4 November 2008

Well, it's tough...

When I want to have two celebrations and a news update in a single entry, things are difficult... even giving a sensible title itself is tough.

I should perhaps start in the reverse order... starting with the news update. I met with an accident. I don't want to bore you with details. A few days after the accident, I called up a friend of mine and asked her to inform the rest of our group, she sent an email... a small one which explained everything well.

while going with cycle, car hit – thrown away– cycle  too was thrown – broken (right) leg  – hospitalized by police and helpful German people – steel rod inside leg – after operation, while getting awake, bit oxygen tube – lungs trouble, some small damage  – doctors concerned – put in Intensive Care – now lungs problem over – can walk with crutches – will get discharged tomorrow.

(As the email was partly in Malayalam, I have taken the liberty to translate/modify to English. And I have not asked her .. if I could use her email.. [permission taken for granted.. ;)] )

So that's the story and I was in the hospital for a week - starting with ICU, then Casualty and finally in normal ward. It was a different experience and no bad feelings at all. Now back at home for the past 5 days.

Now to celebration one : I have written earlier - I feel at times that I am getting more than I deserve, and I felt it again while in hospital. I was simply overwhelmingly happy by the people (so many of them) who came to visit me. I am so glad that all of them really did take the effort to come to me and spent time with me, spoke with me.. [well, that's an outright lie - in most of the conversations, I did more than 80% of the talking ;)]

Almost wherever I go, I land up having many friends or very good acquaintances. And the same is true here as well. My neighbor in the hospital ward was impressed. ;)

Once again I want to say that I was very glad that so many people came to me. I was not disappointed by the ones who were not in Munich... they did ring me up and gave their time and attention. My dear fellows, you all make a difference in my life and I am so glad. I feel blessed. :)

Now celebration two : This very entry happens to be the two hundredth (200) entry in my blog. Great... isn't it?

I thank all my wonderful, loyal readers. :)

Signing off, Sands.

PS: A bit of food for thought - While trying out Indian food, most of the foreigners like it in the first trial itself. While trying out European cuisine, most of the Indians complain about the lack of taste - in the first trial itself. And the worst part is here - Indians explain it that Indian food has all the great ingredients, masala etc. and is of course tastier. Wonderful explanation. But couldn't it be that foreigners adapt better, complain less and we are just cribbing all the time - thinking that *what we have* is better than *what they have*!!? ... Living in fools paradise?? What do you think?

14 comments:

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

Ooooops...

Forgot to mention my health status...

I am doing far better now. I can slowly walk with the crutches. It would take a few weeks before I can walk properly... Perhaps a few months before I am back to full health.

A Liberated Soul said...

Oh that means it was a big accident. Steel rod and all that. Sheesh! You should be careful na. Well, anyways get back to walking like before soon.

Take care of urself well.

Anonymous said...

OOPs.. that's a very bad accident..

I guessed something happened when I didn't see you here.. but i thought it would be something with your research work.. (never expected an accident)

Get well soon...

And, my cheers.. for the celebrations..

Vivek.

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

@Soul...

Hmmmm... Yeah.. kind of big.. rather "not small". Technically speaking multiple fracture *both bones on right leg* and all.
:)


@Vivek...
Am glad to know that my absence was noticed! :)

And thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

well, the food for thought seemed to have hurt my ego :)
i don't have much acquaintance with europeans, but with koreans; i was in their country(notorious for food style)for 6 months; i never even once try for indian/european food and never did i complain. but my korean colleagues visited india with me for a couple of days and right from first day wanted to have food from korean restaurant in bangalore.

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

@Anony alias Mattul...

(un)fortunately, you belong to the weirdos i mentioned two posts back.
Official welcome to the weirdo club.

(did I get the wrong person? or is it you Mr. Mattul)

Anonymous said...

thanks for welcoming; but i am no Mattul :)

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

Sorry for getting you wrong! :(

anyway .... welcoming you once again...

A Liberated Soul said...

Sands, does it rain there these days?

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

Yeah.. it does rain.... (I would call drizzling)

Why is that important?
Am I missing something?

A Liberated Soul said...

Sands, you are so lucky. You can experience rain/drizzling. I am missing rain actually. You are on bed rest, other wise I would have requested you to take some pics to email me. *sigh* Maybe later!

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

:)

Well, from that point of view, I am indeed lucky! :)

But again ... "bedrest" is pretty bad...

A Liberated Soul said...

:) Will email you. Take care of urself.

ഗീതാഗീതികള്‍ said...

Get well soon Sands.

*what we have* is better than *what they have*!!? ... Living in fools paradise?? What do you think?

About this food for thought:
If ever they think so (that ours is better)it is in the case of food only. In all other matters they think others are much better and hence always trying to copy...