• World Around Me

    "Hey Mr Yellow, Welcome to my Home", said Mr. Tumor

    The liver begins to dysfunction. His hands and legs which is other wise called”ducts” is blocked by the monstorous tumor.The monstor has been feeding on the liver for over four years now, and has now become a gaint.  Large and huge, strong and fierce he seems to be in full form to win all battles. A battle in which he would finally conquer not only the liver, his home, but also the neighboiring kingdoms of the stomach, pancreas and kidneys. And finally when he does emerge victorius, the great human body would have one great fall. Today he has befreinded the yellow man within the liver, ” the bile”. The…

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    Did you say Cancer? OMG !!!

    Being diagnosed with cancer comes with a large share of traumas. One of course is about your physical being- the treatment you may need to go through, the prognosis, the cost of the medication which really isnt that easy on the pocket, and the  statistics about survival rates. All these play on our minds, making the diagnosis the scariest thing ever. Another important thing attached with cancer is the social stigma attached to it. Dad was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in Mar 2010. At the onset itself the doctors made it clear to us that colorectal cancer at an advanced stage doesnt have a promising future. But nevertheless we could try…

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    Cancer – When he creeps and spreads his tentacles!!!

    It has been almost 4 and a half years since dad was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. I still vivdly remember that day. I had called mom from Russia(where I was briefly posted) enquiring abt his health check up. She couldnt say it aloud as old Gran was around. So she spelled it,” Dad has C-A-N-C-E-R” of the Colon!!! It was from then till date, cancer has slowly and steadily crept into all our lives, not only dad’s. After umpteen upheavels, the end is nearing. Yes, he has exhausted all treatment options.A part of me tells me that its ok, the sooner the better, the end was anyways inevitable. But a small…