The Doctor Is Sick
General practitioner Dr Idayu Maarof thought she was just suffering a run-of-the-mill fever. So she never expected to be diagnosed with a stroke-causing heart tumour. Thus, began a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows through what seemed like a never-ending battery of tests and, finally, major surgery. Yes, doctors get sick, too.
Upon reflection, her ordeal provided an opportunity for post-traumatic growth. The illness opened her eyes, mind and heart to the real priorities in life. She also provides a medical practitioner’s insights and points of view of what it is like to be on the hospital bed and not beside it, asking questions and taking notes.
This book chronicles the traumatic journey that began with her diagnosis, followed by treatment and the path towards recovery, accompanied by a loyal husband, her loving children, and her supportive family and friends.
Publisher: MPH Publishing
Available on sale at MPH Bookstores
Order the hard copy from
Get the ebook at Google Play
MPH Bestseller Listings for The Doctor is Sick
No. 10 Non-fiction monthly best seller August 2016
No. 11 Non-fiction local books – week ending 4th September 2016
No. 16 Non-fiction local books – week ending 16th October 2016
No. 16 Non-fiction local books – week ending 30th October 2016
No. 14 Non-fiction local books – week ending 13th November 2016
Upcoming book projects:
Doktor Cuti Sakit (in progress Malay version of The Doctor is Sick)
A Consequence of Sequence (2019 – in press) – june/july