It has been another grueling week post-chemotherapy. Yet again, I got a KO against Mr Chemo, but at least I had mom to be by my side throughout the battle. She was there when the fight began, so she wasn't gonna miss the finale.
Video courtesy of Mom.
I must admit it is frightening having experienced the sheer amount of side effects this therapy has given to me, and I pray to Allah that I will never have to go through such trial again. Nauzubillah.
But at the same time, I believe that there is always a hikmah behind everything Allah has destined for us, even though at times we struggle to realize the hikmah behind things that afflict us.
We will surely put you to trial by involving you in fear and hunger and by causing loss of property, life and earnings. And give good tidings to those who remain steadfast in these trials: when a misfortune comes to them, they say, "We are Allah's and we shall certainly return to Him,' Their Lord will bestow great blessings and mercy upon them; such are the people who are rightly guided. [Al Baqarah:155-157]
Allah will give the one who perseveres in this kind of fortitude to taste the sweetness of surrender and find rest in the serenity of contentment (redha). Cantik bukan?
I need to get some more rest. Baru sekejap je bangun, tapi dah penat balik.