20 September 2017, by Mandy Loh
It’s been a harrowing few weeks, to say the least.
After waiting for 2 weeks for the repainting and minor works to be completed in our flat, we were finally able to move into our new home!
However, a whole series of unfortunate events accompanied this momentous occasion. It was a classic case of Murphy’s law, where “anything that can go wrong will go wrong”, AND at the worst possible times!
First of all, I developed a severe bacterial infection on my hands. I probably got it when I brought the kids swimming one weekend. I had a small blister/ cut on my finger that day, but I didn’t think much of it. Unfortunately, it was probably this blister or cut that got infected in the pool water. 🙁
By the next evening, terrible blisters had erupted all over both my hands! It was really horrible, and they were so painful that I could not use my hands to do anything at all. I felt totally handicapped…and really, what a time for this to happen – when I had to unpack all our things!
We went to a skin specialist who diagnosed it as not one, but TWO bacterial infections at the same time! I was prescribed two different rounds of antibiotics and both my hands got bandaged up. It looked quite strange and people around me were giving me puzzled looks and asking what had happened.
The very next day, Caris came down with a fever…and ended up with a swollen right eye for reasons unbeknownst to us. The doctor couldn’t figure it out either! Perhaps it was triggered by dust at the new home…
And as if that wasn’t enough, Tim fell ill with fever right after that! Misery just loves company…
We took things easy for the next few days, and things seemed to settle down.
By this time, I was floored. What was happening? Life was just getting way too overwhelming!
But you know what? When it rains, look for rainbows. That’s the eternal optimist in me, refusing to be defeated. When life gets you down, GET RIGHT BACK UP!
I made plans to go out and have fun, and as it was the September holidays, there was lots of fun to be had!
We went to the Star Wars “Experience the Force” event at ION Orchard, where the kids could become Padawans/ Jedi-in-training. SOO cute!
We also checked out the Lego Ninjago event at Plaza Singapura, where Cristan could build his very own “Mech” creation and bring it home, along with a free mini-figure! So awesome!
And to end off the week on a high (literally), we went to Sentosa to take advantage of the free cable car rides promotion!
But here’s the best part. The nicest and brightest rainbow I discovered during this storm, was my darling hubby, who really stepped up when I was feeling distressed and handicapped by my inability to use my hands. He bathed the kids, settled whatever needed to be settled, and helped bandage up my hands every morning. Guess there IS a silver lining to every dark cloud!
Well, I’m really hoping the spate of unfortunate events has come to an end, and that things will get better from here! Crossing my fingers and toes!