Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thank You 2013… For bringing me from Myth to Reality !!!!

Dear Friends,

Today I am writing this post to thank the almighty (if he is there or to that super natural power).

The year 2013 started with many shocks and doubts for me. Yes, I always boast about my Healthy family and my healthy history and hence I know I will not be stuck by any other disease but the only rare ones such as AIDS (due to some blood transfusion or so) or Cancer.

Having a bloating stomach for couple of months made everyone at home wonder if I am having another baby. When this started getting noticed at home by everyone, the suggestion from my then visiting mom-in law was to show to a doctor and get it checked up.

I felt that's a good idea since I was having issues with some of my dresses that I always wore and my trip to my Gynecologist was seemed the perfect time to discuss as I was not sure what or why bloating is happening.

Discussing with doctor brought so many ifs and buts of situation that she suggested me to have a ultra sound and I am still not sure the report depicted exactly about the uterus size and details on that but nothing called out as an issue.

I was told by my doctor that I am suffering from Endometriosis and Edenomyosis… quite interesting name or rather serious disease names, right?

I wondered, what the hell is going on within me? I had asked my family and relatives if they had any such problems and I always had a NO answer!

As days were going on and my visit, the doctor was brainwashing me to ultimately do a surgery - Yes, according to her I should get rid of my uterus since I don't need any kids .. aha! sorry, but I believe in science yet I believe in our creation. Yes, whatever is not needed it can be removed naturally why do a surgery? If after having kids uterus was not needed by women then nature should have a way to get rid of it… this strong feeling and belief didn't allow me to go blindly on doctor's suggestion.

One thing I had made sure was if its cancerous or not…and the results were negative…! I decided, no matter what I will do what my heart and body says to me. After all, the doctors are also human being, Yes… they are not God!

I googled and tried to understand this issue and started reading lot of material on it. I changed my diet, I became Vegetarian and then Vegan and then Vegan but ate fish and all those trial and error method that  I did in Chemistry lab, it was time with myself to do.

Though my doctor suggested the treatment which was I felt was less harmful than surgery and hence used the Nu-Va ring.

One thing I want to call out here is when any one says you have such and such issue, psychologically you get impacted first… and then every other issues seems to be the reason for this one.

Yes, friends for my gut feeling I decided to change my doctor and get a second opinion…this time with a doctor who is actually specializing on Endometriosis… and guess what? The test that needs to be done to even detect whether this issue exists or not - HASN"T been done…and yet I was getting treated!

Yes, and let me tell you when I had asked the previous doctor about the issues of using Nu-Va ring, she said no issues, you might feel you are putting on weight but on scale you will not see any change.
It was actually wrong! I could see my weighing scale showing weird numbers which I also started suspecting… anyway to long story to be short… I do not have any issues.

My GI detected its certain food that causes bloating so watch what you eat and today I am so happy to tell you that 2013 gave me a jerk but that was like a roller coaster ride…at the end when I got down out of the ride… I felt good and peaceful.

One message to all my readers… Do not blindly believe in what your doctor says as they are also human being… listen to your body as it speaks to you all the time…Do Not Ignore… and when needed take the right decision as only you know what it is than anyone else…

I want to thank 2013 and say happily Goodbye, for bringing all the happiness like a Santa coming home and giving me all the peace, happiness and loads of love in return as Gift :)

~ The best feeling in the world is realizing that you're perfectly happy without the thing you thought you needed ;)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you… :)

Today my blog has a special person about whom my heart said to write about.
People know this person based on her work and passion. She might be a celebrity.

However, I met a human today and I am only going to write about that element which touched me the most.
I have seen many people in life and it always made me wonder that there is something more in them. I happen to meet this lady whom I felt very humble and polite - mainly a motherly touch.

Being in media and the kind of things you deal with it will always have a rough and smooth sides of it and people might have come across in many ways and can make a judgment accordingly. In my life I have seen and met many celebrities and there is a story behind their success and/or failure. All this is good as it teaches everyone and it’s learning to all.
Papiha Nandy, is a person that I met today where I didn't feel she is from a TV program or a Radio program host. I found a lady made of blood and flesh just like you and me and have the heart of goodwill and blessing words. The lady has gone through a lot physically in her life at a very young age, which is 16. A rare disease which I don't think so I have ever heard of it but its called "Takayasu Aorto Arteritis" which means a disease that affects the main blood vessel leaving the heart and it branches to the pulmonary arteries. When I heard this, it took me back to my science class where we have studied about heart as organ and its function and I was totally shocked to believe something like this had happened to Papiha ji. One can Google it and read the details about it but here it is not about to sympathize but rather I was amazed that a woman who always have to go through lot of struggle in life to reach to a successful strata; Here it is a physical fight which is always 50-50. 

