Today is the second day back to work(again..yep...after taking/clearing leave for another week) after recuperate.
Though it seems a bit wasteful to spent my leave to sleep at home (usually at this time of the year, I would take leave to spent time with the kids doing stuff since it's school holiday!). But what to do, we all have to do what's the needed most at the right time, don't we? At this moment, what I truly need is rest and recuperate. And of course get well real soon so that I could function well as a mom and as a wife.
I have not have much energy to carry my kids, walked very long with them, bring them to playground, chat with hubby (running out of breath) or worked very long at work without getting backache. That is what I have experienced when I went back to work earlier. But as my hospitalisation leave is over and there is work waiting at workplace, duedate to meet, I had to go back and also to try and see if I am "back to normal". True to behold, I AM NOT. And when i went online, two friends who had dengue before told me it'll take a month to really recover back. No wonder i am feeling giddy, cold and having backache.
Anyway, after clearing urgent work and God Bless, my manager is back in office the subsequent Monday, I took one week off just to rest and also take time to visit the western doctor and Traditional Chinese Doctor. I took another bloodtest at my panel doctor to confirm the platelet has back to normal (226); normal reading would be between 150-450. When I asked the western doctor why I am feeling giddy? He took my blood pressure and said my blood pressure was low. And when I told him of my backache, he gave me muscle relaxing pill and painkiller.
So after 2 days, not feeling recovered, at the advice of many friends, I went to see a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner) at USJ. I heeded his advice and took 5 (supposed to be 6 but one dose I accidentally turned it to charcoal when it got burnt :P) of chinese herbs that needs to brew ourselves, from 7 rice bowls of water till left 1 bowl which takes around 1 1/2 hr.
I felt much better today but cannot help worrying that one more bowl which I wasted.. :P gotta call him to check also about taking white radish soup which my mom told me to be good for cleansing blood...as I heard if you are taking chinese medicine, you cannot take certain food and white radish is one of them.
Anyway this post is supposed to be about life-endangering moments. If I exclude the two c-section, this would be my second life-endangering moments. The first one being a car accident(whereby my Kancil was overturned twice in 2002 or 2003). I am indeed lucky to be still alive and blogging right now.
But, I hope and I am reminding myself here, to really live my life well and not to let this event gone off my mind and lead(again) a meaningless rushy hour daily life...and lead a life full of regrets....
Cos how many "reminders"/"warning signals" we want God to send us before we can come to our senses? And how many can we endure SAFELY?
So seriously have to reprioritise our life and lead a meaningful life to serve our life purpose and mission! Be Grateful at all times and smell the fresh air, feel the sweatness of plain, clean water and stretch our arms and take in a deep breath; exercise and move our body. Live a healthy and purposeful life!
(Stay tuned on my coming post soon on what I did or rather ppl around me did to make the platelet climbs back...surviving dengue...)