ALLAH SWT is great. With calamities piling our shoulders, there have got to be a ray of light that comes with it. A bless in disguise; an ember in the dark, I say; though I have to say that as a mere dainty and weak mortal soul, you will tend to grumble and make fuss about whatever God SWT has tested you upon with – eventually at the end of the journey, you knew that ALLAH SWT wants to teach you something.
Started on Wednesday 12th October, I began to feel uncomfortable and my body grew fatigue and lethargic with sinews/limbs gone tired. My throat starting to go soar and by 9.30 A.M. in the school, I started to feel dizzy. I’ve asked permission from my GPK1 to go back home because by that time, I started feeling nauseous and my body and headache was hot. Slowly, I drove to Poliklinik Serendah and was diagnosed by the doctor that the fever recorded 37.5 Celsius!! I was freaking out- went home and took rest but still the heat didn’t last. That night, my body was so hot that I barely could sleep. My head was spinning. For the whole Thursday, I threw-up all the food and water consumed to rejuvenate the body. My stomach jolted and felt gaseous and I had a mild diarrhoea. That night, I had all the Dengue symptoms; fatigue, hot fever and the joints were tired. For 8 hours in the silence of Serendah’s night, I threw-up and my stomach churned every now and then. Helpless.
Friday morning, gathered strength to go to school to settle all the upcoming Final Examination papers of Year 4 English – the pictures selection, the Head Of English Panel signature, the compiling, etc. UNFORTUNATELY, merely around 8.30 A.M., my face went pale and the throat was unbearable! Again, my good GPK1, Puan Norazian leniently gave permission for me to go back; and with persistent of beloved colleagues, I went back to get myself a blood test. I planned to do blood test in Putrajaya Hospital because if the verdict ends up positive, then it will be nearer to Kakak if I ever to be warded.
From Serendah; arrived at Putrajaya Hospital around 2 hours later – only to find that I didn’t bring my wallet and IC! By hook or by crook, had to shift to plan B which was to do blood test at a privatized institution – Pusat Rawatan Islam Az-Zaharah at Bandar Baru Bangi (because I always went there when I resided in Bandar Baru Bangi and Putrajaya). The crowd was immense and had to queue for the turn approximately an hour before I could meet the doctor. While waiting, my body was shaking madly because I felt it was so cold when actually my body was actually hot. Met the doctor and when he saw my throat, he was shocked to see that my Tonsils grown BIG! AS IN BIG BOIL!!! He recorded the temperature as 38.2 Celsius!!! Oh My God! I felt like fainting – no wonder that my body was shaken on the outside for being cold because in the inside, it was feverish HOT!
The nurses gave me a blanket to cover my body while they took my blood for test as I was SHIVERING and SHAKEN. The verdict came out and turned out that my blood was polluted with bacteria – perhaps due to the tonsils. Nevertheless Alhamdulillah, no sign of Dengue precursors found! When I went to the counter, the fee was RM107. Guess what? A good friend of mine who brought me from Serendah to Putrajaya (Bless his soul although he refused to be named! – but he had to go back to office once dropped me by to Az-Zaharah) just lent me around RM100 (since I left my wallet in Serendah)!!!! That means I still lack RM7!
Initially, I called Kakak and she said she would be there around 12.30 P.M. but by the time I was done with my medical errands till the payment, she was still missing in action. With my body shaken and shivering, I called her only to find out that she was just about to push off!!!!! Perhaps she was very busy with the work or perhaps because I was so sick at that time that I felt so emotional; but I was so sad and frustrated. With :-
- blanket covering my shivering body;
- my head heavy;
- tonsils harden;
- and my stomach empty because I didn’t eat anything since morning – for the blood test;
- left my wallet and merely depended on the charity of a good and kind-hearted friend;
- waiting for my sister while clutching my shivering body in the heat sun outside because the air-conditioned scene inside was unbearably COLD for me;
Kakak bought me luncheon and she had to go back to office to settle her work. So I just rested my heavy and hot body. The first night wasn’t bed of roses because my body was still adjusting to the changing. Drinking 100 plus and all the pills sometimes make me wanted to throw up. On Saturday, I just slept the whole day and ate bread and bits of rice.Had to do it myself although I had to slowly forced myself to go out from the bed and the room searching for the food with my meagre condition.
On whole, this whole experience has taught me a lot more about life. It is true. ALLAH SWT is great. You may think you’ve seen what world has to offer; but there are more unfathomable colours coming right at you! I’ve also learned that people may say that blood is thicker than water; but maybe it is better because of that, water seeps in the skin and right into the heart – whereas blood coagulates so thick that when it is wrongly mutating, it will lead to thrombophilia – clotting your blood vessel, suffocating you to death.