Thursday, July 20, 2006

Bionic Woman

I have been meaning to share this with everyone. Especially those who sedekah-ed prayers for us when they were most needed.

Some weeks ago my mother came down for her prosthetics. It was at some small shop in some abandoned shopping complex somewhere in Cheras. They took 3 units of the warong-sized shops and turned one unit into office, one unit for waiting/fitting room and one for production.

And mak’s new leg was waiting for her in the fitting room when we arrived. What can I say? I think it was beautiful and looked amazingly bionic. The calf was still devoid of ‘flesh’ and so we could see the blue ‘bone’. Titanium, they said, so supposed to be light. In fact lighter than a flesh-blood leg would weigh. But how to know the weight of your limbs? We never feel heavy carrying our hands or legs or head. I know I have never sat down and wondered how much my right arm weighed as opposed to say my larger than life thighs. I don’t even care to know. My guess is, my backside weighs more than my head and that is the one data that is not going to help me get a promotion or a raise!

Three guys came and assisted mak. I noticed one of them dragged his leg around. It must be prosthetics too. And then I was told that all of them were using prosthetics! You wouldn’t be able to guess! Because they were all so fluid in their movements!

And then, one of them showed mak a whole album of their customers. The Before and After pictures. And I am glad they did. I hope it hit mak that she was not the only one and she was no way the worst of them. There were older makciks than her, there were those who were without both legs and amputated higher up etc etc. And they were little babies too. Come what may, qada’ and qadar, syukur should be in order.

Mak tried the leg on. Tried walking a bit and then they added rubber flesh onto the leg and then it was really ready. You know we forgot to bring mak’s right shoe! So Yamtuan ran to a nearby shop and bought her a new pair. Walla-walley-walley! mak looked like she was before! My Bionic Mak! Wooohooooo!

I am thankful for a lot of things. Most things are private between me and my Creator. But these I must say to you, I am thankful for all your doas and kind wishes, for all the support and kind words, for all the advise and the suggestions. Who would have thought that here, I found support and friends? Thank you.


Anonymous Jo Enam said...


Syukor Alhamdulillaah..

Your being happy makes me Happier.

Happy Daddy makes Happy Family.


9:22 PM  
Blogger Nazrah said...


my Mom pun kelmarin baru cuba berdiri. She managed a few steps too, albeit with assistance.

miracles do happen lah. alhamdulillah.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alhamdulillah..good news like this are sure to perk up my boring & dreary salam to your mak.

*Titified Nefer*

9:18 PM  
Blogger Irfan Dzahier said...

Whoa Sis Ood,

Salam to mak.. hope she feels better and better My salam to her. My mom pun ok. Just visit my mom last Friday.

Anyway, just wish you the best.

9:33 PM  
Blogger sushi said...

situation's in life humbles us all. May bless your mom and you for being a good daughter.

4:27 AM  
Blogger anedra said...

Alhamdulillah..Am glad for you and yr mom!! You've done a great job too!!

9:47 PM  
Blogger MA said...

I am touched reading this.

Hope everything will go on well hereafter.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi makcik, cant wait to see you again. glad to read of your mum's new leg. Insya Allah ok le tu nanti..

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have always been a hero to your mum and your family.
& that's what i love about you most.

i'm glad she can walk now. i know how much she wanted her independence back.

i miss her...and you too.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Queen Of The House said...

Ood, alhamdulillah and syukur. I hope your Mak soon gets the hang of her (re-acquired) mobility and independence.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Nae said...

Ood...glad things turned out for the better :)
U sure is one great daughter

9:55 PM  
Blogger AuntieYan. said...

OOD, tumpang gumbira dengan perkembangan your mother. Mudah-mudahan dia akan rasa selesa.

1:53 AM  
Blogger anasalwa said...

Glad to know your Mak recovery.

2:31 PM  
Blogger dr in the house said...



I'm sure getting accustomed to the new prosthetic leg will be a great chore for your dear mum. And it will surely be an ongoing process of emotional ups and downs. And insyallah Ood, being your good-self of a great daughter, you can provide all the emotional support that she needs!

Thank you for sharing!

3:51 PM  
Blogger pycnogenol said...

You're a good daughter, and may Allah bless you...ALWAYS!!

8:09 AM  
Blogger AuntyN said...

It's a start for to somrthing greater insyaAllah.


11:33 PM  
Blogger she-blocks said...


8:34 PM  
Anonymous maRLinda said...

You are back...
And alhamdulillah... syukur semuanya baik2....

1:56 AM  
Blogger R2K said...

: )

7:39 AM  

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