#1 - Laz's Test Results
The test results for 1st Grade came out today! Online, I might add (parang bar exam lang!). And Laz passed the grade school entrance exam!!! We found out around 6:30 am. To say that we were overjoyed is an understatement. As they say, Ateneo is more than just a school. Teehee. It's going to be such a long journey for Laz, and a fantastic one for sure, and we are so happy for him.
Laz, at 8 months old, attending the Ateneo Sesquicentennial (150 years!) with my mother, who was VP for Academic Affairs for the college at the time.
That's Sabina holding Laz by the way, his first yaya.
If Laz makes it all the way until the university, he's going to be true blue, just like his lolo, my dad. (My brother would've been true blue too but we went to Belgium for grade school. Pao on the other hand, together with his whole barkada whom we all call my kids' godfathers eek, got kicked out of the high school for beating up someone. Feeling gansta kasi!).
#2 - My Test Results
Last Tuesday I had a bunch of tests done - blood, urinalysis, chest x-rays, thyroid. The works. My weight loss has become alarming. I quit dieting last June but my weight continued to dip. I was always tired and sleepy. And I would shake like crazy. Heat intolerance, palpitations. I used to attribute the shaking to the weight loss, but we finally got worried. My father in law this morning checked my test results (Jeff picked them up yesterday). He's an endocrinologist.
Turns out I have hyper thyroid. Basically, according to Dad, it means all your internal systems are in overdrive. Literally hyper. Ergo hyper metabolism which explains the crazy weight loss. I have to take medications, get an ultrasound for my neck to check if there's a tumor or nodule or whatever. yes, Dad found a bump on my neck. Pao and I never noticed it before but true enough, there it was. I have to get it treated of course, because hyper thyroidism (?) can lead to all sorts of complications, apparently. And once you have it, you have it for life. Just like psoriasis. Mannnnn.
So this day was half and half. Good and bad news. Though like Pao points out, thank goodness it's just hyper thyroid, and not anything untreatable or the big c or anything. So I guess overall we're thankful for this day.