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...ramblings of a crazy mind
Sunday, May 30, 2004
Alive...Not sure bout the well.
Back.
remember so many nights in the past couple of weeks when I'd have given anything for a laptop... Had so much to say and no one to say it to :|
now here ..sittin in front the comp.. at a cyber cafe... with a gazillion thoughts buzzing around in my head dunno what to put down.. where to begin... even whether to write or not..
but considering i'm here... and i've promised a few i'll write..

those of you who are reading this...sit back, grab yourself a nice,long,cool drink... this is going to be one verbose post... or so i think right now...

lets start with ma..
as you all know, thanks to my darling sis (Urmila for those of you who don't know her name.. a BRILLIANT Ph.D aspirant in astro-physicst at JHU,Maryland), mom had to have an operation.

It all started with her complaining of severe stomach ache about 15 days ago... i took her to our local doctor who thought it was acidity and gave her some medicines... when the pain didn't abate she gave her an injection, but had been suspecting something out of the ordinary...
two hours later ma was still groanin with pain...very close to tears.. i felt totally helpless at not being able to do anything to alleviate her pain...
i spoke with the doctor that night and she suggested we get a sonography done for mom...as it might be stones in the gall bladder.
the next day i bullied,cajoled,harrassed,et all her into coming with me to the clinic for the sonography (am not terribly sure of the spellin)
the doc there confirmed she had stones in the gall bladder.. but they were too big to be broken down with laser or melted down with medicine.. she would need surgery.. the sooner the better..
since the pain had receded by this time ma wanted to put off the surgery (she is very wary of surgery, understandably i guess) ...also try and consult with other doctors to see if there was any alternative to surgery..
our local doc had prescribed some medicines for the time being, so she was sort of ok..
then the fateful Saturday came bout..22nd, Sat, 2004.
a day that began with great promise... my bestest friend ever was in town (actually still is i think), we were having a rough patch and the night before had resolved to sort out our difference no matter what.. his words "i can't live without you" still ring in my ears...
"i've learnt my lesson... i was a foolish child..please forgive me.. i'll NEVER leave you again. no matter what"
he was going to come over at 8 in the morning to pick me up...take me out for a movie and lunch... then go shoppin later... a leisurely dinner too maybe... one day of bliss stolen away... and then we were going to get down to resolving our problems...
(actually, we were on the phone till rather late Friday night.. Saturday morning? i told him he wouldn't get up at 6:30/7:00 if he slept now.. he said he would.. infact said "i bet i'll get up... just u wait n see. else u win whatever u want"
saturday morning saw me all geared to go by 8... he doesn't show...
8:30...still no luck...
9:00.... maybe he is stuck in traffic, he does live an hour and a half away after all...
9:30..ok, maybe i should call him... i hope he hasn't gotten stuck anywhere..
9:30....thats odd, why wont he answer...
10:00....ok,maybe i should call his place..
"hello, can i speak with _ _ _ _ _ please?" ...his grandmother informs me blithely he is sleepin!!!
i continue callin him till 3 in the afternoon!!! finally a friend comes over n we decide that he wont be coming so we'd go for a movie...
he finally gets up at FOUR in the afternoon!! i am a little peevedish..but didn't wanna get into another fight so let him off the hook quickly (after him PROMISING that i get his laptop for a whole month!!! :o) (why is the song 'i'm a material gurl' playin in the background suddenly?!?) actually it was more as a punishment.. of him NOT havin a laptop for a month more then my having it (*actually he was happy i'd have it n could use a good comp...i was teasin him by sayin i wouldn't use it all!)
this is all happenin at 5 in the evening...
then my friend tells me unless we get a move on we wont be able to catch the 6-9 show... so i get dressed to the ninnies...
and pass ma's room on the way out..
ma...
that sight is etched in my memory forever more...
she was sitting there, hunched over...clutching her stomach...face contorted in pain...
for a split second i couldn't understand for the life of me what in the name of all that is green on god's good earth was goin on!
a sec later i realised its them, damned stones causing the mischief... i decided enough is enough.. i'm admitting her into a hospital right away... she tried insisting even in this state that no no the pain will soon pass... i called up my local doc, asked her which hospital would be a good place... cause what i know about doctors and hospitals can be written on a postage stamp.. n there still would be a whole hellava lot of space left over...
the doc suggested i get ma a couple of strong pain killers by which time she would come over and then we could decide which hospital to admit her to...
so off mayu and i went in search of the medicines... and since i was admitting ma into the hospital i would also need to locate an international callin booth and call my sis... the last few times any 'serious health concerns' at my place i'd normally keep her out of the loop till things were sorta settled down or give her the most watered down version of the situation (which i just might still be guilty of...she is my baby after all!) ...but last time around... (last time? thats the topic for another post all together) she had gotten a promise outta me that i wouldn't ever leave her out of the loop again..
while on my way... the only person i msged was the bestest friend (n got noo reply) :oS
---more on this later, after ma's story is completed..

