First round of chemo was a bit too much for dear sis to handle, but she had braved through it, Alhamdulillah... Her next round is next week and I sure hope that it won't be any worse than the first one, if not better.
I'm trying to remind myself that the main reason I've come home is to be with my sister - and provide her with the support she needs, as well as to help her look after the children. Her children are so used to having their mum man their daily activities that they somehow forget that their mum's current health condition prohibits her from being the same mum she used to be. And that is an area I'm trying to help them with. To be around them when they come back from school, talk to them, check on their school work, check on their daily activities (solah, bath time, tea and dinner), and of course, just diverting them from bugging their mum.
Alhamdulillah, we're coping... Things are not always fine and dandy, of course, but things can also be worse. With prayers to the Almighty and the greatest faith in Him, we get by, InsyaAllah. We try to keep our days filled with all sorts of activities and also with the best of company. It's a painful journey, at times, but I remind myself that this is the pattern I'll be going through for the years to come. Not too bad, just a little bit lonely. What keeps us going? The rewards of the hereafter!!
Of a dear friend:
I've only met her once - a couple of weeks ago. Our friendship bloomed from the blogosphere, and we hope to meet each other more in the future.
However, the Almighty's testing her in terms of her faith and health. As a breast cancer survivor, she was just informed that it has spread to her ribs, liver, left collarbone nodes and at the nodes at the right jaw. I got her message right after I got some good news for myself, and I felt humbled that the Almighty plans things out differently. On one part of KL there was I - feeling elated, while on the other side, there she was - feeling the opposite. Subhanallah. I know the words I offered were nothing and meaningless, but a prayer for Allah to give her blessings and the best of everything will mean something.
Please pray for the best for our dear sister, Raden Galoh.
Notebook has officially died on me. Hence, the gloom - no updates. Scouting the shops for a good deal that will match the budget (what budget?).
Enough for now. When all's a bit brighter, perhaps, I'll come back with something worth writing!