Englees is such a funny language! All those powers in the universe which conspire to give you what you ask for from you heart, understood it wrongly when I asked for a ‘break’ too. They have me one, two times over, not away from the daily routine, but in my knee! And that my friends, is exactly THE BAD part.
The last Sunday was so totally not mine. I was already sulking over the fact that it had been a month since I literally ‘fell’ for Hemachandra’s voice in a musical concert and was still not completely up and running when more things added to it! The SIM started acting up the first thing in the morning and my mobile refused to recognize it. I knew Su and I were made for each other, but never thought our phones would want to be so too Su was out on work and when I called him from our rarely-used only-meant-for-broadband landline to ask him when he was expected back home, I realized his phone was not working too Thankfully, he called me in sometime and told me he was on his way back home with some takeaway lunch to cheer me up out of the gloom that had overpowered me.
I wound up writing a few official mails and was on my way to freshen up and be ready to attack the lunch when the refrigerator decided to join the bandwagon too and pour out enough water to create a big pool in the dining area – something which was totally unexpected with nobody being at home to even accidentally spill the water and I had not even gone anywhere close to that area that day! And the most unfortunate thing happened – I slipped, with the same injured leg and fell over it again, hurting the right knee which was already injured! I thought I would faint and wanted to inform atleast somebody that I had fallen down before that happened I shouted in total Bollywood style ‘Help Help Help’ thinking somebody in the apartment might hear me and break the door are barge in, but there was no such luck And so, I don’t know how, I swam/ crawled/ ?!? to the landline which was in another corner and called a friend who I knew was lunching far away and told him to do something about it Tried calling another friend who did not pick up the call thinking it was from some call-center #consofusingalandline. That was not all – I had bolted the door using the top latch too, which meant Su could not unlock the door and I had to rise up to let him in
Thankfully, Su was back in about 10 minutes and I took about 15 minutes to swim back to the main door, rise on my feet and open the door for him and then just collapsed on a chair he got for me. Su was asking me if I could really open the door or whether they should break open the door and dash in Now I wish I could have seen some nice filmy drama if I would have allowed them to do that he he
Everything later happened in a jiffy. He took me in, I changed into something ‘presentable’ (yellow,blue and red – combo of whatever we could lay our hands on ). By then the lunching friend had called another friend and he was home too. Realizing that I could not even put my right foot down, we called for an ambulance and I was taken to the hospital on a stretcher! Phew! Oh we did have the lunch of Steamed Dosa, Fiery Onions Pizza before we left while waiting for the ambulance #justincaseyouwantedtoknow
THE GOOD This is the first time we had directly called 108, the Ambulance service and I must say the service is amazing. They were home in 5 min! The guy who came was funny though – he checked my pulse, then started testing me then and there! I was like ‘Boss its paining, pls don’t touch my leg’, only for him to ask me if I had suffered a fracture!;) Again, I was like ‘That is what we are going to the hospital for. How will we know before the tell us?’ Well, the guy asked me to touch, feel and check if their was any deformity which meant it was a fracture Wah! Who needs hospitals and doctors anyway?
So we reached the hospital and they immediately sent me for an X-Ray which revealed no broken bones and we heaved the first sigh of relief The resident doc asked me to take a pain killer injection and I told him that I did not want one because I could tolerate pain If you did not know already, I have a phobia about doctors and also what I call ‘Skid-o-phobia’ and both had decided to play on me that day Well, I could not escape the prick but the nurse did a good, read painless job of it. We then waited for the Ortho surgeon and when he came and confirmed after a few painful movements of the leg that I had no breaks but only a ligament tear, I heaved the second sigh of relief. The bed-confinement time was still a month, but def. lesser compared to what it would have been for a fracture. One thing I have to mention here is how good the treatment at Care Hospital is! First things first, the resident Emergency doctor said he does not want to take chances and called for an Ortho specialist and the said specialist came all the way to see a single patient on a Sunday! And even when it came to taking a decision whether a CT Scan had to be done to actually rule out minute breaks if any, he decided against it saying that the moves I could do without pain were enough to confirm there were none and that rest and crepe and ice packs would do the needful
About 8 of our friends were there to see me at the hospital and people were amazed to see so many visitors for one who was there for just above 3 hours
THE UGLY This Sunday is the ‘house-warming’ ceremony of Ma’s new house in Bengaluru, and all I can do is warm my own couch here!:P I am soo soooo going to miss this now There is no way I can travel and attend a function. It was fixed about 7 months ago and there was such excitement in the air about the entire gang of cousins and aunts and the lot being able to meet each other. We were supposed to leave today evening Its such a feeling of sadness + guilt + what not for me; and they are feeling guilty that they can’t be here with me nor can they postpone the function for so many reasons. Dad and Sis still made a breeze of a visit yesterday – just came in the morning and left in the evening to convince themselves I was not really bad, and Mom is coming next Tuesday! But still, it hurts that I can’t be there I have told Sis that she has to show me the proceedings over Skype else I will not be sparing her
I really wish to get well soon – I don’t know if the pain is killing me more or the boredom is! I am grateful to be having friends who are visiting me almost every day making it all more bearable!:) Su is home too, working from and for home So many of u here have made me feel good too with calls, sending across books and what not! And it really means a lot You have also made me feel obliged to come back to this space and now have to suffer for what you have done. Venting out here makes me feel good and I think I am going to do a lot more of it in the next 1 month! Until next time, Tata!:D
P.S: The two falls were encountered on June 15th and July 15th. Am really hoping Aug 15th is gonna be my Independence Day in real terms