Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day to Jatt- Father to be

Happy Father's Day to Jatt, my hubby....father to be soon......InsyaAllah...

How i missed my late father (i called my father 'ayah')...if he still around i would hug n tell him how much i care and i love him....but why i didn't do that last time? its too late for me....but my pray and moments still with him always.... deeply i cant tell how much i missed and thank him for being a me....he is really great , nice and lovely father in this world, if not to everyone, to me ....Thanks Ayah....May God Bless You Forever...... Al-Fatihah...Amin

And to every father in this world, ( who is really entitled to be called - father, daddy, baba, walid, papa, ayah, abah, appa, or whatever language they say)...i just want to wish you Happy Father's Day......Be a Great Father and Great Father is Great Leader too.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Stand Up & Live for Life Workshop - From The Max Foundation Website

(This is the picture of all Max Family after the event closing- we are the family of all joy and tears that we share- with all the power in every of us.)

(This is the picture of Max Family Core Group & Volunteers who has put all the effort, time, energy, sincerity and honesty at teh event closing. Thanks to all. without you guys, there is no Max Family for all CML)

This article taken from The Max Foundation Website

“Stand Up and Live for Life”
May 25 2007

People living with CML in Malaysia break new ground by organizing a two day workshop for those affected by the disease.

There are few occasions in which one has the privilege to witness social change. Such change was never more evident than the one perceived at the first Malaysia CML workshop. In a 48 hour period, friendships were formed, cultural and language barriers were broken, and an amazing group of people took control of their own lives.

The First Workshop for people living with CML took place in Malacca on April 28 and 29, 2007. It was organized by the core group of the Max Family, the newly formed support group for people living with CML, and co-organized by the Malaysian Society of Haematology and The Max Foundation; sponsored by Novartis Malaysia. The workshop was attended by more than 150 CML survivors and their family members.

The air was warm, everyone was buzzing with excitement, as preparations went on the way. The opening ceremony was lead by Dr. Ng Soo Chin, President of the Malaysian Society of Haematology, followed a presentation by Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, Executive Director of The Max Foundation.

The content was rich and kept participants fully engaged. The thoughtfully planned content was broken into two sessions: a motivational session lead by Mr. Baba Ismail. Mr. Baba is a qualified counselor by profession. He reminded everyone of the value of laughter, the importance of touch and the power of love. The educational session was clear, full, and interesting, carried on by Dr Vijaya Sangkar. Following Dr Sangkar’s lecture, he was joined by 4 of his dedicated colleagues, Dr Leong Chooi Fun, Dr Kok Keng Weng, Dr Teh Hiok Seng and Dr Guan Yong Khee who lead a questions and answer session for small groups of patients in several languages, making the interaction and clarity of discussions superb.

After the CML session came the patient testimonials, reminding all participants that it is possible to turn tragedy into triumph.

The workshop ended in a great note, a cake was brought out to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the Glivec International Patient Assistance Program, GIPAP. For five consecutive years, this program has provided prescribed Glivec to more than 500 people in the program in Malaysia month after month, patient by patient. Most of the members of the Max Family are also GIPAP recipients. They took the opportunity to express their heartfelt gratitude to Novartis.

At the end of the day, it was time to go home. As buses were living one could hear the laughter, the chatter, the clicks of the thousands of photos taken, the hugs and the promise to get together again soon.

For people who attended this unprecedented event, life will never be the same. As we all return to our own duties and busy lives, we will always carry with us the memories of the moment in time where things changed. We are empowered by this energy; and regardless of what life brings in the future, we will never be alone again because we will always have each other.

Also, we bring back with us the essence of the workshop – Power of Love, Power of Support & Power of Knowledge.

The workshop changed things for ever, like a big bang. But every big bang needs a spark; the recipe in this case was the combination of the efforts of several stakeholders:

  • An unprecedented access to treatment initiative by Novartis, who has ensured widespread access to their state of the art treatment for CML, Glivec, through their Glivec International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP);
  • Blend this with the absolute dedication of The Max Foundation’s team of advocates for whom patients are at the core of their existence. Specifically represented in Malaysia by the most dedicated and caring advocate by the name of Mei Ching;
  • Add to this the Max Family core group, a group of CML survivors themselves who are young, energetic, inspired people that have heard the call to make their lives matter;
  • Sister Tan, an inspirational nurse whose quick smile and endless energy inspires us all;
  • Finally, a group of extremely dedicated physicians who spend their day off sharing their wisdom with others.

  • Put it all together and brace yourself to witness a miracle.

    - The End-

    Just want to thank (thank never been enuff for the great things happened in life) all this "International Family of Max". These people have made their precious time and share the moment with all of us in Malaysia.

