Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A miracle?

No, it's Allah's grace...

Imagine being diagnosed with a rare type of cancer (malt lymphoma - which is NOT the usual lymphoma that has good records of recovery) at Stage 4 (1 being the beginning, and 4 the extreme, but 'advanced', like my late husband, being ... the ultimate I guess). How they determine the stage is according to the amount of area the cancer cells have spread to (doctors can correct me if I'm wrong here). My sis was at Stage 4 because it had gone into the blood, and also into the bone marrow. After approximately 5-6 months of treatment; ie. 6 cycles of chemo, bottles of Xanco (mangosteen skin juice), gallons of zam zam water (thanks to friends and relatives) which has been read with quranic verses by a Hafeez, Vitamin B17 in the form of apricot kernels, Cactus juice, RO water, habbatussauda' (black seed) and perhaps numerous more variations of medication or supplication, results of the tests indicate that she is actually free for cancer for now.
Physically, my sister is a petite woman with a clean and pure heart. Perhaps she has typical characteristics of a first child: picky with food and not extremely adventurous with it either. It is indeed a big turndown for Kak Long to be told that sugar activates the cancer cells when Kak Long is a sweet tooth!! So this darling sister of mine had to shield off and sacrifice so many items on the foodlist (of course the hospital dietician's list only specified raw food/fruit/vegetables, and food that has been exposed to the open air as things to avoid). I don't recall which specific expert's advice we followed, but I think MANY people advised her to stop eating: meat, dairy products, sugar (carbohydrates included of course), and salt, among others.


It created a lot of commotion, in actual fact. Many fussed, argued and debated over what should and should not be eaten. She got lectures from people who, undoubtedly, meant well. For me it was simple. If my sister could avoid the food, then by all means she should. But if she craved for them or couldn't consume anything else (since she had always been a wee bit picky), then just let her have whatever is halal and edible for her. Most importantly, she needed the energy to recover and regain her strength, especially prior to a chemo session she had to undergo. Everything else is and was in Allah's hands. Whatever medication she took would only heal with Allah's permission.


The total surrender to the Almighty especially in situations such as this is essential. I believe that going back to basics and what Rasulullah practised and used, is vital. The Holy Quran has many advantages and blessings; reading it (every letter, every word, verse, surah) correctly, understanding the meaning and of course the ultimate of all ultimates is applying the content to our daily lives!
Now that we're given a second chance, it'll only go to waste if we don't grab the opportunity... He loves us, doesn't He? :)
ps: I gave Kak Long every single quranic verse my late husband read during his last 3-4 months (even before being diagnosed with cancer). Raden Galoh has put up all the verses and chapters of the Quran that has been recommended to her on her blog, which a dear silent reader has compiled on pdf format. If anyone is interested in the pdf format(I have distributed to friends and family already), do leave your email address in the comment section.

46 comments:

Kak Elle said...

Thanks for sharing D...god bless you.

halwafy said...

Me me me!! Thanks D :)

Anonymous said...

dear kak,

fyi, i've been reading your entries since 2007..while your dear late mr. D was still around..may allah give his blessing to you and the lovely kids..i would appreciate very much if you could email me the compiled surah in pdf.format..thank you kak & thank you again for inspiring us with your strong ourage and patience..

yus

yusrinawati_ibaruslan@petronas.com.my

Fakhzan Marwan said...

Salam Kak,

Hope you and he children are well, be blessed by the al-Mighty everyday and always.

May i have the surah too? this is my address - fakhzan_marwan@yahoo.com

Thank you so much Kak, for your kindness.

Anonymous said...

Kak D,
I would very much appreciate if you could email me as well. Thank you.

gemarena70s@yahoo.com.my

~arena

life is ... said...

Kak D

I met ur mom last Ramadhan while performing umrah.

I want the doa too.

This is my email. hadijah_jaffri@yahoo.com.

