Thursday, September 08, 2011

2 years of Parenting

I found out that i never tell this story here..
Perhaps for a record, when one day i might not remember it this clearly anymore.. I may be able to refer it here..

I vividly remembered the series of events on the very same date last 2 years...

It was in the holy month Ramadhan..
My parents in law just came back from Umrah, and i was heavily pregnant on my 36th ++ week. Due to that plus hectic busy week for both of us, we have no chance to pay them a visit, even when they were on transit at the KLIA. On Friday's morning 4th Sep, my mother gave us a call that my parents will come to visit us over the weekends. Considering that someone will be around to see me, my husband decided to fly back home town for two nights.

We went to send him at the airport on Saturday evening, and headed back to KL. I remembered we bought the famous sate at Nilai on our way back.. oh, by the way this sate is the same sate if you are on board of MAS first class or business class seat. Unfortunately, the seats are beyond our budget but the sate from the supplier is affordable to people like us.. :p

It was on the evening of Sunday, 6th September that i felt lesser movement from the baby inside my womb. I was not that worried, thought that perhaps the baby was grown up and bigger now that the space for him/her was lesser. But, that was the only movement i felt for the last 5-6 hours that made me really worry. I kept on tapping my fingers on the big huge belly while whispered to the baby inside 'please make some move so that i wont be too worry about your condition'.. After almost half and hour, the baby made some small movement. Nights before sleep were usually the most active time for the baby to move, but not this time which was the reason for my worries.

7th September 2009 was the public holiday for Selangor for Nuzul alQuran. It was 17th Ramadhan, and my check up date. The worries that i had the night before, made me unable to properly sleep. Thus, i became the first person to visit my doctor that morning. Her office opens at 9.00 am, but i was there since 8.30am. and still fasting. Accompanied by my father.
It felt so long, time has stop to wait for her. It seems forever... When at last the doctor came in at about 10.00 am claimed that she had few labours since last night to take care of. My heart was both pumping fast and relieved to see her.

After some questions asked by her.. included where was my husband. I told her that he is coming back on that night, with my mind reminded me that i must grab myself the doughnut at the airport when we fetch him later (he is supposed to fly back by fireflies, subang). So the doctor asked me to lay down and said "Doktor nak check ye. Kalau bukaan dah 3cm, kita tahan masuk wad terus ye"..

Mind you, that i was expecting a one week mc from the doctor (she promised me on my previous visits heeh); where in my 1-week plans included preparation for the hospital bag, bag to hometown, what type of medication to use to face the labor pain and learn how to give labor. Yes, you read it right.

Guest what? Suddenly the doctor said "Eh.. dah buka 4cm ni.. tak rasa apa2 ke".. i was like, whatttt? oh no.. hubby is not around... oh my.. and the conversation went like this:

Pn Kompius: Apa maksudnya tu doktor?
Dr : *blank mula2* awak dah nak beranak la ni..
Pn Kompius: Err saya dah kena masuk wad sekarang ke doktor?
Dr: Haah la.. kan saya dah ckp tadi..

So it was quite a panic situation (but funny now i think). Rushed to call my dad whom doctor wanted to meet. Doctor prepared all the necessary documents for me to get into the labor room. I called my husband at about 10.30am told him i am about to explode hahaha. He went to become Mr Kompius now asking me what to do, and i told him please come back as soon possible. Then rushing to the airport to check the earliest flight to KL.

I went back to pack up my bag, brought to the hospital. Where in the labour room, i put on the wrong side of the maternity dress. Sorry ye, tak tahu ..tak habis belajar hahaha. Then i opened my laptop with intention on googling 'how to give labour' but realized there was no internet connection. Later, i held my handphone while thinking who can i refer to this time around. I called Siti Zurina told her that i was in the labor room and do not know what to do now.. Asked for her advice, but instead she told me "ala..camne aku nak ajar ni.. ko redah ajelah". hahah

my husband reached the hospital at about 5.50pm. i was almost crying because i thought that i might deliver the baby without him around. dont feel much pain until the doctor came in at about 10.30pm . she told me that it was already 7cm and the water bag broke. so funny that i asked her before if she wants to induce me. remember, i tak habis belajar tadi. and she said no, your water bag will break soon. i heard the 'ploop' sound and water came out. nurse came in asking me if i would like to have any medicine, and i said what are they? hahahah so tak tahu konon2 amiklah option natural.

it was almost 12 mid night that i started to feel the real pain. My legs were shaking to handle the pain. Wow.. takleh tahan, so i requested for a help. Nurse came in and inject me with something. Pethidine kah kawan2? Gitulah rasanya. I did not realized when i felt asleep and suddenly had a weird dream..

