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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Dia lebih disayangi Nya..

in pink scarf :
Arwah Zalina Zainal Abidin

Al Fatihah

I was having dinner with the boyfriend on last Thursday night when I received the shocking phone call from ayah informing about arwah kak lin's critical condition. She was admitted on 13 August 2009 when she had the SLE attack again. No one would have thought that this attack was going to be the last attack she would faced. At the time we received the phone call, we were told that SLE has attacked her heart and brain and she has been on the life support machine. Families were called back sbb abang hamid (arwah's husband) has discussed with arwah's parents that it was time to let her go as the doctor said, memang dah takde harapan. They decided to take her off the life support machine. Arwah menghembuskan nafas nya yang terakhir at 9.57pm Friday, 14 August 2009 @ the family's home in Muar.

Fyi, arwah was the eldest cousin on my mum's side. We were quite close. Banyak benda yang we shared especially issues that are related to our profession. She was very smart and despite her illness, she was so determined to finish her studies and with all the hard work, she had her license and owned an accounting and tax firm in Muar.

Something to share which I googled, just to have a better understanding on this.


What is SLE?
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, auto-immune disease of unknown cause where the patient's body makes large quantities of blood proteins called anti-bodies that react against the person’s own tissues.

Lupus is the Latin word for wolf. Erythematosus means red rashes. In 1851, Dr. Cazenave discovered red rashes on a patient’s face that looked like wolf bites. He named the rash Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE).

In 1885, Sir William Osler recognised that many people with lupus had a disease involving not only the skin but many other organs or systems. He named the disease Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

Types of Lupus
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE)
• Only involves the skin
• Rarely spreads to other organs

Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
• Can spread to other organs
• Can be fatal

About 90% of SLE sufferers are women while about 10% are men and children.
About 90% of women with SLE are in their childbearing years, within the range of 15 to 50 years old.
Ratio of SLE sufferers :
In the West, among Afro-Carribeans 1 in 250-500 people
USA - 1 in 2,000 people
China - 1 in 1,000 people

In Malaysia, it is estimated that more than 10,000 people have been diagnosed with SLE over the past 30 years. However, this number may be only the tip of the iceberg. The Malaysian SLE Association believes that there are many more SLE sufferers in Malaysia who have not been diagnosed.


NaZiR said...

Takziah diucapkan & Al-fatihah utk arwah.

alif zai mim ra said...

salam kak naz. ^_^

azmar study pasal SLE kat kelas tadi. an autoimmune disease, SLE - no cure.. only medicines to slow down the disease.

i was quite shock when mama told me abt the news. al-fatihah buat kak lin..