Things Don’t Usually Go As Expected

Oh what a month I’ve had. As a lot of you may know that we had Ramadan, the month where we fast from sunup till sundown. It’s a very important month for us and a lot of my WP Family members may know I had huge plans for it. But some things came in my way. It was probably the most toughest Ramadan I’ve ever had.

What Happened?

I’ve been gone from here for a long time now. Almost more than a month. It’s because a lot of things were happening simultaneously. First, of course my obligation of fasting. That was the FUN part! The not-so-fun part was the exams in the first 15 days of the month and the shitty part was that three days before the exams began I got Conjunctivitis. In layman terms it’s called Pink Eye.

Aww Pink Eye? That’s sounds cute. Do your eyes get all pink and glowy?

Actually, no. It’s not cute at all. Go Google Image that shit, and see for yourself. Why the hell did they give it such a adorable name? It comes in various forms, both mild and severe, and the virus I contracted was a real shitty one. The mornings were comparatively better, but as evening approached all hell broke loose.

As I have all my books and notes in my laptop so imagine studying for your final exams while both of your eyes are bloodshot, burning and itching continuously, eyelids have swollen up twice their size, they’re oozing weird green stuff and it feels like someone is blowing flaming hot ashes and dust into your eyes ALL THE FUDGING TIME!

Yes, cry for me Tom. CRY FOR ME!!

Tom Hardy Crying For Me

BUT THAT COULDN’T STOP ME!

You know, in Islam we’re advised if you can’t fulfill your religious obligations due to any problem you can postpone them to a later time when you’re feeling all perfect and healthy. I knew that, but I’m stubborn (super stubborn), and when I make up some plans I tend to fulfill them on the expense of my own well-being.

Therefore, I fasted. For all the days. With pink eye raping my eyes every second. I couldn’t see, I couldn’t read anything, I couldn’t sleep, but I didn’t stop. I’d made myself a promise and I keep my promises.

So studying for finals, with my eyes torturing me, and all the while I can’t eat or drink anything. All of this severely affected my health. I lost a lot of weight and I pretty much looked like a zombie. Those first 15-20 days were.. *sigh*.. so hard. I attempted the exams with 40% preparation.

But guess what? All that struggle paid off, because I got meself a 3.92 GPA. 3 straight A’s and 1 A-.

Shia Clapping

Why, thank you Shia. You told me to “JUST DO IT!!” and I DID IT!!

By the way, our universities use a 4 point scale for GPA.

Once the exams finished I visited some eye specialists. Three in fact. Because the first one gave me some really really strong medications which made me puke a lot. I visited another specialist who told me I actually don’t have pink eye, I have Blepharitis. That’s another horrible condition. So I took meds for that and they worked for a while, my eyes calmed down a little bit for two days and then it came back again. And then I visited another one, who finally diagnosed the condition correctly and gave me the right medication which suited me best. He told me it’s gonna take a month more for it to properly settle down.

As I couldn’t watch or read anything so I spent all my days on the praying mat. The mornings were a lot better but the burning, swelling and itching and that dusty-material-feeling came back at night. So I just kept my eyes closed, sat on the mat and talked to the Boss Up There. And oohh I talked to Him a lot. Those were the only times when I felt at peace. It felt like things between me and Him are good now. We’re back to being amigos. And it was the best frikkin’ feeling in the entire world.

Nowadays I’m feeling a lot better. My eyes look a lot normal now. I still can’t use the laptop or watch TV for a long time otherwise the burning comes back. Right now I’m writing with one eye closed because it’s beginning to itch. I’ve started to eat healthy. I’m taking an All Bran diet with whole grains and oatmeal etc. Getting lots of fibre and vitamins and whatnot into my body and… things are looking good. 🙂

I was expecting this month it’ll be smooth sailing for me, but it wasn’t. I was expecting to fail in my subjects, but I didn’t. I was expecting maybe my eyesight will be damaged, but it didn’t. So things don’t usually go as expected. It all turns out to be for the best. 🙂

And oh, as I couldn’t use my eyes that much so I skimmed through all the blogs of my dear WP Family to get up to speed on what’s been happening in all your lives. I’ve missed you all so much. Sorry I couldn’t comment on most posts because *pointing towards eyes* but once I get my eyesight back to a 100% I’ll be back in action.

One last thing. If anyone of you (God forbid) ever start to develop such symptoms then don’t take it lightly. Go visit your eye doctor immediately and don’t keep waiting like me because this condition can indeed cause loss of eyesight if left untreated.

Stay awesome everyone! ❤

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32 thoughts on “Things Don’t Usually Go As Expected

  1. miusho July 22, 2015 / 5:37 PM

    Just take care of yourself now! Blog can be done later! 😛

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    • A.B Mood July 23, 2015 / 9:16 PM

      Yeah I still am very light-sensitive nowadays. Looking at any source of light hurts my eyes but its a gradual process. Thanks so much love :* 🙂

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  2. 10000hoursleft July 22, 2015 / 5:44 PM

    Welcome back! I was wondering how you were, with those heat waves and fasting. Congratulations on the great results. I go to the doctor for the slightest ailment after intensive internet medical research- green oozy eyes and you waited??? Take care 😊

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    • A.B Mood July 23, 2015 / 9:19 PM

      Aaww thank you ^_^ The heatwave didn’t really hit hard in my city, we’ve had plenty of rains here :3 Thank God! And as for the green oozing eyes 😛 I waited because I was panicking about exams and I thought it’ll probably pass by itself but it worsened every day 😦 If I had been more responsible in the first few days it wouldn’t have gotten this bad ;(

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      • A.B Mood July 25, 2015 / 1:33 PM

        It really is. The headaches and pain behind the eyes is still going strong, but at least I don’t have much visual troubles now. 🙂 Thanks so much again love ❤

