Monday, June 13, 2011

The Blessings

In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.
All praises and thanks be to Allah, Lord of the worlds.


Alhamdulillah, I am back to work since last week. My doctor said that my recovery would take about four to eight weeks. I am on my 8th week now, after six weeks of medical leave. 
I was not that excited to return to work last week, and I went home feeling totally drained out of energy. So I took two days off, and now, this week I am feeling much better.


The last time I had a check up, my blood pressure was 120/80 and my hemoglobin was 13.5 (it was 7 previously).
Alhamdulillah...I was overjoyed...those were really beautiful numbers...


The doctor 'prescribed' me with a diet that is the envy of many, especially those in my age group. I am suppose to be on high protein, high calorie diet of red meat, chicken, fish, with added salt.
Part of my envious diet.
I must take full cream milk, not the skimmed low fat ones. Beside drinking lots of water, I have to take five meals everyday. A dietician was sent to me when I was at the hospital to educate me about my recovery diet. In short, I was instructed to eat and drink more.


I am feeling much healthier now, Alhamdulillah...It's just that I got tired easily once I started working. A friend who had experienced similar surgery told me that it is the effect of the anesthesia. Even though I have recovered from the surgery, it would take some time for my energy to return to normal. 


The new academic year had started and my department was kind enough to let me have all my classes at the ground floor level, just a few doors away from the office.
I had been blessed with a loving husband and caring siblings who took good care of me, families and friends, students, who came to visit and offering help here and there.  And those who were not able to visit had been sending messages and prayers. Alhamdulillah... 


"Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny?" 
This verse from Surah Ar Rahmaan, is repeated 31 times...
and it really hit me.


Thank you Allah...for all the blessings..
Thank you Allah for everything.

2 comments:

Cikgu Halimah said...

alhamdulillah...gembira dengar perkembangan kesihatan Rahimah...dan memang envy betul dengan diet tu..which is really opposite to my supposedly and healthy diet..

mawar said...

Salam Kak Atun,
Alhamdulillah...terima kasih kerana datang menziarah secara virtual kat sini, terima kasih juga atas doa yang dikirim.
hehe...saya masih meneruskan diet yang dicemburui ramai tu...contohnya, nasi beryani gam yang sedap tu..