Today marks 3 weeks since my surgery. Labeling it as a difficult period in my life would be a huge understatement. But, I guess there is always a silver lining to every cloud. My silver lining is the number of people; friends, relatives, patients, colleagues, who are constantly in touch offering support and expressing concern.
As of now, I feel fine, but it will be another week, at least, before I can even think of getting back to my normal routine.
Staying at home for a month is not easy (especially if you are feeling absolutely fine!). One of the things that has helped to counter the boredom, is the writing of this blog. Now that I am well into it, I must admit, the experience has been quite enjoyable.
I’ve always wanted to write a blog.
Falling ill not only gave me the time to write but also a subject to write on. To be able to view the whole process of diagnosis, hospitalization, surgery and recovery from two different perspectives, one as a doctor and the other as a patient, opens up interesting possibilities to write on. (Whether or not I have done the subject justice is a different matter altogether!)
The original intention of this blog, (which, incidentally, was set up weeks before my illness), was a place to put up articles that I had written in the past. These articles were based on my personal and professional life. Some were factual, others pure fiction.
So while I work on my next post, I have added an article I wrote a year after my father died. (You can access it from the ‘Articles’ tab on the top; near the ‘Home’, ‘About Me’ and ‘Images’ tabs).
My Father and I shared a common love for the sport of fishing and this story is based on our last fishing trip together.