Thursday, August 11, 2016

Oh MC~

I never wanted MC this badly in my entire life! LOL! Tapi tak dapat

It all started last Monday. I had a slight fever. I thought it was the migraine. Although, I did have some reservation since usually, should migraine strike, I would lose either one of my eyesight first and never the pain located at the stretched of my forehead. I took a PCM and rest. The next morning, my temperature went up and my head felt like exploding. I took down two pills and another after 6 hours.. but nothing seems to work. I was like a walking zombie. Could hardly sat still nor stand..  

On Wednesday morning, I felt way much better. I went to work like normal, submit an application of 'unplanned leave' for Tuesday since I couldn't possibly drive to get an MC. At 3pm, I received a call from Tia's school, telling me that Tia had a high fever of 39.5 degree celcius. Upon reaching home that evening, things started to go all hay wire again. I began to tremble, feeling all warm but cold in the inside. The headache started to say Hello again. Oh yes, not to forget to mention that I vomited too. 

By 10pm, I felt so much better sleeping in a dark room - a locked down room by Yaby. Sweats started to come out and I thought 'Yeay, I am all good now'. I went to join the rest in the Master bedroom. Guess what? At 3am Tia woke up. Her fever was up again. My temperature was up too. We both had to take PCM. Not long after Tia had her medicine, she threw up. Kesian.

So this morning, I decided to do blood check-up. I really wanted to know what is wrong with both of us. Before I proceed, here's a disclaimer -  
I love Doctors. I have family members in this most honourable profession. I have met great Doctors, I seriously look up to all Doctors. I think they are a selfless human being who always put others before them. 
Now let's continue. :-D

I reached the clinic at a little pass 8am. Our number was quick too which was superb! Once entered, I told the doctor of our history and even stressed out that we had our PCM at 4am and we would like to do a blood test. The Doctor took our temperature and said out loud, "temperature normal ye". I found out that to be a little awkward as if the Doctor dismissed the idea that we could both be under the effect of PCM, hence, normal reading. Or maybe The Doctor didn't hear me. Anyhow, the Doctor took a piece of paper and said we could do a test for Tia. I said "can I have the same test too?". In my head just trying to get a piece of mind. Well.. you know.. when you just had a lot of fun at the river last weekend and the night before you were reading about leptospirosis and you found out that all the symptoms were spot on. Hihihi.. Adeh~  #ihadtoinsisttogetmybloodtested

Fast forward, we both got our blood results. Since I am no medical Doctors, I don't understand much of the abbreviation. 

As a penyibuk mother.. I need to know 'everything'. LOL! By that, I would ask a lot of questions (nicely) and that I would expect a good answers in return. Hihi! To this morning Doctor, you are a sweet and kind Doctor, and I really think you could improve your method when meeting with patients. I suggest you do like the many other Doctors who have actually started EDUCATING their patients not just merely INFORMING their patients. So when any patients asked, "Doctor, can you please tell me what that Hi and Lo indicate?" by telling us "it's normal.. it's normal" wouldn't work for most people especially mothers like me. Hihi.. Thank you Doctor for attending me!

You might think, "Alahai... normal laa for GH Doctors. Kesian mereka kena jumpa banyak patients. Mana sempat nak layan lebih-lebih". I agree! Totally! I didn't mean "layan lebih-lebih" but to consider some time to educate patients on the sickness or the medicine. I honestly pity all Doctors especially those in the Housemenship stage. Bertabahlah! So here's another disclaimer -
I have met wonderful Doctors at GH laa~ So caring, kind and passionate. May Allah bless those Doctors who are sincere in their works! Amiin. #love
Not so good Doctors are everywhere. My two worst experience with Doctors were in fact from the private Hospitals. Yesza! Adeh~ 

You see, being brought up by Ummi most of the time, I would say that all of us have higher pain threshold. "Kalau sakit, Selawat", was what Ummi used to tell us. Don't judge my Ummi. It's just that, money don't come easy for us and we would do everything to try not to go to clinic mostly because of the hassle. Alhamdulillah we survived.  Having said that, we siblings have stressed to Ummi super many times when she was about to go for Hajj, that even if she felt the slightest pain or tired, she should inform the officer at once. Kalau tak, tak nak kawan. LOL!

