Friday, December 30, 2005

A Visitor


For a post Chemo day, I woke up surprisingly early. The night post chemo 9 passed off well. Occasional waves of nausea and burning in the tummy, but nothing too serious. I was able to eat my normal breakfast – so I guess the rest of the day will be peaceful.
Joel Koshy, studied with me till the second grade in the small school in the campus we stay in. His parents worked in CMC then and he left with them to the Gulf. He heard I wasn’t well, and since was in India for his brothers wedding popped in to spend the morning with me! It was great catching up on our lives after all these years. It’s funny about how much we remember of our lives from so long ago. He stayed on for lunch and is heading out to Chennai to fly back to the USA where he is doing his PHD in computers. Life…. Incredible. The picture is of us post lunch!
The numbness in my fingers is growing to become borderline irritating. Every sensation is a burning sort of feeling and I can’t distinguish hot from pain. I hope this clears as soon as Chemo is over.
Today the next few exciting things I have done was buy a few shares -(very few eh!) and install a wifi card on my rickety old laptop. The Chap at the shares broker place knows I have a lymphoma and was initially really upset to know (we are the same age, just a few days apart actually). His first reaction was why are you bothering to continue to make investments just relax and get better. I resent that thought. That would mean I have given up on living life just as I would have, to cut back on a quality of life just because of a potentially life threatening illness -In many ways he would be asking me to put my life on hold. Sorry boss, there is no 'hold' on my life.. It goes on...my energy source is outta this world!

8 comments:

rachel said...

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. There is not searching of His understanding.
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
Isaiah 40:28,29

Rachel

Thanu said...

Way to go "NO hold on life." I love ur spirit.

Mr. C said...

Your words give strength to others who have little or none. God Bless.

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ursjina said...

I came in here by accident..but i am amazed now...hats off to u buddy..and have a great newyear...

Ghost Particle said...

Happy New Year Tarun. May god bless you and your family. May all your wishes come true this new year.

Anonymous said...

Hey TJ, Great to see smiles all round. Your blog is amazing. Am sure this space has touched more lives than you can ever imagine.
p.s It was nice to see Joel (well atleast a pic!) after all these years.
take care,ET

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