The past week of orthopedics has been one crazy and hectic one...Previously, the department has been an uneventful one, to say the least. All of us were a bit complacent.
But since this monday, the scenery has changed , and we were all caught by surprise..
" Have you heard the news?" fidah asked me.
"What?.." i answered, while blankly staring at the computer, trying to get update regarding the blood investigations taken yesterday.
"mm...makcik Minah.." she paused.." She passed away this morning..at 0300H.." she continued, finishing the sentence softly.
" Innalillah.."..I was caught by surprise.
Makcik minah was a patient of mine before i was transferred to another ward. She had sustained multiple fractures and was planned for instrumentation of the lower limb. However, she also had chronic medical illness and her bone was very osteoporotic. But, regardless, the specialist wanted to proceed with the opeartoin. Her conditino has been optimized and she had undergone the opeartion the day before.
" HOw did the family members take it? Where are they?"
" They took it rather roughly,..the son was banging the door .the daguther was so distraught" fidah continued, her voice was wavering this time.
I didn't know how to answer..I was so shocked myself. I was quite attached to makcik minah..her children were always asking questions to me and kept me company during the oncalls. They were nowhere to be seen now.
Even though in the hospital setting and being in this line of work, death , to me at least, is not something that is to be taken lightly.
There are so many things involved in it.. It marks the beginning of another life for that person. It means the end of the strive that will eventually determine whether you will be going to Paradise or Hellfire.
It means a great loss to the family members. The loss of a loved one. The lost of someone who touches you and gives you smile to look upon another day.
Makcik Minah was a mother to her wonderful children. She was a wife to a great person. She was a sister to her siblings. She was an aunty to her neighborhood. The niche of that person in the world may seem undaunting, but it cannot be denied that she had played a role in this forsaken world.
Sometimes we seldom think that our life is actually a temporary stay--as a mere place for us to strive to get all the "needed points" to reach to the higher limit. Whether we will be granted a place to the Jannah..or otherwise, will be upon Him
" bukankah Kami jadikan bumi untuk (tempat) berkumpul, bagi yang masih hidup dan yang sudah mati"
"Dan Kami jadikan padanya gunung- gunung yang tinggi, dan Kami beri minum kamu dengan air tawar?"
" Celakalah pada hari itu, bagi mereka yang mendustakan (kebenaran)"
"Akan dikatakan " pergilah kamu mendapatkan azab yang dahulu kamu dustakan
Pergilah kamu mendapatkan naungan (asap neraka) yang mempunyai tiga cabang"
"yang tidak menlindungi dan tidak pula menolak nyala api neraka"
"Sungguh, neraka itu menymburkan bunga api ( sebesar dan setinggi) istana,
seakan-akan iring-iringan unta yang kuning
inilah hari, saat mereka tidak dapat berbicara
dan tidak diizinkan kepada mereka mengemukakan alasan agar mereka dimaafkan
celakalh pada hari itu, bagi yang mendustakan (kebenaran)
Inilah hari keputusan, pada hari ini, Kami kumpulkan kamu dan orang-orang yang terdahulu.......(Al-Mursalat : 24 - 38)
# ( all the names have been changed to protect the identity of the real person)