He Came, He Stayed, He Conquered…..

Dad passed away on October 17, 2014…. Today, on his 69th birthday, I think of him with fond memories in my heart. It was a 4 and a half year struggle, a struggle to keep cancer at bay. But in the end, cancer emerged vitorious. The end wasnt a very good sight. I will never forget the last few days, sitting by his side, and feeling his hand, I saw the way he was sliping away. I will probably come to terms with the fact that Dad is no more.. but never will I come to terms with the way

"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

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

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

Live life to the fullest-because you only get it once!!

Something really moved me today… For a while now I have been following a blog called http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com. However never really went through it once. But today as I sat scrolling through the blog, I was left stunned, moved and speechless. It was all about Tejaswee Rao, a bright Delhi youngster, who lost her life to dengue in 2010. Tejaswee was a regular blogger Her Blog Link : http://blabberblah.wordpress.com/. I was amazed at her posts. And was really saddened to see a young spirited girl loose her life all of a sudden. A post of hers that definitely lingers on in

The mother in law- The other woman in your marriage

Amazon’s kindle is a boon to women like me. Books galore and priced attractively they are a Pandora’s box. As I was scrolling through the sections, one book caught my eye. In fact it was the title that I was attracted to. The mother in law- The other woman in your marriage by Veena Venugopal is a witty yet, grim book about the apathy of daughter-in laws in this country. Beginning with the authors own personal experience of her mother in law, it takes us through the lives of various young women, dealing with some really difficult mom-in laws. Be

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