Friday, February 20, 2009

Apologies, and thanks...

Dearest friends,

First of all, please accept my apologies for not counter-commenting on any of your comments on my previous post. I wish I could. Hati ni rasa`membuak-buak' nak give each and every one of your comments a personal note, but, I'm still feeling slightly under the weather even until today.

I truly appreciate all your warm and kind words, and well-wishes. And from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for all the concerns shown, and do'a and the 'speedy recovery' wishes for my Abah and moi. Insya Allah our do'a akan dimakbulkanNya. Amin. Thank you so, so, much...again. Hanya Allah SWT yang dapat membalasnya.

I'm slightly depressed as apart from the ear infection and the pain on my neck which are STILL there, both my feet and fingers are now puffed up and swollen. They're not painful, syukur alhamdulillah, but I'm quite concerned because this had never happened to me before, not even when I was pregnant with the kids. Apparently, it looks like some kind of water-retention thingy. But, from what I had read in the past, swelling of the feet, or any limbs etc are normally associated with a weak heart, or some kidney problems, or if there are tumours obstructing the functions of our internal organs. So, I was worried...and it doesn't help when Doctor Hubby doesn't seem to think it was anything serious, but, at the same time didn't even look at my feet, and didn't do much to explain the possible causes of the sweeling, etc :( So, yeah... I was depressed to say the least.

Being someone who seldom fell sick before this, I just felt so frustrated, and helpless the last one week or so. Why wasn't I getting better? In fact, I think it has gotten worse the last couple of days ni!

So, off I went to see yet another doctor this morning - pecah record, you all...FOURTH doctor within one week! (And I think this frequent visits to the doctors is also one of the factors making me depressed...)

Dr. Mo*az*i spent a good forty minutes taking down my history and also examining me. The ear infection has not cleared totally, and he is of the opinion that my back-pain and stiff neck are related to the infection. It's a natural body reaction to counter the pain in the ear, and this causes spasm at the back of my neck. And the only explanation he could give with regard to my swollen feet and fingers was that it most probably has to do with the painkiller I was taking the last one week, i.e Ar*ox*a. Apparently, some of its known side effects are - water-retention in the body, fluctuating weight (that explains why I've gained 2 kilos in the last one week despite being sick!), and also headaches (which I've been having since last night!). Strange...because this was not the first time I've taken Ar*ox*a...But, Dr. Mo*az*i said that my body must have gone through certain changes in the last few mionths or so, and now it is not tolerant to the drug anymore.

So, I've been given another course of (a different) antibiotics for the next one week, and I've been taken off Ar*ox*a. I've been adviced to just take the normal PCM for my stiff neck, and headache and pain in the ear from now on. I hope they'll work for me. The shooting and throbbing pains are giving me restless nights...and I badly need a good night sleep.

I pray to Allah SWT that that is REALLY all to it, and I'll be back to my normal self in no time, insya Allah...

And oh yeah...Watching Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical last night with Ayah and the rest of the MTs and hubbies REALLY lifted my spirit last night. It was just SUPERB! It was just so mesmerizing. And I was blown away. Will definitely blog on it once I'm much better. I promise.

Again, thank you so much for all the do'as and well-wishes.

God bless :)

39 comments:

Mrs.A said...

pls delete my earlier comment. Hope all will clear soon and you will be on your road to recovery. Shall be watching PGL 2moro. Courtesy of friend tapi ada 1 je tix so my Hilman pretty upset. The whole family watched it in 2006 when I was preggers with Adeena. Take care!

wanshana said...

Hi Amy :)

Done! I accidentally pressed some buttons twice before I started writing just now, and didn't realize that the blank draft got published!

Thanks, dear. I hope so, too. Dah tak larat laa...

I'm sure you'll enjoy PGL tomorrow. That was my first time, but friends who had been to the earlier seasons said that PGL3 is so much improved. I wouldn't know.

I bought the Programme Book last night but I somehow must have misplaced it somewhere. If it's not too much trouble, could you get one for me tomorrow, please, dear?

I can get it from you and pay for it when we next see each other nanti, insya Allah :)

Thank you...thank you :)

P/S : Hmmmm...now you're watching PGL while preggers again! :)

Mrs.A said...

When I was preggers with Hilman I watched Miss Saigon in London.. ! InsyaAllah will get the programme book kalau ingat. my memory has gone pretty bad nowadays!

yatidell said...

Dear Shana,
Kesian kat you one after another...tak apalah...hope you'll recover soon..
Take care...

wanshana said...

Thanks Amy :)

Hmmmm...is there something about you being pregnant and cravings for musicals?! Hehehe!

wanshana said...

Kak Yati,

Thanks, insya Allah I'll be okay over the weekend.

Anyway, what I'm going through is not that bad compared to some of those yang suffer even more serious and life-threatening ailments. That thought keeps me somewhat sane :)

Mrs.A said...

Kak Shana,

Musicals and snorkelling... ! Redang for Hilman , Pulau Manukan for Adeena.. need to plan one for this one..!

