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Monday, January 17, 2011

When a Crisis Strikes

It's been a difficult time for me since I spent both Christmas and New Year at hospital. As you can imagine, this was the last place I wanted to celebrate the festive season. To make things worse, I was at risk of having my right foot's toe amputated. Which would mean that next Christmas I would be asking Santa for my big right toe. Seriously, this possibility scared me even if at times the pain was so excruciating that I was tempted to cut off that toe myself. While my foot problem is now improving and I'm back home, the healing process will be very very slow.

On top of all this, I pulled a back muscle a few days ago which has further limited my movement. If it wasn't for the support of my family, particularly my father, these times would be more difficult to bear. Indeed, this transition into greater physical dependence has humbled me somewhat because I've come to appreciate the value of having people around you who support you and actually care for you. As a person, that is!

I'm still recovering to this day. It's been almost a fortnight since I came home. Yet, both because of the effects of the antibiotic cocktail I'm having and an annoying back pain, my return to work will take longer than last time. Of course, I'm trying my best to get better even if there are times when I am tempted to give up.

Well, I will end by thanking my family and countless friends who are supporting me during these tough periods. I hope some day I can return the favour. A note to others reading this. My post isn't about personal determination or even an account along the lines of 'against all odds'. rather, it illustrates that we cannot do it alone in society but we rely on others to live. This is an account of how we are an interdependent species who would perish in isolation.

."All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual"
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)