Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Good results!

My steroids are playing havoc with my sleep! I was wandering around the house till 2:30 am last night, unable to fall asleep. It’s a royal pain, because hunger pangs set in every hour and I’m eating only just enough to tide over till the next hunger pang! I think of all the chemo drugs I’ll be glad to get rid of, the Prednisolone will top my list.
It's a happy day for me today – Anne and Tripti have cleared the first part of the Post graduate exams.Yeah! Yipee! Tripti’s friend called to tell us that the results are on the net! They have both been short listed for the interviews on Jan 30. There will be about 3-4 candidates contesting per seat. God has been so good. Anne has been by my side for each chemo, not really able to read, entertaining visitors, helping me with food, dressings, bloods etc and still God has honored us so far. The doors may still close – there is still an interview to go, but we put our faith in Him as always!


Amma (Anne) made a beautiful chicken biriyani for lunch and I have put in a picture of Ammachi and her standing proudly next to it. It’s amazing how I can put biriyani as my preferred choice of food – any meal!

We made a visit to town and hospital again today. A friend of ours is recovering from a surgery on the kidney and we spent a little while with him. I must confess that I would have been the last person to visit/ spend time/ pray for an admitted relative or friend in the past - but my lymphoma and subsequent stay in hospital has changed my entire outlook to that. Some of the great words of prayer have been said by different people who visited me in the ward – and except immediate post op or right after my chemo (?duh), I welcomed such intrusions of our “space”.

4 comments:

rachel said...

"I assure you. The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father
Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son."

John 14:12,13

WA said...

Tarun, everyone teases me when they see food posts. I ve got to say you probably talk more about food than I do :) Keep em coming...

KESI said...

Congrats to Anne and Tripti. I have often wondered whether it is alright to visit someone when they are admitted to the hospital or sick at home. Is it better to let them rest and relax and not worry about having to talk to their visitors. Also the family of the sick individual might feel obligated to entertain those visiting right? Would people want others (other than close family/friends) to see them at their most vulnerable state. I want to be a comfort but at the same time, I wouldn't want to get in the way either. So I am not sure as to how to approach such a situation.

Carlos ("Carl") said...

> I must confess that I would have
> been the last person to visit/
> spend time/ pray for an admitted > relative or friend in the past -
> but my lymphoma and subsequent
> stay in hospital has changed my
> entire outlook to that.

Welcome to the priesthood of all believers!

Carl