Thanks

Lyana Mauseth said...

kak D,

My best friend's father has mouth cancer..can u send the doa to me too so i can forward to her...TQ

mrsmauseth@yahoo.com

noha chomel said...

kak D, semoga sihat di samping anak2 dan sentiasa dalam jagaan Allah. kak, boleh email saya doa-doa tu? supaya dapat saya sebarkan pada kawan2 saya juga.

thank you very much

noha_mdsupian@yahoo.com

goboklama said...

salam to D,I would like very much to have it. Terima kasih banyak2 krn sudi berkongsi. Semoga hidup D & keluarga dilimpahi rahmatNya sentiasa, insyaAllah...

goboklama@gmail.com

KC lah who else said...

please include me as well in yr distribution list. u have no idea that what u're about to share will help people in so many ways...may Allah bless yr soul always dear...

kicapsoda@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Salam. Thanks for the inspirational post. Your sister must be a very good person to be blessed in such a way by Allah swt.

I have been reading your blog for awhile now and I must say, I inspire to be as strong and patient as you. YOu're such a shining example...so please keep on blogging cause you'll never know the number of people whom you've touched.

I would like a copy of the doa pls. Send it to ainsuraya@gmail.com.

Thanks again! And God bless!

Raden Galoh said...

Darling sister...

You have done wonders there... alhamdulillah you want to spread the sharing with me... May Allah bless you always sis... I'm doing too over here... Bila pi hospital, pass a printed copy to friends I met there... Semoga ianya membantu yang memerlukan.... the surahs help me until today... I cant deny that...

Kak Long mcm I gak... sbb tu I guess ada keserasian antara we all maklum bhoth anak sulung...

as always, missing you and much loved from all of us here in Banting. Take care.

Pyrus said...

Hi sis...I have been reading your blog recommended by my hubby since your beloved Mr. D was still around..would appreciate if you could email me the doa compilation at fairusyatim@gmail.com ...Take care.

Maz Hamzah said...

Salam Kak,
Million thank yous for the compilation. Me! (angkat tangan nak) :)
maz.hamzah@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum

Dear D
Alhamdulillah. Your Kak Long is such a soft-spoken person. May she be blessed by ALLAH SWT throughout her life.
Please email me the surah too,tq.

-kak min-
(minsha77@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

Salam sis D,

am actually your silent reader who accidentally came across your blog..am sure u're granted with braveness,patience,loves etc as no one ever will be given the test that ALLAH gave to u to anyone elses..Well sis,ALLAH knows better..hoping that u can share with me the quranic pdf verses dat u mentioned (ezarne@yahoo.com)..i thank u sincerely for your kindness and smoga ALLAH akan terus memberkati u n your kids n your love ones..AMIN


salam,
-a single parent 2 4 precious kids-

D said...

Oh wow! I didnt expect such a response (especially from all my silent readers..). the emails have been sent - please tell me whether you want your comments with the emails to be deleted for security reasons. ;)

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k3na said...

salam kak D

I would love to have that pdf file. hope i'm not too late...

wassalam
cat
k3nadd@gmail.com

melatiblossoms said...

salam,

been a silent reader all this while, have so much to share but really don't know where to start. And it ended up just reading and keep coming back to this blog to read...

I would really love to have the PDF copy too, thanks.

I you happen to come around yorkshire, just drop me a message and you are most welcome to our humble house.

Thanks so much,

aaziatihusna@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Salam,

saya pun berminat untuk memiliki satu salinan PDF fail itu.


silent reader
puek9082@yahoo.com

anggerik merah said...

Dear D,

pls email to me too. Thanks dear for sharing.

anggerik2005@yahoo.com

Kak Teh said...

Alhamdulillah and yes, please for me too.

jaylina said...
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me said...

Salam
my name is Mashitoh & I've been following this blog since my mum been diagnosed with colon cancer last month. Appreciate if you can forward me the copy of the PDF file.
I doakan Allah memberi kekuatan pada U dan seluruh ahli keluarga U.

mashitoh@hotmail.com

my mum w

mama23beas said...

Yeah, it is Allah's grace indeed. Anyway, after losing BIL after 5 years battle and my sister only two weeks after diagnose, I still could not help it, I just wish I did better when they were still around. Allah knows best.

