Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The surgery was a Success!!

After four prolonging hours, I was squatting at a corner of MPH in Mahkota Parade when I felt my backpack vibrating. I scuffled through the inside and found my phone buzzing off silently, I received the call.

It was mom, she’s has taken work off early and arrived at the hospital with the rest the relatives. “The doctors are out.”

I walked through the mall as fast as my two legs could bring me, which slowly broke into a run. Out of the shoe department and onto the street, avoiding the cars and made it back to the hospital. The operation room is on first floor, I waited impatiently for the lifts to arrive while trying not to think of the worst.

When the lift opened, I found my brother standing next to the doors, peering through the narrow glass looking at the corridor that lead to the steels doors. Mom and the rest were sitting at the waiting corridor to my right. I walked towards the seats, wedge between my mom and aunt, and waited again.

A quarter of an hour later, dad was out. I pushed open the doors which my brother was standing next to and walked towards to the opened steel doors where a bed then laid. Two nurses at each side of the bed were discussing and taking down notes, I ignored them not paying attention to what they were talking about. I looked down at my dad, his eyes were closed, I called out to him softly, and he opened his eyes weakly, oblivious of his surrounding, clearly he was still under the effects of anesthetics. I was relieved.

AND GOD WAS I RELIEVED!!!

All the worries I had these days were lifted. Suddenly I am a happier person. But as quickly as it came, the feeling faded out instantly. I turned to his legs, and wondered if they were ok. This time I turned to the nurses and asked about his legs, they said he will be fine. Again I was relieved.

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I don’t think I can handle anymore of this emotional roller coaster. But I was glad it turned out okay.

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Okay, it is unfair that I have kept everyone in the shadow as to what had happened to my dad. Now everything is alright now, I guess I can only make it even by providing a clear explanation.

When I was checking in at the airport of Macau, I got a call from my mom telling me dad couldn’t walk. At first we thought it was a minor old age joint problem, and will probably go away in a few days. An X-ray later, a tumor was discovered at the bottom of his spinal cord, and the growth which can be assumed to have grown over the years grew so big it pressed against the clustering nerves around the spinal cord, one of which connected to his right leg. Since the nerve is so close to where the tumor is, there is a chance where the doctor (carelessly) ‘cuts’ the nerve. The rest you know.

Anyway, recently I have moved to the hospital, since my dad couldn’t move for a week, I will need to attend to his every need at the hospital. Luckily I managed to borrow a laptop, my routine now everyday includes buying food, shifting his pillow, charging his phone, chat endlessly, doing my homework (with the laptop), eats his hospital served dinner while mom send his real dinner…etc.

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I couldn’t be happier to do it.

38 comments:

  1. gratz...hapy tat the laptop help u out

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  2. Hey there, good to hear that ur dad was okay
    cheer up ya

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  3. Happy for you.

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  4. Good to know all is well. Keep your chin up!

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  5. glad to hear that your dad is doing fine. even as you're taking care of your dad, don't forget to watch your own health as well. =)

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  6. Thats very good to hear...

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  7. congrats... i'm sure that you're really really relieved.. haha.. good to know that you're smiling again..

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  8. Glad to know everything is ok. Always enjoyed reading your blog. Keep it up and the pageant thing.. there is always next year right ; p

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  9. i'm so relieved and overjoyed to read this piece of entry... realli.. =) .. congrats, congrats, congrats.

    this experience of roller-coaster emotion is certainly difficult for u... but it had certainly made u stronger i believe.

    With that, i just hope that u will pursue whatever that u had 'wished' earlier in your previous entry... get done with your studies and start a new chapter in your career...
    lucks again ...
    and sincerely hope that uncle can return home in 'peak' condition soon; and be your 'big tree' which u can rely on comfortably ;) *hug*

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  10. I am glad it is over and all is fine now for you and your family.
    Bless you.

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  11. I told you that your dad will make it. And he really did. Have faith in yourself.

    I am so glad that you finally updated your blog, I was waiting and waiting for the past few days. I was so eager to know the outcome of the surgery. Now that everything is fine and well again, I hope you will regain strength and continue pursuing your dreams !!

    Please take care now and be well :)

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  12. see told you good people god will save :) congrats Nic.

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  13. Allow me to convey my heartfelt congratulations.

    You must have been so relieved.

    You noe... As I get older.. (not that I'm very old), I start to appreciate my folks more.

    And thats despite all the unpleasant things I preceived that they done to me. In hindsight, They really just want the best for you, don't they?

    Now, I hope u get yourself some rest too yeah...

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  14. Glad your dad pull through...God Bless you and your family....stay strong...there is always Light at the end of the tunnel...


    Andrew

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  15. Glad to hear things are getting better.

    ...Faith Manages...

    But your dad should stick with the (ugh) hospital food until he's free and clear (and home). They usually restrict diet right after surgery...

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  16. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

    This one goes to you Nicole. Glad your dad made it through....

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  17. good to hear everything is ok.

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  18. Thank goodness. :) Am happy for both of you. Keep up the fighting spirit! :)

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  19. don't forget to get your dad to do ROM exercises and lot of deep breathing to prevent pneumonia or muscle wastage!

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  20. Must be a relief. Best wishes for a quick and complete recovery.

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  21. good to hear alls well... kinda makes you believe in miracles doesn't it :)

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  22. Yo Nic! Glad to hear that your dad is doing all ok...and I would like you to know, you're a brave girl and you're doing your duty as a doter. Which I think, is damn good for yourself la...

    So, keep it up!

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  23. i'm really glad everything turned out well for u & your dad. All our prayers have not been in vain :)

    Jeremy K

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  24. Good for u^^the more u worry the double it will be......take care by fong

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  25. with all the wishes from the readers... finally, sadness has passed and the happiness came...

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  26. Thanks God for answering all our prayers.

    Nicole, glad to hear that your dad is ok :)

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  27. Good to hear that uncle's alright.
    Dont chat too much though, you need to talk to him as well !

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  28. congratz my friend... glad ur dad is fine.... love him more from now on ya? :)

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  29. LoL. the last part where you eat the hospital food for your dad... :D what a lucky dad!

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  30. yay its over...happiness up ahead...

    Aldrin

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  31. All fine at last, congratulation. I can understand your feelings from day 1 till now, coz I was there too, sometime ago. Its difficult, helpless, worry, teaches me a lot of things like what if tomorrow never comes, whats the next step if luck is not my side, why I took things for granted the days before. Would I want to engage more emotional attachment in the future. Come to think of it, it scares me.

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  32. Glad to hear everything is okay. You have been strong all this while, keep it up ... your dad needs all the love and attention now.

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  33. Great to know everything's alright. Happy for all of u. Always remember that everything will be fine if one has tried the best - like wat u hav done. cheers.

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  34. Im really happy for n relieved for yr family!

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  35. I hope your dad has a speedy recovery. Glad to know everything turned out ok :)

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