Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bumpy Ride

Tiredness is the theme these days. So, I spent much of my time resting or taking naps, sometimes oversleeping and missing one juicing session. I just felt too tired to get up to make my next round of juicing.

I have been coughing every now and then and these days, I noticed every phlegm is always accompanied with some blood. There is nothing much to think of it, so I just let it be. Put it this way, if that development was negative, what can I do? If it was a positive development, then there is nothing to do either! So far, I have been breathing well, occasionally I do feel my chest is somewhat compressed, a little painful but it has never disrupted my breathing. My lungs are clear.

My body pain are minimal on most days, so I am able to go about my daily activities. Sometimes when I do feel some pain, doing coffee enema would help to relief the pain.

Today many of my Indian friends celebrate Thaipusam. According to Wikipedia, Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). It is celebrated not only in countries where the Tamil community constitutes a majority, but also in countries where Tamil communities are smaller, such as Singapore and Malaysia. The festival is also referred to as Thaipooyam or Thaippooyam. The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (spear) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

When I was in my teens, I would visit Batu Caves where the festival is held in the Klang Valley. Despite being a Hindu festival, thousands of devotees and tourists visit the caves during the festivals. Without fail, my father would bring me along and I would enjoy the festive atmosphere. I would look forward to the steam engine pulled train rides. This year, I thought I would pay another visit, something I have not done in many years. However, it was cumbersome for me to bring along my juices and food due to the crowds. Perhaps, next year.


  1. Dear Chang,
    Your tiredness, I would like to put it as are getting old as well. This is a new year and you had been rather busy and stretched working on the therapies and all.

    How have the injection come along? You are well trained now that you can do it with your eyes closed?

  2. Well, I hope it's not the case of old age because there are many days I do feel like I am 21 years old!

    I have managed to overcome most of my fears of self injection. Most of the time, I can do with my eyes closed (actually I don't look, it comes naturally). The most difficult part is when the needle pierce the skin, there is a short sharp pain. But as the needle is inserted, there is no further pain. The trick is to slowly push in the solution, otherwise it can be painful.

    I am now capable of giving injection to others.