Point Of No Return

Point Of No Return

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She was quite fit & active, full of life & nobody could ever dream that one day she will die with the deadly disease Cancer…the day one is declared to be inflicted with this  “C” one loses half of one’s life & even the near & dear lose hope…It happened all of a sudden. She was not feeling well & visited a doctor in neighborhood doubting gastro troubles. The doctor suggested a few tests & ultrasound of the whole abdomen. The tests revealed water retention in abdomen & the biopsy of the same confirmed malignancy. She was rushed to Vellore for further investigations & we all family members were depressed with the reports & prayed for her welfare. Series of investigations confirmed that she was suffering from the malignancy of uterus & doctors advised for an operation to get rid out of it & thereafter chemotherapy. The doctors made her aware of the after effects of chemo & operation was successful. The series of chemo to control the infections & doctors were positive that she would come out of it which gave her a ray of hope & even we all were positive believing the doomsday is over & our prayers have been heard.

She was in her early forties with two kids who were in the primary stage of life & they needed the utmost care. The recovery was short-lived and it relapsed again & flared up posing problems. She became weak day by day and the chemotherapy sessions were quite painful and she started losing hope. She deliberately tried to space out from the kids because within self she knew that she won’t live long. She tried to be rude to them so that they don’t go near her & maybe she thought they wouldn't miss her when she won’t be around. Her old parents were staying with her to take care of everything. It was not so easy for them too…but they were helpless…all could just hope for a miracle.

In six months’ time, she had to undergo numerous chemos, the after effects were horrible. She had lost her appetite & elixir to live. She wished to get rid of it and on 21st Dec.2002, she requested her better half to stop the chemo sessions as she was not in a position to withstand & asked him to relieve her from the unbearable pain.

We all family members had reached as her condition was deteriorating. She was admitted in the hospital & she had shrunk. I couldn't hold my eyes on her…once a beauty with terrific personality & cancer had taken away her beauty, she was in great pain…that too unbearable. At the late night, her condition deteriorated & the doctors attending declared that she had reached a point of no return. All had gathered around her, the concern was more of her old parents….what would be the reaction …how will they accept this trauma…at late night, she breathed her last….on unfortunate day 22nd Dec.2002. She couldn't hold any longer…she was relieved of the untiring misery which had taken each bit of her energy. The old parents were dumb & they withstood the tragedy…when God gives pain, he gives tolerance too to bear. The kids were dumb & the most heart-rending scene was when she was carried away in sheet…the kids couldn't bear the site and couldn't hold them any further. I too was dumb…no words…no expressions…. & couldn't believe it, but it was a fact. She left for heavenly abode…she was freed from the sufferings, but she left the kids & her hubby when they needed her the most. Sometimes God ways are not correct…maybe that was the destiny…& she was destined to leave. Time doesn't wait for anyone, now the kids are grown up individuals & her hubby is holding top most post in bank but still her place is void in their house…all the comforts are there, but she is not there to enjoy…still she is missed !!


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