Tuesday, March 17, 2009

42. Of Turmeric and Neem

-The Last Phase of chicken pox: The good-news is, you are finally allowed to take a bath, but before heaving a sigh of relief, the bad news is, you are not allowed to use soap!!! Apparently, that comes as a part of the ‘Neem and Turmeric’ treatment!

It’s not one of the pleasantest experiences, I’ll tell you….and Neem-leaf paste is definitely not the ‘fragrantest’ substitute for soap either. Neither is it, for shampoo. Yea, the paste is even applied on the hair. And getting these infinite tiny bits of leaves out of your hair is no easy task, due to which, once the hair gets dried, you’ll look as though you had just been in a hurricane, while passing through a Neem-forest! Add to this, all your clothes get freely dyed bright yellow!

Today is the last day of my CP vacs, and boy! am I glad to get back to normalcy. Now I’ve got a new friend who’ll stay with me for life –Varcy, aka Varcilla Zoster Virus(lurking somewhere inside of me….)

and also the CP memories –the days survived on

fluid diet, the taste of Aciclovir tablets, the fragrance of burning myrrh, the Neem, the Turmeric, the Love, the Care…


19 comments:

Arv said...

well... they do stink but they do u loads of good... few more days na... bear them :P

have a nice evening... take care... cheers...

Vinitha Vasanth said...

Yeah .. the neem treatment is the sickest part of the whole chicken pox saga :P
I hated those neem baths when I'd suffered from cpox around 8 yrs back..
I wouldn't like to have a neem bath ever again but yeah ...as Arv said , neem seriously has got gr8 medicinal properties ...

Neethu said...

@arv
not nymore....its OVER!!:D
Good evening 2u2!

Neethu said...

@vv
oh yea...and the worst part is, if it accidently gets inside the mouth!!u'll never forget the bitter experience:|

Hari said...

Someone's started daily-blogging! :P

Not a bad thing, but yeah, joblessness makes awesome posts. I 've known that from experience. ;)

Great to see you back, in action!

Happy journey!

Hari Vishnu said...

Hehe.. lol @ Hari's comments (the other hari i mean)..

yeaaa.. ur post brings back my chicken pox memories..even they were filled with the 'smell of neem, turmeric and myrrh combined with the love and care'.. mom, sis and I caught CP together, so we were all stuck at home enjoying a vacation of family Chicken Pox together :).. but like u mentioned, no tiredness, cold, or any other symptoms, hence vacations were really enjoyment at that point..

PS : I also seem to remember taking baths in Potassium Permanganate.. did u have that? :P

Chriz said...

all gone?

cha...
so the fun is over?

Leela said...

LOL. I should ask aunty to know how much of a high maintenance you were during the last two weeks. :D

Neethu said...

@lee
so much so that...when i came back to insti, almost everysingle person that i meet ask-"veetil poyi thadiyokke vachallo...theeti mathramayirunno pani";){evil grin at u}

Neethu said...

@hari
yea....the fruits of joblessness;)

Neethu said...

@harivishnu
ayyo no!getting dyed in yellow n green is more than enf....cant think of turning pink as well!:O

Neethu said...

@chrony
yea..back to boring classes:(

alex paul k said...

u sounded quite optimistic n +ve while describin d initial stages f yo CP(cool abbreviation-try tellin this 2 som1 at Delhi or Bits Pilani) & suddenly all -ve wen its finally over......strange r d thoughts of homo sapiens

God bless

Neethu said...

@lx
hehe....true;)
btw....whats CP in delhi n bits?:O

alex paul k said...

Conoughts Place{CP}....which is probably d favorite hangout spot in Delhi & the only one in BITS

Varcy said...

This girl has been to Delhi "n" number of times and doesn't know what cp is .. :D

Neethu said...

@varcy
i havent been to delhi 'n' number of times k??..only twice...or...er... maybe thrice;)

Phoenix said...

hailaah!! what a torture!! i had the similiar thing but i was too young to even remember.. thank god!

Neethu said...

@phoenix
yea...gud4u...the earlier the better