Monday, June 25, 2007

Slow Death

Recently Niki's dad was paralyzed below the hip with no sign of recovery. It was the cause of his liver cancer which spread to his spinal cord and created a tumor. After removing the tumor, it seems the nerve cells ard the spinal cord had been damaged, resulting in the disability.
From that day onwards, he lost all the privileges to walk, to lay down as his wish without ppl helping and all the trivial things which we had been taking for granted(like changing of own cloth). imagine that you cant even go to pee on your own.... unable to scratch ur toe when it is itchy... Many of us had been taking our body for granted. It seems as if nothing will ever happen to us. We have the mindset that things will only go mildly wrong when we are 50 plus (abit of hypertension, eye blurriness, back ache). And if anything did happened, it will only be to us and it will be swift.

It don't seems to be that way at all. When you lose ur health, it will usually go very slow and no one can really be certain of the time when reaper come knocking at your doorstep. It dont go mildly wrong also, it will usually be dead serious. Stroke, Cancer, diabetes, lose of eye sight, osteoporosis, any degenerative disease you can think of. And believe me, they seldom cause swift death. So don't go thinking, if it hits i will die clear, without affecting anyone. Death is not as easy as it is said.Many times, you cant just die.

None of these diseases starts suddenly too.... its a cumulative result, which starts from the day when you are born. Please don't go thinking since im only 30, i still have 20 years to afford.
So please... anyone who had read this blog. please please, start taking caring of your health. Its hard to get it back once you lose it.

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