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MS- Made Strong

Today is World Multiple Sclerosis Day- World MS Day. Where this will possibly mean nothing to most (hopefully); I’d like to tell you how having multiple sclerosis has changed my life. I was officially diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 2:30 in the afternoon on the 21st of January 2021- 16 years after having my first attack which had put me in the hospital for … Read More MS- Made Strong

Let My Country Awake !

Where the person is without fear and their speech not censored,Where health care is free and oxygen is not based on black market price; Where the country has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic borders that fight among themselves and against their people; Where politicians strive for the greater good of the community not just for themselves,Where politics works for the … Read More Let My Country Awake !

The Other Pandemic- Fear

We’re in the middle of a pandemic. As we watch helplessly as India’s physical health deteriorates and as we fight to try and get resources for the sick; we miss helping an entire group of people. They do not look unhealthy. They may not suffer outwardly. But they are declining rapidly, some even more rapidly than our patients that need oxygen. People are not … Read More The Other Pandemic- Fear

Friends, Indians, countrymen, lend me your ears

Friends, Indians, countrymen, lend me your ears;I come to bury democracy, not to praise it.The evil that I have done will live after me;The good people will be buried or left to just skin and bones;So let it be with India. The hard working IndiansHath told you India was ambitious:If it were so, it was a grievous fault,And grievously has India answer’d it.Here, under … Read More Friends, Indians, countrymen, lend me your ears

Scared. Sad. (Repeat)

And as we approach the umpteenth threat of lockdown, this year I see a different approach all around ! Whereas last year we wanted to come back to work and life and ‘normal,’ now there’s almost a sense of foreboding and a depressed acceptance. Whereas last year we bonded with family and friends virtually and came together as a community… this year it’s seeming … Read More Scared. Sad. (Repeat)

Mushy Post

So this is a big one. 1-5! Aditya and I celebrate our 15th Wedding anniversary this year! This is also one of the first few years we’re not able to run away and travel together and my parents and sister have brought all our friends together to celebrate with us! From the silence of the waves lapping on a shore (our usual anniversary escapes); … Read More Mushy Post

Pricks & Doctors

I did my first self-administered (inflicted) injection! I was all ready to do this, till of course I had to actually give myself the shot! Then I hummed and hawed and honestly was quite sure I wouldn’t do it- till I took a deep breath and stabbed myself. It wasn’t fun. Multiple staple pins, shooting pain and then blood! But this time I was … Read More Pricks & Doctors

My Painful Valentines!

The first injection was awful. The poke wasn’t that bad if you call being stapled on with a staple gun and numerous tiny staple pins not bad… But it was only after the injection, the real pain began. Now keep in mind that knowing I was starting a new injection, which guaranteed painful side effects; you’d assume I’d schedule a quieter week. If you … Read More My Painful Valentines!

Pricks, Pokes and Bablu

Today is yet a new drug trial… on me! It’s been pricks, pokes and meds non stop for us to find out which works best for me! And though I do believe that I’ve been taking them all like a trooper and making as much fun of myself as I possibly can; I’ve realised I may not be as ‘cool’ about it as I … Read More Pricks, Pokes and Bablu

My world stopped.

The diagnosis was uttered in between a sentence. It was almost an after thought… It was just said. “For the MS lets start Aubagio…”. The words continued but for me it stopped at ‘MS’. “What did you say,” I questioned. “Don’t worry, I’ll send you the entire prescription,” the doctor continued almost without losing a beat. And in a few minutes there it was … Read More My world stopped.

Let there be light…

The drama of 2020 was due a cinematic horror film release…. Last year none of us would have even fathomed the destruction, the death or the depression that 2020 brought in plentiful. It was an odd year to say the least…We learnt a lot… and most of us will definitely admit that. Whether these were lessons we wanted to learn or not… they were … Read More Let there be light…

My Death Sentence.

“You will never move again. Your brain has been compromised and you’ll be left side paralysed. You should have come here sooner.” These were the first words I heard from a Doctor in 2005,on the first Monday of June after I seem to finally awaken from what seemed to be a long, very uncomfortable ‘sleep’ from the Friday , 2 days prior “Don’t believe … Read More My Death Sentence.