Sunday, March 8, 2009

40. CHICKEN POX- for a STRESSED SOUL!


Red itchy rashes of fluid filled blisters, high fever, unbearable body aches, nausea, loss of appetite, flu-like symptoms…all these loom large in the mind, by the very mention of the term chicken pox(CP)…don’t they?

So when the possibility of a chicken pox first struck me, these fears crept in,and I was scared shit, dreading the days ahead… Little did I know what was in store for me though! As soon as I was positively diagnosed CP, the scardy cats in the hostel didn’t allow me to stay there a moment longer, and hence I was soon expatriated from the hostel. And…..

……And well, nothing happened! Oh yea! I did suffer for the first two days…I had this extremely bad body ache+ joint ache+ head ache which can be described as just excruciating. But other than that none of the afore-mentioned fears were actually realized. A few small harmless spots appeared here and there(thankfully none on my face and hands!), which scaled off after around a week. No itch; no pain; and no yucky fluid-filled blisters….Nothing really happened, and this even made some of my friends ask me to double check if it really is CP!

Therefore I came to the conclusion that God allowed this CP just to give a break to this ‘stressed’ soul. Now, I really am having a good time at home –having gladly missed the interim exams, and being pampered by my parents and grand-parents, and of course friends too who despite of their busy acads, find time to check often whether I’m doing alright,!! Thanks a looot guys

Nevertheless, I have my rants too…. I have been robbed off my rights to take a proper bath for the past 1 week. Imagine having to resort to taking hot-water sponge bath in this sweltering heat!! And I still am subjected to isolation of sorts, and am not allowed to roam around the house( my parents haven’t had CP yet!). Hmph!.....maybe it’s time I get back to normal and head back to college.
Sheesh! I hate to think of the loads of work awaiting me there!!

12 comments:

Arv said...

a few more days and you will be ok :)

take care da... cheers...

Neethu said...

@Arv
:D

D@RK PR!NCE said...

there is two ways of thinking when you get a malady..
1. OMG! i lost my classes and exams! &
2. Oh! I got a break from the hectic life

I respect you for taking the second option ;)bcoz i don't well see a positive side to everything that happens to me...

Dp

Viajero said...

:D ha ha enjoying the poxed state na ;)

I got it as a family package in my childhood...surprisingly those memories is beyond the scope of my ultra TB memory :D...
When u get back to colg...would u stil be a carrier of the pox? ;)

Neethu said...

@viajero
v'll wait n see...;)
as of now...no other cases of CP have been reported.Peace.

Chronicwriter said...

did you practise pricking them ? it should be fun

Neethu said...

@chrony
CP hasnt affected my brain:P

The S A I said...

LOL talking abt CP. Guess I was one of the first Victims this year. I got 'hit' Mid January. I thought I was "CP-free" & it wouldn't touch me. Damn, felt a li'l too super human. Grounded now. Was horrible goin thru it but, like u, God was nice to me too. Few all over but Never felt like itching even once. Instead it left a small scar on the face which I think looks rather cool :D

P.S: Nice blog! :)

Neethu said...

@ SAI
thanku..:)...n welcome to the blog!;)
thankfully, no cool/ugly/scary marks for me:)

Neethu said...

@Dp
yea..i noticed ur 'pessimistic side' in ur 'pessimistic blog';)
i'll tell you...it doesnt hurt to be optimistic.....:)

alex paul k said...

yeah its xtremely frustratin 2 get well aftr all these bcoz u suddenly find dat yo loved once have stopped pampering u.......

n here v dun really need a chicken pox 2 keep away frm d bathroom...imagine taking bath in ice cold water during winter

very well narrated

Neethu said...

@lx
yea...and am already frustrated nw that am bak to hostel...missing al those gud fud, n comfy room, n frnds' 'take-care' msgs:(