I was in the animal kingdom. Where the king is a fierce lion that eat meat, and the bodyguards are all big, black, horror snakes that can eat you just like that.. it was in a group of 'small and fragile' animals consists of cow, buffalo, goat, fish, turtle, kancil..telling each other how hard life has been that the water is almost out, the grass dried out, tanah 'kering kontang' and there is little food around.. In order for survival, we must see the king. But to go to the place where the people eat 'people' like us is scary enough. We go anyway, for the sake of others. But some of them are hiding behind.. When the lion asks why we are there , i was shouting to call the other members to join in :ikan, ikan, kambing, air..

I opened my eyes to see my husband's confused face for me calling those names. and i was like "oh bermimpi..abaikan" and tido balik..

The funny thing was when i felt the urge to push at about 3.30am. Nurse rushed to call for the doctor, another nurse was there to help. But i was telling myself that i want my doctor to sambut the baby, not the nurse.. during that time, only i knew how to use all the things on that bed. rupanya kena pegang alat penahan tangan tu nak meneran kekek . with all the kalut, and the gas i was supposed to 'sedut dgn hidung, dan hembus dengan mulut' turned out to be the other way around. It was quite a while when i asked for water from my husband. He told me "mana boleh minta air sekarang, baby nak keluar tu" and i told him (dlm mamai la ni kan terlebih gas), "nak air nak air juga.." Doctor said Ok, but dont hold for too long. Only after that, i felt a bit better. Baru macam bangun.. dan boleh push.. and the rest is a history.

Now that little girl turns 2 today.
Despite of the up-and-mostly-down time to handle her who apparently love to cry out loud ahahha, but we had and are going to have so much great time with her too. Where her smiles and laughs really make our days..

Happy Birthday my dear, Humaira.
We love you much.
May Allah makes you the best person you can be in this world, and the world after. :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pray, Food, Medicine and Supplement

Continue from the previous posting..

I summarize it again in Bahasa now.. (for the purpose of sharing the info with those who search the net).

Emak saya telah mengalami pembedahan membuang sel-sel kulit mati di kaki berpunca dari kencing manis (diabetes). Asalnya hanyalah luka kecil tetapi dibiarkan berberapa minggu sehingga ditahan di wad selama 3 hari. Hasil pemantauan dan ubat-ubatan yang diberi, emak semakin elok. Tetapi seminggu kemudian keadaan semakin teruk. Emak dimasukkan ke wad semula kerana demam panas, kencing manis dan disyaki masalah jantung. Puncanya adalah kerana makanan2 tambahan MLM yang dibawa orang ke rumah (ku sudah tak percaya.. sila berhati2 kalau makanan MLM itu kata boleh ubat kencing manis, darah tinggi etc.. huhu).

5 hari di wad, emak saya telah dibedah sebanyak 2 kali dan disuntik insulin. Tetapi paras gula dalam darah masih lagi tinggi sekitar 20-17. Paling rendah turun ialah 17 dan kemudian naik semula. Untuk orang yang normal, kadar gula dalam darah adalah pada 4-8 sahaja (jika tidak silap saya).

Setelah melakukan beberapa penyelidikan, kami telah menjalankan 4 perkara kepada emak. Hasilnya, alHamdulillah. 2 hari selepas itu, paras gula sudah berkurangan dan berada di paras terkawal. Catatan hari ke2 adalah 9. Luka juga sudah semakin kering dan sel2 daging baru sudah menampakkan pertumbuhan . Hari ke 4, air bisa keluar dari kaki.. Hari ke-10, emak sudah dibenarkan keluar dari hospital… Itu semua kurang dari 2 minggu bilamana org2 lain yg saya jumpa ada yg terlantar sehingga 3 bulan di hospital dan membuat pembedahan berulang2 kali sebelum dapat sembuh..

