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Sunshine Dizon Comes Clean With Her Health Issues To 'Free Myself From The Stigma'
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  • Sunshine Dizon came clean with her various health issues in a series of Instagram posts she shared in early December 2022.

    In the first post, the actress has two photos taken in a hospital: her right arm with an intravenous (IV) line or drip, and her body temperature reading of 38.9 degrees (meaning she has high fever).

    "Unfortunately this me," Sunshine wrote in the caption. "Hoping it's not covid again." Apparently, she'd been hit by the highly infectious coronavirus since the pandemic started in 2020.

    She went on sharing her "realizations," such as (published here with some editing): "Some people will love you enough to move mountains just to be with you, and some will have lame excuses because you are not and will never be their priority."

    She added, "I'm turning 40 next year. I have so many regrets. But, I don’t know how to go back to where I used to be. This not about work. This about life altering decisions.

    "Laying in a hospital bed alone at 3 am, I ask myself was it all really worth it? I may never now the answers but I pray to God that I can let go of all my baggages, hurt and guilt."

    She ended the first of her series of posts this way: "Finally find someone who will sleep beside me in this small hospital bed till I fall asleep." And added the hashtag #mytwocents.

    Sunshine received lots of encouraging words in the comments section from her followers and friends.


    Fellow actress Cherry Pie Picache, for one, wrote, addressing her distressed colleague by her nickname, "Shine, sending healing prayers and my love. Yakap ng mahigpit." Shine replied with thanks.

    Multiple health issues

    In her next post, Sushine shared a photo of the two types of medicines she's presumably taking, with this admission in caption: "And since I'm here alone feeling overwhelmed, guess it's time to admit what I’ve been going through recently."

    She went on disclosing that she's been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, abandonment issues, and "that's just skimming the surface."

    She then enumerated the medines she's taking, such as Xanor and Jovia (both for anxiety and depression); plus Rivotril (for seizures), which she says is for emergencies; and Stilnox (for sleeping problems).

    Sunshine posed this question: "You may ask why now?" Her response: "Only because I want to free myself from the stigma."

    She then pointed out, "There’s nothing wrong to ask for help. I know it’s very hard to get stuck in your head. But we can do it, baby steps. One day at a time."

    Once again, Sunshine got love and encouragement from her colleagues and buddies, like like Iza Calzado, Carla Abellana, Janine Gutierrez, Danica Sotto, Katrina Halili, Karylle, and Vina Morales.

    PHOTO BY Instagram/m_sunshinedizon
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    In Sunshine's third and last post in her series, she managed to flash a smile and do the finger heart while wearing an oxygen mask, still in a hospital.

    "So this is my best effort to look cute and feel my rays of sunshie to uplift my spirits," she wrote in the caption. "So far thank God its not covid. Again I tested NEGATIVE FOR COVID."

    She then gave this detail: "So far what my Pulmo is saying is Bronchitis."

    Looking at the bright side, she said, "I know prayers works wonders, so do pls pray for me and everyone you know battling something." She also thanked all the doctors and "most specially the kind and generous" nurses of The Medical City (TMC).

    She also got positive vibes from the comments section.

    Read here on why there's no shame in asking for help.

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