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After going through the total thyroidectomy, and while waiting for the coming radio iodine therapy, I was not given thyroxine until after the therapy.

My voice seems getting better, still hoarse, but more easily be heard.

I know my metabolism rate are low now, so must pace down on my daily activities. Like I used to do some exercise and ride bike in the morning before the surgery. Now, after half round of the exercise, feel very tired already. Also feel cold easily. Can’t stand drinking room-temperature water. Feel like drinking ice especially in rainy days. Now prefer luke warm water.

The most uncomfortable effect being no thyroid and no thyroxine intake, is my digestive system. I do feel hungry, but cannot take in as much as what I usually take. Feel like all the food are stuck in my stomach. And also losing appetite. Feel nausea when smell some of the food I used to take, even my favorite dish. The most obvious one is steam fish. So now, meal time is kind of a bit torturing for me.

Then I started to recall when my mom and brother underwent their surgery, they were also complaining about ‘stomach feel weird-weird’, no appetite, and ‘the fish stink’. Now I got the feel of it, feel so guilty for being upset last time when they declined to eat all those healthy food we prepared.

Confessed to my mom that now I know the feeling and really sorry for being not understanding, for accusing them  being too chosey of the food.

So now, try to take smaller portion, take liquid food in between, .. and rest more.

** Girls, I am sharing this, cause I have a weird thought. I suspect, whenever someone’s metabolism rate is low (cause by disease, old age or surgery etc), may be they will experience the same thing as me . So try to be understanding if you encounter one.  It’s just part of the healing process. Mummy was so stressed up last time seeing them don’t eat much, and Mummy couldn’t cook.  Guess making Grandma and Uncle stressed up also. Now I can comprehend.

Girls,

Mummy wants to share this with you two, from 星云大师.

Especially these two:

“Be grateful and cherish what we already have is 幸福安乐.”

It bothers Mommy whenever you two are asking for things your friends have, regardless of whether you need them or not, or you already have or not. Mommy really wants to teach you two not to be vain, not to be just an empty and materialized girls.

Just like did you see Mommy, every time go shopping, buying all those beautiful clothes from all the boutiques we walk pass ? They are so pretty, gorgeous, isn’t it ?

Why? Cause Mommy has enough  clothes to wear in my closet already. 要知足!

A Christian friend shared with Mommy this: Phil 4:12 Be thankful with much or little, not just financial but health, strength etc.

“Know when to let go is 幸福安乐.”

Sometimes, things just didn’t go your way, you just didn’t get what you want, which you have worked very hard on. Then you must let it go and move on. 不要执著。mm.. especially in a relationship. If you love/like/have a crush on someone, but he doesn’t love you or doesn’t share the same feeling towards you, it’s ok, it’s perfectly normal. Just let go and move on. He is just not fit. The most important thing is you must love yourself and you deserved to be loved.

This picture always shows up in my mind, from the book “Finland Education – Cherish Every Child”, whenever the topic about teaching BM for non-Malay speaking students is brought up.

“In a secondary school, a student (immigrant) is being guided one-to-one by a tutor (on the right), in his Finns language class.”

To me, it’s not the Remove Class is wasting time, but it’s because it’s not properly (purposely?) planned and executed. Are those from the education ministry, officers, teachers, headmasters, schools, really put in the effort to help the children, wholeheartedly, sincerely ?

 

Saw this photo from last Sunday 1125请愿大会.

“Primary 2 is already like pulling a cow to climb tree.

Now Primary 4 is like pulling the sprout to make it grow.

Teachers headache, Students suffer.”

How precise.

 

Was seeing my Nuclear Medicine doctor for my coming Radioactive Iodine treatment.

Out of curiosity, I asked him whether my profession as IT (working a lot with computer) might cause higher risk in getting Thyroid cancer.

“No, in fact, I see a lot of bankers and accountants got it.”  (oh… over stressed ??? …)

He paused, and then asked, “Where do you come from?”

“Kedah.”

“I have a lot of patients from Perak.” he commented.

Oh … Perak … Oh … rare earth ??? …. Bukit Merah ??? … radioactive exposure ???…

Oh my Mighty God, praying hard that in near future, there is no increase of this disease for those from Pahang.

 

My second 琉璃 collection from Tittot:“ 桃喜益寿 Peaches of Longevity”.

Thanks dear. I know it’s tough for you also to entertain this 太后娘娘 now.

Let’s get our 3rd 琉璃 collection next year 🙂

“Mummy, teacher asked us what is our ambition. I told her I want to be a doctor. And my friend wants to be a nurse.” Ling shared with me one day after school.

Few days back, they talked about what they want to be when they grow up again.

This time, Ying announced happily, “I know what I want to be, I want to be a fashion designer.”

Just to make fun of it, I purposely said, “I thought you want to be a doctor?”

“No, that is 姐姐.” paused… then she continued “I scare I might give the wrong medicine to my patients.”

Hahaha .. as if she has really thought it over very seriously before deciding she is not suitable to be doctor…

Few weeks back, did some minor renovation and Daddy was busy monitoring the workers, I drove the girls to their enrichment class.

Once fastened her seat belt, Ling said, “Mummy, it’s ok. Now you send us and fetch us from our classes. Next time when I grow up, when you are old, I will drive you and Daddy to places you want to go.”

How sweet dear. The best thing in my life is to have both of you 🙂

“Mummy, when we can earn money already, we will buy you a birthday present.” Ying said and Ling nodded.

“Happy birthday Mummy,” Ling said and they both gave me a big hug.

Then, here come Ying again,

“Mummy, why Daddy got money and he didn’t buy you any birthday present?” Ying blurted out this in front of Daddy. Daddy was stunned.

Hahaha… I almost laughed till tears came out. Speechless.

Girls, that is the real life example of what happen before married and after married.

Dating time, weeks before birthday, started planning on what to give as birthday present, what surprise, etc..

Married already, there you go, nothing, total ignorant.

Hearing this, Daddy rushed down to Giant (nearest shopping center), grabbed a shirt and a pants from the Hush Puppies outlet there. Wrapped it and gave to girls to pass it to me.

Ya, the most un-sincere birthday present in the world.

Sometimes, I think, how sad if this is the last birthday I am going to have. But then, ya, this is not the first time, doesn’t matter any more.

I was reading The Star Online for the past Family Carnival we attended (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?sec=central&file=/2012/10/30/central/12172093). Actually I would like to give a BIG LIKE to the school for organizing this.

The students were setting up stalls and selling all sort of things to raise fund for the school. It’s a very good exposure. Ling did bug me on coming out something to sell, but sorry dear, mummy can’t cook (well, also not in good health at that moment).

And I quite agree with what the PTA Chairman said:

“Having a fundraiser event such as the carnival offers the children an opportunity to learn how to raise funds, be creative, encourage their entrepreneurial spirit and interact with adults.”

Ya, school is not just about studying and exams.

Wide variety: Over 100 stalls selling food and drinks, as well as games and activity stations were set up at the school.

And guess what they sold also:

Fighting fish !


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