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February 11, 2007

The Good, Bad and Ugly.

I don't know where to begin. So many things have happened in this one week since I landed in Zurich. Good, bad and ugly.

Good:
Lovely flat. Amazing surroundings. Very peaceful. Ashu is having fun exploring every corner of the house. Seeing so many new things. Her bright red small chair. Her cute junior cot. All her old favorite books she did nt see for the past 2 months. Noddy, Dora and Mickey Mouse talking in German on TV. Helping me in the common laundry room. Waving bye bye to her Dad from the balcony. Rushing outside and standing near the lift door when he comes back home. The trains every 10 mins whizzing past behind our apartment. The cold walks when she says "Kululadhu"(Its cold!)

Bad:
Ashu has had a cold right from the time we landed. And its not going. Her nose is running permanently. On Sunday, she had bad cough and could nt sleep the whole time. She was wheezing very badly and scared us to death. Hd and I were holding her the entire night. She seemed to be better in the day but we decided to go to a Doctor anyway. The paediatricians in this area were fully booked so we went to the emergency in the children's hospital. We waited for 4 hours to see a Doctor. The waiting room looked like a day care with so many kids, books, toys, etc... So Ashu had fun. She seemed to be perfectly OK when the Dr checked her. So all for nothing. It was a frustrating wait and we spent 6 hours for nothing. Thankfully Ashu did nt have the wheezing again but her nose would nt stop running. We have found a paediatrician a little away from our area and got an appointment tomorrow. Hope everything works out.

Ugly:
Yesterday we went to Ikea and bought a million things for the house. When we entered the apartment and were walking towards the lift, Ashu ran near the steps which goes down to the basement. I was afraid she ll fall down and ran behind her as the stairs are dangerously steep. She was on the second step and I bent down to lift her. I tripped and fell. It was a nasty fall. I landed with a thud hurting my chin on the landing. From the second step, past ten more steps, face first on the floor. No rolling. I was in a daze for 10 seconds, there was blood dripping from my face all over the floor, my teeth were broken and I could feel the broken pieces of teeth in my mouth. Hd was shocked to say the least. I picked up myself, held a hankie under my chin and took the lift to reach our flat. There was a deep gash under my chin because I had hit the corner of a step. Though there were broken teeth, there was no blood. I spat powdered teeth. Two teeth were loose. I kept some ice on the chin when Hd called for a taxi and we went to the emergency. It was 9pm by now and Ashu was sleeping in the waiting room with Hd while I got the check up, x rays and stitches under the chin and was asked to go to another hospital to see a dentist. We took a taxi and went there. It was 11.15 pm. The dentist checked and pulled the loose tooth and filled it temporarily. 3 more teeth were chipped and 1 tooth was hurting. (And I have an old chipped tooth and a cavity too if you must know!) She gave me some pain killer and asked me to see a dentist later to do the rest. We came home by 1 am. And that's when I called up my sister and then my parents and broke down. What if it was Ashu who was hurt, Why could nt I have been more careful, Why me, I was so stupid, Why me, Why now, Bad time, Bad luck, ...

Today I feel better. My teeth hurt and the stitches below the chin are itching. Im not able to move the lower jaw so I cant chew. Im on a lukewarm liquid diet. May be this is the only way I can be on a diet! Got to see a dentist soon and then a few days later, got to remove the stitches. Hope everything goes well from here. I cooked, cleaned and went about doing the daily chores much to Hds disapproval. Somehow Im extra active when Im hurt or sick. As if to prove that Im okay. I am okay.

ps.
Thanks all of you for the nice comments to my earlier post. I cant explain but I am so glad I have this blog and all of you.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you get better soon, BOO.
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Me said...

...am sorry to hear that boo...get well soon....

mumbaigirl said...

Oh no, get well soon Boo. Hope the teeth and further dentistry don't hurt too much.

Archana said...

OMG! That sounds so scary! Boo, get well soon!

SM said...

OMG Boo!! Take good care of yourself! And work all you can...it'll keep your mind away from the pain!!
Warm wishes for a speedy recovery!

A4ISMS said...

Get well soon...tc!