4 things that we did to cure the problem: Pray, Food, Medicine and Supplement (Doa, Makanan, Ubat dan Makanan Tambahan).

Pray, I believe do not have to elaborate more. But, it is important. To have faith in your heart makes one feel calm to face the situation. Allah will give strength to all who is facing that, the family and the patient., InshaAllah…

Food.. this is the first thing we googled. What to eat and what to avoid… So here I share what my husband and I found on net:

Food to avoid: Elakkan:
1. All sweets and sugar (including honey) / Makanan Manis dan gula (termasuk madu)
2. Red meats / Daging Merah – lembu, kambing
3. High sugar contained fruits / Buah2an yang mempunyai kadar gula yang tinggi – rambutan, durian, anggur
4. Rice / Nasi – kuantiti 1- setgh senduk shj
5. White bread / Roti Putih
6. Fast food (say no to kfc, McD, pizza etc..)
7. Can drinks (air berkarbonat)
8. Ice-cream
9. Junk food
10. Chocolate

p/s: Salah satu makanan tambahan MLM itu mempunyai kandungan glucose (gula), sebab tu la tak jadi makin elok..tapi teruk

Food to eat more: Lebihkan makanan:
1. Green vegetable / Sayur2 hijau – terutamanya brokoli
2. High fibre food / Makanan berserat tinggi – oat, barley/barli
3. Protein/Soya-based food / makanan berasaskan kacang soya – soon, fucuk, tofu, tauhu
4. Deep Sea Fish / Ikan laut dalam
5. Shitake Mushroom / Cendawan hitam (perlu direndam dulu untuk melembutkan)
6. Herbs / Herba2
7. Plain water / Air kosong – sebaik2nya air zamzam

Rupa ikan dory selepas dinyahbekukan.. Defrost dory fish..

Sayur2 hijau

So, jadi lah resipi2 ciptaan sendiri untuk orang kencing manis seperti di bawah ini yang saya masak selama beberapa hari untuk emak:
1. Sup air fucuk, soon, kentang dan cendawan shitake (every day)
2. Brokoli dan cendawan shitake bersos tiram
3. Tofu kukus bersama brokoli dan cendawan shitake
4. Ikan Dory goreng tepung
5. Ikan Dory masak halia (sbb musim CNY dan tak boleh guna gula, gantikan dengan beberapa ulas limau mandarin.. rasanya not bad juga laa..hhehe)
6. Sayur kacang goreng
7. Sayur campur (kacang, cendawan shitake, lobak dan brokoli)

Yang ini salah satu cara masak tumis air ini..

Kalau cara saya:
1 ulas bawang kecil - dihiris
2 ulas bawang putih -dihiris
1-2 keping halia - dihiris
sedikit ikan bilis - ditumbuk

tumis bahan2 di atas sehingga garing/naik bau. Masukkan air.

1 biji kentang dipotong 4
beberapa keping cendawan shitake
(kalau yg kering telah direndam dahulu selama 2-3 jam dan dihiris halus. kalau yg fresh, hiris halus aje)
fucuk (telah direndam dahulu dalam 10-15min)

Apabila kentang telah lembut, masukkan lobak yang telah dipotong serong/ brokoli.
Biar seketika. akhir sekali, masukkan sedikit garam dan soon (juga telah direndam seketika). kacau seketika dan tutup api.

