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Here I am

I am back. I think. And here to explain why I was away. Exactly a couple of weeks ago I found out that my mum had a couple of blocks in her heart. And this came as a shock and surprise. Especially because my mum is only 52, is thinner than I am and fitter than I am. She eats healthy, exercises almost every day. How in the world does someone like that end up with blockages in the heart which is supposed to be a consequence of unhealthy eating and lifestyle habits?! True, there is a family history of heart problems on her side of the family but still! The doctor reckons it might be stress-related (even though there were no cholesterol problems).

Anyway, she was supposed to have an angioplasty last Tuesday but then an angiogram showed a third blockage. Resulting in the decision to conduct a bypass surgery. Which then got scheduled for the Saturday gone by. And fortunately, all went well. She was in the ICU till last night and is now in the ward. I haven’t spoken to her since she’s been out of surgery as she’s tired. But I hope to talk to her by Thursday. One other good thing for mum is the support of neighbours and family friends…they have been so very helpful right from the start!  

So anyway, you can see why I haven’t been in the mood to blog. Been worrying about mum. Been angry and frustrated at my grandmother, who by the way, is the cause of all the stress for mum and dad. [She won’t even leave for a few months (to go to her other son’s place) to allow my mum to recuperate! She is so selfish and narcissistic that when mum was going for the operation, she asks my sis if there will be time to go and exchange a sari for her! What planet does she live on?! And she wanted to celebrate Diwali despite mum being in the hospital and being scheduled for the bypass surgery the next day.] Been having some sleepless nights. Been wondering whether to go over or not. Been worried about how to go over given that I haven’t applied for my Aussie passport yet. Been a bit stressed out with work stuff and doing some extra studying for an upcoming training. 

So yeah, it’s been a crazy few weeks.

And at the end of it all, all I want is for mum to get better and recover soon. So sending all the positive vibes and prayers down your end mum! Take care…and love you!

To all in blogosphere, thanks for your lovely comments on the previous post. I will be responding to all your comments soon. And I will be visiting all your blogs soon as well…

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Reply
    Smitha
    November 9, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Hugs, PB! I am sure your mum will recover soon. Take care, and I am sure that all your love and wishes will reach your mum and get her back on her feet soon. Hugs!

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    BlueMist
    November 9, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Hugs PB. Sending loads of good wishes your ways. and wishing speedy recovery for your mom. You will be in my prayers. Trust me everything will fall in place soon. hugs.

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    Femba Girl
    November 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Very glad to hear it went well. I was shocked about the cause myself since your mom was always particular about diet and exercise. Sorry that she’s so stressed. I get very annoyed at inconsiderate older relatives. I can’t imagine our moms or us inconveniencing our kids in that manner..
    You take care and try not to worry too much.

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    Scribbler
    November 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Glad that your mom is now out of ICU and you’ll soon speak to her..

    Hmm about the GM being selfish and the cause of stress…I can so relate to things you’ve been mentioning on and off about her 🙁 SAD !

    Add my wishes and good luck to send to your mom too 🙂 Wishing her speedy recovery and lots of strength 🙂

    Happy to know that family friends and neighbours are doing their bit..touchwood for that 🙂

    Now relax and smile..you too have gone through a tough time sitting far away and worrying..but alls well that ends well 🙂

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    Titaxy
    November 9, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    OMG 🙁 Many many hugs to you sweetheart. Sending all the positive vibes your way. Hope gets better real soon. Hugs. Take care.

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    Magali
    November 9, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Hope you mom gets well soon! Also, have you considered killing your grandmom? Because I have, MULTIPLE TIMES!
    Anyway, my prayers are with your mom.

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    LadyNoor
    November 10, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Hi PB, wishing your mum a speedy recovery.

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    ~G
    November 10, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Hugs PB. Take care. Hope your mom will be alright soon.

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    E.
    November 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I hope your mother recovers well and you get to talk to her soon.

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    Bikramjit
    November 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Ohh Glad to hear your mum is fine god bless.. well i dont want to lecture but now is the time to maybe apply for the aussie passport 🙂

    and Grandma well its almost the story of all housholds , dont worry everything will be fine god is great ..

    you take care of urself now
    Bikram’s

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    comfortablynam
    November 11, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Sending a lot of wishes and positive vibes your mom’s way. Hope she gets better soon.

    Hugs to you and everyone in your family..

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    Susan Deborah
    November 11, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Take care dear PB. Wishing health and joy to your mom and the family. All shall be well.

    Take your time. We are all here.