Anonymous said...

Hi Boo...felt really bad...take care and get well soon....here's a latest Tamil album which u can listen to... particularly the Bombay Jayashree number and the last 3 numbers:
http://www.musicindiaonline.com/music/tamil/s/movie_name.8987

Anonymous said...

http://www.musicindiaonline.com/music/tamil/s/movie_name.8987

Anonymous said...

Hey I guess the link is not clear...anyways the movie is Pachalikili Muthucharam.

Anonymous said...

Dear Boo,

I am so sorry to hear about your fall. Take care of yourself Boo and take things easy!!!

Anon

Anonymous said...

Aiyooo Boo..paavam neenga..felt really bad reading about your fall. And that too in a foreign country, having to navigate thro' language barriers and all..and ippo daan you reached Zurich..
Anyways, kavala padadeenga.. you will get well very soon. And Ashu
will be safe. Dont worry.
Take care
lakshmi

Kowsalya Subramanian said...

Thank God that Ashu was not hurt and Take care of yourself Boo and yes about doing work when I am sick, 1 - it helps me forget the pain and 2 - to show that I am okay or to show off that I can work even when I am sick when others read papers even when they are well ;)

Priya said...

Boo! my heart skipped a beat when I read abt your fall! :-( Hope you're feelin better. But please do get some rest, need you to be back hale and hearty with your usual fun posts!

Akkare said...

Oh God, Boo! That sounds terrible and so painful...I hope you get well soon and start enjoying your life in Zurich again.

Shyam said...

Bloody HELL, Boo - that's a truly terrible fall, must have hurt like hell!! Hope you get well soon!

Poonam Shanbhag said...

Sorry to hear about Ashu's cold and your fall. Get well soon Boo! Take care of yourself.

@ said...

Ouch, Boo!! sorry to hear abt the ugly..here's sending you get well and get-teeth-fixed-soon wishes...

upsilamba said...

Oh no, Boo.
So sorry to hear all these.
Take care there. Head held high.

shobha said...

hey you ... feel better ok? do whatever you want to so long as it helps you feel good ... hope ashu gets well soon.. take care.

Anonymous said...

Oh God, I was shocked to read that!
...
Hearty wishes for a fast and pain free recovery for you.

Kumari and Prakash

Praba said...

Hi boo -

That's terrible...Inspite of all the pain and stuff, without complaining you cook, clean etc..and even blog...Amazing mental strength you have Boo! I can never do that... Hope you feel better!

Terri said...

boo, you would have felt worse if Ashu had hurt herself.
Take care, and don't forget to take pictures of your swollen face. Years from now you'll laugh at the memory.

(((Sending you virtual hugs)))

Premalatha said...

broken teeth! OMG. take care.

Don't cry. You will be fine.

Anonymous said...

"Kannu patiduchu" boo. Must be so difficult! How is Ashu reacting? Take care. Hope you get well soon.

The Mad Momma said...

ouch ouch ouch... i just went down each stair with you... i tell you our lives are always running parallel.. just had a fall too.. am basically a klutz... but you are right...as any mother would say, i am so glad it was me and not baby... i guess the only sliver lining is that ashu didnt get hurt. but i hope the dental work is over soon and you recover fast... and that its all just a bad memory. get well soon.. here's a virtual hug

ashok said...

Oops...get well soon...

artnavy said...

hope u feel and look well soon

hang in there - dentists work wonders nowadays

B o o said...

Thannks all of you for the wishes. I am already better. Got a dentist appointment today. Hope it is nt a long treatment.

Kowsalya - You cracked me up! LOL! ;)

Orchid said...

I said ouch on reading the post...coz that must've hurt. Scrolled down the comments section and realized you are better...glad for you

mommyof2 said...

OMG, reading about it was scary. Glad it wasn't Ashu and you are feeling better now.

SUR NOTES said...

gosh, reading this was like reliving my fall.
and my first thought was, thank god the child was not with me!

But reading about your fall made me think how lucky i was- after the fall,it was not four feet but six feet, i thought i had broken all my teeth and probably my jaw - i still cannot believe i came away mostly unscathed.