Celebrating in diversity

‘Chap Goh Mei’ is celebrated on the 15th night of Chinese New Year which also marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebration.

This year I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate it with the Chinese JKM leaders.

Here are some pics of our Chap Go Mei celebration last night.

With RED as our theme for the night Wai Yee suggested we have pot luck meals with yu sheng also known as the prosperity toss.

Thank You to my JKM leaders for organizing this potluck.

Great networking: KTR family

These are KTR 2018 fellow-council and student leaders. Check them out!

 

Our fellows

 

Our student leaders

 

During our proposal presentation event..the latest addition to the family!

 

During our team building

 

and more pics of us

 

During top-bidding presentation

Sayonara is not about good-byes!

We had a farewell party for some of the fellows who have left KTR. Dr Hafiz, Mr Roslan, Mr Din & Pn Farha. This was a pending project. We kept mentioning about the farewell in every meeting but never get to see it done.

But this time, I made sure we planned and executed our pending project. Thanks to Dr Beni & Mr Kip who managed to pull through.

(Makan and game time. Mentang2 dr yoga kata you da boleh jalan….apa lagi, tapi apa2 pun balik rumah terus sapu kaki dgn minyak sbb sakit punye pasal!)

All is well

Alhamdulillah, after 2 months of non weight bearing, making myself feeling slightly crazy not going to class, I am finally a-OK! Thumbs up! My specialist has given me the green light to walk again!

 

My 58th day post op. Dr yoga my ortho specialist said I am all good. I can start wearing my normal shoes.
“Can I start running doc?”
“Practice walking full weight bearing first…”

with kak @madiah_j who dropped by the hospital to meet me on the day i had an appointment with Dr Yoga. Kak Madiah was my school buddy when I was first posted teaching at a school in Pontian… Thank you dear kak for the honey from #foreverliving, mint plant and chocolates from langkawi..semoga murah rezeki hari jumaat!

 


Waiting for my turn from 1130 to 2pm at Colombia Asia Hospital. This was my last doctor’s visit! Yahoo!!

Traumatic fractures

Traumatic fractures are caused by a direct blow or impact, such as seriously stubbing your toe. Traumatic fractures can be displaced or nondisplaced. If the fracture is displaced, the bone is broken in such a way that it has changed in position (malpositioned).

Signs and symptoms of a traumatic fracture include:

  • You may hear a sound at the time of the break.
  • Pinpoint pain (pain at the place of impact) at the time the fracture occurs and perhaps for a few hours later, but often the pain goes away after several hours.
  • Crooked or abnormal appearance of the toe.
  • Bruising and swelling the next day.

https://www.foothealthfacts.org/conditions/toe-and-metatarsal-fractures-(broken-toes)

What I am experiencing is traumatic fracture!

 

Sutures Removal

The sutures were removed after 30 days and steri-strips (special Band-Aids) were applied. My foot was still wet in the shower but again, I just couldn’t help it.

Metatarsal Post-Op

What I did at home as post op care:

Elevate my foot with pillows. Get some foot massage.

Take pain medication as directed.

Make follow up appointment with Dr Yoga almost every week.  At these visits, x-rays were taken, a new sterile dressing was re-applied.

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Do dressing on the wound- I always  got my dressings wet while bathing or taking wudhu…well what to do?

 

“Electrical” pains and swelling is normal according to my specialist. So bear with it.

And finally, to kill boredom, do online shopping!

Nutrilite Supplements

Medical prescription dah bes dimakan. I am sooo tak sabar to get back on my feet, so order #amway supplements. Ada kwn rekomen #shaklee tapi x tau hati terbukak nk beli #nutrilite pulak. Ala mana2 supplements sama je….Asbab makan supplements ni mungkin wound boleh recover copek sikit 😚😚

Menu for the sick

 

Ikan haruan bakar pais org kedah sebut “bantot” dgn ayaq asam

 

Mediterranean rice with steak and tropical citrus salad.

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I am an alien

Metal plate and titanium screws implanted due to fractured and dislocated bones.

 

Post Operative Care

At home, I spent most of my time on the wheelchair and used the crutches on off whenever I needed them.

My feet swelled today, I dont know why. Could be post op effect . My toes were slightly numb. Took off the bandage for a while then put it back on before bed.

 

 

Post Op

           

Alhamdulillah, thank you to many of my friends for all their well wishes. The operating procedure went smoothly. I was pushed to the operating theatre around 245pm. They kept taking blood and ecg tests fearing I might have heart issues considering the pain on my chest I had this morning.
Dr. Sumitra, the hospital’s anesthesiologist gave 3 shots of anaesthesia on my spine soon after which I lost track of what was happening. I wasn’t aware of the procedure done on my feet by Dr Yoga, my ortho specialist until it was over. Around 5pm I realized that everyone was cleaning things up. They pushed me to the side, let me rest for another 30 minutes and more tests were done on me as post ops procedure. I was ushered to my room and was unconscious for most of the time until 8pm.

 

Human Markings

~This is where the surgery was going to be done at 3pm on 4th Jan~ bone fractured and dislocated ~
waiting for a physician to make his visit to check on my well-being after I complained about my blackout this morning and an ecg was done.
Still on fasting mode

Fractured Metatarsal of Last Toe

Yup. That’s it. After multiple scans of my foot, Dr Yoga asked if I wanted a foot cast (which would recover in 6 months) or a surgery (which of course I presumed would heal faster).

I was immediately warded and early at dawn the hospital took three small bottles of blood. As soon as the procedure was done I had a terrible blackout, my heart was pounding profusely, I felt pain on my chest…started vomitting and passing stool. Could be food poisoning last night? Or not enough sleep as the patient next to me was snoring even up to now while I am typing this message. I know I dont have heart problem…My sugar reading was 5.5. The nurse just came over to take another bottle of blood as “darah kakak sudah beku”, and I said no fearing I might get another blackout.