    Joy and hugs,
    Susan

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    Smita
    November 11, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Ohh!!! Hope she is better now! I wasn’t there when my Dad had gone thru angioplasty and it was worrying!!!

    And in cases like this when ur close relatives create a havoc it’s pathetic!

    Take care nd cheer ip

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    Jessica
    November 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Sending healing thoughts to you and your family! I’m glad the surgery went well!

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    Reema
    November 13, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    My best wishes and prayers for your mom’s early recovery. It is so hard when one’s circumstances dont allow oneself to be with family when they need u. I m sure u will be able to see her soon. ((hugs))

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    Psych Babbler™
    November 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

    @ Smitha: Thanks for the good wishes…I’m hoping she’s on her feet soon too…

    @ BM Thanks heaps Misty!! Really appreciate it…

    @ Femba Girl: Tell me about it! No wonder most people were shocked. I must say, I don’t like my chances in future… 😛 And yeah, you are right…our parents are probably not going to be even half as inconsiderate as our older relatives…

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    Psych Babbler™
    November 15, 2010 at 8:52 am

    @ Scribbler: Thanks for the wishes and yes, grateful for the friends and neighbours! And yeah, the GM is driving me nuts…and I’m not even there!!! Spoke to mum on Sunday and she’s still in pain but is now home. Just hoping she recovers well and soon…

    @ Titaxy: Thanks heaps T! I hope so too…

    @ Magali: Thanks Mags! And you know…I have several times as well!!! And I think my sister has considered it more than me…maybe we could have a pact together for both our grandmas?? 😛

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    Psych Babbler™
    November 15, 2010 at 8:52 am

    @ LadyNoor: Thank you Lady Noor…

    @ ~G: Thanks G! I hope so too…

    @ E: Thanks E! I spoke to her on Sunday…she is now home and while it was good to talk to her, I could also sense the pain she was in…hoping she recovers well. Thanks again for the wishes…

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    Psych Babbler™
    November 15, 2010 at 8:53 am

    @ Bikramjit: Thanks Bikram! And yes, I’m in the process of applying! 🙂 Just have to take my passport photos and then put in the application! And as for grandmas…ugh…less said the better. For some reason though, tends to be on the paternal side…from what I know from friends as well…

    @ Comfy: Thanks heaps Comfy! Appreciate it…

    @ Susan: Thanks heaps! Appreciate your wishes…

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    Psych Babbler™
    November 15, 2010 at 8:56 am

    @ Smita: She’s home now Smita and is in pain…hoping she recovers soon. It’s even scarier when you’re not there, huh? Sigh. And yeah, what can you do when you have selfish and narcissistic relatives??!! Sucks! Thanks for the wishes…

    @ Jessica: Thanks heaps Jessica! Appreciate your wishes…

    @ Reema: Thanks Reema! I hope so too that it’s a quick recovery. Hoping to go over some time next year to see her and dad…

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    starry eyed
    November 16, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Oh dear…I hope your mom is fine now. I totally understand abt the grandma…have a person like that…the self-absorption is so hurtful.

    Hugs!

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    Psych Babbler™
    November 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

    @ Starry: Thanks…mum’s home now and is recovering although still in pain. Still praying she recovers soon. And relatives such as the grandma are unbearable! Where do they get this level of narcissism from?? Sigh…

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    Psych Babbler™
    December 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

    @ Starry: Thanks…mum’s home now and is recovering although still in pain. Still praying she recovers soon. And relatives such as the grandma are unbearable! Where do they get this level of narcissism from?? Sigh…

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    Reema
    December 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

    My best wishes and prayers for your mom’s early recovery. It is so hard when one’s circumstances dont allow oneself to be with family when they need u. I m sure u will be able to see her soon. ((hugs))

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    Smita
    December 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Ohh!!! Hope she is better now! I wasn’t there when my Dad had gone thru angioplasty and it was worrying!!!

    And in cases like this when ur close relatives create a havoc it’s pathetic!

    Take care nd cheer ip

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    LadyNoor
    December 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Hi PB, wishing your mum a speedy recovery.

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    Femba Girl
    December 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Very glad to hear it went well. I was shocked about the cause myself since your mom was always particular about diet and exercise. Sorry that she’s so stressed. I get very annoyed at inconsiderate older relatives. I can’t imagine our moms or us inconveniencing our kids in that manner..
    You take care and try not to worry too much.

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    Magali
    December 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Hope you mom gets well soon! Also, have you considered killing your grandmom? Because I have, MULTIPLE TIMES!
    Anyway, my prayers are with your mom.

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