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  3. desleyjane July 22, 2015 / 6:02 PM

    Oh sorry you have been having such a tough time. Welcome back and great to have you back. X

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    • A.B Mood July 23, 2015 / 9:21 PM

      Rest is pretty boring 😛 I can’t do pretty much anything nowadays.. But ah well, with your well-wishes I’ll be perfecto in no time ^_^

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      • Jarvis July 23, 2015 / 9:25 PM

        Haha then get jumping on your sofa while watching TV. 😛

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      • A.B Mood July 23, 2015 / 9:34 PM

        That’s a great idea 😛 I’ll also get plenty of exercise that way 😀

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      • Jarvis July 23, 2015 / 9:36 PM

        And break few Sofa’s and create more space. Even though it is quite insignificant. 😛

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    • A.B Mood July 23, 2015 / 9:22 PM

      I hope so too ^_^ Thanks Skipah ❤

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  4. Uday July 22, 2015 / 9:54 PM

    Oh you can be such a Hermione some times, but congrats on getting through it all with flying colors!!!

    You got me all worried here, and I even considered mailing you to find out if everything’s fine! Anyway, whenever I see a hit from Pakistan I imagine it’s you, as I dunno if I have any other Pakistani followers 🙂

    Get well soon! And, don’t strain your eyes!!

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    • A.B Mood July 23, 2015 / 9:25 PM

      FINALLY someone compared me with Hermoine!! My life is complete now 😛
      Aww that’s so sweet of youu! Next time don’t think twice before mailing me, okay? -_- I’d love to hear from ya bro :3
      And yep getting plenty of rest, and by rest I mean staring at walls :/ I feel miserable by the boredom but at least the eyes are getting better 🙂 Thanks again Uday ❤

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  5. archana235 July 22, 2015 / 10:09 PM

    It’s great that you’re back =D alllso, congratulations on that impeccable gpa and will power against all odds! 😀

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    • A.B Mood July 23, 2015 / 9:28 PM

      Haha heyy thank you so very much 😀 I myself was shocked when I saw the result :O I don’t usually get this high a gpa (always stuck at 3.6) 😛

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      • archana235 July 23, 2015 / 9:44 PM

        Chilll you’re very well allowed to boast now that you’ve achieved it 😉 😀
        Also have I told you that your blog name and tagline totally rocks? It really does. =)
        Also, Inside Out was the best thing that happened to me in a while. :’D classic pixar, yet unique on so many levels. Remember the ending credits with the glimpse into a bunch of people’s minds? That was so hilarious!
        Also, I realise that’s one too many alsos now.

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      • A.B Mood July 25, 2015 / 1:26 PM

        Oh my God yaasss finally someone loved Inside Out as much as I did 😀 High-Five sister 😀 That credits scene was beyond hilarious! Especially how the dogs and cats think 😀 Soooo cute!
        And *gasp* you like my name and tagline? Awww thank you so muchhhh ^_^ It’s not creative at all you know 😛 But it does represent my personality 😉
        Thanks so much Archana, your comment made my day ^_^

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      • archana235 July 25, 2015 / 4:03 PM

        🙂 haha yippee internet high five!
        Lol I can’t help but imagine a lazy-potato-sitting-on-a-couch-island inside your head. Crazy inside out reference xP
        I’m glad it did, Potahto. =D

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      • A.B Mood July 31, 2015 / 5:02 PM

        Oohh I now have to draw myself a mascot for my blog 😀 That lazy-potato-sitting-on-a-couch-island is PERFECT 😛

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  6. Nooryak July 23, 2015 / 12:00 AM

    Heyyyy welcome back !
    ThankGod you are feeling better now…and wohooo for that score!
    THEEETTIIIIIII 😀
    Get well
    And hope to see more of you here

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    • A.B Mood July 23, 2015 / 9:30 PM

      Hahahaha oh yaar so many of my class fellows call me “THEETIII” 😀 haha I’m not that big of a nerd, I just get lucky sometimes 😛 Thanks Allah for that ^_^
      And thank you dearest ❤ Just waiting for full recovery then I'll be back full time 😉 🙂

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  7. Princess Kick-ass July 23, 2015 / 11:19 PM

    Jesus Potahto, I have a newfound respect for you! Having the pink eye is bad, but having it during exams AND ramadan, woooaaa Nelly! You’re a tough ass lady!

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    • A.B Mood July 25, 2015 / 1:32 PM

      Hehe gee thanks C.S. ^_^ I’m not that badass, and I’m really bad at handling illnesses, but this time I don’t know why I just went ahead and said “F*ck you Pink Eye!” It was a cool challenge 😉

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  8. Mithai Mumblezz July 25, 2015 / 4:25 PM

    Hope you get better soon AB!! And congratulations dear for such an amazing result!! 😀 😀
    I too had been sick, like absolute bed rest for two months before exams. And I too had got congunctivitis and had to even miss an unit test. So I know how difficult it all was for you!! And the weight loss…..that happened too……and the worse thing is that even after you lose the virus, the weakness rushes back every now and then…..so EAT WELL!! and take rest 😀 😀
    I pray that you get healthy and beaming very soon!!
    All the best.

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    • A.B Mood July 31, 2015 / 5:06 PM

      Haaww, you had it too? It sucks really bad , doesn’t it? 😥 I too feel that the weakness comes back when I do a lot of physical work around the house. I guess it’ll take it’s time 😦 Btw thanks so much for the super lovely encouraging words ❤

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      • Mithai Mumblezz August 2, 2015 / 2:40 AM

        You are welcome! 🙂 Yeah the weakness is worst…..I still feel it rushing back sometimes. All the best to you. Praying you get well soon 🙂

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