Yes, I fell sick (fever actually) and was admitted to a medical Center in Shah Alam for six days. Actually it began on Saturday (31st October), I started to feel chilled while coaching my kids doing revision for their year end exam. I took PCM, and was Ok. But when night came, the fever recur and I was trembling, shaking very badly, I felt cold, even the thickest blanket cannot make the cold dissapear. My husband had to sacrifice by turning off the aircond and the fan, but I was still trembling. Early in the morning, I was Ok. When mak called from Abang Man's house telling that she's stopping by at my house for lunch before proceeding back to kampung, I pull the strength to cook for them (sempat jugak buat nasi ikan dan dalca, kerabu tomato, ikan cencaru belah belakang and salad, hmmm....not bad for a sick person). That night my fever worsen. To make the story short, got MC on Monday, and the condition was deteriorating. I started to vomit and lay flat, shaking and shivering from time to time. At about 10am, my husband called from the office telling that he's coming back to send me to the hospital. I was relieved. I wanted to go to the clinic but I just couldn't drive as I was shaking and shivering. Initially I thought of asking any of my colleagues to take me to the clinic, but alhamdulillah, my husband was coming back.
At the hospital, doctor advised to be admitted, which I readily agree as I was soooo tired. There I was for 6 days. Followed by another 4 days of MC, I was away from the office for 2 weeks!!!! (just imagine the amount of work that is waiting for me). And now, Alhamdulillah, after four weeks, i am myself again, despite some giddiness at times.
Quoting from a chapter of a book titled "Penenang Jiwa: Pengubatan dan Rawatan" by Imam Al-Ghazali, translated by Mukashafah Al-Qulub (a nickname, I guest?):
"Barangsiapa ingin selamat daripada azab Allah, mendapatkan pahala dan rahmatNya dan masuk syurgaNya, hendaklah dia menahan nafsu daripada segala keinginan dunia, disamping sabar atas segala kesulitan dan musibahnya. Allah menyukai orang-orang yang sabar." (ms 11)
and a Hadis, Rasulallah bersabda,
"Allah telah berkata, barangsiapa yang ditimpa bencana, lalu dia mohon perlindungan daripadaKu, pasti Aku memberinya sebelum dia meminta. Dan barangsiapa ditimpa bencana, lalu dia meminta perlindungan kepada makhluk, pasti Ku tutup semua pintu langit bagiNya." (ms 11)
and another Hadis, Rasullallah bersabda,
"Barangsiapa sakit semalam, dia sabar dan reda kepada Allah, maka bersih daripada dosa bagaikan ketika dia lahir dari perut ibunya. Jika engkau sakit, jangan segera meminta sembuh." (ms 11).
Aku redha dengan ujian Allah yang kecil ini setelah diberikanNya nikmat kesihatan yang begitu panjang sehingga kita hampir lupa untuk bersyukur kepadaNya. Ampunilah hambaMu ini, Ya Allah, Ya Rabbal 'alamin.