Monthly Archives: April 2013

Election Day Declared as Special Public Non-working Holiday

May 13, 2013 is a special public (non-working) holiday throughout the country.

Based on Proclamation  No. 571 signed by President Aquino on April 23, the national and local election day is declared a special public (non-working) holiday to enable the people to properly exercise their right of suffrage.


Choose your leaders wisely, better yet, read an information about choosing the right candidate here.

Strabismus Surgery for Adults no Longer Only for Children

Are you in need of help with strabismus and as an adult believing that the surgery to fix the condition is only for children? This is untrue, you can have the surgery as an adult. The surgery is no longer for just children. The surgery is as effective in adults just as it once believed only children would benefit from such surgery.

There is no longer reasons to have strabismus and suffer from the problem as and adult any further. Patients are often checked when complaining they have double vision, or wearing patches. Although that was then, this is now and the data now proves that the surgery is working wonderfully for adults.

The strabismus surgery adults have is safe and effective. Adults can have strabismus improved by surgery from a licensed ophthalmologist will help the adults suffering from double vision, misaligned eyes in which one or both eyes are going into different directions. For example, one may have an eye turned in while the other is looking at you or both eyes may turn in or outwards while trying to view someone or something. Having misaligned eyes can have an impact on a persons perception of themselves. This to is another reason an adult can have the surgery to fix these misalignment of the eyes.

Additionally, strabismus can cause several health problems such as headaches, straining the eyes, sleepiness that becomes excessive, and problems with reading. This also can cause dizziness which many strabismus sufferers do not know that these symptoms from strabismus. As with any surgery there are risks and benefits. However, many times the benefits out do the negative risks.

The risks of this surgery are uncommon with adults, however, postoperative diplopia, loss of binocular fusion, or unplanned operation needed after the first. The benefits outweigh the risks as adults will have improved ocular alignment, elimination of diplopia, restored sensory, expansion of vision, social skills, and self-image increase.

Comparing what is and would be if you choose to have such surgery performed to realign and fix the strabismus. The doctor will first check to make sure you are a candidate for the surgery. Once you evaluated and you are getting the surgery you can have different anesthesia. Such as local or region anesthesia, but most prefer to do surgery under local if possible.

Imagine no longer will you have the double vision and all the other problems in which can occur if not taking care of the strabismus as an adult through the surgical procedure. Your life will change from no more side effects and giving you back your self-confidence.

In retrospect

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for six years now. I’m not really sure if I’m happy that I have decided to become one. I quit my day job because of some circumstances – lack of trusted helper to attend to my young kids then and someone to keep my household in order while my husband and I are working. Another reason why I choose to be a SAHM is that I’m no longer happy with the salary I’m getting. I realized now that instead of totally quitting from work, I should have looked for alternative source of income, but I did not because I’m afraid that I may not prosper. Low self-esteem really hit me during those trying days.

I plan of putting up a small school supply store while I’m at home. I asked around for potential suppliers. I tried calling companies that could provide me with steady supply of items for the store at a discounted price. But hubby said I should not expect the business to thrive easily. He’s afraid that we may not get the capital until after several months or years maybe because of our location.

So, the idea of putting up a school supply store was stricken off from the list. I also thought of going back to selling apparel and distributing wholesale catalog on the side. But it did not materialize as it will require more hours away from the kids. Until I discover blogging. I started earning from one blog and I thought this would be it. I’ve added more blogs for potential source of income. Today, I have 11 earning blogs. The income may not be steady, but it helps my family in paying some of our bills.

My concern now is that we have more expenses that we can think of in the coming days. We now have a college student to support and hubby’s salary and my earning from blogging combined may not suffice for the expenses.

I’m now thinking of going back to work. But don’t know how and where to start…