Friday, September 30, 2005
Seven Things I Plan to Do Before I Die:
1. Attend 25th, 50th year high-school reunion (won't be able to attend 10th year reunion trow)
2. One last visit to Irvine and Pittsburgh
3. Go to Disneyland
4. Go to Universal Studios
5. To visit as many zoos as possible (i love zoos!)
6. Travel the world
7. Touch a polar bear
Seven Things I Could Do:
1. Pay my credit card bills (i'll do it tomorrow..i promise)
2. Pray 5 times a day
3. Eat veggies (i rely on multivitamins these days. before this, i just didn't bother)
4. Start doing something productive again (too much slacking off these days)
6. Grow my hair
7. Take my medications on time. Oops! Is it already 1PM??
Seven Celebrity Crushes:
1. Jonathan Brandis (when i was a kid...remember Neverending Story?)
2. Wil Wheaton (Stand by Me!)
3. Rashid Sidek
4. Azam 4U2C (Fine, I was 16 and stupid, but he was tall and cute!)
5. Gareth Gates
6. Yusry KRU (I know some of you are going to start questioning my taste now...)
7. Matt Damon
Seven Updates on Me (ni I tambah sendiri..hehe)
1. Still feeling tired
2. Hb count was 9 yesterday..no wonder I was extra tired
3. I got a Bone Marrow Biopsy on 10/10 to see if i still have leukemia
4. Gol & Gincu was not bad!
5. Gila2 Pengantin Popular was funny! (Later realized it's an Aziz M Osman film, patutlah)
6. I'm craving nasi ayam hailam...slurp! Ooh and also Indo Mee Goreng Bestari..yummy
7. I'm nervous about the Bone Marrow Biopsy! Wish me luck!
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
- Gol & Gincu
- Ungu Violet
- Gila Gila Pengantin Popular (anything with Apek/Afdlin i memang minat! hehe)
- Pendekar Bujang Lapok
- Seniman Bujang Lapok
That should keep me occupied for the rest of the week. I think I'll start with Pendekar Bujang Lapok first.
p/s: Inspirion (TV3) tak best. Plus I'm getting confused with all the Ako/Nasha/Rashid Sibir combo dramas. They all seem to be about 2 men trying to win Nasha's love. Tau le Nasha tu cun, tapi takde idea lain ke? Don't ask any ideas from me...i did try to think of a Malay drama storyline, but my ideas somehow came out macam Malay drama yang dah ada..hehe..it's like I've been brainwashed!
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Quoting an email I recently received, maybe the sequel should be called "Mencari Bini Kedua." He he he...
Ok...nak tengok Inspirion (apparently drama ni best..betul ke?)
btw, i'm feeling less tired and lazy since I got a tip yesterday to massage the palm of my left hand to stimulate my adrenal glands (some reflexology point, i think). Yay!
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Pardon my lack of updates, I rarely can muster enough energy to even sit in front of my computer nowadays. (plus my brother was home for a few days and he was using the computer most of the time to finish his homework.) Looks like it's Animal Planet and Discovery Travel all the way this week, baby.
Also, sorry there are no interesting pictures of late. Too lazy to look for my camera.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
3.45PM (still in bed): Ooh....maybe i'll go to Giant and have some Secret Recipe brownie a la mode. Damnit! I would have to drive...plus fill in gas on the way...i'll lie down here some more i guess. (note to self: get brother to fill in gas for me)
4.00PM: mum came into the room to tell me to go down to eat lunch. Ok Ma.
4.21PM: got out of bed, went downstairs, had lunch.
4.30PM: felt a bout of nausea. got back into bed.
4.45PM: i wonder if the cekodok pisang is still there....argh bugger the weather's not looking too good. don't feel like driving out in the rain.
5.00PM: Got a call from HSBC, accusing me of not paying my credit card bills. Screamed somemore at the customer service officer (as I do every week), and told her that this dispute has been going on for two months, and that the bank better settle this or I'm taking my business elsewhere!
5.10PM: Called eflix, and asked them to start charging to my Citibank instead of HSBC (because HSBC SUCKS! plus they've already suspended my credit card for something i did not do)
5.20PM: Got another call from HSBC saying that they haven't received my dispute form last week. And that I should fax another one as soon as possible or they won't be able to do anything about it. I told them that that's a stupid policy, and that we've been trying to settle this dispute for the past two months. Also told them that I promise that when all this is over I will settle everything and close the account.
5.30PM (still in bed): hmmm maybe i should blog about this. but am I willing to drag myself out of bed to write about it? oh God why am I so lazy!!!!???
So that was my day, basically. Sleep, stare at the ceiling, stare at the tv, eat (if i manage to drag myself out of bed), sleep some more. I told the doctor how I'm feeling. The doctor said that it's normal when they start cutting down the prednisone. When I was taking a lot of prednisone, my body was on a steroid "high". So now that they're cutting it down, there's not enough natural steroids in my body to cover for the amount that they've cut down. This "down time" will go on for some time until the level of my body's natural steroids get back up to normal. Damnit! I thought I had turned a new leaf! With the waking up early, exercising, thesis work...turned out I was just high on steroids! Tipah tertipuuuu!!! hehehe..
ok..off to bitch about HSBC with Z. ciao!
Friday, September 16, 2005
I haven't written for so long because i've been trying to finish watching Felicity (the TV series). I followed the show halfway through until 2000 when I was back in college in the US, and then had to come back home. It's a drama about a girl, Felicity (obviously), who goes to college in New York city to follow her high school crush, Ben. It started out pretty interesting, but after a while, it just started to get irritating, with their petty college problems (especially Felicity's). She goes around wondering about things like "oh no, what am I going to do with my life? I have no clue..." bla bla bla shut up!! But well, I really had to finish watching it to see the ending, since I have invested so much time watching it already. plus the show is pretty addictive, despite being terribly annoying. kekeke....but I'm done now, so that's good.
