Thursday, 12 March 2009

Why is this happening?

Today I got home and my mom told me that one of the neighbours was snatched out side her house few hours ago. Gosh, it was just one row behind our house, “Three man on a motorcycle whack the old lady on her back with a stick of wood of metal and took away her hand gold necklace from her..”

And she continued, “No serious injuries reported, and by the way your sister also got robbed few days ago.” Huh? What on earth is this?!?!?!??! I was snatched just two months ago and now my sister? In the same housing estate and literally the same road that we walk pass every day?

My brother looked at me left right center and said “Make sure you don’t wear any jewelry on the road, these people are crazy now.” According to my sister, she was walking out with her two children to buy some groceries at the shop lot near our house. She saw a motorcycle driving very slowly towards her and she could smell something fishy went on, she kept herself closer to the side of the road and she saw the motorcyclist turning into another road.

Before she could even let go her suspicious breath, the motorcyclist came again from the corner, and the culprit at the back took out a “saw-like object” and grab her golden necklace away. She was shouting and struggling but once again the robbers went away easily without anyone noticing. Guess what, the two robbers were not wearing any helmets and my sister could look straight into their face (but so what, police can’t do anything to help at all)

I do not know why this phenomenon is happening all around? Even now that two months has passed by, I am still paranoid whenever any motorcyclist coming any where between 50 meters radar from me. One of my colleagues in office was robbed in the middle of the road while she was waiting for the traffic light to turn green. What happened was the motorcyclist broke the side window with his bare hand to take her handbag away, and I just had the phobia whenever my car stops for any traffic light any time any where.

Sakit… Aduh…Sakit

I just came back from a Plastic and Surgery Clinic, but I still look the same like before. (?!) I was there not to be cosmetic surgery but to get treatment on my BIG BIG BCG scar. For those of you who may have paid attention, I have a thick dark scar of nearly 2 inches long at my BCG spot.

I had this since standard six or some where after the BCG injection, and I was not paying a lot of attention of the scar until one day I realize it is getting bigger and bigger. Sometimes I felt itchy and sometimes I felt extreme pain out of no where. Then I start to ask doctors what I can do about it. I remember one of the GP in government hospital once told me.

“When you have a wound on the BCG injection spot, the skin will grow back in order to cover the wound. That’s how normal skin works, but your skin being a little dump, they do not stop after they have covered the wound, that’s why it keeps growing and growing. If you were to cut it, there will be another wound and the skin will grow again to cover that wound, and you will ended up having a much bigger scar”

Since then, I gave up asking around for I thought there is nothing I can do about it. Until recently a friend of mine told me we can get rid of it by taking steroid consistently until the scar fall flat. I tried to search online I can’t find anything but the fact that keloids always come back no matter what treatment to be used. (Dumb skin! Really dumb!!)

I don’t know how and why and where I have the courage today to go to the clinic, I thought maybe to just to find out how is the procedure and what are the percentage that the scar can be flatten. The doctor said this when she first saw my arm “ I do not know how you can ensure this, you keloid is so big and now only you come to see me.”

I replied no one told me about you, else I would have come ten-twenty years ago. After a long discussion with the doctor, I found out that apparently the treatment for keloid is very common and it has been carried out in Malaysia since donkey years. No risk, no side effect, but PAIN.

Yes, I am in great pain now, doctor told me it would be pain for the first treatment, but she didn’t tell me it would be more pain after the injection. Gosh, right now I just feel like all the pain accumulated over the years are blasting out at one go.. No doubt a little bit of regret did cross my mind, all these years keloid has been living with me in harmony and I started the warfare, imagine eleven more to go..