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Heart Disease

Mum had a mild heart attack yesterday. She had chest pains in the morning so we headed down to NUH. We only had confirmation last night after she was held back for observation for the whole day. I did not know  where to place her in at first. Subsidised ward or a single bedder. I know being in a subsidised ward, it would be very uncomfortable for her. But with a single bedder, it is going to be a deep burn in my pocket. With her insurance, I did not need to make any deposit, thankfully. But I know it will not be enough to cover her expenses.

It is uncanny that we initially had plans to go to NTUC Income to upgrade her plans. And now, this happened.

I supposed these are always my biggest tests from Allah. Finances and mum.

She is stable right now. But the doctors want her to go for a cardiac catheterisation. You can find out more about it here. She had heart bypass in 1998. I think she now has more vessels blocked, obviously. Please make prayers that she will be okay.

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First “kopek” (peel)

So, this is my very post for a brand new blog. I started blogging way back in 2000s, when blogging was the craze among youngster. I think it was in 2003, when I was in poly. It was through blogging that I started to dabble in HTMLs and create templates for the blog. I was really quite good at it since I was a newbie and I learned it on my own. So much so that a fellow blogger stole the skin without any credit, which I change the hosting for the pictures so that it would not turn up on her blog. That was then when I learnt about the importance of citing and giving credits where it is due. Anyway, I do not think I know how to deal with HTMLs anymore. A lot of things have changed ever since.

I kind of stopped blogging after I got married. I blogged at a rate of once a year, and finally stopped with the birth of my newborn. Being a mother is tough. Try being a mother of 3 or more. With the birth of #3, I barely have time for myself. But, the satisfaction of being a mother.. it is indescribable.

Anyway, why do I want to start blogging again? Because I have started to have a lot of thoughts in my head 24/7 and I want to get it down on black and white before I forget them. My family have a history of dementia. My paternal grandmother had it, my father is showing signs of it, and I do not want to go through it without not knowing my life or my past. And besides, I do want my children to know what I had thought about them or how their mother was a young woman. So, here it is. Although I actually did start a blog in the past solely for them, it just did not progress. But this time around, I feel quite determined to keep this going. Maybe I will blog once a month? Or once a week? Fat hope for the latter though. But I will try.

So what is this blog going to be about? I have no idea. I will probably blog about anything and everything. But one thing is for sure. Everything about me is going to be cloaked in secrecy. I will not tell my real name and who I really am. That is one thing I like about the internet. No one knows who you are. I just have some privacy issues since I became a mother. That will be a story for another day.

Anyway,  if you do stumble across this blog, do me a favour yeah? Fix my English. Heeeee…

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