Thursday, August 25, 2011

An Accident

19 January 2010. I still remember the date of my accident in gym. On a bed in an emergency room of a hospital, suffering from severe pain in my left shoulder and arm, I tried to focus and understand the doctor but could not. I had a torn ligament in my left shoulder – an Orthopedist concluded based on several tests and X-Rays. He put me on pain killers, a sling in my left arm for six weeks followed by physical therapy. A couple of days after the incident, strong pain killers helped to alleviate the pain but as the effect ceases, pain would return. For several weeks, with a sling in my arm, I had to rely on others for commute to work.

I still vividly remember the severe pain, the agony and a constant discomfort for several days after the accident. I still remember the pain during Physical Therapy sessions starting six weeks after the accident.

I just had a torn ligament. Consider an accident where a car was crushed under a trailer, the driver’s head strongly hit the steering wheel, window glass smashed on the face and the hands, the knee and the back were injured. Death was just an inch away.

Yes it happened to one of us.

Fortunately our brave blogger friend Mannat beat the death and is on the road to recovery.

If just a torn ligament can be so hurting, I can imagine the extent of excruciating pain, suffering, anguish and frustration that Mannat courageously and patiently tolerated in her near death experience and in the months following the accident.

In my case family support, local friends, love of wife and daughter, phone calls and emails from internet friends turned out to be the best medicine. I am sure the same applies to Mannat. Let us all congratulate Mannat on being strong and tough. Let us all wish her a total recovery, greet her and welcome her back to the blogging world at her blog post. Here is the link to her post. (Six Second That Changed Six Months of My Life)

32 comments:

  1. I m glad that she's on her road to recovery. Congrats to her!!

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  2. may she get well sooner physically as well as morally :) with friends like you, i am sure shes gonna be fine very soon :)

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  3. ..yes..she is a brave girl..
    she has passed that I am sure she will be a winner in every way!God Bless!

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  4. Welcome back Mannat! Glad to be visiting you.

    @A! As always you are very thoughtful.

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  5. A very thoughtful gesture Amrit.Thanks for letting us know , i will surely visit her blog .

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  6. So glad to see she is on her road to recovery- will definitely go and visit her blog!!

    As I said in previous comment- PLEASE be careful of Hurricane Irene!!

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  7. Nice to know abt Mannat..wishing her a speedy recovery!

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  8. Thanks for letting us know; thats a wonderful gesture.

    I got an email alert in office about Ms. Irene visiting NC. Take care

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  9. That's wonderful for Mannat. I wish her the best.

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  10. In our daily rush and hurry with our to-do lists, running from one thing to another, we forget how fragile and precious life is, how the things we take for granted like walking or eating, can suddenly become difficult if not impossible tasks .. . so I feel an accident is God's way of reminding us to remember what is important in our lives ..

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  11. You are a wonderful person Amrit! Mannat will come back to blogging, with moral support from friends like you. Will visit her now!

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  12. There is as strong will of an AnnA in Mannat!

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  13. Good luck and standing ovation for her.....And you too. Tough times dont last, tough people do. With a little help from friends.

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  14. Thats really amazing. Hats off to her. -Swetha Amit(Whirlwindthoughts)

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  15. Accidents can be pretty tough to handle. I had one during my 12th Standard and I was out of school for almost 2-3 weeks. That being an important year, it was really tough for me to cope up. Hope you have recovered fully.

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  16. Strong Mannat indeed. I have had 2 fractures on my left hand. Once from a fall in the bathroom hitting my elbow to the steel tap and second one was fall in the gym after a fat lady missed her balance pushing me down on the stepper only to come out with a dislocated wrist bone. I can understand the pain Mannat is going through. It should be hurting very bad. Welcome back!! All prayers with you.

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  17. Wish her all the health and happiness. That is very brave. Hope all goes well here on... :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  18. I Pray for her Full recovery....thanks for sharing about her and letting us know...!!!

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  19. I always find such courage very humbling. Away to visit Mannat's site now.

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  20. That was very thoughtful of you to write about your friend. It shows that you are a true friend. Thanks for introducing her to us. Wishing her all the best.

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  21. I wish she recovers soon ... God bless the courageous girl.

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  22. My wishes and Prayers for Mannat. God help her. shall check her post too.

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  23. I wish her a speedy recovery !

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  24. thanks for being such an amazing friend...
    with well wishers like that...times fly and even the bad ones somehow manage to go by..

    here's wishing her a speedy recovery and all the strength!

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  25. Glad that your friend is fine now and is recovering... Hope she is fit and fine soon...

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  26. inspiring post
    good to know your friend is back and recovering.
    Before writing on Anti Matter i thought i should write on matter thus i wrote that article.

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  27. I wish a speedy recovery to your friend.

    You stay safe as well from the wrath of Irene.

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  28. I hope your friend Mannat recovers soon.

    Scary. My prayers and wishes are for your friend.

    How is the situation in NC?- Irene?

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  29. Some people have got a big capacity for fightback and survival.
    Good to know about your friend.

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  30. A,
    I went to her blog. It indeed is a miracle. I wish her a speedy recovery and mental strength to forget that incident which is very difficult task.

    Thanks for guiding us to her blog.

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