Update on Eunice.

I was in Chicago this week and retuned home late on Tuesday night. I went to see Eunice and help her out. You all know how sick she has been. The last time I went in early April, she was beginning to look somewhat better, but still very weak and tired, with no appetite.
But this time, I was so happy to see that she had improved almost 90%. Her appetite is back and she is able to walk and doesn’t feel dizzy anymore. I had made some Indian food and taken for her, and she actually enjoyed that.
Took her out for a ride along Lake Shore Drive, and even though the days were all rainy and gloomy and so damp, she looked the better for getting out of the condo. She has started back to work, working half days for three days a week. Isn’t that so good?

I am so charged! I loved this Eunice, and how good she looks. I hope she continues to feel great now.
Just thought I would let you all know.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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14 Responses to Update on Eunice.

  1. This is wonderful news – thanks for sharing it with us. Your friendship with her is touching. The world needs more people like you.

    • Zakiah says:

      awww! Matt, that is so sweet of you to say such kind words. Thank you. I was so happy to see her doing so well. Three months since the major, major surgery with removal of the tumorous Adrenal gland, the kidney on which it was sitting, part of the pancreas, and putting a “window” in one of the major blood vessels where the tumor had encroached, I think she is a trouper and a fighter to, first of all be alive, and then do so well. I would have probably folded up and called it a day! (or night!).

  2. WONDERFUL news. Thank you for sharing it. Eunice is blessed to have you. love and hugs

  3. slmret says:

    Dear Zakiah — As often happens when one of us is away, I’ve been thinking of you this week. I’m glad to hear that you are ok, and excited that Eunice is doing so well. Often just getting out into the sunlight is a huge boost to somebody who has been ill. That’s great that she’s back at work, too! Your gift of food added to that, and the best of all was your being there and your friendship. I’m so glad to hear such refreshing news! Love and hugs!

    • Zakiah says:

      Truly Janet, it is refreshing news! She was smiling, telling some jokes, laughing, just like the old pal! She said she wanted me to go to this one place called “EATELY”— an Italian place with two or three floors that catered all kinds of Italian food, wines, chocolates, a meat bazaar, fresh pasta section, incredible pizzas, all this and more besides a piazza in the center where people sat around and talked and snacked and stuff. It WAS A MINI TUSCANY! She was so animated the whole time, and I kept asking her, If she was tired and if she needed to sit down, because the place was almost a block in area.. But she kept smiling and telling me that she was fine. We took the elevator though, and that was fine with her. Her face was just beaming, and it was then that I realized that she had, hopefully, overcome the surgical procedure and the initial depression etc. I kept telling her, “Eunice you look so wonderful, and healthy”, and she smiled every time with her beautiful dimples and said, she was feeling good. That evening after a fabulous meal which she insisted on paying, we got home and I let her sit in her chair and massaged her feet and ankles, for which she was so thankful. Last time when I was there, I had massaged her back and legs, while the Russian caretaker was watching me and clapping that Eunice would allow me to do that. Obviously Elena had told her that she would massage her, and the offer was declined! I didn’t take a no from her, and the persistent wench that I am, was able to do it, and I know she loved it.
      You can see how happy I am to see her back in a healthy mode.

  4. OH! I am sitting here crying joy-tears! I am so so SO happy to hear this great news about Eunice, SweetZ! 🙂

    You are such a dear friend and helper to so many people! Thank you for your compassion and love for Eunice! I know you are a huge part of why she is doing so well! 🙂 Thank you for sharing her with us, so we could pray for her, think about her, and wish her well! 🙂 YAY!!! 🙂

    ❤ and HUGS!!!
    Carolyn 🙂

    • Zakiah says:

      Oh no Carloyn, you give me too much credit. Eunice with her gentleness and sweet nature is a gift for all of us. On Wednesday I took her to the UIC hospital, for an appointment and to pick her medicines up. While there she said, “Zak, (every one in med school called me Zak!), I have to interview a candidate for a position in the department, so do you think you could be around for about half hour or so?” This lady, just getting out of such a risky surgery, was interviewing a young man to come into her department as a pediatric nephrologist. The surgeons at UIC, who had done her surgery, gave her the free rein of doing whatever she wanted— and she interviewed the man while I was in her ante room. She holds such a powerful position, and I was filled with so much pride for her at what she does. All over the section of the hospital, she was greeted with such deference and love and hugs from different nurses and co-workers.
      My friend Eunice!
      Thank you for all your prayers Carolyn. You are so sweet to be so involved in my care of her.

  5. mrswrangler says:

    What wonderful news. Sometimes a little time makes a big difference.

  6. When I read above Eunice ‘ s surgery , I measure the decisive importance of your help for her recovery , Zakiah..
    Friendship is beautiful and powerful
    Love ❤
    Michel

  7. Zakiah says:

    Thank you MIchel. I am not sure if actually did any thing. But just being there to hold her hand and make sure she ate her food, felt good.

  8. r_hsw says:

    i do hope your friend Eunice gets better and better.

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