Tuesday, December 13, 2005

falling down and picking up...

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall- ardra vamshi had a little fall!

Thankfully- I did not break and there was no need to put me t’gether…

Nothing as grandiose as a tumble down a long flight of stairs- just a fabulous skid on the tile floor in our living room- was in a bit of a hurry- and so my feet decided to take up the responsibility- except that in the bustle they forgot to carry the rest of me and “thud” I landed on my seat- get the picture? For a sec, me, my elder son who was the lucky spectator to this Kodak moment- we just froze waiting for the incident to register…my vallyamma sprang up from the sofa alarmed- hubby came running to rescue his damsel (?!) in distress- and the younger son just watched the spectacle unfold- my left hand, the only alert part of me during the entire proceedings rushed to break my fall- and ended up with an ugly inflammation- I’m eternally indebted to my arm for this timely intervention- I shudder to contemplate abt the condition of my backbone otherwise!

I remember I was terrified that maybe there was a fracture- or that i had dislocaed a disc or some such vital bone somewhere! For me, the fear and anxiety is always more than the physical pain...

That night was agony, could not even lie down- the horizontal posture caused a nerve to be pulled and there I was refusing to lie down- and all this without a fracture- I remember stubbornly counting my blessings – that there was no fracture- that it was my left arm, and that I could still manage certain vital movements with relatively less pain. Hubby finally tied up my arm tightly in a cloth splint and that helped a lot…

Suddenly, my left arm morphed into a seperate entity- all those movements that one performed in reflex- without a pause- seemed so difficult-

my brother has tactfully reminded me..." no more running around- we're getting on in age"

The next few days saw me languishing in lethargy- wearing a cloth sling- and watching hubby and vallyamma running around doing the chores- the pharmacist was requested by the ortho doc to get me a sling in the colour of the dress I was wearing while at the hospital- pls get her the oxford blue one-

Neighbours came down to visit- was the centre of attention- and now after ten days- am off the sling now- the pain is almost gone and am back in action!

9 comments:

Akruti said...

Thankgod that you are off that sling now,And now no more monkey tricks,You have got all the attention you demanded,Infact if you want i will keep calling you everyday,but dont try all these gymnastic efforts to make us all worry abt u:(
Hugs,takecare and play safe.Did i hear you talking abt spiderman an superman now,Grrrrrrrrrrr

aria said...

Ohh so you are bck in action - so plz take care now.
Reminded me of the time I broke my leg n had a plaster in the hospital. My jeans was so tight tht I had to remove it n then I returned home in a hospital pajama. It was fun for a week coz everyone took so much care but after a week it was too frustrating.
So be careful :)

Saranya Kishore said...

Ardra maaam,
Hope you are doing better now! :)

Priyamvada_K said...

Ah - glad to know you're off the sling!

Priya.

GettingThere said...

Awww! Glad to know that the arm is getting better. Take care of yourself. And thanks for swinging by my blog.

sinusoidally said...

Oh, I hope you are doing better hon! Btw it must have been nice to be the center of attention even at the expense of pain for sometime. Hee hee.

Ardra said...

yup neelu, my sons have taught me to climb the wall u see- and they claim that I've invisible extra arms-

aria, i had my MIL cut my dress- the oxford blue one- I just refused to raise my arm :-)

yea SK! am very much better now...
priyam, off the sling and back to chores...sigh...

hey CK, i've been swinging by u'r place regularly for some time now :-)

yes Sine, enjoyed basking in all the fuss- alas- all good things come to an end...

luv
ardra

Jithu said...

hmm.. tht was bad. u okay now?

Sublime Thoughts said...

Oops.Take care.I m sure it must have been quite painful.No point asking you to avoid histronics, coz when a man's gotta fall, he's gotta fall;-)

Take care.Get all fit n fine soon.

PS: Your Kanupriya translation is sooperb.Infact after readin the hindi intially i felt in this translation you have got the essence out beautifully.