269 ~ A phenomenal miracle ~

Clear and tense the words resound “No! Her pulse cannot be found” A panic-stricken moment of silence pierced through the air followed by a flurry of activity between the pair of paramedics who spun into rapid action exchanging terms family members couldn’t grasp. They injected a bolus of medications directly into the tube attachment and…

268 ~ Organ malfunction ~

07/02/2021 Morning rays filtered through the window and my eyes budged a little enough to see a caregiver come in for observation. The sweating redoubled in comparison to the past two days and I craved a sip of cold ice tea to moisten my parched throat but the same unrelenting nausea hadn’t diminished. Nausea that…

267 ~ Red zone ~

(Note: From here onwards I do not recall everything myself. Many parts in between remain blurred and others were related later by the selfless souls attending to me so the narrative is a bit sketchy) 06/02/2021 Fluttering my eyelids that burned and simultaneously felt like two bags of cement – heavy to hold on the…

266 ~ A drastic overturn ~

05/02/2021 The days flew by, weeks turned into a month, until late the first Friday evening of February when a drastic overturn made way into my written documentary.. While chatting briefly in short pieces to a close sister with whom I hadn’t spoken for a long time. I’m sharing these specific honest feelings she expressed…

265 ~ A successful meeting ~

When your world around becomes heavily clouded with grey Look at how the sky beautifully changes color throughout the day One day the sun may rise or set over you providing long sought relief So let hope from it’s light anchor your soul in unwavering belief And hold onto the promise “after hardship comes double…

264 ~ Newfound hope ~

Assalaamu alaikum / Hi respected readers. Apologies for my long absence on the blog (as usual) due to health delays. A lot has happened in the past two weeks so in order to enlighten you properly, Light On The Horizon will be paused until possible to resume. For now the most recent and important events…

263 ~ Light on the horizon – Part 12 ~

[01/23, 09:16] My phone beeps with a message from our host: Salaam …So excited❤ How has my heart longed to meet a family I hold so dear After five years these long awaited moments are now here Only a few hours remain before we reunite With unexplainable joy and squeals of delight TRAVEL JOURNAL Port…

262 ~ Light on the horizon – Part 11 ~

Time inched closer to long awaited moments and few days prior to the flight my healthcare provider done an overall assessment to affirm the final go-ahead… She said as a benchmark, ideally a one hour flight is perfectly fine and going up to 3 hours is okay. Beyond 3 hours is not an option. It’s…

261 ~ Light on the horizon – Part 10 ~

Whether it be for a vacation, occasion, reunion, spiritual retreat, or medical care, packing is a fun filled task that can also be a little nerve-wracking and with Gastroparesis the food aspect might become stressful. I guess it depends on the place you’re going; whether there are genuinely approved halaal eating outlets and also the…

260 ~ Light on the horizon – Part 9 ~

2nd December 2019 My eyes fluttered open to the morning sun streaming through the blinds. I sat up slowly to stabilize the blood in my head not suspecting any exciting events to arise let alone having made plans, when my family walked into the room hurriedly to discuss some work that required a trip to…