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Location: mosul, Iraq

I am a 37 years old mom ,I am a mother of 3 children. I am a Dentist. I try to make every thing perfect. The life I have, the difficulties I face make me anxious.. I like to have a social life; I cannot resist my feeling of being lonely, but I don’t have good social life, & I am lonely.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I am ill

Last Thursday I returned from work while I was still on my way home I felt a little bit dizzy and nausea bothered me a little bit ,I remember that I wondered why, because I don't usually complain from motion sickness like Miriam ,my little daughter ,any way I reached home tired and pale. my daughters were invited to birthday party ,I could hardly helped Miriam to get ready and with very much struggle I finished wrapping the gifts .then I went straight to bed and could not leave it till today, even in the three times I had to leave my bed to go to the hospital, I needed help to leave it..
On Friday I suffered from heat flashes ,with upsetting nausea I fainted for more than 15 times, I looked very pale like the dead faces , on Friday and Saturday we couldn't find a doctor , on Saturday I was not any better, with the girls around me crying I was conscious but had no ability to open my eyes or even answer them ,I was half dead.
I remained like that till Sunday without doctor consultation ,on Sunday my husband put me in the car and took me to my work ,left me in the car and went straight to my mate asking for her help ,her cousin and two sisters are doctors, she came with him and took me to the hospital where her cousin works, I was very much dizzy and almost fainted ,he examined me and find out my blood pressure very high,he asked for some blood tests and asked for brain CT- scan ,in the next day my tests revealed normal results, but I am still very tired …I did not faint since Monday but I feel very weak ,I can't stand up for even a short time, I didn't go to work till now…
the differential diagnosis is that I had sever psychological stress and probably hormonal dysfunction or probably a viral infection…
the problem is the country suffer from doctors deficiency, the private hospitals are closed because of threatens by some terrorists ,although the private hospitals are not in good conditions ,they are dirty and don't offer good medical services,many doctors left the country or don’t show up in their own clinics to avoid threatens.
The doctor prescribed some medications for me ,but they are not effective, drugs here are cheap in all standards. I will write a post about medications in Iraq to give you an idea about the bad state of medicines..


Blogger cile said...

get well soon

08 November, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sad about u,all I can do is to prey asking god to help u.
I am with u every second I feel your suffer .
please get better soon.
I leave u in the mercyfull hands of allah.........

08 November, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you are on the mend now. A worrying time for your daughters. I wish all the family well (as well as you can be in modern Iraq!)
take care

08 November, 2007  
Blogger Mister Ghost said...

Hello Mama,
I hope things will become better for you. People are praying for you and thinking of you. You have been very strong and your strength and faith will continue to be with you, to help you through this sickness.

Take Care.
Mister Ghost

08 November, 2007  
Blogger Laura said...

Have you checked in with the doctor prescribing medication for your depression and anxiety? These can sometimes cause problems with dizziness, nausea and fatigue.

I hope you are feeling better and send you and yours my best thoughts daily. Keep at it--someday things will improve. And please know that there are people who care, and who appreciate what you do to get word to the world of the sufferings of the Iraqi people.

08 November, 2007  
Blogger John said...

Oh Mommy, I will be praying for you. I am so sad that you are sick.

09 November, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please try to get lots of rest. I think that would help. But don't spend the rest worrying yourself sick. Maybe you could borrow an amusing book from Sunshine to read. Please make sure to eat enough and to drink enough water but maybe you should boil the water in case your immune system isn't doing as well. We'll keep praying for you.

09 November, 2007  
Anonymous steen said...

You are suffering from stress. Worried about yourself and worried about your children. Drugs will probably not be effective, because the source of the stress does not go away.
Try to keep to the same schedule every day - get up at the same time, go to bed at the same time. Keep active doing easy things - do extra housework. Can you take time off work and go and live with your parents for a week? Don't think about things you can do nothing about.
Your life is hard. Try hard to survive.

09 November, 2007  
Anonymous Lynn said...

Get well soon Mama!

10 November, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom of Sunshine,
I am so sorry to hear that you have been feeling ill. I hope you can find a way to cope with the stress that you feel.
Best wishes,

12 November, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure if you will read my posting nor if my words will mean anything to you, yet I feel the urge to give you a bit of advice that I learned when I was only 17 "externalize issues... only care about you and your family" Unfortunatly, this war is raining on you now and tomorrow when over the same people causing the war will have pockets full of money. Make day to day life as much "normal" as possible to you and your kids. Otherwise, you will kill your nerves and harm your health. I use to suffer from your same illness and when I learned to become numb to what others thought painfull, my system stabalized. I read your daughters blog and no doubt you have three blessings from God. Live Strong! Don't let this war kill you! Inshalla

13 November, 2007  
Blogger dancewater said...

I hope you are feeling better by the time you read this, and I wish you good health in this very trying time in your life.

13 November, 2007  
Blogger John said...

Dear Sunshine's Mom,
Still thinking about you -- hope you're feeling better

15 November, 2007  
Blogger madtom said...

I hope you get better.

15 November, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you to be well again. Drinking lots of clean water is good advice. I think you should also eat extra vegetables and fruits, and drink fruit juices. I feel that oranges and bananas would be very good because of the potassium.

16 November, 2007  
Blogger DR Mel said...

I just discovered you from a goggle search and was drawn to your work. My son is in Mosul with the US forces. I am a board certified pediatric dentist who has spent the last 12 years providing care to low income and native American children. I would love to help with the children of Mosul. It may be impossible for me to travel to your city as I have been an out spoken critic of this war and the President who started it.

16 November, 2007  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, I am worried about you and your daughter....I DEARLY hope you are better---(Please God..)...I know it is very hard on you, and on your dear daughters too,
Today is still Friday,
November 16th here in Los Angeles....I Soooo hope you feel better, my dear.
Stress. Oh yes, I undestand how stress can completely undercut your health...!

16 November, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently had a job that was very stressful. Nothing compared to what your stress is like but it affected my health. I had to quit the job. I started taking drugs to help and they made me feel tired and weak. I had no energy and became very depressed. This sounds like what you are going through. I think you need to take some time off work and just be around your family. Please take care of yourself, it is very important that you also think of your health. Stay home for awhile. It may help.

17 November, 2007  
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