Back to the story, what happen was, it was in the middle of the night, I felt my chest cramping. It was hard for me to breath. I have been holding up for quite sometimes. We went to the emergency and was hoping to get a fair analysis. I guess, the Doctor thought I wasn't in 'much' pain. The Doctor dismissed me by telling me it was just a normal cramp because I have been coughing and prescribed me with Arcoxia. I knew something was not right still. I went to Uni clinic and requested an x-ray the next day. The Doctor then told me that I was with pneumonia. Alhamdulillah I received the right medication in time. If not, I might not be able to post this entry. 

The second worst experience was also at this same private Hospital. Sepatutnya once bitten twice shy kan.. but that time it was Tia who needed medical attention. This private Hospital was the closest to home you see. This Doctor, was the worst kind of all! The Doctor might have issues at that time.. but for not conversing with me (the patient's mother) or explaining anything to me.. was just too much! We followed a nurse around and at one point to my surprise I was given a prescription for Tia. Yes, I did mengamok at the Hospital. Sigh~ Turned out Tia got lung infections too from a different Clinic and not just normal flu like that lousy Doctor expected~

Told you bad Doctors are everywhere.  

So what about MC?~ well to this morning Doctor.. right now me and Tia are with fever again. I had the headache although not as bad. Not sure about Tia. The question now is, am I right to say that I should be given an MC today? Hehehe #peace


Friday, August 5, 2016

My Ummi~

So yesterday Ummi had left us all for Hajj. My feeling - kinda mixed up.

They say all mothers are special in their children's eyes. It is true.. to most.. including myself.

My Ummi, as far as I can remember, has always been the strong-willed and the most patient. She had raised us mostly on her own after we moved to Klang ever since I was in Standard 2. Daddy was working in Pahang at that time. Daddy chose to stay in Pahang since the work there has more over-time so that he had enough to pay for our schools and etc. I can never thank Ummi and Daddy enough for their sacrifices. Thank you Ummi and Daddy.

Speaking of sacrifices.. Ummi is simply best at that. One time, I remember.. after our dinner.. I was still hungry. Yes, I was growing (read: an eater). Ummi's routine had always been - to cook, prepare our food on the table, called us out and we ate. Most of the time, she would only eat after we finished. And usually of what's left. Although we siblings were constantly reminded by Ummi to 'remember of others' and to 'let others have their share too', I guess, that one time, I just want to eat. And so.. while Ummi was eating, I went to Ummi with that wishful eyes (oh... I was so bad). The moment Ummi suap me, my little sister and my little brother came rushing to join me. I saw Ummi was smiling the entire time while she fed her hungry 'sharks' as we were fighting to be the next. Adeh~ It was also at that moment, that I remember telling myself not to ngendeng Ummi's food ever again because the moment Ummi fed me, she didn't get any after that (dah habis baru menyesal). But I won't deny that should Ummi voluntarily called "Amy nak.." I would voluntarily came rushing towards her with my mouth wide open.. sebab best ooo makan bersuap. Plus, rezeki jangan ditolak. Ngahahaha! Thank you Ummi!

One of Ummi's favourite saying is "lebih baik susahkan seorang dari menyusahkan lebih ramai orang". And that 'seorang' is usually referring to herself. You see, one of my favourite pass time is to listen to stories of yesteryears. I have always viewed Ummi's stories in my head as an exciting adventure.. whether it was the story of climbing trees to find fruits or to look for besi buruk to be sold or to story of riding bicycles in the middle of the night.. they are so cool! When I asked my Atok of stories of Ummi or from Mak Long, Mak Ngah and Mak Su, or from her closest friends, I found out that much too often she would be saviour or the helper. Ummi would be the one who send food in the middle of the night for Atok Atan at a deserted Gurkha Camp.. Ummi would be the one who had to prepare all supplies for Atok Atan when Atok Atan 'worked' on people.. Ummi would be the one to console her friends.. and much more. Terbaik sangat Ummi!

If you realised, the intonation of this entry isn't a sad one. Well.. this is how Ummi would put it writing. In all her letters sent to me when I was away from home.. not once.. not even once the letter sounded melancholy. It was always happy and cheery like there was no problem in the world. So positive with energy. Ummi would talk about cats and how well I should eat and that I don't have to worry about home and to stay focus in my studies.. Even when 'that' incident occur (adeh.. mata masuk habuk), she could still put a strong happy face for me.. as if nothing has happened. My Ummi is just so good at making others happy.. and so good at keeping problems to herself... 

Oh I can really go on and on writing about Ummi.. but I guess, I shall keep those points.. maybe in other post. Hihi...

Thank you Ummi for always being there for me. You always have the right things to say and when I needed the most. Whenever I am in doubt, you would make me certain of my decisions. Thank you Ummi! I love ya! 

