Friday, May 29, 2009

A Quickie

The surgery was done at 3.30pm yesterday.

Am now blogging from my hospital bed.

Keep smiling peeps!

For I am smiling.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I said previously that I am not dumbfounded...

I was.

But it doesn't mean that I am not

I am.

Hug me.

Hold me.

Somebody... please.

Adegan Drama Melayu

In many of Drama Melayu, especially the old skool ones, there will always be one of the main casts having some kind of a grave disease.

Imagine a dramatic face of a doctor, saying this:

Maafkan saya... tetapi saya ada berita buruk yang perlu saya sampaikan. Keputusan ke atas ujian yang dijalankan menunjukkan encik/cik/puan menghidap barah (common in Malay dramas)


And I have my own Adegan Drama Melayu this morning, though it's not at all dramatic.

Dr. Goh: The result has come out... (buat muka concern dalam tenang)
Moi: Uhum... (takda perasaan)
Dr. Goh: The result has come out... (buat muka concern + mcm expecting an outburst of emotion or something tapi muka dia ni sentiasanya tenang)

It's cancer.

Moi: Owh... ok.


Like I was being told by the doctor that I have a slight fever.

Yes, I am not dumbfounded.

For I have brave myself for the worst since the very beginning I discover the lump.

But, Alhamdulillah, thyroid cancer is not the aggressive kind of cancer.

No chemo needed.

I will undergo another surgery this friday to remove the rest of the thyroid gland.

Wish me well, friends.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mountain Dew

I miss you.

The luscious yellowish green that you are...

Where art thou?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Tag Un-done

Unbelievably long tag.



Unceremoniously deleted.

... ... ...


Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I'm now in the middle of my 17 days MC and I'll be back in campus next Tuesday.

Classes and mahallah check-in had been taken care of last Friday.

The wound is healing; I can now stretch my neck and the swelling is lessening.

Next appointment is on the 25th.

Been wondering why I can't remember much post op, like I was in a daze or something.

And vomited a couple of times too.

Is this normal?

Googled and found the answer here:

Nausea and Vomiting

Post-operative nausea and vomiting is a common problem during recovery from general anesthesia. In addition, patients may feel drowsy, weak, or tired for several days after the operation, a combination of symptoms sometimes called the hangover effect. Fuzzy thinking, blurred vision, and coordination problems are also possible. For these reasons, anyone who has had general anesthesia should not drive, operate machinery, or perform other activities that could endanger themselves or others for at least 24 hours, or longer if necessary.

Okay, now I understand.

I'm normal.

Kak Raihan invited me for a hangout but I can't go; not allowed.
'Don't over-do yourself', said someone.
'Take it easy.'


Really want to go swimming.
Play angklung and gamelan.
Hangout with friends.

Get back to life.