A lot of people have been asking about my general health. Alhamdulillah, I feel pretty much the same as how I was before all these happened.
But obviously, there are a few symptoms associated with the condition that I am experiencing at the moment. 2 of the most obvious ones are:
1) General tiredness
- Feeling tired most of the time even though I have not exerted myself.
- What is more obvious is that I need more sleep than usual. Which sometimes can be not helpful, especially during Fajr time. Making it doubly hard to make it on time for the Fajr congregational prayer at the Masjid. O may Allah give me the strength and perseverance!
- I thought I can shrug it off by the end of the week. But I couldn't.
- My consultant told me it's due to the mass effect of Mr 'X' on my airways. Thus causing irritation, leading to the cough reflex.
That's about it really. Alhamdulillah, no other significant symptoms namely weight loss, fever or excessive sweating at night. The so-called 'B symptoms'.
I keep on reminding myself about the simple but yet profound saying of the Prophet. About making use of your health before you fall ill. How relevant is that to me now.
Alhamdulillah, I can still perform my obligations to Allah today with ease, but how will I manage when my treatment starts soon? Doing my prayers, reciting the Qur'an, walking to the masjid will all be more difficult I presume. Which is why Islam teaches us to not let the time when we are healthy go to waste. Because, when we fall ill, we so dearly seek for Allah's help, but all we can do is lie on the bed and pray.