a lot of confusion ensured after.. got her the medicine.. but our doc was soon realising most surgons weren't available on account of it being a Saturday evening!
she even sent us to a couple of unadmittable places! best was this one hospital a good 25 mins away from my place ...after gettin there.. n ma climbing the steps... the maid informs us she wouldnt be able to admit ma as the doctor is on holiday!! "there are no patients and no doctors" were her exact words!!
to say i was bugged with my doc would be the understatment of the century!!!
anyways, after runnin from pillar to post.. calling up a gazillion doctors we finally found a decentish hospital, called... check this out - Pramila Hospital!! :) (yea, i was gettin desperate enough to open my own hospital!) ;)
ma was put on some drips and given a some injections which helped her immenesly..
my friend who thankfully was with me till now said she'd have to leave.. she has been havin words with her husband.. and any later it would cause more trouble...
i arranged for the special room to be all cleaned up n readied for ma (nothin but the very best for mum!) and then had to go get somethin for her dinner - this stupid place wouldn't provide her any food! ...food..hadn't eaten lunch since i was waitin for someone ...then thought i'd eat before the movie.. and when all this was going on.. the very idea of me eatin.. was sure i'd throw up
got ma food. then was given a rather lengthy list of medicines to procure after 11 in the night! when all the medical shops around were shut!!..a few mins of roaming around on the bombay-pune highway (the hospital is located bang on it!) produced a medical shop...
phew..
satuday and sunday she was at pramila hospital...
monday i transfered her to WOCKHARDT under a Dr.Koppikar's treatment.. a wonderful doctor, god bless his soul!
the gall bladder removal operation can be done by a laprascopic surgery... which basically is a surgery by making 3 or 4 ports on the patient's stomach of bout 10 mm or 1 cm ..and dont require stiches.. and usually is a pretty easy operation...
but in ma's case it was unbelievably complicated.. she has had FOUR serious operations previously.. 2 of them for hernia (and the third one is WELL underway as well!) :( ...and she has an artificial mesh inserted as her stomach walls have lost the strength...
all of this meant me gettin more worried bout the operation - which took place on Wednesday - with only Clarissa (thank heavens for u, gurl) holdin my hand..
ma was under general anestheisa and was supposed to regain consciousness after about an hour of the operation and brought back to her room after bout n hour and a half..but they didn't let me even speak with her for over two hours!! i was like a cat on a hot, REALLY hot, tin roof!
well, i was worryin needlessly as usual ...the surgery had gone off without a hitch a ma was in perfect health... allabeit tired.. *touch wood. NOW*
she is now back home and is doing pretty well... though she feels tired all the time.. guess she'll regain her strength soon :)
alls well that ends well i guess..

about my friends..or friend in particular...
this is going to be way tooo detailed...in an attempt to get a few things outta my mind (find logic if any???), don't think its going to be terribly interesting... it can be ....
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