General practitioner Dr Idayu Maarof thought she was just suffering a run-of-the-mill fever. So she never expected to be diagnosed with a stroke-causing heart tumour. Thus, began a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows through what seemed like a never-ending battery of tests and, finally, major surgery. Yes, doctors get sick, too. Upon reflection, her ordeal provided an opportunity for post- traumatic growth. The illness opened her eyes, mind and heart to the real priorities in life. She also provides a medical practitioner's insights and points of view of what it is like to be on the hospital bed and not beside it, taking notes and asking questions. This book chronicles the traumatic journey that began with her diagnosis, followed by treatment and the path towards recovery, accompanied by a loyal husband, her loving children, and her supportive family and friends.
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