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 firstContinue reading “MS- Made Strong”
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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 theContinue reading “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 rapidlyContinue reading “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 wasContinue reading “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 andContinue reading “Scared. Sad. (Repeat)”
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 theContinue reading “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, shootingContinue reading “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;Continue reading “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 IContinue reading “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 aContinue reading “My world stopped.”