I hate hospitals with a vengeance but today, I spent 12 hours in one accompanying my mom, who’s been admitted, and spent half a day discussing politics, education and migration with Tok-Tok. Even Tok-Tok wants to migrate and that’s really something. If you knew him (and I’ve known him for practically 30 years), you’d know he was an old school, traditionalist who is all for Malaysia and always fighting for a better country but now, he’s practically given up. He has been fighting hard for change in the last 10 years and feels completely unsupported. I know the problems and they’re not easily solvable. It’s always easy to talk but until you are in the position and faced with so much shit to clean up, then only will you realise how big and deep some problems really are.
My poor mother, she’s been starved of food by Doctors orders since 2 days ago. After 18 hours of no food, she was starting to feel really hungry and by the time she’d gone without food for 36 hours, she was really starting to get weak. I kept joking with her that she got to experience what Ethiopian children go through – starvation and extreme hunger! and every life experience is worth a try at least once! And she said I needed the experience more than her! Was she trying to say I was fat? She wasn’t even allowed Milo. And this completely screwed up her cancer medication which are very strong (it completely rips your stomach linings layer by layer) and cannot be taken on an empty stomach. She is only allowed plain water, no soups, coffee, nothing. I really hope we will get news by tomorrow as I cannot stand seeing her suffer like this.
The Hubs brought the girls to see her in the evening, which cheered her up plenty. They clambered all over her hospital bed and baby T2 went straight for the bed remote control. They really love their Nana, them two.
Tomorrow, I’m dropping T1 off at a friend’s place who has kindly offered to take her off our hands whilst I am in hospital with Mom again and wait. Hear this. The Hubs will be taking T2 to the market. Yes, he is really going to go single-handedly with my baby to the wet market. Let’s hope there will be no dramas, I will be praying hard. Or for all you know, he might wake up tomorrow and decide perhaps it wasn’t such a good idea after all.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
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A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
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