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Just to inform that we rushed my mum to the emergency room due to a sudden onset of uncontrolled hypoglycemia. When your life is on the line, you realise how precious life is. So don’t sweat the small stuff!

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

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Hey pals, am glad to inform I am back! Mum has been discharged and is getting better. I am working from home till things get sorted out. This is my first day on the job and am realising that  taking mum for tosai breakfast to get her walking again (very slowly and painfully), sending mum’s car to the service centre and cooking lunch has me wiped out. What with wanting to watch Martha Stewart’s latest tips on cooking steaks and the comfortable bed beckoning me, phew this working from home is fraught with challenges. I definitely need to work on my self-discipline.

I promise to blog more. I am still fuming about the circus that has come to town, and I mean the first sitting of parliament. Didn’t I tell you this was going to happen. Here I was thinking we Malaysians have matured and are ready for a more open discussion on issues that affect us all. Any journalist who has covered parliament will know this grand standing is de rigeur but to have to see this on live TV…….???!!!!  

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Dear All,

       Finally am able to update you that my mum is on the mend and hopefully will be discharged soon. She is able to eat a bland diet and shows no sign of internal bleeding. Her grouchiness meter has a high reading, a definite sign of getting better. She complains about everything now and after having seen her with tubes and needles stuck all over her tiny body, I am less irritated by it than I would normally be. That was a close call. To think that had I gone to work as normal that morning, she could very easily have bled to death alone. As such, I have resigned from my current very demanding job and am exploring ways to work from home. Actually I knew this day would come but I never expected it to be so soon. A new phase in my life is about to begin and strangely I am relieved.

Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes. When my mum is discharged and I am more home-based, I do hope to blog more. This blog and you lovely people have kept me in touch with many aspects of my life that I had long neglected. You guys rock!

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Mum in hospital

Dear Friends,

          I had to rush my mum to Emergency on Tuesday morning. She was later discovered to have bleeding ulcer in stomach (possibly due to taking painkillers on an empty stomach) and had lost much blood. Was admitted to ICU Wednesday evening and being closely monitored. Have improved much and on the mend. Popped back home for some sleep and shower. Will be taking care of her for awhile. Please make doa for her speedy recovery. Will keep you updated and blog more when I can.

Much love,

Tembam 

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