NATIONAL University spiker Jorelle Singh is in danger of missing most of the Lady Bulldogs' games in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Collegiate Conference due to a heart condition.
The hard-hitting open spiker was dressed but sat out NU’s first two games in the pioneering commercial league against San Sebastian and Technological Institute of the Philippines.
“Mayroon po akong skip beat ng heart, may three seconds skip beat. ‘Yun po ang sinasabi ng doctor sa akin. Kapag lumala (delikado) pero kaya naman po ng gamut.”
The incoming third year NU volleybelle revealed her family has a history of high blood pressure.
“Hindi ko po alam pero nasa lahi po namin ‘yun na altapresyon, high blood mga ganoon,” she said. “Sa cholesterol po ata ‘yun kasi parang may bumabara po sa heart ko.”
Singh has been out of training for a month now after she first experienced difficulty in breathing and she almost fainted.
“Naramdaman ko siya last month pa po kaya one month na akong hindi nagti-training. Madali po akong mapagod at hindi ako makahinga. Tapos nagdidilim ang paningin ko,” she shared.
But after diligently following the advice of her doctor, Singh said she’s getting better. But she has been advised by doctors to lose weight and avoid unhealthy foods.
“Kailangan ko lang pong mag-lose ng weight. Mag-diet po and bawal ang oily foods,” she said.
NU has two more games in the Group A elimination round. The Lady Bulldogs will meet University of Perpetual Help on August 17 and Ateneo on August 20.