January 3, 1972
Slept fitfully as I had the terrible nausea and loose b.m. – the side effects of calchicine. Slept at 2:00 AM after taking aspirin with an anti acid, Gelusil. Then woke up every two hours thereafter to go to the toilet. Then I have back pain and a feeling of general malaise.
The pain of my foot did not subside. So Dr. Canto, Yap and Zagala agreed to give me two tablets of aspirin four times a day. I started at 3:00 PM. The pain subsided.
Met Mayor Bagatsing at 5:00 PM.
Dictated the outline of the State of the Nation address to Guino de Vega at 12:00 AM.
Checked on developments on
- Concon – the half baked parliamentary system
- The Rice imports
- The Reparation
- The Steel Industry
Imee, Bongbong and Irene have gone to Leyte by plane this noon. I attach message in their arrival.