My sister will take the risk.

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@ridingbet (61770)
Philippines
May 19, 2016 8:11am CST
When I drove my sister to the grocery store yesterday, we dropped by the bus terminal; she asked how many hours it will take to reach the capital city. (She previously placed a reservation for a night trip tomorrow), and she was answered 14 hours. Well and good, she whispered, but then, the bus driver said there should be a leeway of 16 to 18 hours. My sister cannot refund the ticket so she said she will take the risk of sitting for that length of time. The whole day today, she was out, buying homemade sausages (longganisa) and milk candy for her 2 daughters and grandson. She also bought a kilogram each of the sausages for our 3 brothers. She plans to leave a kilo for me and my son but I refuse because we are here anyway. My sister is scoliotic. She feels pain when in prolonged sitting. I wonder what she will do during the very long trip. I advised her too, to use just 1 mobile phone (the old one) and not bring out the other phones she has. She will be back, God willing, when the school opens, or when I will start with my duty in July. This is her vacation for this year (well, every year she goes there anyway). What risks do you take to achieve a goal?
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@LadyDuck (188155)
• Switzerland
19 May 16
It's a terrible journey even for someone who does not suffer of scoliotic. I hope she will not suffer too much.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
she texted me early morning, and i was not surprised when she said the journey was smooth-sailing with no traffic at all; just one lane in that mountain range but it went smoothly. the trip took just 12 hours, thank God, so i feel she did not have the back pain she expected to experience (my sister is pessimistic).
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@LadyDuck (188155)
• Switzerland
22 May 16
@ridingbet I am glad she safely reached her destination without too much pain.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
22 May 16
@LadyDuck she texted me yesterday and she said she cannot visit her daughters yet because nobody is in their house. that alone makes her anxious again.
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
19 May 16
That's a heck of a long journey even if someone is in the best of health. I hope she manages ok. Btw - 'buying homemade sausages' seems like an oxymoron to me
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
with the power interruption for nearly 12 hours yesterday, the home made sausages were not frozen completely. it is good the trip took about 12 hours only, so the sausages did not thaw. why oxymoron? there are sausages that are really home made her, and the woman where my sister bought made those sausages with her original flavor, that my siblings and my sister's daughter crave for these.
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
21 May 16
@ridingbet Well I usually associate 'home made' as being made in your own home. I'm pleased that the trip wasn't any longer.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
@jaboUK the home made sausages are not sold in the groceries as canned goods, and the sausages should be eaten within 3 days because it is not mixed with those ingredients that can cause untoward effects on the body.
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@just4him (132316)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May 16
I hope she arrives without any physical problems. I don't know if I've taken any risks. I'd need to think about it.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
i am glad she arrived safely there now. our kid brother went to fetch her.
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@just4him (132316)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
@ridingbet That's great!
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@MGjhaud (20861)
• Philippines
19 May 16
is she going to a resort or something? you said vacation.. one time, i took a long bus ride early in the morning. the bus was half empty so i had the whole lane/seat for myself, i laid down and slept the whole ride, she can probably do that.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
yes, it is her vacation and no, she is not going to a resort. vacation from her household chores here. she needs a break, just like me and my son, but i am having my break from work now.
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@skysnap (18229)
20 May 16
Well I am working out lately to reduce the weight. Also lifting some weight and reducing the work I do. This is to bring the peace I wanted in life.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
that is good. then you will eventually have a healthy lifestyle.
@skysnap (18229)
21 May 16
@ridingbet I got a bit weight down. it feels good with low weight.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
@skysnap as long as you don't feel weaker with your new weight.
@mom210 (6854)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 May 16
I am a pretty tough cookie, so if something is important to me, whatever it takes.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
22 May 16
true. it is the "come hell or high water" kind of attitude.
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@mom210 (6854)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 May 16
@ridingbet you got it.
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@GardenGerty (105303)
• United States
10 Jun 16
I hope she can get up and walk around some while traveling. Many of us do not do well sitting for long trips and we have to work around it.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
she is already in the capital city my friend, and she will be back home on the 2nd of next month. hope she is enjoying her vacation with her children
@thelme55 (15633)
• Germany
21 May 16
OMG! That´s long hours of travel by bus. It is as long as flying from Germany to the Philippines. Sometimes, it´s only 12 hours. Depends on the airline.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
22 May 16
the comparison between your trip and my sister's trip is-my sister rode on a bus, while the trip from Germany to Philippines is always air-borne. why depending on the airline? you mean, they fly slow too?
@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
21 May 16
That's a long time to sit. I go on long car trips, but when I start to stiffen up, we stop and stretch. It's harder to do on public transport. I hope it goes well for her.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
22 May 16
the trip took about 12 hours only my friend. she had time to stand up when she arrived in the capital city.
@AkoPinay (10115)
• Philippines
21 May 16
I took a risk without a goal kidding. Leaving my office job to try online opportunities was a risk. Staying with previous job was a risk to my health too. No better choice. Everything is a risk.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
yes that is true. we now live by chance. hahaha!
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• Philippines
19 May 16
Looks like that's what I feel now a days. when I get up I would have that pain on my back. but these days I just ignore it and move on.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
never ignore a pain, hijo, because this might be a manifestation of another sickness. it is better to seek consultation from a reliable health care provider than just letting the pain absorb you.
@marlina (80528)
• Canada
19 May 16
Your sister is very brave to go through all this sitting for so long. Wishing her that everything goes smoothly.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
thanks. i opened my FB account and there she was with my brother, eating noodles. she managed the back pain with just 12 hours trip.
@OKennedy (1143)
• United States
19 May 16
traveling when you have problems with your back, legs,muscles or nerves is never easy to do especially when they are doing so for long periods of time.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
indeed. i told my sister that once the bus leaves (last night), she should take her anti-histamines so she can sleep well throughout the trip.
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@DianneN (91555)
• United States
19 May 16
That is a long trip sitting for so long, especially with scoliosis. I hope she enjoys her vacation. I try not to take risks.
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@ridingbet (61770)
• Philippines
21 May 16
my sister also does not like to take certain risks, but she thought of her daughters and grandson that is why she rode on that long trip, which hopefully did not give her much back pain.
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