Papiha ji went through couple of bypass surgery at Stanford and got that cleared. She takes medication and makes sure she is up and running with her mission and goal in life and that is to reach to her listeners and viewers and make that effort to touch their hearts and make that difference in bringing the positive element in everyone's life.

I am sure we all want to do good to others but when it comes to physical illness or so one often gets discouraged and many times the person is more engrossed in their thoughts and try to be aloof. But what I admired about Papiha ji was that even though she went through so much pain and tolerance with the disease, she gained all the strength and added into her activity and made sure she is part of people's life. I have heard people calling her for help due to domestic violence or other and she patiently advises them, motivates them and helps them to look at the bright side of life.

When yourself, you are going through issues, you want to seclude yourself but here the case wasn't that…and I admire that courage in the woman. We all must learn in our life's there will be many kinds of disease which might be physical and which might be from outside events yet, never leave that spirit to fight back.

Through this blog post I want to send the message to my readers that life is indeed beautiful and be thankful for what you have and try to be happy in whatever situation you are because many don't even get that in life… a moment to think and ponder!!!

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it" ~ Edith Wharton

~ Dawn

Monday, November 25, 2013

It looked like rainbow to me.. ;)

The day was so dull 
with traffic so null
Loved driving full
One place to the other
I got to be still
When I saw the trouble
The database was chill
And Server on top of hill
The restart did the kick
Login worked like a stick
Day was slow and steady
When I thought of getting ready
As I drove by
The sky was clear and high
A rush of fire like clouds
Like a rocket in the sky
Some said stormy 
Like a tornado on the way
But when I looked at it
It looked like rainbow to me

~ Dawn

Monday, November 11, 2013

I am riding with the moment… :)

The clouds are crazy
And the wind very breezy
I see the sun a bit fuzzy
As he can’t come out so easy
I love the hide and seek
The clouds and the sun playing!
As the season changing
As the years are passing
I feel a bit of tingling
The happiness is clinging
The friends and the loved ones
Holding me so near
The joy for togetherness
Have no end in the universe
Each birthday passing
Gives me a satisfaction
The journey of life
I am riding with the moment
Taking them along with me
Not worrying about tomorrow
Yet living in the present
Embracing my kids
Who make my life worth
With the man whom they call dad
It’s beautiful to live this life
Where I am still a passer-by ;)
Waiting for each station to pass by!!!

~ Dawn

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The raindrop kiss...

The raindrop kiss
On my cheek
Made me look up
Into the creek
His glowing face
And his look
caught me in love
Which gave me a kick
Who ran after him
I was that chick
Thinking of him
I raised hands to pick
The closer I went
He played hide n seek

~ Dawn

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful ;)

It was last summer when I met this person Masood, whom I was introduced at one of the community event.
When I met Masood, I never knew what he must have gone through in the past. True everyone has a past but this person had a daring one and I mean it.

Masood had seen death close to him like an opening door and guess what last minute he got a donor and he got pulled back from getting into that door to this side of the door!

I see Masood -  full of life and many times I have thought myself, what this person would have been before all this happening? Indeed, a person who lived his life to it's fullest. 
I believe in that even though I don't know him prior to that incident but I believe he has to be a person who lived every moment of his life or else it wouldn't be so easy for someone to live life so fully and happily after!!

I feel Masood is a good example for today's generation and the older generation or present generation either way, a good example about living life fully and happily.

Life is a game either you win or you lose but till you are there one must play the game :) that's my strategy to life and I very quickly got connected with Masood and his family.

Everyone has issues and some can be very serious and some can be not so serious yet, we mustn't forget to enjoy. Because when we sulk and be sad, we are actually losing the time which is for us to live happily. There are always ways we find out and when I say find out ...believe me what Masood was going through was something really serious.

Such a happy go lucky guy didn't stop there. After getting back a new life Masood  realized how precious is life and besides enjoying his own moments of life, he thought to extend that to others also. 

He went back home in India and started training every member of his town for CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation). It is an emergency procedure, performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person in cardiac arrest.

