After open heart surgery, one has to lie down flat on the back to sleep. I cringed at the thought. My friend who had just underwent the replacement of the valves, said she cannot sleep on either sides in order not to crush the ribcage. Yikes! Pretty scary! Lying back flat can be quite uncomfortable.
I told her, if I ever have a heart surgery, I don’t think I can survive the aftermath. I cannot sleep straight on my back. Somehow or rather, I would end up sleeping like this.
I am a cross between these three positions.
Then I recalled that I started to sleep on my side religiously ever since I was pounced by those “things” once when I was staying in a college student’s house. I dare not sleep on my back and facing upwards as this would somehow make it easier for the “thing” to get on me – well, that is according to my friends lah. After consultation with friends who experienced the same, I decided to place a knife under my bed. I have been sleeping quite peacefully ever since. Isn’t it wonderful to have many friends to look up to when there was no internet? LOL!
Recently, a colleague went to one of our branches and stayed at the staff quarters. She too suffered the same incident. She couldn’t breathe and then, couldn’t get up and felt something was pushing her down. She couldn’t even open her eyes to see what was on her. So she silently chant a prayer, “Hom Mama Hom Ni Sor Har”. Then miraculously, the thing left her instantaneously.
She was trying to convince herself that, it was merely stress that made her entire body paralyzed and couldn’t get up. But then, if you think about it, if it was really stress and your body was somewhat suffering temporary paralysis, do you think you could get up that instantly after the chanting?
The funniest part is, part of the chant rhyme with another colleague’s name. That is why it made it so easy to remember the chant! So people, chant this now with me, “Hom Mama Hom Ni Sor Har”.