Monday, 5 January 2009

Assalamualaikum wbt

I frankly am not in the mood to update, but I feel obliged to the people that have constantly been praying for me all these while.

My 2nd chemo was almost a replica of the first one, although I feel that the side effects might kick in a bit earlier this time around. Even now, I am already feeling sick.

What I expect to happen within a week from now is alopecia. Which is an inevitable side effects of chemotherapy, usually 2-3 weeks after the first dose. Let's see what happens.

But what I am more concern of, is my white cell count level. I really need to look after the food that I eat, and the environment I'm in. A week from now, I will be more neutropenic than before.

Insya Allah, I won't lie that I have a possibly difficult period ahead, what more with the impending finals in just over a week's time. But as a Muslim, I adhere strongly to what Allah has promised in His holy scripture:

"Allah does not burden any human being with a responsibility heavier than he can bear." [Al-Baqarah:286]

HasbunAllah wa ni'malwakil. Allah alone is sufficient to me.

Wassalam

p/s: A special thanks to Jep for preparing nasi telur ayam for my lunch today. I can confirm that the nasi telur is probably the first ever meal he has prepared personally for me without anyone else's help. =)

5 comments:

PakTam said...

Assalamu'alaikum wm,

Your inner strength shows. Alhamdulillah. Our prayers are always for you. Kuatkan semangat dan tabahkan hati menghadapi dugaan Allah.

Mas Afzal said...

Assalamualaikum wbt

The inner strength is definitely down to all the dua's and prayers of everyone.

Love,

Afzal

PakTam said...

Assalamu`alaikum wm.

Read about your good progress from Jep's blog. Alhamdulillah. Keep it up. Make sure u eat well! Kami semua doakan moga Allah SWT berikan Afzal kekuatan diri, kesembuhan dan kejayaan dalam the coming exam. Good Luck in your coming exam!

Love,
~PakTamMakTamAinul~

dr_luv82 said...

Assalamualaikum wbth, my dearest son,

I'm so glad Jep is still there to take care of you. I feel like he is an extension of me, looking after your needs. Not one day passes by without me remembering both your faces when I left that chilly new year morning at the Sheffield Bus Station. It was the hardest thing for me to do - giving you and Jep my greatest hugs and kisses, hoping they will last until I next meet you two. Take care. I pray Allah grant me the wish to lend you my strength to get through this test.

Love, mama & papa

sha said...

assalamualaikum...
kami di gombak tkejut dgr kabar berita tntg abg afzal...
stp penyakit ada penawarnya...
so,we hope dat u r not give up in looking 4 'penawar' itu...
kami di gombak sntiasa memberi moral support+sntiasa bdoa ksihatan abg afzal pulih spt biasa.Amin...
tmn melewar,gmbk