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Unsung Heroes

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

Early this morning I saw a video of Pierce Morgan paying tribute to Filipino nurses in the UK. He called them the unsung heroes.

"... Amazing number of Filipinos working in the NHS and unsung heroes like so many. It's worth bearing in mind when we talk about immigrants in this country, these are the immigrants currently saving people's lives. Coming here and actually enriching our country and doing an amazing job." - Pierce Morgan

I am happy that our Filipino nurses in the UK are being recognized for their selfless act of courage and continue to risk their lives to save others.

First, I have a handful of friends who are nurses in the UK right now and one of them, my very good friend Marivic. I am proud of her like I am proud of all nurses here and abroad for their total dedication of their work and not a single complain from them. And they continue to stand by their vows.

Second, there is a back story to why I posted this.

A few days ago, I texted my Doctor for a prescription for my anxiety medicine. And we ended up having this heated exchange of texts. I was so angry because he made me feel like I am not giving importance to his job being in the frontline. He made me feel like I don't care about him and everyone in the frontline. How dare he.

This was my first text to him: (please take note of the date)

His reply was well taken and I thanked him.

Since my anxiety was getting worst I texted him again: (please take note of the date. This was last Monday, April 6). I texted him at 7:15am and did not get a reply after an hour. So I texted him again:

The minute I sent this text wala pang 1 second I saw the reply bubble right away. And this time his reply was not only cold (like the first time) but pumitik sya:

Then he replied this:

I don't know what "they have been going thru"??? Really Doc? Kaya nga ang daming donations for frontliners kasi "we" know what you are going through.

You want me to ask you how you are? Who is the doctor and who is the patient? You expect your patient who you know who is having an anxiety attack to ask you how you are?

You took the medical vow. So, if you are where you are now, that's the vow you took.

He has been our Doctor for more than 20 years. He is like "family" to us already. FYI..

I really don't know who is right or wrong in this scenario. I was only asking for a prescription for my meds that HE was the one who put me on in the first place.

Was I pushing myself too far during this time of crisis? Was I too heartless for not thinking of his situation during this time of crisis?

Am I selfish to just think about me?

Then I read this:

Nah. I don't think so.

p.s. hate or negative comments will not be publish. Know the drill.

#Covid19 #anxietyduringpandemicisreal #frontliners

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