19 January 2010. I still remember the date of my accident in gym. On a bed in an emergency room of a hospital, suffering from severe pain in my left shoulder and arm, I tried to focus and understand the doctor but could not. I had a torn ligament in my left shoulder – an Orthopedist concluded based on several tests and X-Rays. He put me on pain killers, a sling in my left arm for six weeks followed by physical therapy. A couple of days after the incident, strong pain killers helped to alleviate the pain but as the effect ceases, pain would return. For several weeks, with a sling in my arm, I had to rely on others for commute to work.
I still vividly remember the severe pain, the agony and a constant discomfort for several days after the accident. I still remember the pain during Physical Therapy sessions starting six weeks after the accident.
I just had a torn ligament. Consider an accident where a car was crushed under a trailer, the driver’s head strongly hit the steering wheel, window glass smashed on the face and the hands, the knee and the back were injured. Death was just an inch away.
Yes it happened to one of us.
Fortunately our brave blogger friend Mannat beat the death and is on the road to recovery.
If just a torn ligament can be so hurting, I can imagine the extent of excruciating pain, suffering, anguish and frustration that Mannat courageously and patiently tolerated in her near death experience and in the months following the accident.
In my case family support, local friends, love of wife and daughter, phone calls and emails from internet friends turned out to be the best medicine. I am sure the same applies to Mannat. Let us all congratulate Mannat on being strong and tough. Let us all wish her a total recovery, greet her and welcome her back to the blogging world at her blog post. Here is the link to her post. (Six Second That Changed Six Months of My Life)