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The Doctor is Sick
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 ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published 2016 by MPH Group Publishing
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Loved it! I teared up at one point. A lovely book for those in the healthcare field, or for anyone curious to learn more about the unique angle of the illness experience when a doctor is the one who gets sick. Sometimes fills you with suspense, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartwarming, but always honest. She writes about the struggles that she went through during her ordeal, and described the ways that her family supported her and endured in the process. Makes one reflect on one's own family ...more