Apart from that, my blood count was a bit low from yesterday's blood test. Hb 9.1, but the rest are ok. I've been feeling tired the last couple of days, just wanting to lie down and sleep, or stare at the ceiling (or watch Felicity hehe). But I've been taking a lot of protein since yesterday, like milk, meat, chicken, etc, so I hope Monday's blood count will show some improvement. It's really like a vicious cycle. I start feeling tired, i lose appetite (thus lack nutrition), my blood count drops, i feel tired, and so it goes. So sometimes I just have to realize quickly what's happening (thank God for bi-weekly blood tests), snap out of it and start eating properly. I've lost some weight, but I'm sure I'll gain it back in no time. The gross thing is, the skin on my feet is now all dark and crinkly, because it was so swollen a few weeks back, and the skin expanded. Now that my feet is back to normal (even skinnier than normal), there's the stretched skin left, looking like some old woman's feet. Ewww!! I'll stick to sneakers and covered shoes for some time. he he he...
So that's about what's been happening. Any TV show ideas that I can watch to torture myself some more? How about Dawson's Creek...or Party of Five? hehehe...
Have a great weekend everyone.
Monday, September 12, 2005
Kau biarkan aku sendiri menderita susah - nasib hidupku saliha
Kau biarkan aku sendiri melewati sepi - dalam hidupku saliha
kau biarkan aku sendiri meratapi nasib - dalam derita saliha
Can't get the tune out of my head! Darnit M. Nasir!! I also blame the CD store at Giant for playing this song over and over again. Uwaaa...!!
Spent my weekend finishing Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I know I've been taking forever to finish the book, but that's how I treat my Harry Potters. Slowly but surely. I won't read it if i'm distracted with something else. Overall I thought the book was OK. A bit much on teenage budding-romance stuff, but I guess it's normal when you're sixteen with raging hormones. Sad ending though.
Ok lah. Gotta go find some ideas on what to eat for lunch.
Friday, September 09, 2005
Got my beautiful car back today, almost 3 grand poorer. The aircon better last long this time. After paying that much, the car actually feels fresh! I think mum will stop complaining about the air in my car now.
Hmm suddenly feel the urge to send the car in for power steering rack replacement lak, which is long overdue. And upholstry replacement, polishing, vacuuming...tempting...but maybe next month. :-)
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Or, I don't mind donating them to an orphanage or a charity, if the books are suitable. Let me know if there are any.
Tomorrow I'll go back to non-cheesy stuff. heh.
Orait...nak pi main Prince of Persia. That game is driving me mad. Don't think it's very good for my blood pressure. Maybe I'll go back to Lego Star Wars.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
went to the clinic yesterday and my counts are good. WBC 6.1, Hb 10.4, Platelets 87. Kidney function and liver function all OK. Doc says I'm taking the graft very well. I'm starting to wake up later and later these days (probably since the prednisone is being tapered off), and not liking it because it feels like a waste of time. Am also eating less now, which is good, because i was worried that the chipmunk face will be a permanent fixture. hehe
am fine otherwise. ciao! am going to have lunch while watching Alice in Wonderland.
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Ok breakfast time. ciao. Have a good weekend.
Saturday, September 03, 2005
Thank you God for letting me live a little longer
Thank you mama and ayah for caring and putting up with me
Thank you Ayol for the stem cells
Thank you Firr for taking care of the cats' supplies while I was away
Thank you Deli for being my valet whenever you're home (hehe)
Thank you Z for sticking by me
Thank you doctors for making this easier for me
Thank you nurses for the care
Thank you relatives, neighbors, friends & colleagues for the prayers and support
Thank you employer for the financial help
Who else....oh yes, no thanks to Ananda K. for not supplying me with the Maxis 3G card. I missed Akademi Fantasia because of that! Nasib baik the winner was so bloody predictable, so I'm not too upset, just a bit disappointed. Hehe.
Ok, seriously, thank you everyone for the constant well wishes and prayers.
Friday, September 02, 2005
Sent my car for air-con service, went to the bank, did a bit of walking around Giant, bought some presents for a friend's baby and had some fries at Burger King (dah gian sangat). Now here I am at home waiting for my Chicken in a bag a-la Thai (see recipe, picture) to finish baking in the oven. After the vomiting episodes yesterday, I could only stomach sourish food. Vomiting feels awful..but the nice thing about it is...a few hours later..check out the flat tummy! hehehee.
Ok better go check on my chicken. Lapar gila. Ciao...
Thursday, September 01, 2005
My counts are alright though. Total white 7.7, Hb 10.3, Platelets 130. A bit low on magnesium, liver a bit off, but other things came out OK.
Oh shit, I feel my dinner coming up my throat. Laters!
Boy did i wake up on the wrong side of the bed today! First, the maid had to fry my eggs twice since i wouldn't eat the first one because it came out of the pan looking like an omelet. Then i snapped at my mum for asking whether i have turned off the lights in my room. Poor mama. Ugh, i'm probably just dreading another long day at the hospital today, got 7 bottles of IV IG and a dose of GCV. Not looking forward to seeing the superbusy nurses there who sometimes snap at me when i ask questions. Mood got even worse when i got to the clinic and was told that my ciclosporin level result from monday is M.I.A. and they have to repeat it today. God! How annoying! Hopefully the day improves in a few hours...