Monday, December 05, 2005

Me in an 'capsule'

That's me about 2 years ago. I have lived in Vellore all my life and was born in the hopital I now work in. The Christian Medical College.
School was just 12 odd Km from home - we live in the hospital campus and I had a whale of a time there. School friends still keep in touch, we e-group and share a lot of our lives even now.
College was a great time too, the place where I learnt what it means to be a doctor - through all who taught the science and lived their lives as brilliant examples in CMC.
I' ve linked a picture blog to this page -a taste of what college was to me!
CMC requires 2 years of Bond- a service obligation towork in an area of need. I served in a 70 bed hospital called RUHSA in a village called Kavanur and thats where I believe I learnt how to operate with some confidence and enjoy a small hospital setup. I spent 3 months after that teaching anatomy to a great gang of ist year medical students. The last 7 months of my bond were spent in a Cardiaothoracic unit that was an interesting experience, because it helped me with looking after critically ill people in an ICU setting, as well as work with a boss who was incredible as far as Bosses go!
Anne and I got married through the RUHSA stint of my bond and she did her bond in Kerala (away from me! sob!). We got together, (excluding frequent trips in between!) after our bonds and thats when I got in for a postgraduation in general surgery in CMC.
Anne is interested to do a PG in Obstetrics and is ging to crack that exam in Jan
We have both got an interest to serve God wherever he choses to place us, and towards that we plan to do work as part of a bond in the Graham stanes hospital in Baripada - Orissa.
Eight months now into my surgery course and I have been diagnosed to have a Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. I now sit at home undergoing the Chemo and this web log was an idea that sprung out of my head. I hope it helps someone somehow. I hope it helps me too - i will hopefully crystalize thoughts, realize how I spend my days and make a diary of the event with my banter and pictures.
I wonder if it will inspire - if it amuses atleast I guess thats something!

6 comments:

Priya said...

It has inspired and it has amused!

May the grace of God enfold you and Anne through this challenge.

Nirek said...

Hey bro....best wishes to come out with good health after all chemos. Your blog is really inspiring...

Anonymous said...

A touching poem by Annie Johnson Flint which i am sure will keep you in the midst of this crisis.

He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength as our labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials he multiplies peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.


praying for you

Wellwishers in Mumbai

Anonymous said...

hey trun!
i know annG from her days in ODC. have been praying for you both since i heard about it.
your blog is really encouraging. our church at ODC prays for you every sunday!
god bless!
deepa.

PT said...

tarun,
u r d best person i've ever met (and worked with)..
your words are so encouraging and has given me the spirit to face anything with a SWEET SMILE just like yours..
it was really useful at this moment when i have faced a failure..thanks brother

PT said...

dear brother, i read this somewhere and was reminded of u..
A man with cancer says,"I do not believe that GOD gave me cancer; however, God answered many of my questions by placing this Bible verse in my spirit: John 9:1-3 reads, “As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.’” The same holds true for me -- cancer happened so that I can be a witness to the healing and miraculous powers of God Almighty"