Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
We left Taiping after Friday prayers and headed to Penang. Our last visit was when we ate pesambur and penang laksa at Jln Gurney. We were on our way home from Padang Besar then. But as for hubby this was his second trip in two weeks....hehehe..
For our trip this time around we took the Penang 2nd bridge, thinking it would be a lot faster.....boy....were we wrong.... There was a horrible jam when we drove into Penang.....so hubby decided to use the waze app to get us out of the jam.
We then found ourselves driving up Balik Pulau to Ferringhi....It was raining the whole journey up and down the winding road.....Wahiduzzaman was driving.
When we finally reached the hotel....Alhamdullilah the rain stopped. So we had dinner at a Pakistani restaurant, Safar Marwah, just across the road. Then we went shopping along Bt Ferringhi.
I bought myself a cotton patchwork sling bag....Made in Malaysia. That was what the sales guy told me. Well...the workmanship was good alright.
The next morning after breakfast....Sofiyah and I went to the beach and had fun 'swimming' in the sea. Wahid then joined us. Then we all went to the hotel swimming pool where my children taught me to tread water....
I was still umable to master treading water. Really really need to learn......
We left Penang, after having lunch at Jln Gurney. This time we took the ferry to the mainland.
We sent Wahid to the hotel we stayed earlier in Taiping since he left his car there. We bid goodbye. I gave him my big hugssss and kisses.
Then hubby drove us all the way home.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
After the surgery, I had physiotherapy three times a week until just before Ramadan. Then I stopped going for physio during Ramadan. About a week after Eid I continued physiotherapy at Colombia Asia Hospital in Cheras. Then when my medical insurance for physiotherapy expired, I quit going for physio altogether.
But then, since I felt no pain on my knee whatsoever, I began running on the treadmill at home. I could only run 2.3km within 30 mins at a speed of 4km/h...zero incline. I was very cautious with my running....fearing injury.
Then when I went to see my orthopaedic doctor at KPJ Kajang re my second toe on my right foot which had two screws and a metal plate inserted, whether I could have it removed, I took the opportunity to seek his advice whether I could run the 10Km in October. I told him about my meniscus surgery in May and the numerous visit to the physiotherapy clinic at Colombia Asia.which had, Alhamdullilah, strengthen my knee and enable me to do my solat without sitting on the chair or on the floor.
The doctor then recommended that I continue with physiotherapy using the Anti-Gravity Treadmill. I was not allowed to take pictures of the AGT at the clinic....so I download this picture from the internet.
Then, on my last day at the physio clinic, just before Hari Raya Haji, the hospital officially launched the AGT. Since I was there doing my exercises, I had the honour of being the first patient to use the bionic leg brace..... I actually felt like Robocop...hehehe.....Every move I made, wearing the bionic leg brace, there were sounds exactly like what we heard when every time Robocop moves......
I met Edwin when I ran my first 10Km at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon in 2010. I ran without carrying my mobile. So, when I finished the race I needed to call my children who were somewhere among the crowd. When I tried to borrow a mobile phone, nobody wanted to lend me except Edwin. Then after calling one of my children, and thanking Edwin, we moved on.
It was only after a few days later that I tried contacting Edwin by sms. I thought he was Malay, until he gave me his name. Then when we spoke on the phone, he spoke Malay fluently and told me he was from Melaka and a baba-nyonya descendant. We have been friends since that day.
Running is my passion, and when I could not run after the StandChart KL Marathon in 2010 due to plantar fasciitis which I had to endure for almost two years. I was cured completely in 2012, Alhamdullilah. But then, in Feb 2013, I broke my little toe on my right foot when I slipped and fell on the kitchen floor. I had surgery where the surgeon mend the broken toe by inserting two wires to speed up recovery. Alhamdullilah, I recovered fully after three months. But then in November 2013, i knocked my right foot on the sofa's metal leg and I broke my second little toe. This time the toe broke into two, so the surgeon inserted a metal plate and two screws. Again, it was a few months later befor I fully recovered.
Alas, misfortune struck me again, when in May this year, I tore my meniscus whilst training for the Deuter Putrajaya Trail Run. I had Atroscopic Meniscus surgery, and was hospitalised for three days. Alhamdullilah, I have recovered from surgery and after undergoing physiotherapy.
Finally on Sunday October 12, I woke up at 4am so that I could catch the free LRT ride from Sungei Besi to Masjid Jamek in KL. The free rides were from 3am to 6am. But then hubby and my daughter Ayeshah wanted to drive me instead. We left the house at 4.15am with Sofiyah and Khairulzaman waving goodbye at the gate. I was so touched.
When we reached KL at around 4.30am, most of the roads were not accessible to traffic. So, while waiting for Fajr prayers, we lepak at McD besides Tawakkal Hospital. I had a mug of hot MILO and five pieces of dates. Hubby had McFillet with hot tea, while Ayeshah tapau her McBeefburger for later. We then had our solat Fajr at the HKL surau. It was already 6.15am when we left the surau and headed for Jln TAR. Hubby dropped us off near Maju junction and we walked all the way to the Start area at Jln Tar near SOGO.