so i decided to take a day off today just to unwind and "recharge" myself. i went to the bank, did a bit of groceries and some shopping and then went back home, cooked a bit and then started reading a new book-iban journey by golda mowe. by the way, i went to the bookstore just now only to buy a pen and a whatchamacallit the whiteout-liquid-paper-correction thingy, but of course i cant help from browsing the book section too, so i ended up paying about rm100 for 3 books, 3 pens and whatchamacallit the whiteout-liquid-paper-correction thingy, . sigh. i really should have bought the pen at the grocery store.
anyway, suddenly there was a whatsapp message from the sister in my palliative care team, sharing with me a message she received from a patient of ours today. just yesterday, the patient came to the hospital for her cardiology clinic follow-up and went looking for me in the ward. she wanted to show me the tablet she got from the children's wish society (cws). she was referred to our team about one and a half year ago, because she has a congenital heart condition that is now worsening and is limiting her daily activities and eventually her lifespan too. she is a very shy and quiet girl and it took me quite an effort to get her to warm up to us, and some coaxing to get her to tell me if there was anything that she wished to have. in the end she wrote me a 2-lined letter stating that she would like a tablet.
who knew, after that she sent a message to the sister, sharing the photo that was taken, and inviting us to visit her at home for raya. but what blew me away was that she also said that she misses me and that she loves me like her own mother!
so what am i supposed to do, (other than cried like a baby) after reading that?
well i cant quit my job yet, that's for sure!