Pune, 1 January 2023, 1820 hours: Just returned from a walk along the busy street nearby. I remember the time when that broad concrete road was nothing but a mud path cutting across this part of Baner. Come to think of it, I remember when the main Baner Road was a narrow partially paved, partially mud kind of road hurtling across fields and wild brush towards the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway (which itself was a narrower younger version of its current robust […]
So I reached the afternoon after working through the morning without a break not unusual for me but when there’s a lot of thinking or creating involved, often I find food to be a good inspiration. I usually eat just one meal a day, at the end of the day after all my work is done. But that’s when work is routine drudgery. Today I was creating stuff so around 3 pm I decided to grab whatever’s there for a […]
6.10 am I had a good night’s sleep. Am just coming awake and I can feel that I am going to be reminded of the full meaning of the phrase: the Day After. Yesterday was under post-surgery anaesthesia. Today is with post-surgery pain reality! For starters, my lower back / waist area is feeling strained and has a little pain, probably from lack of movement. Further, any involuntary movement to the left leg is giving me pain in the knee […]
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Diary notes from a patient’s journey into an ACL Reconstruction surgery at Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, in pandemic times.
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11.10 am Work is heavy. And hectic as always. Which is good. But news of the death of people due to COVID or of critical situation due to the infection is just a text or phone call away. I have friends in COVID ICU. Family members in regular ICU. Family friends just back from hospital and in excruciating pain. And every day there’s someone else on that list. 13.15 pm Am struggling right now. Struggling to walk, struggling to sit, […]
6.26 am I feel heavy. Like you feel when you try to haul yourself out of a swimming pool. Can’t open my eyes. My bones are weary. Head is heavy. And I can’t get enough sleep. Another half hour would be great. And what would be the point of getting up anyway? Another day of working from morn till night, dragging by myself from hour to hour, lying to myself that there is a higher purpose to this daily drudgery? […]
The Best Days of My Life.
The trick they say is not to be attached to your self or your self image, or to the pedestal that our ego puts us on. And just stay in the now, always.
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