Monday, December 14, 2009

A Busy Week – Another Wedding, Car Accident and Medical Treatment for my FIL- A Miracle

It has been a busy week for me. I was back to Butterworth to attend my cousin’s son wedding. However, this wedding was a very simple one without all the religious ceremony. Then back in Selangor, someone knocked onto the back bumper of my car at a traffic light junction and left a gaping hole on it. The guy refused to pay for a new replacement but only offer to patch it up, although he drives a ‘big’ car. Therefore I made a police report to claim against his insurance which was such a hassle and time wasting process. Of all time this accident happened to me when I have a hectic schedule. My FIL who is wheelchair bound came to stay with me while waiting for his turn to see a orthopaedic surgeon. I cooked up some good food like walnuts, star anise, kei chi, red dates and lean lamb stew to strengthen is limbs and to improve his neurological function. Anyway the doctor referred us to another brilliant specialist and they concluded that my FIL has limb-kinetic Apraxia which is a condition which the brain is unable to coordinate the movement of the limbs in our body due to stroke or maybe normal pressure hydrocephalus. A simple explanation of limb-kinetic Apraxia is that the brain is unable to process the command to walk. In order to bypass this instruction the doctor asked him to concentrate on the object on the floor and tell the brain to move towards it. Miraculously, this trick works and my FIL who has been using the wheelchair for the last one year was able to walk all by himself using this method. I am going to fix a laser pointer on his walking stick so that he will have a guiding light to improve his walking! However, he will still have to go through a MRI scan next week. Hopefully everything will be ok. Till then.....I hope that I will have the time next week to post more about food! PS : To all my blogger friends, sorry for not visiting your blog for the last one week.

25 comments:

Cheryl said...

I certainly hope the week ahead goes much smoother for you. You certainly had a very busy week. Hope all goes well for your FIL.

cleffairy said...

Wah! The method work...so I guess we CAN order our brain to do something for us. Now, maybe if i tell my brain to fly... maybe I can fly? Nahhhh... no wings! LOL.

cleffairy said...

Wah! The method work...so I guess we CAN order our brain to do something for us. Now, maybe if i tell my brain to fly... maybe I can fly? Nahhhh... no wings! LOL.

Christine said...

Pete, sorry to hear about your car accident. It's amazing the medical progress that has been made the past few years, so that your FIL can actually walk. Wow. That soup sounds good for me too!

manglish said...

what a week for you...i know it is very frusfrating to suffer bcs of someone else's mistake...anyway, take care and have a good week ahead :)

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Bad times do come to people's life. We really need to be tough when bad things happen. May you be strong bro. May the force be with you. Haha!

Mei Teng said...

I hope everything works out well and you will get back to blogging again! :)

SJ said...

cant wait to see more food post

A smile from SJ =)

Calvin Soo KJ said...

gosh!! your week certainly has been hectic. neways, congrats to your cousin, sorry to hear about the accident, and I think the laser pointer is an excellent idea and I pray for your FIL's speedy recovery. cheers and god bless :)

xin said...

ok...maybe i should try that method. ask my brain to move food to me. muaahaha. hope your FIL recover soon :D

CheaHS@n said...

Pete out of the three I guess one right that you are busy preparing a wedding (not yours ah). Oops kena bang from the back and good news to hear your FIL is doing progressively well. Agree the mind does wonder "if you have it in your head you can hold it in your hands" sorry forgot who said it. Take care bro.

ladyviral said...

Sounds like a real busy hectic week. I hope your FIL is bette rnow and hoopefully no one was injured during the car accident.

Don't worry about visiting blogs.. real life is much more important :).

AL said...

It happens sometimes Pete and it's understandable. I hope everything will be fine in the coming days.

AL

Sonia said...

Looking forward for your new post, take care.

wenn said...

take care..

smallkucing said...

A very hectic week indeed. Hope the scan result will be good.

Ayie said...

everybody has their own deals pete, take it easy and just do what you have to do =)

Chris said...

R u ok there?
Hopefully everything is ok with u..

fufu said...

what a good sil =p i need somebody to cook for me ><

Josephine said...

What a bad week for u...
Tomorrow will be a better day...

Bananazക said...

Take care and hope to hear from you soon.:p

[SK] said...

looking forward to see more food post from you.. because this is your "Food Adventure" blog~~ :p

molly said...

Aiyoh, dont worry about all of us lah. Take care hah!

Pete said...

Thks everyone for the blessing! Cheers!

mommy to chumsy said...

sorry to hear about your car. take care.

merry christmas and happy new year to you and your family :D

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