Tuesday, 20 December 2011

..the cycle..


..at fifty-two, my wife's menstrual cycle is anything but regular..even though, generally, it keeps to its lunar cycle, its coming and going is beyond prediction, sometimes after two weeks and sometimes for forty days...she has long given up marking on a wall calender its coming and going...content just to let it runs its  course, used as it is to its unpredictability...and pakmat learns to to adjust his needs likewise, taking his cue from her non-solat days...


..when we took our flight for Jeddah on the 16th of October, her period had just ended two weeks earlier..by any reckoning it should rear its head again  anytime soon or maybe within the next three to four weeks...to my mind, she must have been worried...and to my mind, she must be prepared for all eventualities...


..but unbeknown to me, she has made discreet enquiries about it...listened to 'ceramah' by ustazah's about it..and had made her decision about her course of actions...


..she decided against preventives pills and such....she decided to plead with her Lord....her Maker...


...henceforth her every solat and prayer ends with a doa...that the Lord delays her menstruation...that she may do His Biddings and the haj unhindered...her faith was absolute....the Lord listens.....


...ten days after our return on the 30th of November,  it has still to show signs of coming...no pain in the tits...no hot flushes...and pakmat got worried....sheesh...its a bit late for pakmat to cradle a baby...you sure you are not pregnant?......maybe a urine test would be in order...she laughed it off...and on the 16th it came...and pakmat sigh a sigh of relieve...Praise be unto Allah...

12 comments:

Oldstock said...

I'd be the first to congratulate the old man if the urine test had turned out positive! :-)

Chenon Ishak said...

Pakmat you sure can write anything under the sun ....sayang bini

June Malik said...

I have been reading all your posts since your return, very inspiring and touched the heart!! This was funny though, I had the same scare and was never more relieved to have it ha ha .. Thank you for sharing with us your journey!

Wan Sharif said...

Agreed with what Chenon and June have commented above.
Secretly I have been tremendously moved by His Will ... receiving you and your wife as His guests.

PelangiPagi said...

:)

Gembo said...

Mrs G:

Stumbled upon your blog thru Hjh Esah Jolie. Have been reading hers for a while but only this week that I took a peek at your blog. Perhaps the word 'death' for some sordid reason got me there. How you wrote events in your life was intriguing n shared with my dear husband. Today he dusted away his long forgotten blog n wrote an entry about you. It's gembo-gembo.blogspot.com.

Cara said...

Pak Mat: I feel very inspired reading this post. Like Mr Oldstock, I was also wondering for awhile if Allah has decided to bestow the precious gift of life to His faithful servants.

Seorang Blogger said...

hehehhehe
your stories never stop amusing me
and your joke
ada classsss
hahha cant stop smiling here

Ariffin Mamat said...

:-) i am smiling reading this post Pak Mat...

Anonymous said...

segalanya rezeki dariNYA :)

mela

Chik Siti said...

Lucky for your wife who is still menstruating at 52. My mom stopped at 45.
Anyway the signs are there there she will be menopause soon.
No worries about her being pregnant, Pak Mat.

pakmat said...

..salam Oldstock..and I will be the first to faint..hehehe..

salam CheNon..sayang bini, CheNOn, ooi..

..salam June...I dont know whether I can take those scares or not..:)

..salam Wan..God is Great.,..and none Greater..

..salam PPagi..:)

..salam Cara..and I still thing at 66, pakmat too old to be cradling a baby...shy lah..

..salam Mrs. Gembo..I had a peak at your hubby's blog..and if because of me that he decided to dust off and starts again, then its great...he has all signs of a caring and loving husband...you r one lucky woman...take care..cheers..

salam seorang blogger...you r looking good yourself..take care..

..salam pakpin..you r attractive when you smile, pakpin..and I have seen that smile from close quarters..

..salam mela...yes..alhamdullillah..

..salam chik siti..it was on my mind, too..this menopause thing..but my wife? she is the type
'me no pause' kind of person...but I thiink she is very much aware of it...cheers..



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