Last Thursday, 2nd August, I lazed in bed a little longer than usual because the night before, Mr D and I decided to stay up watching Blood Diamond and wait to perform our Subh prayers. However, being a mom of four, sleeping in is not so easy - I was joined in with the lil' ones with giggles and hugs... Then, it was time for breakfast and the bananas in my fruit basket were a little bit too ripe. It's cekodok time!
As I was scooping in the last batch of batter into the pan of boiling oil, somehow, the bowl slipped off my fingers, banging the pan and POW! hot oil splashed over the four fingers on my right hand!!!
"Aaaa... Cayaaang, helllllpppp! Quick! Adooooiii!!"
I ran my hand under the running tap water and was screaming my head off. Oh, gosh.. did we panic! Mr D asked the boys to call mamasarah to ask her for advice. Remember, she's married to a doctor. So, mamasarah told me to put the hand in ice. That I did. God, was it painful! Three hours later, I was still in pain. At times, the pain was excruciating, sometimes it was bearable. When I couldn't take it any longer, I asked Mr D to take me to the Walk-in-Centre. I was already in tears! After more agony, the nurse gave me some painkillers while waiting (which took more than an hour!). My hands were then bandaged.
To cut a long story short, I am now a handicap. Well, at least for the time being. I now know how my ex-students, Ahmad (not real name) from Lebanon and Samad (also not real name) from Iraq feel as they go through their daily lives single-handedly. When I was in pain, I couldn't help thinking of how little the pain was, compared to the blaring flames in hell. Just a splash of hot oil on four fingers...
So, now Mr D is le chef. He prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner for us, washes the dishes and scrubs the kitchen. It's not really easy ordering kids around (the fantastic four) but I should actually just sit and relax, shouldn't I? Thank you Mr D...
I've been trying to download pictures of my ugly fingers but haven't been able to. Maybe I should spare all of you the gory sight. Euuchh!!