    - Pat Garcia Gonzalez- The founder, of The Max Foundation, Seattle
    - Amma Viji & Ayeshah- The Max Foundation Station India (Asia Pacific)
    - Nelia -
    The Max Foundation Station Philippines
    - Wirat- The Max Foundation Station Thailand

    Miss all the love, spirit and support from every of these wonderful person.

    Please get more review and pictures from The Max Foundation Website and very thanks to Pat Garcia Gonzalez, lovely angel of all greatest and heartiest person....

    Pregnancy Update - 7 months

    Hi Hi Hi.... Just quick update too...... on how Baby Iman is doing inside ...Visited O&G Day Care Clinic, HKL for details scan follow-up check up last 6th June here is the update:
    - Baby Iman doin fine in term of physical as per details scan by the doctor
    - The head is at below position but no sign of delivery even it was the sign when it reach week of 32 and above

    - The doctor said he is bit active - by observing his kicking and moving mode (I'd be ready to have naughty boy soon)

    - Baby weight only 1 kg, compared to last month 450g only - but ppl said it is small for 7 months pregnancy....look at me please if you dunt mind...

    - My weight is normal - 55kg (the highest in my life, where now only you can c my tummy hehehhehe.... i feel gud, even they said it is impossible to get back to normal weight after labor process...errmmm its ok i want to have 47kg after this, even my weight was 40kg- its not ideal and unhealthy actually), my BP rate and everything was ok n normal
    - conclusion i am fine
    - next check up at Maternity Clinic on 28th June

    I am thinking of giving birth at KL instead of goin hometown.....ermmmm for many reasons i guess... sometimes we cant be to depend and must be really up to that situation....we can only can plan, but plan can change where is is needed...... Ok let pray things will be smooth, safe and InsyaAllah......i will keep you guys updated.....

    Update- 1st Wedding Anniversary...

    (Picture taken by Fan on 3rd June @ Ortho Clinic HKL. Fr left Sahimi, I and Jatt - cake cutting for the double celebration. Thanks to all Max Family Core Group for the cake)

    Hello ....
    Just quick update on my 1st wedding anniversary last 2nd June.....where 2 June 2006 we were pronounced as husband and wife...but only the next day we have the we consider our anniversary fall on 2nd June.

    Thank God in our heart with what we have and what a 365 days journey showed is the most that hubby and I felt......... that one year is not any measurement for us but all happiness, sadness, up n downs that teach us best experience, process of being a 'person' , a classroom where i personally have improve myself a lot. If people do not notice the changes about it, me personally feel i have changed a lot, under his care, love, guidance, leadership, criticize, frenship...everything.....if only words can tell, it shows that it is not enuff..... no enuff words to tell you how much i felt after all....

    Me myself found that a year with a lovely and cutest creature after 'Real Shrek', JATT, my hubby, i feel wonderful in many wife, as a women, as a daughter, eldest in family, daughter in law, sister in law, as a fren to other fren, as a person that 'lost' somewhere before....h is everything that i have ...that i shud have and i had......i dunt know how to tell the world how great feeling was for having someone like him beside just stare at his close eyes when he fall asleep at midnight - but too many story i can read from his close eyes, i saw his smile and kindness, to just hug him silently when i feel i am in trouble- but he gimme kinda healing touch that i dunt need the best doctor in the world, just to grab his hand and make sure he is beside - so i know i will never walk alone....

    Dear Hubby,
    i dedicate all my life and death (if one day the time has come) share all with you... no one can tell me how bad was you and no one can feel how great was you in taking care of me....

    I just cant imagine how much joy i will have in life for being a wife for more coming years, if only a year i feel great already? I wish all wife i this world shud have someone like him....i am happy wife ....happy person with this marriage...what else to say?

    I pray this marriage will last long as both of us alive.......having old days with each one, watching our Baby Iman growing, having fun of family value together and having more things to do together....with all the wonderful people around us.....

    JATT buy me a great dinner at one of the Thai's restaurant at The Curve on our special nite. Thank so much....i just feel bit empty coz i have nothing to give him by the special day....maybe not now, but i hope he understand that i always present myself as a best gift to him....

    3rd June, we share happy celebration with few important people at Dr. Razak Clinic, Ortho Clinic HKL. Max Family having a meeting there and the really great ppl in our life bring a cake for us.....Yummy....the day we had a full of food...Nasi Lemak, Choc Cake, Cheddar Cheese Cookies and celebration cake. Thank you to Dr Razak, Fan, Sister Tan, Sahimi, Ghandi, Kia Fui, and of coz our Mei Ching.

    And i just want to congrats our bro Sahimi for his hand of marriage to Aein on 2nd June 2007. Sahimi will share the same anniversary date with us by next year. Wish both of them happy marriage forever.

    For those who always pray for me and him, Thank you so much. We pray for you too.....May our life will be easier and happier....always...