Saturday, August 8, 2009

Back …

Landed Friday evening.

Papa is doing better now. Much better than how he was when I landed in Bombay. The radiation therapy had some reactions on the skin (which is normal). The doctors decided to give a break before proceeding towards the final sessions of the therapy.

He was pretty depressed. I think I know the reason. Immediately after finishing up reading The Secret, seems someone handed him another book – Why Good People Suffer – J.P. Vaswani. The title itself is depressing, I didn’t want to bother with it.

Papa felt better when I was around (which honestly was a bit of a surprise for me, but a welcome surprise). After the first day of depressing talks, he eased up. Got better in the coming days and then we made a few trips to the doctor.

Got most of the things sorted out. Papa was happy with me handling things (which was weird again). The doctors too were happy with me handling things (which isn’t strange. If you would have ever dealt with papa, you would realise that I am not THAT unreasonable after all).

Sorted out a few other issues as well. Papa needed me to deal with a few things with the banks etc in India. He usually prefers to do everything himself. But given the circumstances, he was more than happy with me helping out.

He felt better as the days passed, which got evident with him starting to disapprove of the way I was handling things.

When he started referring to me as the spoilt prince (bigdaa hua shehzaada), it was evident that my work over there was done. :D

Radiation therapy will most likely continue from Monday. 3 more sessions to go. After that, he will need a week or two to recover. God willing – this will be the end of all this and papa will return to Kuwait.

I will of course be flying off to Bombay this coming Thursday, for a day this time. Just to check up on things, and trying to live up to my reputation of being reckless, senseless.. and all that.

4 Opinions:

Mathai said...

Welcome back ! Hope your papa gets back to 100% health soon.

L o r d R a j said...

Hello Mathai.

Thanks for your kind wishes and prayers.
Inshallah, he will be back by the end of this month.

Agnel said...

Glad to see this post. Hope he gets well soon :)

Stay Strong man!

L o r d R a j said...

Hey Agnel,

As always.. hanging in there. :)

Take care, mate.