287 ~ My Port-A-Cath survey ~

Taking me by total surprise; almost every response came forth in the affirmative towards a Port-A-Cath. The permacath, hickmann and PICC lines are very different, prone to repeated life-threatening infection and are therefore not recommended by all autonomic specialists. Exceptions are made for specific cases as you might see from some of our friends /…

286 ~ Signs from above ~

25/07/2021 The euphoria of having someone attend to my infusions was short-lived and now I could not escape the harsh reality of being ignored and stranded. A deep sigh of defeat Collapsed veins. Blown veins. Overused veins. Fragile veins What’s next in the episode of drip dramas 😂🤭 I chuckle to myself making light out…

284 ~ Every patients plea ~

24/07/2021 Throughout the day I wait patiently and hopefully half dreading a second disappearance when night covers over the sky and again there is no confirmation or sign of Salmaan. He usually comes towards the evenings either after Maghrib or Ishaa salaah so once the clock struck 9 PM any thought of his arrival became…

283 ~ Anticipation ~

23/06/2021 At 7:18 AM I recieve the following response Paramedic Salmaan: Salaam👏Jee Alhamdulilah all is goodJazakallah so much for the thoughtfulness and concern 👏 please make us maaf. Forgive us for not returning yesterday, after qurbani I needed to attend a fixed wing flight brought a patient in from CPT which I was rostered for…

282 ~ Disappearance and assistance ~

Eid day passes by with no appearance of Salmaan. Understandably, it is a family day with qurbaani often being hectic so I give him the benefit of the doubt and do not want to disturb quality time by questioning his whereabouts, also trusting that he will probably inform us regarding the delay and reschedule a…

281 ~ Uncharted waters ~

(Reminder: All names mentioned anywhere on the blog are changed) Sometimes the waves flow in a rhythmical motion and you settle comfortably into the ease of swimming along steadily at an effortless pace.. Then your eyelids blink open to a moment that strikes without forewarning. Suddenly the tides swell higher and crash downwards with a…

280 ~ Life through my lens ~

(Written over approximately two months – A composition of reflections from sunset walks and moonlight thoughts) I look around at the world, I see breathtaking beauty and intense heartache I hear the shuddery echoes of ambulance sirens rushing to and fro since daybreak I watch the clouds floating away and see tracks of death as…

279 ~ Miracles from struggles ~

With love A little letter penned to my dear sister who’s family feels let down and abandoned I share your pain knowing how the disregard of treatment makes one disheartened From my soul speaking to yours: It is natural to feel lonely, though you aren’t really alone Allah is with you through your fears, through…

278 ~ My life jargon ~

“Drink more water” “Are you drinking enough and how much?” Understandably, an emphasized statement but also a pesky question that can sometimes be equalized to unsolicited advice. I appreciate a gentle hydration or nutrition reminder because it stems from a place of pure love and care. During exercise sessions, my biokineticist would remind me to…

277 ~ Ease & expertise ~

Looking back in retrospect over the sequence of events swept over the past five years, one can marvel at the incredible and miraculous change of situations beginning via a close family friend who passed on with covid but in turn connected me to prof (as related chapter 264) Like I have repeatedly mentioned; in the past…