The pain is hot and throbbing, sometimes I feel numbness and tingling in my hand.

I tried to seek medical referral but the blood chemistry result was non-revealing. Then I was referred to the orthophedic department but the series of tests has caused more pain in my arm prompting me to cancel my next medical appointments.

Conflicting opinions were given by doctors ranging from arthritis, tennis elbow to mild stroke. And I think I would need a good electrodiagnostic test from a neurologist to check if there are any nerve of muscle damage. But since that I have no confidence in the medical practice in Middle East, I have to rely in my instinct prompting me to go on self medication supplemented with regular exercise, healthy diet.

After a month of blog holiday, the pain has receeded though sharp pain is still there during during sudden movement. I just need to slow bit on my work and observe proper posture particularly I am working more than 10 hours on my desktop computer from office to home.

I hope this will not prematurely prevent me from working and blogging. 

I always thank God for the borrowed life and for every new mornings. And I always plead for a healthy body and mind so that I can share the "Gifts" to others so that when time comes that I need to face my Creator, I have the courage to tell Him - "My Lord, thank you for the 'gifts' and they're all gone and finished. I have shared all my talents to the fullest to all of Your children on earth. Now I am coming back to You my Lord empty handed"

"The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money." Matthew 25:16-18


  1. isa ako sa nagtataka bakit ang tahimik ng palipasan. hope you get better soon Kuya. we miss your inspiring article.

    God Bless!

  2. God bless po. Welcome back :)

  3. ako naman higit isang linggo na masakit kanang dibdib ko paakyat sa balikat, buti na lang medyo nawawala na ngayon...maaayos din yan pre, giginhawa din pakiramdam mo :)

  4. brod i hoe and pray that you will be healed as soon as possible. take care bro! gb!

    btw kung nagkataon ay magkasama pa tayo sa seminary. :) i almost enter during my high school life but di natuloy.

  5. @ Bhing

    Bhing I miss your presence too, thank you for dropping by. A blessed weekend to you.

  6. @ Lord CM

    Well, God is just reminding us that we are humans subject to illness without notice ;) Likewise get well soon bro.

  7. @ Life Moto

    Brod, thank you for the prayer. A blessed Saturday to you.

  8. i hope youll get better soon kuya..
    kasama na rin po siguro ung sobra-sobrang stress nung nakaraan? hihihi

    i missed chatting with you kuya hehehehe


  9. @ YanaH

    Thanks for dropping by, yes you are right it stress and fatigue could be one of the contributing factors.

    You're right I miss chatting with you too.

    A blessed weekend to you and your family.

  10. Be well po kuya. I know with your faith, you'll soon know what's causing it and what's gonna make it well.

  11. Hi pope! been a long time. Just dropping by to say buhay pa si pinkoy lol. Yun nga lang wala na ako sa blogroll mo waaahhh!!!

  12. Pope, Happy New Year! Pagaling ka kagad huh, ingat and I miss your blog na ;-) Baka naadik ka na masyado sa kakablog kaya nasobrahan sa computer, overused ang shoulder lol....pinapatawa lang kita...keep us up to date ha, be healthy!

  13. I hope and pray by this time you are fully healed. Just now I dropped by at your home Pope coz I myself had a semi-sabbatical the past month. Just remember the goodness of God, He is always faithful and merciful to His children.

    Tama yan exercise and a healthy lifestyle can do wonders to your health. God bless you always!



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