Timeless Discovery

The silence of 3 weeks because I was away, unwell. It all started with an uneasy painful sore throat on Friday evening at work. 
My body started to feel odd during the night, feeling a little off that night. Then the fever came on Saturday. My body's temperature was extremely high. I went to the clinic, met the doctor, general practitioner (GP) and he diagnosed I had a  high fever. Took all the medicine prescribed.

The fever showed signs of improving but then my body temperature hiked again. So I went to the clinic again and had to take the blood test. I was concerned because these days if you have a fever more than 3 days it can be dangerous. Anything can happen. The GP took the blood count test. The result indicated my RBC and WBC are low. I continued and took the medication, but there seems little progress like it was not normal.

The next day, took the full blood test and I waited for the result. The next day, the Doctor told me that I need to be referred to any specialist because my blood test showed positive Typhus. We straight away went to the nearest specialist and get me checked.

My body was totally weak and I felt like a wreck. Met the specialist and he ran a few tests on me. My crp test showed that I have severe infections. For normal people, our crp result should show less than 6, but mine was 68. It was high and my whole body suffered inflammation, which caused me acute sinusitis. My x-ray result showed my chest and face were hazy and was inflamed with mucus, signify acute sinusitis. The doctor told me that I need to be admitted because of my condition. They need to use antibiotics and drip the medication in my blood.

It was definitely the worst fever ever, I coughed terribly till I couldn't sleep, my flu, the mucus like super thick till my ears were painful and my left ear constantly in pain and I can't really hear, my throat kills me, my body ache, my both eyes were red and watery, sometimes I felt super cold, and my body was so hot, my head hurts, I felt exhausted. I was working from home until the hour I got admitted. My husband also got infected from me for 4 days. Poor him. It was a tough time indeed.

And so I was admitted. After admitted, they took another blood test to confirm the initial result. My vein is too small, I got injected 3 times at my hand, the upper palm, so painful. My blood was hard to get out, got clot and the vein burst. Urghh. So sad. Then they put me on antibiotics, drip through my blood. I can't sleep, my mouth was super bitter, tasted the medicine all the time. Every now and then I had to take 3 types of medicine and they will check my fever and blood pressure. Luckily my husband was always there by my side to look after me. Right beside me all the time, through this sad and painful journey. Thank you. You are my life, my light.

My breathing was bad. I have trouble breathing because my mucus was very thick and it caused the nose to stuck. My cough was super bad till I couldn't sleep. My temperature was not so stable so was my blood pressure. Good news, I felt slightly better day by day because of the medication. I stayed in the hospital for 6 days. I supposed to stay longer, but I asked the doctor to continue the medication at home. They discharged me and checked my infection result again. The infection level dropped to 30 from 68, however, it was still there.

I was on heavy medication, 18 pills per day and some pills I have to consume for 2 weeks. I had to follow up with the 2 specialists. One neurologist and one ENT specialist. I saw my medical report. I had a severe infection. Positive typhus, acute sinusitis, otitis media and labyrinthitis. Worse ever.

The day I was discharged, back home, I ate my medication. My head was super painful like it wanted to crack, then my heart and chest felt painful, I couldn't stand and I had trouble breathing. I was crying and shivering. My husband hugged me and asked me to not worry and be positive. He consoled me. I took Panadol ActiFast to ease the pain and sleep over the pain. I woke up so many times, but I tried to sleep.

The next morning, my headache was better, but my body is very weak, shivers, and my speech is not so good. Hearing still the same, I couldn't really hear. I didn't know that time if I could be back to normal, but I hoped so. I thought I was going to die the other night. The feeling was so scary.

All I want is to be with my husband and family. There were a lot of feelings that came to me at the time. The importance of time, love, family, health and betterment. I was lucky enough to have my husband look after me, my family, closest friends and colleagues who were concerned about my condition when I was ill.

My doctors advised that I should not be overly stressed about anything even work stress. They asked me to complete my medication and meet them for follow up. I had to recuperate myself at home until I'm fully recovered. Thanks to my leaders for their understanding when I was sick and gave me time to completely heal.

I followed up with my doctor and he checked my crp and finally, my infection is no more there. From 30 drop to 1. I was relieved and thankful. I followed up with my ENT doctor, redo the hearing test and the result indicated that my hearing has improved significantly. Checked my ear using the scope and it's not red anymore like before. Although sometimes I felt there was air in my ear now and then, but being able to hear like normal again was remarkable.

I was very thankful, no words can express how thankful I am. I started working the following day and it felt nice to be back feeling healthy and meeting people as usual. Now, I feel good and thank God for the opportunity He gave, the companionship I received, the care and support given from people who truly care.

I learned and discovered many things during the 3 weeks I was sick and I felt grateful for the things I have discovered during the time. It was a challenging time for me personally, but I believed in taking this positively.

I would like to express my gratitude to my husband for being there 24/7, my father, my brother, my in-laws and siblings for the care and concern. Thank you to my close friends and my close colleagues who contacted me and wished me well. Thank you to my company and my leaders for their understanding, well wishes and bouquet of fresh fruits.

Thank you to the specialists, Dr. Hasnur Zaman Hashim and Dr. Roslenda Abdul Rahman for making me better again, and all the nurses that care for me during my admission and sessions at the hospital. Thank you Avisena for somehow making me feel like home, which I don't really feel like I'm in a hospital much. You are all friendly, helpful and the food is nice. Great service all the way. Thank you.

Above all, thank you, God, I'm ultimately grateful for this life and all the love I have. Thank you, everyone, for your prayers and well wishes to me. I appreciate your kindness.

Life is so short, appreciate every single moment, people who appreciate and love us truly, and there is no time to waste. Take care of our own health, health comes first. Focus on yourself and people who matter. Always try to be better than where were we yesterday. 

Don't hold grudges, let go of the things that are not meant to be and be peaceful at heart and mind. Stay away from negativity and toxic people. Cherish life to the fullest. Meditate for mindfulness and inner peace. 

Give more. Love more. Learn every step of the way. Never give up. Always be prepared for anything. Don't overwork, don't overstress. 

Take care of our bodies and mind. Live well. Be independent, be strong, be determined. Learn to say no. Follow your heart but always use your mind. Fill life with kindness. 💕


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