The past week has been one of the most stressful case as my Dad was down with an ischemic stroke on the left side of the brain which paralyses him on his right arm, leg and the ability to speak.
We were on our usual routine one morning when suddenly he was down with a stroke. We panicked and called the ambulance to send him to the nearest hospital before transferring him to Singapore the day after via an International SOS plane to transfer him to Dr. Timothy Lee at Gleneagles. He is one of the most sough renowned brain and neurological doctor we were recommended.
Over the next 7 days he was in ICU, and whilst his condition is stable now, there is plenty of post therapy and changes in the living conditions that was necessary to adjust.
If that is not the only stress, the costs of the medical fees were another one to give plenty of headaches.
The International SOS costs us close to SGD20k while the hospital bill should come somewhere in the 6 digits. He has an insurance back in Jakarta which wasn’t adequate to cover the high medical costs in Singapore hence I will have to bear that costs right from the pocket (the “difference”).
With this unexpected situations, there is an immediate change in my plan to take a sabbatical too.
I am in the look out for an immediate role (please refer me if you have any roles in your company that are available) and have begun searching for one intensively.
I am also planning to rent out one room in the place we are currently staying in so if there’s anyone that needs a room, I’m more than happy if you could recommend it to me.
Within the next few months, what this means is that the priority would change drastically so I will definitely spend lesser time on blogging and even likely lesser time on prospecting companies to invest. Chances are I will update the blog from time to time but am still unsure yet if I should take a sabbatical time away from it.
I guess that’s all the updates I have from now. Its going to be a long battle both mentally and physically so I have to keep my powder mental strength dry during this period.