When he went to his home town, he probably thought to enjoy the time there with good food, friends and all the fun things that he did in his childhood.
It was not only a fun trip for Masood this time. Along with his hiking, fishing and traveling enjoyment, he made sure his town is educated in the manner to save someone's life whether its their dear ones or near ones.
There can be ample of reasons for people not to go for this training. There were rains all the time for an excuse but I am sure Masood has his own charm to make this work and it did it for people to come out of their houses irrespective of weather conditions or any other domestic concerns - men women, everyone came out to learn and save each other. It is a big step and a big movement if you look at it. This brings the entire town in one spirit as uniting together for a good cause with a great mission.

"Many small people, in many small places, do many small things, that can alter the face of the world" :)

I salute the people of that hometown where Masood comes from or belongs to... without their support probably this would have been a dream for Masood.

Today, Masood is a happy guy in true spirit. We don't know what is our tomorrow but at least he secured and made sure people know what to do when someone gets cardiac arrest - an effort to rescue from death. 

I truly salute this soul for being that fun loving person there yet making sure all the serious matter is also taken care.

He is giving back to society and his community by being a live example and I am sure only he can prove that as what one feels to be back from the death bed - specially when you have lost all hopes - a small phone call :)

You never know when a phone call can save you and when it will release you.

A message I want to convey to all by viewing through Masood's life- Live Life to the Fullest as no one is going to live here forever but while we are here let's make it a better place to live happily with a smile.

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up." ~ John Holmes

~ Dawn

Friday, September 20, 2013

Alpha-Floral Carpet

I had a great opportunity to translate a Malayalam poem into English.

Though I am a believer that anything written in original language has it's own essence and often when we try to translate it to other languages it looses it's essence and depth.

Having said that, when someone asked me to do this, I took that as a honor and here it is... I hope I am able to justify 1% of it at least :) in awe of my readers !!!!

When words and alphabets started chasing me,
To write a Onam song ... 
I couldn't write...
But before they could get upset with me 
I arranged them one by one unfolding to a floral carpet...... 
And then they didnt bother me at all .... :)

~ Dawn

The malayalam version of it is below for the Malayalam Readers

കുറേ അഷരങ്ങൾ ഒച്ചവെച്ചു കൊണ്ട് എന്റെ പിറകെ നടന്നു ഒരോണ പാട്ടെഴുതാൻ എനിക്ക് എഴുതാനേ പറ്റിയില്ല പക്ഷെ അവർ പിണങ്ങുന്നതിനു മുൻപ് എല്ലാവരേയും പെറുക്കി പെറുക്കി വെച്ച് ഒരു അത്തപ്പൂക്കളം ഉണ്ടാക്കി പിന്നെ അവർ മിണ്ടിയിട്ടേയില്ല
~ Thampy Antony Thekkek

Friday, September 06, 2013

“Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.”

Talk about taking over and how it gets done slowly no one even realizes it, until one day!!!
Yes, that’s how Shekhar was…! He always had his way and his needs, which needed to be fulfilled first, and then he would think of others.
Not that he was totally selfish but certain times his acts were so self-centered that he was not able to figure out but it was clearly seen by others.
Shekhar’s girlfriend, Rita was a straightforward person. She cared for others and was very open about things that she sees unusual in behavior or so. One day she pointed out and talk about it, the man’s ego got hurt.
He stopped talking to Rita for sometime, even though Rita could understand his ego and used to text him and calls him on the phone. He ignored Rita for quiet sometime and Rita also let go thinking let him come back once he is at peace with his ego.

I mean how many of us we find such people in our daily life and if as a goodwill gesture you want to help them by being a good friend and tell them or show them about it, they just get so furious and upset about it.

I mean people say we are open about receiving criticism but the truth is no one takes it in the right way. The first thing is about their ego. No one thinks that let me see why someone gave me that kind of feedback… is there any truth in it? If so, why not rectify or correct it?

How can man thinks that they cannot go wrong anytime and they easily point fingers at others.
Rita stopped calling Shekhar and one day accidentally they met each other at a restaurant.
Shekhar looked at her and said, ‘Hi Rita!

Rita: Hi Shekhar, how are you?
Shekhar: I was just here when I saw you and came in.
Rita: Oh! You should have called me in that case. I came here with a friend of mine, do you want to join us?
Shekhar’s ego once again took its flight and he immediately with anger said: No! I am in hurry actually I have to see somebody.
Rita: But you just said you were here and nothing about meeting anyone!
Shekhar: No, actually am going I have an important meet up. So who’s the guy?

The moment Rita heard that she felt like slapping him and walk away from that place.
She politely said, it’s actually your sister – Now do you mind joining us?

Don’t feed your weed ego it will only spoil your garden ~ Dawn

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