Dad Talk: 5

I’m feeling very emotionally drained today. Since two days ago, Dad has been complaining of pain and body aches. He was doing quite well (refer to post 4) and this Tuesday is his second chemo treatment… now suddenly he’s back into this dreadful pain cycle. Today was the worst; he’s been complaining of pain since morning. He’s barely able to eat as food’s started to taste bitter again. He kept asking my brother and me to rub oil on his back and massage him. He’s been taking painkillers every 8 hours since yesterday and just now, at 9 pm, he wanted to take the tablets again but he last took them at 4 pm. He kept groaning and moaning and hitting his head because the pain’s got to there as well.

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Rain… A Rahmah

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I love rain. I’ve loved rain ever since I can remember. I love how cooling the weather gets, I love the sound of rain, I love it’s fresh scent, I love how much more beautiful the world seems when it’s raining.

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Dad Talk: 4

Dad’s doing good these few days, alhamdulillah. He’s been eating more than usual, although of course, not quite enough to meet his daily calorie intake.

Still, it’s a huge improvement for us to see! He’s been eating fruits too, and that’s also good for the rest of us. Before his diagnose, we rarely eat fruits. Now, it’s a daily snack after dinner for us.

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Review: Abaya Midah from Abaya SiFu

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Today, I finally had the chance to wear one of Abaya SiFu’s new creations, the Abaya Midah.

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Dad Talk: 3

Today I left for work worried and helpless. Dad was in another bout of pain; he vomited the tea he had for breakfast this morning and his body was aching terribly. He said it feels like his back muscles/nerves are tangled, causing him much pain.

I could only rub his back. I was already running late for work. Thankfully, little sis is not working today, so I dragged her out of bed and told her to keep an eye on dad: massage his back, keep him company till he can fall asleep again.

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Journey into Healthier Eating

I’ve been meaning to eat healthier, ever since I came to know that my beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) had enjoined the following:

On the authority of Al-Miqdaam ibn Maadiy-Karib who said: I heard the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) saying: “No human ever filled a vessel worse than the stomach. Sufficient for any son of Adam are some morsels to keep his back straight. But if it must be, then one third for his food, one third for his drink and one third for his breath.” [Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasaa’I, Ibn Majah – Hadith sahih]

However, as a foodie, I found it hard to follow this advice… until my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Is there a connection to eating healthy with lung cancer? Who knows. My dad used to smoke in his younger days and only managed to quit fully when he was maybe in his late  30’s or early 40’s. I read that lung cancer can take 10 to 20 years to develop so who knows, his might be due to that horrible stuff, although doctors have said there are other factors and everyone has cancerous cells in their bodies anyway.

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