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by Vidya Sury September 14, 2015 18 comments
Vidya Sury MondayMusings This too shall pass

I didn’t even imagine waking up this morning. But life is a miracle and I am a believer, so here I am.

The last week brought all sorts of crazy things but I tried my best to see the silver linings and be grateful. I am. I also blogged on as though nothing happened. But plenty did, and the one that freaked me out the most was what happened yesterday.

It was a normal Sunday, except I woke up with a tummy ache. Nothing that would make the news headlines, but considering all the other stuff on my plate to give me indigestion, this was the last thing I worried about, relegating it to my “this too shall pass” list.

However hell hath no fury like a pain scorned, so my tummy rebelled. I ignored it and carried on with my day, cooking, answering doorbells and phone calls, doing the dishes, eating, watching tv, working, chatting with my husband and watching Wodehouse Playhouse with him. All this punctuated by phone calls with my son, and phone calls with a couple of close friends that made me happy.

When I am happy, I do not listen to my body talk, even if it is whining. Especially if it is whining – I tell it to …. you know what!

All good, you’re thinking eh? So was I.

Except, it wasn’t.

Dinner time arrived and we sat down to eat.

I should have seen it coming then – I wasn’t hungry. Yet, being a diabetic means I can’t skip meals and so I dutifully finished. Washed up in the kitchen and after admiring the spotlessness – read empty sink – for two minutes, came back to settle down and publish a blog post.

A few minutes later, I felt queasy. Several visits to the washroom later, I thought I felt better, but I wasn’t. Then I felt that weird rush that comes before the urge to puke and I made it into the washroom in time.

Half an hour later, all washed up and washed out, I sat down again, to resume where I had left off, much to the irritation of my rather annoyed husband. I said – just five minutes and I’ll be done.

Of course, I wasn’t done five minutes later, but I was close. I finished the blog post, and clicked the preview.

While the page loaded, as I watched that little squiggly going round and round, I felt my head do the same. I realized I was dizzy. My head was spinning.

Instead of just lying own on the bed I was sitting on, I did the stupidest thing possible. I got up to go to the kitchen, thinking I might drink some water.

The next thing I knew?

I was in a heap near the door.
My table had crashed into pieces.
My laptop was a couple of feet away, the screen dismantled slightly and the battery was a few inches away from it.
Whatever I had on the table next to the laptop was scattered all over.

My husband, who had been on the phone and had just walked to the living room came running back. I can only imagine what he must have gone through, to see this crazy sight.

First thing he did was pick me up. I was hurting all over – and bruised, probably because of where I fell.

Of course, with his help, I got up rather cheerfully. The dizziness had passed, leaving a dull headache behind.

Of course, I wanted to finish off that blog post – and my husband looked like he was about to explode.

And so I went to bed.

I woke up this morning, made the coffee as usual and cautiously had half a cup.

A while later, I got a call from my son to say he’s not well. I am not sure how I kept my voice steady – but I did – and reassured him he’d be okay and asked him to go to the health center. As of writing this, he feels better, as do I. Worst thing is to be far off when he’s not well.

That’s my story for today. The past week hasn’t been great, but this seemed like the last straw!

Takeaways from the experience?

  • What goes down will come up. It did.
  • Best thing to do in any situation is find the good parts, however hard that might be. I usually do the T chart – where I list the positives on the left and the not so greats on the right. Guess which side gets really heavy! The left. Always.
  • Always be conscious about health. In retrospect, I felt I wouldn’t have experienced the crash if I hadn’t skipped my walk yesterday.
  • Where there’s a problem, there’s a solution – the trick is to keep a clear head. I tried really hard.
  • Love makes all the difference, of which I have plenty.

But hey – I was scared out of my wits you know! The last time I passed out, I think, was 20 years ago – from low blood pressure.

That’s it from me today. I have some recovering to do!

Cheer me up with one good thing that you experienced recently ♥ in the comments!



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Vinitha September 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm

I am glad that you are okay, Vidya. I totally agree with you, “Where there’s a problem, there’s a solution!” I believe that there is no problem that can’t be solved. And my son, he practices the same. Give him any problem, he will find a solution. 🙂 My kid was also not well over the weekend. We asked him he wanted to go the park as he likes to play in the park. But he said he would rather not if his going to the park could result in other kids catching his cold and cough. You know how proud we felt as parents! Now that was to cheer you up from me. 🙂
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Vidya Sury September 14, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Thank you Vinitha! You should be proud of him. Why, just listening to this makes me proud of him! Hugs – and thank you so much for sharing this lovely incident. My heart sings!
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Nabanita September 14, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Oh my! get well soon Vidya…I wonder how you can see all the positives in all situations…I have got to do this more…

And take a break, rest please…I hope you aren’t hurt too much from the fall…Take care
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Vidya Sury September 14, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Freaky feeling Naba! If I didn’t see the positive, I couldn’t survive 🙂 Bruises and swellings and pain – all temporary! Thank you for your kind words, love.
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Shailaja September 14, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Please tell me you went and saw the doctor today. A fainting spell, a tummy ache, vomiting- I don’t think these things should be ignored, Vidya. Please take care of yourself. Sending you lots of healing vibes and prayers for a complete recovery.
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Vidya Sury September 15, 2015 at 11:03 am

🙂 Thank you Shailaja. And thank you again for the Voice this morning!
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Darla M Sands September 14, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Perhaps you should see your physician? Passing out is worrisome. Take care! I hope you and your son (and all your loves ones!) are feeling fine today.
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Vidya Sury September 15, 2015 at 11:04 am

Darla, I think it was the aftereffect of the washroom activity! I think I am fine now, save those incidental injuries. Hugs!
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richa singh September 14, 2015 at 11:07 pm

OMG. Sending you some good wishes first. It must have been more scary for your husband though sending him some good humour as well because you must have silently laughed at your resilience to first finish that blog post 😀

That one surely made me smile cause it made me remember the crazy days of my blogging prime (ha that went away quickly :P)

Anyways pls take care! <3

Vidya Sury September 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

Thank you Richa! Great to see you after such a long time! How’re you?

And yes, my husband is still in a bit of shock when he enters this room! Hehehe.
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Rena McDaniel September 15, 2015 at 1:39 am

That sounds like an awful way to spend a Sunday. I hope a new week has you feeling better.
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Vidya Sury September 15, 2015 at 11:06 am

Thank you Rena! 🙂
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G Angela September 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

sending you lots of love and prayers and wishing you good health vidya !!
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G Angela September 15, 2015 at 1:58 pm

wishing you good health vidya, sorry to hear this… am sending you lots of love, joy and happiness, with gods’ abundant blessings to energise you ! get well soon.
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simple girl September 15, 2015 at 6:05 pm

OMG .. OMG.. Did you see a doctor ? I hope you did ? What did the doctor say ?
I hope everything is okay ..
Please take care and get well soon .. 🙁

Vidya Sury September 15, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Hugs! Simple Girl. Nope. No doc. I am fine. I’ll heal. ♥ You’re such a sweety!
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Debbie D. September 16, 2015 at 9:20 am

Sorry you’re not feeling well, Vidya. Hope you get some rest and take time out to recover.

Kalpana solsi September 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Vidya its very difficult tonseenthe brighter side of things when the body is sick and mind too acts the same. Hats off to youbto regain your composure the next morn w ith hald a cup of coffee nay kaapi.

Take care.
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