Senang sahaja masak org sakit ni.. Cuma jgn letak gula. Sos, kicap dan sos tiram kalau boleh jgn letak atau kalau perlu letak sedikit sahaja.. So far feedback daripd abah, emak makan semua lauk habis.. kira ok la tu kan hahahha

Yang ketiga, medicine atau ubat2an.. Sila makan ubat yang disediakan doctor sahaja.. jgnla makan ubat2 lain sewaktu dgnnya waktu ini…

Supplement.. ok .. ini la yg saya buat. Kerana dua perkara, pertama kerana supplement ini terletak di bawah kategori makanan yang elok dimakan (sayur/vege and herba/herbs). Yg kedua, kerana hadis2 Rasulullah yang memuji makanan ini.. iaitu bahan dari pokok zaitun (pohon yang paling banyak keberkatan) dan biji hitam habbatus sauda (biji yang menyembuhkan segala penyakit kecuali maut/mati).. Mula2 beli dulu sebab teringin nak anak ku jadi cerdas.. ikut la petua2 mama darwisya/darwish.. Jadi, ku beli extract daun zaitun di sini ; dan minta kak Jawahir belikan minyak habbatus sauda gred A. Harga ekstrak daun zaitun ni di luar adalah RM109 kalau tak silap, tapi beli terus dari pengilang dapat la harga murah sedikit. Kalau sesape mahu, ku ada beberapa botol lagi beli byk haritu utk dpt harga murah + kasi kat beberapa org ahli keluarga.. bolehlah try test cuba.. hehe

Inilah ekstrak daun zaitun tu.. Nama jenama ni Olive Oleo. Yg sebelah tu ialah habbatus sauda (bentuk serbuk), ada jual di menara TM ni.. tak jumpa plak minyak nak beli..

Cara makannya ialah ekstrak daun zaitun dimakan satu sudu teh setiap kali selepas makan (3 kali sehari). Pada waktu malam selepas makan, minum satu sudu teh daun zaitun dicampur 3 titik minyak habbatus sauda.

Oh lupa pula, satu perkara lagi.. Ini terpulang kepada pesakit juga la.. Oleh kerana pembedahan, kaki tidak dapat bergerak seperti selalu. Oleh itu kaki kena diurut setiap hari dengan minyak panas, secara perlahan2 di betis, lutut dan paha supaya darah dapat mengalir dengan baik. Emak pun agak rajin berjalan perlahan2 mundar-mandir di keliling wad di waktu pagi dan petang.

Kita berusaha.. Allah yang menentukan. Alhamdulillah setakat hari ini emak dah boleh berjalan walaupun masih berulang2 alik ke hospital membuat 'dressing' / cucian di luka. Sudah 2 -3 minggu dan daging pun sudah banyak yg tumbuh.. Kalau ada sesapa ada masalah yg sama, cubalah yer.. inshaAllah.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Recovering Diabetes

Remember when i mentioned the challenging things that happened to me? One of it was my mother who was warded due to diabetic.

At first, it was only a small wound on her feet. She ignored it until she felt pain on it, where it lead to her being warded for 3 days in Kuala Lumpur when she came to visit my brother in Putrajaya. After proper monitoring and checking by the doctor and a small operation on her feet, she was released from the hospital. One week later i received a SMS from my father told us that my mother was warded again due to high fever, diabetic and suspected heart problem. It was later figured out that few people suggested my father to give my mom this and that (mostly MLM's thingy) that actually worsen the situation.

We were so worried that we took a half day (not really half, it was passed 3pm on that day) to go back hometown. But, as usual la kan..dgn anak kecik ni you can't go just like that... Have to go back to pack our items (the little girl's items actually) and then trapped in the traffic jam half way.. it took us more than 2 hours to reach Tol Sungai Besi, by then we were hungry and needs to fulfill the nature call . Stop for 45-min to eat, toilet and change diaper, and straight forward to the hometown for another 1 hr and a half. By then it was already midnight... and only able to visit my mother the next day..

To cut it short, she had an operation the day after to remove dead cells on her feet. Her sugar reading was still high , about 20 ++ ..injected with insulin but the lowest to go is only 17. Normal people reading should be between 4-8, if i am not mistaken. We went back on Sunday, as my husband really need to work on Monday (we were on emergency leaves for 2 days); and came back on Monday evening.

Within 5 days, she went for operations for 2 times. Shocked to see that she can viewed her feet's bone, my mother cried. Afraid that she may be loosing her leg. I told her not to worry as i have people around me (of course mature people) underwent the same problem and procedure as her. At that time, her sugar reading was still high.. never went down lesser than 17.

