Wednesday, June 28, 2006

It's Happening Soon...

I will be going on leave tomorrow and will check in at SJMC for operation the day after.

To be honest, I am a bit scared. Really, I don't know what to expect. Some people said it's going to hurt very much after the operation. But, some people also said, it's not that bad. Whatever it is, I'm sure it's going to hurt. I just hope that it's bearable.

I put up a brave face in front of everybody. I don't want anybody, not even my husband, to know that I am scared. Come to think of it.. who doesn't. Even though going for operation is something common, but it does not happen to everybody.

Oh God, please make it pass like a breeze.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Better Now Than Later

Went to SJMC a couple of days ago for check up. More than a year ago, my gynae noticed that I have fibroid. According to him it is not harmful and I don't have to operate on it if I don't want to. But then these last couple of weeks I don't feel good and my womb area feels uneasy.

At first when Dr. Delaila (SJMC) checked on me, she didn't notice the fibroid. But then further checking showed that the fibroid is there, hidden by my womb. It's quite big.. almost 10cm x 5.3 cm. Obviously.. it has grown from the last time it was discovered.

She asked me to go for operation as soon as possible.

So, the date was set, I'm going to be operated next friday. I asked the doctor whether I can delay it.. but the answer was... "if you don't want any complications in the future, it is better if you operate on it now, when it is still ok. Why do you want to keep it?"

Well, looks like I don't have much choice. Have to go ahead with it, no matter what.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Sometimes you never know what and who may come along your way. That is why it is important for us to remember to be nice to people, no matter who they are, how they look like, what they do, etc.

What Goes Around, Comes Around by Author Unknown

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer.

One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

"I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life."

"No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.

At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.

"Yes," the farmer replied proudly.

"I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of."

And that he did.

Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, he graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time?


The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill.

His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: "What goes around comes around."

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

Friday, June 2, 2006

New Bloke in Town

Thank God. Our head of HR reported duty this morning. I feel so relieved. At least I don't have to act on behalf of the department anymore. From now on it will be handled by somebody else.

I was called by the President just now. He thanked me for covering for the post and asked me to extend my assistance to the new Head as much as possible.

Had the chance to go through details of the department with our new Head. Well, he seems OK. Really hope that we will be able to work well together.

In the afternoon, I was called by the COO. He inquired about our new Head and what I think of him. Well, of course I told him it's too early for me to comment. But, my instinct says that he is OK.

The COO, on a personal note, told me that he wished I am the Head instead of somebody else. But, as usual, I told him "you know what my answer would be. I don't want it."

Let's hope everything will be OK after this.