Yesterday, it was a busy Monday for me. First thing early in the morning, at 5am, I went to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) not to gamble but to follow up on the medical assistance that my Mom and I have been trying to take advantage of while she was here. Despite my reluctance because of the agonizing long queues and sleepless days, we have to be there for several days even if I have work in the evenings, I have to accompany my mother. We have fights in between but thankfully, the processing of the medical assistance is almost over.
By the way the fund from PCSO was for my Mom's third eye operation. She was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration which affected her vision on her right eye. The doctor recommended an expensive medicine called Lucentis to be injected in her eye. The medicine is believed to "prevent and reverse vision loss caused by wet macular degeneration".
She's already spent a lot of money for the first two minor surgeries. And she doesn't want to spend that much anymore. So apart from travelling early in the morning for more than an hour to reach PCSO, we have to endure the long queues and irate officers in charge. I don't know what's wrong with most of the government agencies but they really have a lot of rude employees.
My mom already went home in our province last week because there are errands she have to accomplish back home. She will be back for her next operation first week of December here in Manila.
When I went to the PCSO yesterday, expecting I will be relieved from what my mom and I have gone through and get the medicine from them, the officer said my Mom has to be the one to get the medicine and sign all the necessary papers. Sigh.
Hopefully, when my Mom will be back here and go back to PCSO, we would be able to get the medicine without any problems. I'll keep my fingers crossed for now!