My mind worked hard for me to think what to do ..what to ease my mother's trouble, what can help to reduce the sugar reading, what should she eats to help her recover, what food can help the healing etc.. etc...

So, what did we do?
It is a combination of all.. Pray, Food , Medicine and Supplement..

One person i knew took 3 months to recover and able to walk again.
Another person i knew took 1 month for the cells to start growing back.
My mom? Only in few days time and 10 days after the second operation she was released from the ward.

How did we managed it?
Let's continue it later...

Antara ikthiar kami... Want to know what is this? Check out my future posting..

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Siaran Tergendala

Lately, macam2 berlaku... Kira2 byk pula dugaan untuk membersihkan jiwa dan dosa2 dari diri. Walaupun tak kena direct pada diri sendiri, tapi pada org2 di sekeliling cukup membuatkan kita rasa risau sepanjang masa juga.. :)

jadi itulah penyebab siaran tergendala dari sambungan kisah lepas.

Sebenarnya tujuan saya tulis tentang Micro Economy adalah atas sebab2 berikut:
1. Komoditi Malaysia dan bahan asas keperluan rakyat Malaysia - keluaran domestik hanya boleh menampung 40%-60% sahaja keperluan. Lagi separuh perlu import.
2. Import eksport kita menggunakan USD.
3. Pengukuhan ringgit Malaysia daripada RM3.80 dua tahun lalu kepada RM3.09 beberapa hari lalu, secara kasar bermaksud penurunan sekurang2nya 18.7% untuk harga bahan mentah masuk ke Malaysia.
4. Secara kasarnya harga barang asas sepatutnya boleh turun sekurang2nya 10%. Sebab apa? Bahan mentah berkurangan 18.7% harga, kadar kos pengeluaran juga sepatutnya berkurangan 18.7%.

tapi, apakah realitinya begitu?

lihat statistik bank negara di sini, National Summary Data Page..
Bila scroll ke bawah sedikit, kita lihat Index Pengguna (Consumer Price Index) dan Index Pengeluar (Producer Price Index)..

Pada tarikh ini 14-02-2011, CPI ialah 115 dan PPI ialah 119.

Apekah maksudnya?
Secara bahasa kasarnya, bagi satu2 barang, secara purata (average) pengguna sanggup membayar sebanyak RM1.15; tetapi kos pengeluar bagi barang tersebut ialah RM1.19.

Apakah yg akan berlaku?
Jawapannya.. Inflasi.
Ya, harga barang akan naik lagi..

tapi.. bukankah kos bahan mentah telah turun secara purata 9% setahun (dan terkumpul 18% untuk 2 tahun ini)..

Persoalannya, begini:
1. Siaran berita di TV1 minggu lepas mengeluarkan satu segmen khas tentang pengukuhan nilai ringgit dan ekonomi Malaysia. Statement berbunyi - pengukuhan nilai ringgit menguntungkan rakyat Malaysia.. saya tak tahu di mana untungnya?
2. Kadar inflasi yang tinggi terutamanya untuk makanan (google sahaja food inflation rate malaysia.. contohnya macam di sini ).

Ada org ckp apa boleh buat (selain tukar kerajaan la kan)... saya pun tidak tahu. yang saya tahu ada dua perkara; pertama polisi kerajaan (fiscal policy) dan polisi bank negara (monetary policy) tak seimbang.. dlm ekonomi, kalau dua2 ini seimbang barulah mencapai tahap kemajuan yg baik.. so, kat mana yg lebih dan kurangnya? saya rasa dah nampak sgt.. bank negara mampu kekalkan byk statistik negara dengan bermain dnegan polisi matawang dan overnight interest rate untuk bank2 malaysia. tapi, yg satu lagi rasanya sibuk sgt menda lain kot.. (pilihanraya kecil byk sgt, so byk nak kena fikir? hehe). saya bukan perlu menjadi pembangkang, tapi saya rasa byk sgt mismanagement atau lack of management dlm polisi2 kerajaan.. cth.nya harga barang kawal atau tidak kawal, harga minyak kawal atau tidak kawal..polisi tidak tetap yg hanya bertahan 2 bulan, lepas tu tukar balik.. tax 5% dah jadi 6% (ni sbb nak naik gaji kakitangan awam), tapi tax ni tak boleh pulak tolak income tax yg juga dah dibayar kepada kerajaan? heheh

