Positivity by example: my story with illness

September 12, 2010 — 9 Comments

After being very daring to tell my parents about this; I decided that it should reach a lot of others. I never ever thought that the secret I was hiding for more than 2 years will turn into a blog post one day.

The story started more than 2 years ago when I entered an extreme phase of negativity and stress and as a result of that; one of the very rare diseases on earth knocked my door. I’m not going through the details of the whole thing here but I have to say that not being able to eat was the best thing happened to me during that period, on the other hand, I was bluntly told more than once that what left for me are few weeks or maybe days.

As it started I didn’t know what to do; informing my parents directly (and especially my mother) would make the situation much more complicated since she can’t handle such a piece of news and she proved it when I was telling her the story 2 days ago. It was a very difficult state of confusion since I was occupying my job at Akhtaboot and bad news about the whole thing kept coming all the way until a decision of being wise and positive in order to get over it was taken. Here are the steps I’ve done:

  • I googled my case :)
  • I was very persistent that I want to live and I’m getting over it, at least I convinced myself that it will end one day because I’m yet to achieve a lot of my dreams
  • As crazy as it sounds, I left my job and started my own business (at least no one else will be in charge to cover my failures)
  • I made my dream come true and launched Nakhweh during the phase
  • It was only one person other than my doctors and nurses who knew about it; a friend of mine who was my cover for any weird moves in front of my parents, friends, clients… etc
  • I didn’t agree on staying at the hospital for a single night in order not to live the real life of being sick, only did that when a surgical intervention was required
  • I learnt how to give my self an intramuscular injection, so I can easily do it by myself
  • I kept looking at the bright side of my life all times

Definitely I’m not ignoring that bad times of being a drama queen, very pessimistic, anti-social… etc, but on the other hand I’ve taken my decision to get over it. My ego and the fact that I want to seem strong and persistent in front of others played a big role in it. I’m really thankful for this experience that helped me in identifying the things that really matter in life, and showed me the value of things that has seemed to be valueless for me.

Putting it all together; now I’m a co-founder and the Chief Communications Strategist at Ideation Box, a very proud founder of Nakhweh and yes I could make it and got rid of my disease because I decided to go back to my normal life, and maybe build a better one.


9 responses to Positivity by example: my story with illness

  1. Salamtak Man :)

    Being optimistic is a great chance to look at life from a different perspective.

  2. Alhamdulilah!!!!! I didn’t realize Nakweh was yours.

    Bravo 3alayk! I found having cancer actually became a gift from God.

  3. Marlene Al Atrash Abdallah September 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    when there is a will, there is always a way ,love your positive attitude

  4. Wow! I’m happy for you. Going thru a similar situation now. I hope I can be as strong as you are ;-) Good luck all the way from Berlin.

  5. From what I hear,someone is full of delusion,thinks he is an entrepreneur,making up some stories,because he’s nothing but an attention slave. Arrogant,self absorbed,and destined to fail

    Back to the main story,get well soon,salamtak and allah yishfik

  6. wow…amazing how strong and persistent one can be..and yet looking towards life with great expectancy…truly inspiring!

  7. wow…amazing how strong and persistent one can be..and yet looking towards life with great expectancy…truly inspiring!

  8. Masha’ Allah
    God bless you and realy if you dont mind I’d like to be your friend with all thanks I hope you more progress and success

    Belal Daradkah

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