Alarm Bells- II (A lesson for life & a step towards new beginning….

November 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm 6 comments

Sitting the waiting area of the lobby at Dr. Jaiswal’s clinic, all Reha was thinking how time had slipped by. At 35 so much more had to be achieved, she won’t let cancer jeopardize her plans. Braced up all her guts and entered doctor’s chamber.

Ah! Reha, how have you been? So, what’s the new story you are getting to crack?

In a feeble voice, definitely not her usual pitch she replied,” everything has become a pattern; be it war between nations, people or sensex

So what brings you here today?

Well, I noticed this small lump and I thought I will get it checked.

After a series of questions Reha could notice a grim expression on Dr. Jaiswal’s face. Let’s do a check?

Ya, Sure and they proceeded to the examination room

Reha could see the expressions on doc’s face had not changed all this while. Did it mean her worst fears are about to come true? Her mind had already started to think, how she would tell her family and next steps to recovery. She will not let the disease ruin her life or confidence.

Reha, Reha…Are you okay?

Oh yes,

There is nothing that you don’t know about Breast Cancer, and your lifestyle clearly puts you in the risk category.

I know that

But what you don’t know is that the lump is superficial. It’s not what you were suspecting when you walked in here. It could have happened due to an injury you got unknowingly or even stress. I will give you medicines and it will subside in a few days.

Ah! What, Reha couldn’t believe her ears… Thank goodness. Thanks doc

Wait I am not done yet.

What more, the lump is not cancerous, I am free!

Are you free from the responsibility towards yourself, your body? Listen Reha, we have had this discussion many times over. All I say take out 2 minutes every six months for a check? Is that too much? I fail to understand why do women take themselves for granted. Risk factors or no factors every women above 25 should add this twice year activity to her ‘ Must Do’ list.

Fine, you know Dr. Jaiswal now that I am relieved of this stress I promise I will be careful in the future. In fact if this had not come up I planned to visit you anyway for counselling and help. I have been thinking a lot lately about this step, I feel I am ready to have someone of my own to share my life with.

Oh how wonderful, I didn’t know you are getting married.

Well, doc by someone I did not mean a husband. I meant a baby. I have reached a stage in my life where I have the means, resources and confidence to manage a career and motherhood. Now is the time.”

So, have you applied to an adoption agency, yet? I can recommend you to a few?

Doc, why does everything have to be the conventional way? Instead can you refer me to a good IVF specialist? …


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  • 1. snowleopard  |  November 30, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Yes we do take our lives for granted. Reha got a shock to jolt her out of the unhealthy lifestyle. I guess the thing here is that we should care for ourselves before it is too late.

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    • 2. delhizen  |  December 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm

      Yep, I have come across so many young patients who just chose to ignore and lost out on time

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  • 3. Mayur  |  December 1, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Where is the ‘To be continued…’ line? Or am I missing some thing?

    By the way I think IVF too is conventional these days. Best way could be a baby through natural means. Anyway, I hope the story takes that turn some day.

    Good one. You have managed to invoke a lot of interest. I look forward to more stories.

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    • 4. Delhizen  |  December 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      Yep there could be Part III or a new story all together…

      A single woman, going for artificial insemination is defi not conventional, at least not in India.. but yeah we are opening up certainly!

      Reply
  • 5. Pepper  |  December 2, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Well, this post just goes to tell me how I should not keep underplaying my illnesses and should get them checked!

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    • 6. Delhizen  |  December 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      Yep it taught me the same lesson 🙂

      Welcome to taxfreethoughts

      Reply

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