Life is one big crazy roller coaster resembling a heartbeat with ups and downs, twists and turns, happiness and sadness, success and failure, love and hatred. It means we are living. I was on the life roller coaster with lot happenings with my work, cafe, treks, sports, travel etc. until one day I accidentally stepped on a crazy big roller coaster with a sudden surprise (facepalm). Wondering what it is? I call it complete fate as I fell down from my bike (with none hitting me) and broken my ankle. I still think was the reflex late by few seconds? Mind was passing the reflex to take the leg up and even before the leg is completely up, I am on ground. Just matter of seconds, I could have saved my ankle – Time to realize the value of each second (time).
The moment I saw my broken ankle, I was shattered and disappointed. But kept saying to myself, its time to think and act right. One wrong move, could cost me more. So took a minute, decided not to step on my injured leg as it could only worsen the injury. With all these mixed feelings, I stood on my other leg with support from passer by’s and sat on a footpath. While I was waiting for ambulance to come, I saw a women approaching me to offer help by dropping me at hospital. I was amused with the kind gesture and safely admitted in hospital of my choice. Till the moment, the guy who rang up ambulance and the guy who helped me with the bike and the couple who dropped me at hospital are all strangers but kind enough to offer help. Does this mean humanity still exists? Does people still care for each other? May be I had a different perspective till then. As it was said, whatever happens is for a reason – Strangers turning into friends. May be I was destined to meet them and feel lucky. Though was in pain, I was a happy puppy with the people around helping.
Without any twists and turns the story never ends. The shocking news I heard from doctor is that my bone was broken. I was not in a position to believe as I read the X-Ray and I was pretty sure it’s clear. Later I was taken for Knee and Hip X-Ray where doctor suspects something wrong in my hip bone 😀 My boss was fierce on the doctors as we both are sure that X-Rays are clean. Then the scene completely changed and case was handed over to Plastic Surgeon for reconstruction of ligaments and joint capsule. Everything is fair in war! Better not to find answers on the Orthopedic first review of X-Rays. I only think what would have happened if I was not from Medical background – The only choice I used to have is believe my doctor (SIGH!)
And through those dark, meaningless and the surgery hurts like a bitch kinda days, what helped me to get through them was finding comedy in these silly moments and creating a positive note on the experiences I had to tick off in life:
1. Riding in an ambulance
2. Being carried in a stretcher
3. Operation theater and The surgery
4. Wheel chairing (this is one favorite as I love riding)
5. Arm stick walking
6. Observing people while walking as I have to learn from scratch 😀
Like I said, stupid and silly but they worked for me. Here I am hoping your stupidity and silliness gets you through your difficult times.
This is all about the first four weeks of the crazy roller coaster ride and hoping to recover soon and back on my feet conquering myself.
Never fall low in your difficult times, Smile as much as you can 🙂