Sunday, April 02, 2006

Back to the past!

One of my all time favorite movies as a child was the “back to the Future” series. Doc Brown and his time machine…. It’s a bit like that now. But I’m back to the past. I went for my first haircut today. Not much of a haircut, but the barber used a razor the demark the back of my hair line -– and trim all my “baby hair”, that’s growing in all crazy directions! Small things like that is like getting back to a routine that was all so familiar – but at times seems like it was so long ago. When was my last hair cut – I can barely remember, all I do remember is getting discharged from hospital after the first chemo and getting my head shaved as a pre-emptive strike.
Today we are spending our Sunday at home. This week onward – I start to do independent on call duty in Pediatric surgery. That should be all right. I just hope and pray Koby doesn’t want to come along when I am on duty. That will not be any fun at all!
It’s so uncertain when Kids can pop along. Anne’s mom has been making and canceling tickets from Kerala to Vellore at weekly intervals, so when her grandchild does arrive, she won’t be left without a reservation! The other day, Amma called me in the ward to ask me something, and since it’s quite unusual to get a personal call in the ward – I went charging off thinking Anne had gone into Labour!
False alarms, False Alarms!


Benji said...

Hey Tarun
Met Anne just the other day and yup.... Koby's gonna pop out soon! Hmmm... just to complicate stuff a little more - I'll be in the Neonatology unit.... so I may be the first person to grab Koby when he's out! Now iszzat good news or bad news for you and Anne?!!

Tarun Jacob said...

Thats great Benji, we will drag you out of bed - whatever time of the day it is!!

Anonymous said...

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1Corinthians 15:17-19.

Anu said...

Hi tarun,

I am a regular at your blog .. but this is the first time am commenting ...

Read your blog like the newspaper .. everyday ie...

waiting to see the issue (yepp thats what I call it ) when koby comes along ...

Cheers ,

geetha said...

Best wishes to you and Anne!
Waiting for dear Koby ;P

HMTG said...

Is that your home/parent's home Tarun. By the looks of it, seems pretty serene.

Wish that you get well soon and my wishes for Anne and Koby as well.

PS : I've discovered your blog pretty late,but what a discovery it has been !


Carlos ("Carl") said...

I had to get a haircut too, recently... really just a repeat of the buzz-cut I got when my chemo started. After 4 CHOP-R treatments, I've lost most of my hair, but not all of it. I guess everyone's different.

Anyway, your recent haircut was a bit different from mine, because you know that yours is growing in for good. I may still lose what's left of mine.

Keep the faith!