Every year, at the last weekend of December I sit and write a summary of the year that passed by. It will include the best thing and the worst things that happened to me. The one thing which I could have done better. The one thing that I should do better in the coming year. Stuff like that.
I am sure the accident that rendered me bed ridden for last 15 days is one of the best things that happened to me. May be it is a cliché now but it did really give some perspective. This does not mean as soon as the next operation is over, I will be the best person you came across. But I will be a better version of me.
It was total chaos and I don’t even remember how I got into the accident. But I had a rough month. I was cynical and thought nobody cares about anything that was going on with me. My friends rarely called. I didn’t feel important.
But helpful strangers took me to hospital. I had an iPhone, cash in wallet and a good bike. They were all intact when I woke up two days later
The first time I woke up I saw dad. Second time I woke up two doctors were pulling my forearm and my friend and brother were watching them in pain. I searched for one other friend for some other reason. But I slipped into unconsciousness again.
The next time I woke up, Mahesh was there. We had a group of bloggers in whatsapp chats. A girl thought it was weird of me not to talk for a long time and had called me. She knew the news like that. Prayers and blessings poured in.
A doctor who is also a blogger came to hospital straight from the airport to give a opinion about my head injuries. My colleagues were in hospital. It was a pity that I was unconscious. I drew my strength from my dad. He was like a pillar and didn’t show his hurt in his face and was with me throughout.
After fifteen days, I am almost alright. Apart from the fracture in hand. Next time when I see somebody get hit I will stop and see that he is taken to hospital in ambulance. The next time when someone is silent in whatsapp or Facebook, I will call them up and have a two minutes chat. Next time when somebody I know is hospitalized, I will be the first one to be there to help. I will try to be a better friend and human being.
It is one of those instances when you feel like everybody in the world loves you. I just do not know what I did to get all this love from you.
Chennai Bloggers Club!! Thank you so much. I am sorry if I had missed anyone. My memory is not like what it used to be. Thanks for standing by me. Thanks for all your words. Thanks for your calls and periodic checks on me. I owe you guys one.