Ramadan

A happy Ramadan Mubarak to those who are fasting.

Made samosas for Son. They are yet to be fried.

Ramadan is here once again. Every year it moves by ten days ahead. Monday was our first fast. Actually I’m not fasting this year (Son is the one who is fasting), because I’m not well. I had a minor stroke, and was hospitalized.

I have some questions. Why do the nurses extract so much blood from patients in the name of tests? And why do they put a cannula in a place on your arms making it impossible to move your hands. I couldn’t use my right hand. I’m a right handed person. There was one in the crook of my arm making me unable to do eat, and brush my teeth even. I must say it was totally uncomfortable. Oil had splashed on the back of my left hand a day earlier while I was frying something, or the other, forming blisters. The nurses used the back of my left hand to draw out more blood for God knows more testing. So that hand was a painful mess too. Every three hours I would be stoically looking the other way to bear the painful jabs.

My husband passed away almost seven years ago. In August it will be his seventh death anniversary. Before any illness he is there sitting near my head. All this long he never spoke to me directly in my dreams, except for once. The night before I fell sick, he was there holding me, telling me to go to sleep. I was like saying, “No, no I can’t sleep. I have to do this, and I have to do that……”

I’m left wondering if I had gone to sleep, would I have woken up again?

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11 thoughts on “Ramadan”

  1. glad ur hands are well enough to write a post today.
    my sister was a nurse and told me blood drawn from back of a hand is most painful.
    sad u had to go thru that, Sheen.
    i had injured my right hand at a past job and stopped working there because i didnt want my hand and wrist to get worse, as i am righthanded too.
    could not hold a toothbrush or pen for over a month.
    hope u get well soon…💟

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  2. Ramadan Mubarak Sheen – I look for your writings whenever I can, and you are missed in your absences. May Allah swt grant you a full recovery, give you good health, and make this a successful Ramadan for you.

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