Friday, October 3, 2008


My flight departed at 3pm from Melbourne Airport on 30th September 2008. I was flying home to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The flight was a smooth flight but my heartbeat was very turbulent. The seven hour flight seemed like eternity. I was pensive and very worried if I will make it in time to see my dying aunt for the final time.

The plane finally touched down in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. I thanked God for a safe flight home and also a swift and safe taxi journey to the hospital where my aunt was being admitted. The sight of my aunt in skin and bones and groaning in excruciating pain was heart wrenching and piercing. I grabbed my aunt's hands and told her in tears that I had returned to see her again. My aunt suffered terribly from a fractured hip bone as a result of a bad fall in her bedroom toilet and also from kidney failure.

The next evening at 7.15pm my aunt passed away peacefully after having her last meal. Her death had led me to think of my own death. When will be the day I die? Whether I am epileptic or not, my final day in this mortal world will come when God calls on me. My aunt's death has propelled me to promote epilepsy awareness at a pace more urgent than before lest I run out of time before I leave this world.

Time waits for no man. So, if you have been procrastinating on things that you ought to have done a long time ago, do it now. And if you think epilepsy is your greatest hindrance to pursue positive goals in your life, think thrice. I am one who will not allow epilepsy to be a setback in my life. My life with epilepsy goes full steam ahead.


1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear abt your loss. Glad you could make it back in time.


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