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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A 40 something dad of five and a half wonderful kids with amazingly different traits and temperament from whom he wants a break from at times, yet wish they never grow older.....and be with him always.....(howzat possible?)and now wishing that he can be a stay at home dad......

05 September, 2008

Discharged and rehabilitating

Hajar Showing off her teeth standing unaided

Long overdue piccie of Hajar showing off her set of teeth. We used to called her Nanny MacPhee during this stage as only one upper incisor and canine teeth surfaced as opposed to two incisors.
I was discharged from the hospital two days ago....The discharge process took about 6 hours - basically the paperwork which held me up....The insureres took a loong time to respond! I had excess to pay and the hospital refused to accept my cheque when I had already informed them I would be paying by cheque when discharged as I didnt have a clue what the excess would be...
Anyway...safely tucked in my bed that very night but kept on waking up worrying that I would fall off the bed.....
Had my first physio session at DBC today. It was brilliant....! The sports physiotherapist consultant (who happens to be the physiotherapist to the Kuala Lumpur FA) took time to explain why each rehabilitation exercise is important etc etc....Now it makes sense! The sessions which I had at the hospital was basically "doing without knowing" kinda thing! The immediate target now is to exercise the patella, the patellar tendon (a third of which was harvested to reconstruct my new ACL) and hamstring (so that it get stretched and will not impair future movement of the knee). I'm really looking forward to the day I will be able to walk and run again....It's learning it all over.....Even simple showering takes a lot of effort nowadays...- it has turned to be a cardio session for me (LOL!) and going up the stairs........!?!?
Do count your blessings and be appreciative of what you have!

Hajar seated on one of the casuarina trees on Cherating beach.

Cheeky Hajar in her car seat


mumsie said...

salam ramadham haq and yani dears! Get well soon Haq. Mehla bawak Hajjar jalan2 ke PUtrajaya! would love to gigit2 her!!!

Madam Tai Tai said...

Hi Haq,

Glad to know that you are recovering. It's hell, huh? I'm sure it won't be long before you can walk and run again.

Take care!

Anonymous said...

Hi Haq,

I know exactly what you mean & yes, we should all count our blessings! I once had a fall at home, I landed on my left heel & had to use crutches for whole 2 weeks. Although it was only temporary, I felt horrible being handicapped & unable to walk like normal.

Get well soon and enjoy the rest from work while you still can!


Xis said...


Finally.. back at home at last.. hope you will soon recover. Hopefully you don't have to use those crutches during Raya.. :)

Dad of 4+1 said...

Mumsie - Ya lah must visit you n fmly at PJ...Si Hajar tu takut org lah...May be it's time to get her exposed to others...

Gina - A few more weeks to walk kot? What I miss is the driving....!

Fazleen - Thanks for dropping by.

Xis - err...may be sampai raya kot. See wat the doc say the day after!

Ahmad WM Omar said...

Glad to hear you are recovering. Sure U can walk, run & play volleyball again.

Just don't forget to warm-up ya

Minahsongeh said...


Comel betul Khatijah..geram tengok pipi.
Get well soon.

Selamat menyambut ramadahan and Shawal.

IBU said...

Oh my!!! That serious huh? Have a speedy recovery. But if still limping till Raya, err... buat2 muka kesian, diri tepi pintu masjid after solat raya, insyaAllah murah rezeki... boleh cover the excess, no? hehehe ...

Your daughter is so cute!! Between you and her, who moves faster these days?

Get well soon!

Minahsongeh said...

oops.. hajar..

Anonymous said...

ramadan mubarak dad of four,

this is my first time here, hope you will get well soon.

while browsing through your older posts, i saw some familiar pictures of your wife's family and kampung halaman, especially a picture of your FIL.

he does look familiar to me, is his name osman isa?


Madam Tai Tai said...

Haq, Yani and all at home,

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and Maaf Zahir Batin.

Hope you are ok to drive back to the kampung(s) this raya. Take care!

Superwomanwannabe said...

Boss..update your blog ok!

Anonymous said...

Salam Aidil Fitri and Maaf Zahir Batin.

Drive safe.


Dad of 4+1 said...

Ahmad - Baik boss!

Zu & FTM - TQ!

Ibu - Surely Hajar lah lebih pantas...I'm re-learning how to walk without the limp!

Dad of 4+1 said...

Aminahsj - Yes he's Othman Isa. Are you from Baling as well?

on my mind certainly constantly

on my mind certainly constantly