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 :)