Thursday, December 29, 2016

let it go to the dogs !!

It is a doggy story from beginning to end.Nothing about women or health or infertility.
Due to multifactorial reasons I got enrolled for my first 10 kms run scheduled for september 2016-Pinkathon ,Delhi.
The person who initially in 2015 had suggested me to try running,by that time had changed priorities.I had thought he would guide me so called training for long runs,never being an athlete or sports person.I was left with the option of trying it myself or run with the local running group,the timing of which was too early for my comfort.Being a late sleeper ,I needed my 8 hours of sleep an 5 am runs were not healthy at all for me.Other option was to quit that 10 kms.By God's grace I haven't quit anything which needed my solo participation.
I started with walks and to my amazement I had run my first 10 Kms in not too bad timings.But that run is a different story all together.I used to train and practice in my condominium myself,all by myself and You tube videos to guide.4 stray Indian dogs have been adopted by our condominium mates and they mutually co exist with us.
When I used to run,mid way around half the circle,4 of these dogs used to come along with me,join ,lick and pounce and play and do all what they could do to show their affection.It was annoying at first and slowly i got used to it.It became the daily routine.Why they liked me,I still don't know as not even once have I played with them or given anything to eat.
And then 20th November was Airtel delhi Half Marathon.My first 21 kms.Again I was alone to train.My friend has his own priorities,other friends who needed help and moral support and training.Anyways again these four guys followed me everyday at the same pace as mine.If I used to run they used to run .My walks made them slow down their pace.They had become my friends ,who derived pleasure of my company.For them no other gain from me mattered and neither I was of any use to them except occasional chats we would have on the running tract.
Now I have a pedigreed Beagle at home.Son of parents who have been show dogs and prize winners-Buddy.A nice little content four years old.Suddenly I was finding a change in his behaviour.He was ignoring me.What was the reason?And then we realised that all the family members used to give him some prize food as soon as they entered the home while I didn't as the deal was not to over feed him to improve his longevity.I felt bad.You can interpret me as a mean person who feels bad of a dog's behaviour or you can classify me as a person who is sensitive enough to feel bad even of a dog's behaviour.And I did rebuke him.
When I came down to run that  day,for the first time I realised the unconditionality of the love these stray dogs had for me.Why?I don't know but their friendship had nothing to do except for being with me for those hours as we were together.I was touched and now we are friends.I look forward to meet them when I go running and in their company I did my first 21 kms.I have patched up with the pedigreed Buddy by offering him his goodies off and on but what I value more is the friendship of street dogs ,who made a runner out of me.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Power of Positivity

My biggest handicap while writing this blog is my limited Vocabulary ,having studied in a non english medium school and have little what so ever liking or time for non medical books.(Inspirational ones are the only exception)

How many of you trust,what you do gets back to you like a boomerang?All,many or nobody?

Well,I do believe in it.As after all whatever you  will sow,you will reap.I have many personal reasons to believe it and I will share with you guys in due course of time.

I reached my OPD Chamber and there was a middle aged couple chatting with my Assistant Ankita.Ankita told in her typical way the medical history where she weighs every word she speaks carefully, weighing each and every word . After all I am the boss.Ok so this 46 years old Lady wanted a Hysterectomy today.Period!!We will call this lady K hence forth for the sake of convenience.

K is a govt teacher ,travels everyday 128 kms towards Rajasthan and comes back.She had not taken a single leave in her career of many years ,she told me proudly.I was impressed ,no doubt.For her 46 years ,she looked younger.It would have been easier to accept her asA 35 year old.A chatty female,who was in rush not just to get a surgery done but also to tell a lot of related stories.Her husband was the scared  and quite one.Scared ,if he would be able to run this show all by himself i.e getting his wife operated and manage the home too.

K had been diagnosed with a big fibroid which in my opinion she could have lived further.But she was,surgery and surgery as that too ASAP.Advised to get endometrial biopsy done preoperatively and she said 'no'.Okay so the next day she was taken for removal of uterus and we decided ( what me...all decisions were of K and I was just executing it)to preserve the ovaries as everyone in her family gets menopause after 60 years of age only.

Do You know me or my professional profile?No came the answer pat.And you are in urgency to get a major surgery from me?Doctor,a neighbour told go to Artemis and in Artemis we liked your name best .I do loved my name before,and I love it more now.Thanks Mom and Dad for the same.I thanked her but said my name kind be the only thing.She said,it gives me positivity.Then came the bouncer.

She said,'Even God has to show his face to us and not just vice versa) .As I have not harmed /hurt or professionally did any misdeed/I don't think a reason to be in  wrong hands.What face will he show to me?Her word were even re assuring for me.It always helps the doctor to treat her patient better if the patient shows so much confidence in the doctor.
It was a complicated case with adherent bowl and bladder due to previous multiple abdomen Surgeries.The surgery went well and uneventful.She visited me again in OPD.So full of praises for all of us but mostly her husband who according to her had graduated to being husband rather than a scared companion of past.

While leaving she again said.God had to show his face to me.That's why I met your team.I didn't do any online search and once I had talked to you the vibes told me-Go for it under her and no where else.

The theory of The secret says,what ever you you wish with full heart the universe conspires to make it happen.I have seen it happens.You are guided rightly by your circumstances.A believer is better than someone who has done mega research on the doctor on internet and still isn't able to trust the person in whose hands has put her life.

Being working in a ECS empanelled hospital,I do get wives of senior level Army officers off and on.It is a huge concession for them.Now this lady , say R,needed a surgery which went smooth again.She came in follow up and just notice the difference in K and R's behaviour.She is a non believer,it sounded.She said doctor I have to say everything went well.I am not even sure you did any surgery on me,as I feel really comfortable.And yes...this is exactly she meant.
In my personal life I have seen power of positivity.It works.In each and every sphere of life.Only-Trust,believe and when things go against you still have Gratitude for a while.And you will realise....everything is back on tract once again.Usko bhi to much dekhana hai !! :) :)