When I arrived this morning,they were in the waiting room. The three of them. Sisters. They just sit on the chairs silently. Three pairs of eyes focusing on the floor. Or are they scrutinising my floor? Whatever.
I gave salam to an elderly couple. The husband raised up his head and nodded. A gentle smile came about his old mouth and he answered my salam: "Wa'alaikumussalam doktor..."
I went in, put my sling bag down, switch on my PC and feed the fishes. At least all of my fishes are still alive and swimming in both aquariums. The Ikan Semilai( fighting fish) was extremely graceful today.
Then I asked my staff to call the first patient.The three of them came in. The sisters. I let them take a seat each. The one who wanted to see me sat near my table on my right. The 2 sisters sat across by table,facing me. Gloomy faces,the three of them. Sad faces.Anxious faces. Angry faces. Fearfull faces. All these expressions these sisters have.
Sister 1. My patient, seated on my right.Her name is FA. I didn't get sister 2 and sister 3's names.
Sister3: Doc, tolong cek kakak saya satu badan.
I looked at FA. There was sadness and fear in her eyes.
TA: Apa kena dengan awak?
FA kept quite but took out a piece of paper from her handbag and handed it to me. I unfolded it.
It was a police report. While I was going through the report, FA poured out:
"Doktor.....Sabtu lalu suami saya pukul dan cekik saya".
My eyes was still on the report but my ears picked up every single word she said. Yes its written in the report, which she made in Putrajaya yesterday. Her husband( 8 years younger than she is) allegedly had slapped her, choked her with both hands and kicked her in the butt.
TA: Boleh cerita pada saya ?
FA noded and continued:" Hari sabtu lalu, 15 haribulan,malam...suami saya marah dan maki hamun saya macam-macam. Kemudian depan mak dia dia tampar muka saya dan cekik leher saya doktor. Mak dia marah-marah dan kata dia anak tak guna masa tu. Di lepaskan leher saya dan tendang saya kat punggong. Esok pagi dia terus maki hamun saya lagi. Saya tak tahan dah doktor. Saya terus pergi ke airport dan balik ke semenanjung..."
TA: "Balik semenanjung? Dia pukul awak ni di mana?"
FA: " Kami tinggal di Sabah doktor. Lepas kahwin saya pindah ke Sabah ikut dia. Ni bukan kali pertama di pukul saya doktor. Dah selalu sangat tapi saya masih bertahan. Kat kaki dan paha saya banyak parut sebab di simbah air panas. Kat paha kiri ada parut di buat saya dengan sterika panas. masa tu kami bertunang baru..."
She showed me those scars. Yes,there was a triangular scar similat to the tip of a hot iron.
FA: "Saya terus balik ke Melaka jumpa keluarga saya. Semalam saya dah pergi buat polis report di Putrajaya. dan semalam adik saya bagitahu dia datang ke rumah mak saya doktor. Saya takut sangat ni..."
Sister1: "Memang doktor...dia datang semalam. Jahat dan ganas betul laki adik saya ni. Dia orang Bugis"
I looked up to Sister 1 and told her: " Dia buat macam ni bukan sebab dia orang Bugis. Tak elok awak kata macam tu. Orang Melayu,orang Jawa, orang Minang, orang Cina,India pun ada yang macam ni"
Sister 1: " Tak doktor.....err...kami pun orang Bugis jugak..". She was apologetic now.
TA:" Perkara ni berlaku kerana dia memang jenis panas baran. Mungkin sejak kecil dia dok tengok perkara suami pukul isteri ni selalu sangat...Dia ni ada sakit jiwa sikit ni...satu lagi dia ni tak faham apa tanggungjawab dia sebagai suami.kalau dia faham dia tak akan buat begini pada isteri dia"
I then continued to examine her. I look for any signs of recent abuse and old scars and documented. She was having her menses,so she's not pregnant.
FA wanted me to write a medical report. She wanted to make an official report to the Pejabat Agama. She had decided to file for fasakh. She knew she had taken so much abuse from him and she refuse any of it anymore. And she is also asking for an immediate transfer to teach back in semenanjung.
I wrote the report and took some photo to go along with the report.
I never ask her what was it that made him became abusive to her.
Kandungan posting mungkin ada kena mengena atau tidak dengan makhluk yang hidup atau yang telah tiada.Kalau sapa-sapa terasa nak buat macamana kan. Sapa makan cabai melaka dia pedaih laa