Thursday, January 28, 2010

Health Is Wealth

For the past 2 days i've been laying in my bed due to a bad back. The doctor advised me to be bedridden and i'm not allowed to wear high heels, not to drive for at least 5 months and not to carry heavy things, not too stand too long or sit too long....

It happened the minute i got out of the car when i arrived at a friends's book launch. It was quite embarassing when i actually had to be held in the arms to walk and another friend had to carry my handbag and my high heels. So i left early and amazingly i could drive and it didnt hurt when i was sitting down.

My thoughts were running wild thinking of the pain and full of what if's. Then i realized i should controll all these negative thoughts and tried to recall the solutions when it happened to me before back in the 90's when i was flying with MAS- when it all started, I had a slipped disc.I found out that Pak Cik Ngah , the old ustaz a family friend from Kota Bharu have already passed away a few years ago. No physiotherapies or medicine in hospitals could help but what he did to me was a miracle. I remembered I flew to Kota Bharu on a wheel chair but came back 4 days after that walking nicely. Everyone suggested i go for the operation and some of my friends now who opted for the operation are now suffering from parralysis.

I heard of this special man who is also neurology specialist serving in a few hopspitals in K.L from a good friend who is a masseuse and I went to his clinic in Gombak 2 days ago with my husband.. That day i couldnt even walk or stand properly and the pain was exruciating. What he did was he fixed 'all the alignments in my whole body ' and it was quite painful. That night I could sleep and there was no more pain but i still couldnt stand properly. I felt like an old lady.

The next day I went for my second treatment and alhamdulillah today i'm able to stand up straight again but with very careful steps and care. Its amazing how he does it and i think this guy should be given so much credit for what he's doing .The hospitals are charging so much for all these physiotherapies techniques that only could relieve you temporarily but do not cure you!

So I'm still resting and taking the opportunity to catch up on my reading and surfing the net for some information and knowledge. The most important thing for me now is to get well and I cant wait to start work again. What's life without being able to do what you love doing and without being able to enjoy the moments of happiness with your loved ones. This experience taught me how important it is to take care of your health and there's nothing more important than having good health than so much wealth but not being able to enjoy life to the fullest.


Moral of the story is Health Is Wealth. With good health you can create wealth but with wealth not necessarily you can get your health back.

Take care!

Luv,

Shawati

4 comments:

Jenny said...

It's true we can only think of our health when we felt something bad and unbearable pain strikes us. It's one of the most important things in life that was being overlooked by many of us being caught up in the modern life that we have. I admire you for having the time to rest and take time to be healthy. Stay pretty!

adriana az said...

assalamualaikum...very sorry to hear about your condition and very happy that you are very positive in getting better.my doa that you will be back on your feet in no time :)

adriana-ex-MAS..was your fss during 737 days :)

Norhasimah Mohd Room said...

get well soon..tk cre

Aniza Abdul Kadir said...

How are you now?

My auntie was having the same issue. She went for treatment http://isija.blogspot.com/2010/01/ceragem.html alhamdulillah everything is ok now...