Thursday, September 30, 2010

Overwhelmed!

It was threatening to be a bad birthday. Personal problems plagued me right until the previous evening. I almost cried. I started dialysis and was tossing and turning in bed until I fell asleep probably around 11.

Suddenly, the lights in my bedroom turned on. Jairam, the dialysis tech stood next to my bed and did a jig and then wished me. As I shook his hand, he signaled to someone. I wasn't wearing my spectacles so I couldn't make out what was happening. I was also half asleep. But I could figure out that there were some people coming into my room, one by one.

I was wondering what the hell was happening!

I reached out for my spectacles. I could hear someone giggle on seeing this.
When I wore my spectacles, I realized that it was almost the whole Nephroplus team in my bedroom!

I was totally surprised! They had all come to wish me at midnight!

They brought an eggless pineapple cake and made me blow the candles and cut it - all while on dialysis!




Then Sandeep played a video on his laptop that had pictures of me right from when I was a baby of probably a few months old to recently with background music. The video ended with a slide that said "We all love you Kamal"! That was really so sweet!

They also got me some flowers and a gift.

I was so touched. No one had ever made so much effort to make me feel so good! I was truly overwhelmed!

This is one thing I will never forget all my life! Thanks again, Nephroplus!

I did not sleep much after that. I got up early too and went to the temple. I was alone there which made the experience really good.

I then went to - where else - Poorna Tiffins and had my fill of 'Nayee Idli'. I am actually tempted to praise the idlis here but I know that if I write one more line about these idlis, you guys will kill me!

I took the day off from work. I relaxed at home in the morning, went over to Nephroplus in the afternoon to thank them for their wishes. Almost all the patients there had also called me during the day to wish me (one of them actually called at midnight too!).

I had dinner out with my parents.

When I got back, I quickly started dialysis with Jairam's help. Just as I was about to go to sleep, Srinivas came with a couple of his friends. They got balloons, a cake and gifts too! So, I again cut the cake - while on dialysis! We chatted for a while and then they left.

This was the best birthday I have had in recent times!

10 comments:

Miriam said...

Happy Birthday, Kamal! I also celebrate you from afar. Best wishes always,

Miriam

Dr Sidharth Sethi said...

Happy B'Day kamal!

Shailu - Not that it matters said...

Happy B Day Kamal.

Shailender

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks so much Miriam, Dr. Sethi and Shailu!

Anonymous said...

Many many happy returns of the day Kamal

Vinay

Abeer Bagul said...

Happy Birthday, Kamal

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks Vinay and Abeer!

Shan Chelliah said...

Kamal, many happy returns of the day ..... albeit a bit belated ;-)!

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks Shan!

Anonymous said...

Wow now i know the importance of celebrating birthday's its always linger through out life with good memories , i am so glad u have such a nice team who cares for you and wishing you belated wishes ! Kamal !
Niranjan Rao