Healthwise I am not that good these couple of weeks. First there was this irritating, voice-stealing and persistent dry hacking cough. I went to the hospital thinking that I might have been infected with H1N1.
The temperature was 38.4 and the blood pressure was 165/90. Hypertension? The doctor was unsure. She retook it using the manual equipment. It was 140/90.
I was just given a one-day MC, paracetamol, chlorphenaramine (I'm not sure of the spelling) and thymol gargle. I went home and continue the leave for the entire week.
I was tired, very very tired. There was no energy in me that time. Was my daily 70-km commuting exhausted me? I didn't think so...it has been two years now that I went through my daily commuting.
Then there was a breakfast invitation from Felda farm products. I thought that it would be just that - only eating, but I was wrong.
There was a discussion together with MARDI, DVS, FELDA and a few free lance consultants about the future of Pekan agropolitan - sheep project. The meeting lasted till 12.40 am!
Manaf invited me to put up a night in MS Garden, but I did not bring any spare shirt. So, I drove home that very night.
I reached home at 1.30. Couldn't sleep because of the cough. I only fell asleep at around 2.30.
At 5.30 my biological clocked woke me up. Still feeling groggy, I took my morning shower. Then I went down the stairs to get my shirt.
Reaching the half-way point I slipped and stretched my left knee. There was this snapping sound in the knee.
"Ah don't tell me that it breaks again!" I asked myself as I braced myself.
The pain was terrible. My wife came running to me. Like always she panicked, thinking that my old injury recurred. Actually I injured my left knee when I was in form four. The doctor told me that I had suffered from a disease called Osgood-Schlatter Disease.
I went to see a doctor for my knee. The x-ray did not show any fracture. I already knew that. It was just soft tissue injury - the young doctor said. My BP was still high. She asked me to repeat it for three consecutive days.
Because of the knee injury, I missed terawih prayers. I couldn't bend my knee!
Then came 31 August. I was supposed to attend the Independence Ceremony in Kuantan. Azlan was already on his way. I was in the toilet. Suddenly the water beneath me in the toilet bowl turned red.
Dark red Blood was shooting freely into the bowl. I had a severe hemorrhoid bleeding!
I decided not to attend the function. I sent an sms to SS telling him that I would not make it that morning. Azlan had to turn back to Kuantan when I told him that I could not come.
Now it is already 4 September. My knee still hurts and my cough persists despite of me taking in antibiotics and anti-inflammatory pills.
I pray that my health will improve before Hari Raya.