One night while I was getting ready for bed, I felt a sudden sharp pain in my leg. Being a healthy 20 year old, I figured I pulled a muscle. I went to bed but the pain kept worsening. It became very difficult for me to handle the pain.
As the pain was worst, I was admitted to the hospital in emergency. The doctor gave an injection and the pain stopped temporary.
But at that point I could no longer walk normally and the pain would stop only after taking shots. The pain became so excruciating that I could not sleep nor could put weight on my leg.
Slowly the pain spread on to my hands and upper body. On doctor’s recommendation I did a blood test and reports showed that my blood work was abnormal and I was on bed rest for six months. I was in pain for more than 3 years.
I couldn’t even stand by myself or go to the wash room and then came my mom to rescue me.
I was helpless and completely dependent on her. I was still on high dose of antibiotics but didn’t lose hope.
For moms it’s very difficult to see in this situation. She took care of me and focused on me full time. She took care of me without ever asking for anything, Held my hand through every up’s and downs with a big smile on her face.
After three years I was off bed rest and back to work. Things are pretty normal now
I still experience pain in my leg when I do heavy exercise. But the fact that I can exercise is a gift.
So through my story I want to thank my mother for being with me, thank you for sleeping with me in narrow hospital bed even though you couldn’t roll over, thank you for remembering all my medications and making sure I just get the right dose at right time, thank you for giving me that power to stay positive, thank you for being patient and listening to my endless stories, Thank you for letting me know that I matter.
Moms do things selflessly so love her unconditionally and don’t forget to thank her for all she does for you.
(Interviewed and written by Raavya Sarda)