Naz said...

Shana,
Get well soon. A lot of catching up to do ni! :)

kay_leeda said...

Wanshana,

Hope you are getting better dear. Do take care, and don't miss the ubat yah.

wanshana said...

Amy,

Waaaaaaa...your 'cravings' - kelessssss gitew! Musicals and snorkelling :)

I'd plan for a snorkelling trip, too, if I were you - to be fair for the 'lil' one in there. Hehehe...

Oh ya...Hope you'll read this before going to PGL3 today. I found the Programme Book this morning! So, I'd like to cancel my "order" from you...Hehehe.

Have fun, dear, and enjoy your weekend.

wanshana said...

Hi Naz,

Thank you :)

Yup, a lot of catching up to do - both at work and blogging. Hehehe!

Have a great weekend, dear :)

wanshana said...

Kay,

Thank you, dear :)

I've taken the antibiotics diligently - hopefully this one works better than the previous one, insya Allah.

The swelling has gone down somewhat. Hopefully, I'll get back my old ear, neck, feet and fingers in no time ;)

Have a great weekend, Kay.

Mrs.A said...

Cancel order noted!

Madam Tai Tai said...

Hi Shana,

Glad to know the PGL musical has lifted your mood! Don't be too depressed lah...Economy pun dah depressed, politics pun begitu juga...I don't think the world can take Wan Shana being depressed too. Cheer up, ok!

Btw, didn't know that Arcoxia can do that? I'm actually swearing by it, since it was recommended by my neurologist for my migraine.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Shana,
I missed reading FB on you, so I didn't know. How are you now? Is the ear getting better? I'm happy that PGL has given you the happy medicine :)

Take care & I'll pray for your dad too.

Speedy Recovery!

Waterlily said...

Shana..I have not been doing much blog hopping lately and thus unaware of you being unwell (not until you replied to my thread in FB..) sorry dear..

Hope you are feeling much better now.

Desert Rose said...

Akak,

Ala so sorry to hear this.

But swollen things tu, kot2 chikugunya tak? My MIL baru recover, mcm tu la sympton lbh kurang

Anyway, take care ok

Kmar said...

Shana,

Get well soon. Once you recover, for sure your body will be stronger with extra antibodi.. insyallah.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Wanshana, regret to read of you not being well. Hope you feeling better today and on the road to recovery.
Try relax and not to worry to much Wanshana...you'll be fine soon.
Best regards, Lee.

Anonymous said...

Shana ....

Still not well ya? Hugssss.... Hope u'll get well soon dear. What else can i say? Nak tolong memasak, cannot. Nak tolong mengajar, lagi la cannot.

I ni pun dah start "mengah". Baru tawaf satu round (looking for Abg Idin's stuff to go to hostel) dah penat! SO unlike me. hahaha

Speedy recovery yeah?

E-boo

wanshana said...

Hi Amy,

Thanks for accepting the cancellation. Hehehe...

And hey, it was nice seeing you last night at Az*in*'s :)

Take care.

wanshana said...

Hi Gina.

I'm feeling better now, thank you. PGL probably did have something to do with it :)

Yes, Arcoxia is really amazing, kan? I never had any problems with it before this. You're right - it's the best migraine-buster around.

I guess different people react differently to it, and as for me, it's probably a sign of old age - now dah tak boleh tolerate it anymore. Have to resort to other alternatives from now on.

wanshana said...

Hi Ja,

Thank you for the do'a and well wishes.

I'm feeling better now, and my Abah is okay, thank you. All of us are nevertheless very anxious to know the results this Tuesday. PGL was somewhat a slight 'diversion' / escapade that night.

wanshana said...

Hi Waterlily,

Thanks, dear. No worries :)

I'm better now. Insya Allah, I'll be my 100% in no time :)

wanshana said...

Desert Rose,

Thank you :)

Chikugunya? Hmmm...I hope not. I don't have any fever or anything like that. So, hopefully it's nothing that serious. How's your MIL? Hope she's 100% okay now.

The swelling is slowly going down. First thing this morning, after elevating my feet the whole night, they seemed to be back to normal-ish. But, petang ni dah start swelling slightly again. I guess it'll take a few days to clear bebetul, insya Allah.

wanshana said...

Thanks, Kmar.

Insya Allah. Can't wait to go back to my normal self :)

wanshana said...

Hi Uncle Lee,

I'm feeling better now. Thank you so much.

I'm making full use of my Sunday to relax alright...Should be my normal self by tomorrow :)

Take care!

P/S : Love your tango pic ;)

wanshana said...

Thanks E-boo :)

I'm much better now, thank you.

I say...anak bujang you dah nak gi boarding school dah. Tinggal si Hafiz and Ameer buat sparring partner kat rumah lah ya?

So, how often can Abang Idin balik Rawang? Errr...not even sure if "BALIK Rawang" is the right term, coz' he will still be in Rawang, kan? Hehehe!