Anyway, just to share. Think BIL's case was more complicated. His started as a type of rare blood cancer, they call it hemofagocytosis (not very sure it it is a correct/complete name). After about a year of good health, the cancer appeared again as Non-hodgkin lymphoma.

Guess my sister's was the 'advanced' stage 4 like you mentioned.

Well, D I saw the surahs in Raden Galoh but would love to have that also. Love it with a colleuge here who has breast cancer.
Hope you still have my email add.

Anonymous said...

Salam,

I have been your anonymous reader for quite some time. I was drawn to your strength and conviction in facing the test Allah had given you.
My mother passed away of pancreatic cancer more than 20 years ago.
If it is not too much too ask, could you forward the surah to me, too. I would really appreciate it..

My email : abezie@gmail.com

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Salam

tq kerana sudi share. Saya pun berminat wuh.ina.athirah@gmail.com

ina paka

floweRinthedesert said...

Salam Kak D,

Thank you for sharing.
My email is coq8ish [at] gmail [dot] com.

silversarina said...

Alhamdulillah , ini semua kuasa Allah yang tak tercapai kita mengkajinya.

Akak nak juga doa-doa tersebut.. emel... silversarina@yahoo.com

ruby ahmad said...

Salam D,

Shukor Alhamdulillah dengar berita baik tentang your sis. God is great.

Segala ketentuan dari tuhan. Take care sweetie.

Anonymous said...

Auntie D, for me too, pls. tq.

ezadd_ezzati@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Auntie D, for me too, pls. tq.

ezadd_ezzati@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Auntie D, for me too, pls. tq.

ezadd_ezzati@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Auntie D, for me too, pls. tq.

ezadd_ezzati@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Auntie D, for me too, pls. tq.

ezadd_ezzati@yahoo.com

r2d2 said...

Salam Sis,

Would appreciate it if you could please forward me the compiled surah. Can you also tell me a little bit about the vitamin B17. I know that there's some controversy concerning it, but I also know that it has worked wonders for some cancer patients. Can you also tell me where your sister got her supply of the vitamin B17 from? Thanking you in anticipation,

hkas_cenah@yahoo.com

aNIe said...

D...thanks for sharing...

And alhamdulillah syukur kepada Allah kerana dari dia penyakit itu datang dan DIA jugalah yang menyembuhkkannya...setelah berusaha dengan sedaya upaya...nampaknya ALLAH memang menyayanginya dan telah memberikannya peluang kedua...

aNIe said...

D..terlupa akak ...kalau boleh akak pun inginkan sesalinan surah tersebut...

ladyjeanz@yahoo.com

Thanks...semoga apa yang D lakukan ini akan mendapat ganjaran dari ALLAH

Azreena said...

Alhamdulillah...

and yes, for me too kak D.
( now you know i'm one of your silent readers hehe )

bubblingblue82@yahoo.com

Thanks a lot.. :)

Nora said...

Salam...D,
I am your new visitor and insya-Allah will be a frequent one...admire your strong courage and spirit...may Allah bless you and the kids always...yes, I would like to get a copy of the doa as well...Tq for sharing.

naza6969@yahoo.co.uk

Wassalam.

Anonymous said...

Salam D,

Would like the file please. Thanks so much. Hope everything is well. You are such a strong person.

amyismail72@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Salam kak,

my sis hv bc stage 4.
bleh bagi the pdf to my e-mail add;

lelakhalidah@gmail.com

tqvm.

Nini said...

Salam Sis,

Can i please have the pdf version? My email is ninimuhammad@rocketmail.com

Thank you

Mysunshine Gift Shop said...

assalamualikum
salam sis, lama I tak visit your blog. Our family was down with chic.pox recently.

Syukur alhamdulillah, your sister recover from canser. and thank you for sharing...

p/s : i like picture of your kids ^_^

n|ns said...

Salam Sis,
I'd like to have a copy of the pdf version too please...

thank you so much! :)

nahlah@gmail.com