Two days in KMC ( Kasturba Medical College ) prompted me to write this post…
It all started with some pain in my fingers which I think was because of excessive typing or perhaps gyming. I got it checked with a orthopedic doctor who prescribed some painkillers. The pain subsided but I developed fever with cough and cold. On the next day, my face was full of spots( pimples) and then it spread to the entire body. A perfect case of Chicken Pox but if you read on, you would come to know it was nothing but some Viral Exanthem ( God knows what it is ). I was actually terrified of the spots and visited the doc who got me admitted for keeping me under observation. Well, I was actually shocked to hear that and had a half a mind to run away but alas, couldn’t get myself to do that.
Hence, my stay in the Isolation Ward of KMC started !!! It was a nice long room actually a corridor. I had a comfortable bed with food at my disposal, charging point for the laptop and it was a lot cooler than my hostel room. What more could I ask ? The first day was pretty exciting, many friends came to visit me and I was actually enjoying the stay. I was never alone barring a few moments. We had turned the isolation ward into a public ward, the nurse actually told me later “Your friends are very talkative” to which I gave a big smile. Well, I was thankful to them for coming to visit me. It actually gives the patient a great feeling when you visit him in the hospital. I decided then and there that I would make it a point to visit each person I know admitted in the hospital and spend time with him/her. Believe me, it helps a lot.
The second day was a lot worse than the first even though my condition had improved significantly. The doctors told me to stay another day for observation. They were a group of 10 doctors, all of them made a circle and I was in the middle. Well, was I some kind of experimental piece ? Every one was saying something and I was just trying to grasp whatever I could understand. Another day meant one more day in that small room with that uncomfortable bed and with that disgusting smell. Notice the change in my description of the room. I was frustrated and just wanted to run away from there. I actually stared at the EXIT for around 5 minutes. The rest of the day went peacefully, thanks to the awesome book “Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand” , Rang De Basanti movie and of course friends. Manu stayed for around three hours and we discussed various stuff.
By the end of the second day, I was pretty sure that I would run away if they told me to stay for another day. I had actually decided to sign LAMA ( Leave against Medical Advice). The docs didn’t give me the chance to try that and happily discharged me. I left the hospital at 11 30 am and was back in my room by 12 00. HOSTEL SWEET HOME . Later during the day, I went and collected the discharge summary, finalised the discharge and discovered that the computer in my ward had a Internet Connection :(.
I got a lot of support from my family. I had planned to mention all my friends here but its a long list, hence chuck it. I had a continuous supply of eatables, thanks to Anirudh who made a point to get something. I patched up with my best friend.
Well, as I said I realised couple of stuff like “Health is Wealth”.
That’s all !!. It was really a great experience. It made me a much more experienced person. You must be thinking that I loved my stay at the hospital ? Well, yes it was good but given a chance, I wouldn’t want to spend another day at the hospital.