Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Selina Dagdag: 29-year-old Filipino sports reporter and newlywed has post-injection miscarriage, diagnosed with uterine cancer


MAKATI CITY — A 29-year-old newlywed, sports reporter and product pitch woman has experienced the ultimate highs and debilitating lows in life all in a matter of 19 months. 
Mrs. Selena DagDag-Alas is a courtside reporter for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Mrs. Dagdag-Alas was a PBA sideline reporter for One Sports. She was doing a post-game interview with NLEX Road Warriors guard Kevin Alas. 
Mr. Alas’ teammates apparently knew that he had a crush on Mrs. Dagdag-Alas. They kept smiling at each other until Mr. Alas leaned in and kissed Mrs. Dagdag-Alas on the cheek. Mr. and Mrs. Alas were married in a civil ceremony on September 9, 2020, which is a legal marriage in the Philippines. 
A little over a year later, in October 2021, the couple had a church wedding. 
It’s unclear when Mrs. Dagdag-Alas received her first injection, or which brand it was. But she received her second injection on June 22. “Praise God for the gift of medicine,” she wrote. Note that the Philippines vaccine mandate for all workers went into effect on November 30. 
Mrs. Dagdag-Alas suffered no immediate adverse effects from the injections. Again the couple had their church marriage in October, and celebrated Christmas with their family. Then Mrs. Dagdag-Alas shared some sad news after the New Year. 
The couple learned that they were five weeks pregnant sometime in December. But soon after the discovery, Mrs. Dagdag-Alas suffered a miscarriage. She underwent a dilation and curettage procedure on January 21. Said procedure is done when a fetus dies in utero but does not completely pass out of the body. 
The couple received more grim news last week. The reason Mrs. Dagdag-Alas had the miscarriage was because of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). The rare condition causes tumors to grow in the uterus shortly after conception.


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