Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


Culled the above from the last part of a three-year-old Facebook Status Post. Kindly refer below for the full post. You can also click the date if you want to read the original post.

Still am struggling to cope with the side effects of the medications, including the high dose antibiotics for the treatment of my stomach bacterial infection (H. pylori bacteria) I am taking, but I am positive I will get over them in the end. It is indeed a big help having to decide to confront the malady head on, I mean, consciously trying to get myself treated.

The effort is a little daunting because concerns coming from my people in the Philippines never stop. I still have to cope with every problem sent my way on top of coping with both my medical and psychological deficiencies. But strong, indeed, I am, that the side effects I experience are being managed. I think I already developed immunity to all these effects having taken quite a wide range of medications in the past for my myriad diseases. 😀

Anyway, I will get by. God is always good to me and He will heal me in the end.

This is just to let you know that I am still around. Here’s hoping that each one of you are coping well with whatever challenge of the day is being faced. Take it from me, folks, take it one step at a time, or one day at a time.

I say: Yesterday is gone but never lose the lesson; tomorrow is still coming and you do not know what is in store for you; but today is the present, so enjoy it because tomorrow it will be gone. . .

About Author

Freda Editha O. Contreras
Writing is a God-given talent which I try to utilize the good way. I used it as a means to earn a living, my very first job after graduating from college, when I got hired as an Information Writer by the Provincial Government of Antique through Governor Enrique A. Zaldivar in January 1982. By profession, I am a Registered Nurse, and was only able to practice it when I got recruited to work in a private hospital in Kuwait. This was in November 1987 and since then I have been living in Kuwait, now retired since June 2002. Because of my knack in writing I got hired in 1994 to write for Kuwait Times and later became an Editor of 'Pinoy News' a weekly supplement of KT. In March 1996 I published the very first independent Filipino newspaper in Kuwait and the Gulf bannered as Pinoy Expat News or PEN. The paper lasted for only 10 weekly issues. This was followed by another publication and came out first as an insert of an ad paper and later as a separate tabloid. I used then 'Pinoy News' as it was my idea the first time it was used for Kuwait Times. This again failed and produced only three weekly issues. I then turned to the Internet and in 1999 I got hired as a Contributing Editor of, a writers' portal on the web. The last of my articles was published December 31, 2002 but my topic 'Overseas Filipino Workers' was still visible until January 2006. All the 38 articles I wrote have been compiled into a book which I published in August 2007. I discovered blogging in 2006 but was not really serious about my writing. I wrote according to my whim. Having this blog under my own domain name is now a welcome development and I plan to concentrate again in writing. As is commonly said: "A writer will always be a writer."


  1. Freda Editha O. Contreras (Post author)

    Dear Ces, my Amiga,

    Thanks for passing by my blog and for leaving heart-warming words. I am able to handle and survive every situation in life because of my strong belief that God never gives something which I can’t handle. Through His guidance and blessing, no difficulty is ever insurmountable!

  2. Cecille

    Dear Amiga,

    You never ceased to amaze me. I wish I can write and be eloquent like you. I admire your tenacity and positive outlook of life. May God give you long life to face challenges only you know how to handle and always survived. Hats off to you amiga.

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