Archive for June 2013
This month the blood test shows my Thyroglubulin reading shot to 654. .. Worry … fear … worry …
Then someone sent me this:
Ya, I must stop it. It’s doing me nothing good.. Will bring forward the second RAI treatment to end of July. For the moment, just cherish the life and live it to the fullest.
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serve no useful purpose” – Eckhart Tolle, the author of the book “The Power of Now”
Sharing this, extracted from the Golden words of Paradise facebook.
TRUE LOVE ..(A Doctor’s note) Must Read n share
It was approximately 8.30 a.m. on a busy morning when an elderly gentleman in his eighties arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb.
He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9.00 a.m. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat. I knew it would take more than an hour before someone would to able to attend to him. I saw him check his watch anxiously for the time and decided to evaluate his wound since I was not busy with another patient.
On examination, the wound was well healed. Hence, I talked to one of the doctors to get the supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. We began to engage in a conversation while I was taking care of his wound.
I asked him if he had another doctor’s appointment later as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no and said that he needed to go to the nursing home to have breakfast with his wife. I inquired about her health. He told me that she had been in the nursing home for a while as she was a victim of Alzheimer’s disease. I probed further and asked if she would be upset if he was slightly late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was and she had not been able to recognize him since five years ago.
I asked him in surprise, “And you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?“
He smiled as he patted my hand and said, “She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.” I had to hold back my tears as he left.
I had goose bumps on my arm, and I thought, “That is the kind of love I want in my life.”
True love is neither physical nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.
Just finished taking my bath, coming down the staircase, already heard the girls quarreling over the TV programme to watch.
My housekeeper was there, trying to help, but both also didn’t want to give in. I stood beside my housekeeper.
“If like that, then no choice lo, have to switch off the TV.” my housekeeper said. I nodded.
A total silence immediately. The TV was off, the quarrel was ended. Both the children dare not to make a sound, but eyes red red. We the adult just walked away ‘gracefully’.
About half an hour later, I heard Ling spoke to Ying, “If we don’t fight, I think Mummy will let us watch the TV. Let’s not fight. ok ?”
“Ya, if you don’t keep on pressing on the ‘Info’ button,” Ying said, trying to make a deal.
“You go to talk to Mum,”
“You go la,”
“You la, I still have some homework to do.”
Ling showed up at my desk, “Mummy, we promise we won’t fight again. Can we watch the TV please?”
“So, can you remember, TV is for entertainment, not for quarreling or fighting. If you two don’t know how to use it, then don’t watch it.”
Ok, both of them nodded, and their face beamed when I gave the green light. 🙂
Another typical day when school is off..
And, Ling, Mummy always wants to tell you: what a good big sister you are.
Scroll down the site and you can see a forecast, with information about wind direction.
The forecast for today is as below.
Please be reminded, that the index (PSI) is for Singapore. But from the picture and other information there, you can roughly guess whether it will be worsen in Malaysia or not.
Note: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said parents had the discretion not to send their children to school as long they inform the relevant school authorities.
I agree, we parents must make the right judgement whether our children are fit and whether should take the risk or not.
The air pollution index just shows the reading at a particular moment in time. It doesn’t warrant that the haze will stay at the same level the whole day.
Parents, you need to make the call.