Sunday, November 28, 2010

And it happened!

"I hope the Pacific is as blue as I have always seen in my dreams." ~ Shawshank Redemption.

With the ceiling fan as a constant companion from the past 17 days, this ending line from Shawshank Redemption seems to make a lot of sense.

I had registered for the midnight marathon, Bangalore and started practicing. Was planning to take tips from Shubs. I had also given my name to participate in the cultural event of our company's anniversary. It started like any other working day. The colleague with whom we carpool had to fly to Delhi for a conference. So, the remaining two of us decided to go in a bike. i was pillion riding and suddenly, we were thrown out of the bike. i have never got up from the time i hit the ground.
My colleague who was riding, suffered a fracture in her hand and stitches on her head. She had to undergo surgery on her hand, while i fractured my ankle and pelvic bone and I am bedridden. A gentleman called Vishwanathan from Infosys helped me reach the hospital and contacted my husband. He carried me physically from the auto as there was no stretcher in the nursing home that I was first admitted to. God bless him! On the other hand, my mobile phone got stolen from the accident site as my bag was left behind in the confusion. My laptop and purse were safe as another gentleman managed to save it from the people who were taking it away and handed it to my office. I choose to believe in the goodness of strangers and ignore those selfish morons who tried to steal even when two women were lying helpless with blood.

Well, such is life. It comes with a plan of its own. S was to fly to the US in two days time. He had to cancel it. I had the marathon, the salsa dance, the product release and what not. Now, my only plan is to walk again.

Time stopped for me on November 11th. The days just bled into each other with no major change. Only thing that seemed to change was the table calendar. The pain was excruciating as I could not even turn to my left or the right. But then, my old and retired parents flew in. The brother and wife came from Tamil Nadu and the husband took care of me night and day and  I am trying my best for them.

Like a child I have to relearn everything. To sit up, to turn, to lie on my stomach, to walk again.

On a lighter note, S is living his marriage vows and he is doing pretty well and not making me become a weapon of mass destruction by washing and giving me sponge baths. I'd be too embarrassed if I had died as nobody hit us. The front tyre of the Scooty punctured. There is a window in my bedroom, but i cannot sit up and look outside as of now. So, i am keeping tab of the ceiling fan and i say sweetly,"honey, the fan needs cleaning." :-)

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

:-) I know the feeling, was injured once and fit four weeks was not able to eat anything solid, so my only goal at that time was to ear the rice roti my mother makes, sweety hang in there you will be soo up and about as your bubbly self.

Ricercar said...

oh my god! hope you get better soon! its awful that you had this horrible accident! on the other hand, its nice you have so many people to love and care for you when you need them. hugs. get better soon.

manuscrypts said...

awww. just this morning, i was thinking of blogging frequency and remembered i hadn't seen a post from you in ages!
take care!! you'll be back to salsa-ing in no time i'm sure!

Dreamcatcher said...

You keep your sense of humour intact through everything. I hope you get better super fast. *hugs* Take care, wish you a speedy, speedy recovery.

Meenakshy said...

hugs dear.. life!
same here. goodness from one person in a crowd keeps hopes alive. as they say.. pass it on :) and yes.. enjoy being pampered like a baby

Ritu said...

Hey, get well soon dear!

moody crab said...

That's unfortunate. I hope you get better soon.

Shrutzz said...

Goodness, am sorry about this..U r right in writing, never know what life has plans for us..Something similar our family had to go through couple of months back and its just getting back to normal...Its all about taking it bravely and hope for brighter day...Take care and wishing you fast recovery and back to your interesting activities..Hey, I always wanted to learn Salsa, somehow never worked out...WISH...

Take care lady....

kirti said...

Arunima,
Get well soon dear.
Its a difficult time for you but I am sure you will get back to your normal health soon.
Good to know that your parents are around and a loving husband is taking care of you . God bless them .
Meanwhile , think , write , talk to us as often as you can .
I am glad that your positivity and sense of humour is intact.
*hugs *.
kirti

xyz said...

Hey Arunima,
I have been thinking why you were not posting anything on the blog.

Get well soon. Hugs!!

White Magpie said...

Aw shoot. Good to see your humor alive. Not even the accident could crack it :) But on another note, I wish you get well very soon and do all those things you were gunning for - marathon et al. Nothing I can do sitting here but just sent +ve vibes..

Dee said...

Hey babe!!

Take care, so shocked to hear what happened!

Sending loads of positive thoughts ur way.

Dee

claytonia vices said...

Take care! Here's more positive thoughts along with all the ones you have. Heal fast! :)

asha said...

Get well soon and take care!

AmitL said...

Good Lord- Arunima,only you can make light of such a situation..here's wishing you a speedier than speedy recovery, and that you get a lot of fans (not of the ceiling type)..how?Ahh- the letter in Femina- you'll surely be encouraged to read more, now...and, if you have TV/video access,get hold of 'The Secret' and watch it..you won't regret it-guaranteed.
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And,puhlease-avoid two-wheeler rides in future..(Did I need to say that?*muses*)...but, I just wanted to.Keep us posted on the recovery process..

Stone said...

Ouch....I really really wish you and your friend a speedy recovery!!

Arunima said...

@amit: :-) have watched 'the secret' liked it.

Ricercar said...

Love the picture in the background! How are you now?

Anonymous said...

Hey, Just take good care of yourself. Get well soon.

Alapana

P said...

Oh that's awful!!! Hope you get fully fit quickly. Take care and stay happy.

@nu$h@ said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery !!!

~ Long-time-fan-who-seldom-comments out of sheer laziness :)

wishes galore said...

get well soon arunima..!!
on a side note saw the last scene of shawshank redemption once again to hear the dialogue..:)

Anonymous said...

hey, just read this now and am shocked. good to read in the later posts that you are recovering. take care. hope your colleague is doing well too.
anumita

Shobana Jayaraman (Srikumar) said...

Gosh! i did not know you were in an accident! My bad. I'm glad its given you some time for yourself, You'll heal well dear and fast. Take care.
and Godbless!