All posts tagged: working abroad

Crossing the Bridge of Now and Then

This is probably one of those days when I couldn’t help feeling helpless. My husband‘s in a foreign country, alone and very sick. His skin asthma has recurred (it normally does every three years) and so far, this year’s the worst breakout he’s ever had. More, his medical supplies have already run out. I have tried flying to him, but since my passport’s within six months of its expiration now, online ticketing sites would no longer accommodate me. I have also tried sending him medicines through FedEx, but they require a medical certificate and a doctor’s prescription, which we no longer have. He has already seen a doctor in his area, but he was only given some herbal medicine that did not help much to alleviate his condition. He has tried buying the same type of medicines he has been using, but they are not readily available where he is now, unlike here in the Philippines. A friend has already agreed to bring him his medicines, but he won’t be receiving them until Thursday or …