Ummi, selamat mengerjakan ibadat haji. Semoga diberi kesihatan yang sempurna sepanjang di sana. Moga beroleh Haji Mabrur. Amiin! We all miss you already. Ada rezeki kita jumpa lagi. 

4th August KT02


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Quick Post

To reach a time like no other,
When love talk becomes splendour,
Remain steadfast in Allah's border,
And everything shall dance in order.

mdm ellywong
😙😙😙

*First published at Amalina's FB status*

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Our grow...

I promised myself that I won't take too much time writing this down. Hihi.. I just had too.. 

So I decided to plant some flowery plants - again! That is after my fail attempt in taking care of rose plant. This time, K Han was being very kind to give me rose jepun (as what she called it).

The first 4~
I went to the nearest Dais0.. bought myself 4 pots.. requested daddy to bring me some top soil.. hihi.. Yup! I was super excited! Me and kids had even assigned one pot each and fabricated the most-blooms competition which takes place everyday. Basically the pot with most flowers wins! Hoho.. Everything seems to go as plan. Every evening we will go to our pots and count those flowers. Some day my pot has the most flowers.. another day Jia's.. Bahim's and Tia's.

Then came my first hurdle.. we were going to Japan for more than a week. For days I had been thinking what to do with the flowers. Should I put it at my parking spot? Should I seek help from my neighbours? In the end, I had arranged everything in the toilets on the departure day. One pot under one dedicated dripping tap as suggested by Chena (too bad I didn't have a photo of it! Hihi). 

Upon returning from our vacation, I could say that I was glad that the flowers were still alive although looking rather 'weak'. A few days under the perfect sunlight and good amount of water, the plants started to bloom nicely again. I was happy again.

Little did I know that the happiness was not going to last after all...

K Han was again kind enough to give me a new batch of flowers. Excited I was, I went to Dais0 again and this time I bought some soil from G1ant. I was more than happy at that time because I finally had a full stretched of flower pots as I had always wanted. Things started to fall apart 3 weeks later..

I began to notice that my plant in the  biggest pot turned yellow. I seldom get to see what was happening around it since I placed it on a higher ground. As I pulled the flower pot, I was horrified to see white insects eating my flowers happily beramai-ramai. I didn't  know how or where they came from. But I do know my flowers are dying. Not knowing what I should do, I literally put everything in a bag and dumped it. It was a domino fall thereafter.. one pot after another... three pots left to this date.


White naughty insects eating my plants!


I contacted my personal plant expert, Chezel, to get some light on the unfortunate event. She advised me lots and that was also when I knew that I shouldn't have thrown the soil after all. Hihi.. All I have to do was to put it under the sun for sometime. Adeh.. rugi good soil. I was also advised to look for the white insects every now and then to remove it to stop it from multiply.


In life, we sometimes overlooked some matters or not prepared with adequate knowledge to even realised that you are in TROUBLE. You might think you are doing all good, but you didn't notice that there are some problems which started small at first or because you didn't know about it, you dismissed it. Very soon, the problem gets bigger and it consumes you.

One terrifying example for this is a matter linked with the heart - ujub. Nauzubillah hi minzalik. One might think they are growing more flowers (deeds) by the day but didn't realised that there are white insects (ujub) eating the plant killing those flowers. If one had known that insects would kill one's plant, one would take immediate actions. One would monitor (muhasabah) the plants well and look for the white insects and disposed all of them before things would get any worse i.e. no more flowers. Kan?~~

May this be a reminder to myself especially and that Allah protect our hearts and that our grow (imaan) to be preserved. May Allah continue to guide us all too especially in this Holy month of Ramadan. Amiin ya Allah.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Yaby's two cents ~ No. 4

FREE LEASE

I am holding a pen,
It is my pen,
It is my pen now, but not forever,
Tomorrow it might no longer be mine,
Tomorrow it might be broken,
Tomorrow it might be stolen,
Tomorrow You might take it back away from me.

I have some cloths now,
I have a nice car now,
I have a beautiful house now,
Have Nice Job... Nutritious Foods... Savings Money...
Have Happy Family... Good Physical... Everything...
But tomorrow will they still be mine?
Are they actually... really... mine?

Thank You for all these bounties.
Thank You for providing me with so much.
But I always forgotten,
Always feel proud and greedy,
Always looked down at others without pity,
Always forgotten that it was never because of me,
As if all these bounties will be freely LEASED forever to me.