yang kedua adalah.. siapakah sebenarnya yg jadi pengedar barangan? maksud saya ini org2 yg import export kan brg2 keperluan asas la.. siapakah yg control? bukan setakat org2 yg menjual kepada pengguna aje.. kesian juga pd mereka, brg jual kat mereka pun dah cukup mahal kan..

yg sub-kedua (point dari yg kedua hehehe).. inflasi keperluan hidup kita sebenarnya kalau dikira secara benar2nya mmg membuatkan ramai mengeluh kan? gaji naik 3%-5%, barang naik 7%-10%; hatta tol pun naik 10% setahun.. tapi tahun ini ditangguhkan (kan?), maksudnya apa? maksudnya rakyat dah hampir tahap tak mampu..

jadi nak mencapai tahap negara berpendapatan tinggi..apa perlu buat? kalau trend semasa suka naik barang hampir 10%, gaji mesti naik kurang2 15% - 20%.. ada berani? ahhahahah kalau boleh ckp macam tu suka suki pada HR dan finance kan.. ahhaha

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Micro Economy

Baiklah murid2.. hari ini kita belajar satu subjek secara praktikal..
Teori nya ramai dah belajar kan.. Kalau nak tau boleh jeee tengok kat buku2 teks..
Subjek hari ini ialah..

Mikro Ekonomi (Micro Economy)

Micro / mikro bererti kecil..
Jadi ini kisah ekonomi kecil.. Ekonomi Rumah Tangga.. eh, ERT plak? hahah ku sudah pening..
Kalau rajin.. teruskanlah membaca..
Tak rajin? err tak dapek den nak nolong hehe..

Oh, setelah berbulan2 senyap sepi.. tiba2 di tahun baru cerita ekonomi?
uhh.. rindu tauu.. dah lama i tak kongsi2 pasal ekonomi dengan you all.. sebab ada org dah dgr hari2 pasal ku bebel2 ekonomi ni... so terlupa la nak cerita kat sini ahaha...

Ape? Selalu dengar dah? hehe yer betul.. anda dengar belanjawan..anda dengar itu ini.. tapi yg saya nak tulis ni mungkin anda dah baca juga di sana sini kot.. cuma saya nak tulis nak bagi saya ingat saya masih lagi guna pakai ilmu belajar sekolah dulu hoho..

jadi, dipendekkan kisah penglipur lara ku..
saya share ini dulu untuk petang ini..
apa pendapat anda? hehe

Thursday, January 06, 2011

A refreshing start for 2011

Wonder how long have i left this out until a friend of mine saw me online on YM yesterday and told me it was unbelievable to see me 'online'. She asked how do i do and what happened to my rusted blog. hahahah ok dear friend, thank you for your concern. i was too much adjusting myself in year 2010 that made me depressed and tensed at all time..

Now the starting of 2011, i keep on my mind since the last few weeks i want to be happy, productive, relax and feel great in the year of 2011.. Thinking about that, it does not seems to be that easy.. But, so far it seems so good. I hope this enthusiasm will continues for the whole year and years after..

So, what is the achievement so far?

First, i managed to change to template from a blank-what-she-is-trying-to-achieve to 'something' least at the moment.. just to keep the writing spirit alives.. (p/s: People, please say something to cheer me up! hahah)

Then, on my daughter.. This boolat little girl..
Picture of few months back
She turns 16 months and turned to be a soo manipulative girl and a drama queen. I mean, it is really a drama queen..
Picture of few days back
Still boolat, kan...

Third, on my master..
Alhamdulillah.. I received my MSc International Business scroll from UUM October last year..
At last.. it feels so sweet to attend that moment. Though it was raining non-stop from the day we went there till the day we came back, but at least our session was not being postponed like some unluckly fellow..

Ok.. that is all now for now.
A warm-up for the year..