Knowing you, mau tetiap hari you gi jenguk dia, huh? Btw, make sure jangan ikut sangat senarai bebarang nak bawak gi hostel tu, especially part berapa helai undies nak kena bawak...Hehehe!

Jangan nangis nanti, okay?

tireless mom said...

Dear Shana

Masih tak sehat lagi ke? Hope you are feeling much better. Take care. Don't exert yourself, dah tua tua ni kena extra berjaga jaga

Helena said...

wan shana.... hey hope u r feeling much better now....

btw best la lagu u ni....

Take care ok.....

wanshana said...

Dear Kak Yatt @ TM,

I'm much better today, thank you.

But, you're right, dah tua-tua ni, penyakit beratur ajer kan? Lepas tu, takes longer time to get better.

I think I need to take extra supplements from now on.

wanshana said...

Hi Helena!

Thanks, dear :)

I've missed you! Glad you're back blogging and blog-hopping :)

I think the song is nice, too, but Hanna has been asking me to change it to another ummmpphh song. According to her, this song is so "eeeeewwwwwhh" (?!). Hehehe!

So far, tak jumpa lagi lagu to replace this one. So, she'll just have to bear with it.

You take care, too, dear :)

Kitchen Guardian said...

Shana,

Hope you are much better now...maybe this is the way nature is telling you take a breather...

This one don't tell haizal...agaknya kalau you hv a family related dr...depa treat kita like everything is fine...same goes wt my sis, i think selagi tak coma, you are fine...once, my niece selsema and batuk dah teruk, i told her to bring to her hospital, she said tak pa, ada rhinatiol...lepas tu malam tu the poor baby started wheezing, terus dia bawak pi e&a! But of ourse it helps a lot having her, she is my secomd opinion when it comes to diagnosis!

Did you see Dr Muhazmi @ UH, if he's the one, he's my sister's best friend!

Take care!

wanshana said...

Yani,

Memang betul, Yani oooiii!!

Kekadang tu, keciiiiiikkk hati I, kalau not feeling well, and he doesn't seem to ambik pot sangat! Ye lah...he has seen worse cases, kat hospital, kan? So, apalah sangat kalu bini pening-pening lalat, bengkak-bengkak kaki, pitam jatuh tangga, tangan/kaki patah riuk, etc, kan?! Small matter ajer tu for him. I bet if tanya Shila pun, she'll say Jab pun sama!

Sometimes, I thought I had gotten used to it, and I pun tak kisah if Haizal tak ambik pot, etc...Tapi, bila time-time tertentu yang membuatkan I 'over-sensitip', tersangatlah merajuk rasanya...Hehehe!

Yes, I saw Mohazmi that day. He's also my Dad's doctor when he goes to RUKA :) Your sister which department, ya?

Gylle said...

Loorrr Shana. Siannya lama pulak to recover fr ur ear infection. Hope u'll get over it soon. I was hoping to read ur blog on PGL 3 ;). Anyway, understandable considering what u went through recently. Get well soon....

wanshana said...

Gylle,

Thanks :)

Just for you...Keranamu - I've just posted a piece on the MTs PGL3 night :) Hehehe!

I'm much better now, thank you, dear.

Take care.

jabishah said...

Hi Kak Shana,

Hope you are doing better now. I just browsed thru your older posts. My doas for your abah. Ameen..

PGL! I missed it. Tickets were sold out. I cld get the tickets earlier, konon to make sure it is really HB's off day. But come to think of it, we wld be too tired after the trip.

Take care. Makan ubat...

wanshana said...

Hi Jabishah,

Thanks :)

I'm much better now, but neck still stiff coz' apparently due to the infection ada inflamation of the lymph nodes on my neck area...Tak habis-habis!

Telinga pun belum 100% - still ada`'popping sound' every now and then. Hehehe...Kelakarlah pulak bila ingatkan penyakit yang macam-macam ni!

I dah habis segala ubat prescribed to me, including the 2 courses of different antibiotics. Don't feel like taking ubat lagi. Takut immuned lah pulak!

My Dad has gone through the biopsy, and has done a CT scan on Thursday. The ENT specialist will sit down with us on Monday morning to explain the results and the next course of action he/we need to take. Praying that his condition is not serious...

Enjoy your weekend, dear :)

wanshana said...

Hi Jabishah,

Thanks :)

I'm much better now, but neck still stiff coz' apparently due to the infection ada inflamation of the lymph nodes on my neck area...Tak habis-habis!

Telinga pun belum 100% - still ada`'popping sound' every now and then. Hehehe...Kelakarlah pulak bila ingatkan penyakit yang macam-macam ni!

I dah habis segala ubat prescribed to me, including the 2 courses of different antibiotics. Don't feel like taking ubat lagi. Takut immuned lah pulak!

My Dad has gone through the biopsy, and has done a CT scan on Thursday. The ENT specialist will sit down with us on Monday morning to explain the results and the next course of action he/we need to take. Praying that his condition is not serious...

Enjoy your weekend, dear :)