>yippe, i have been told to "walk"

>just went to the orthopedics, he welcomed me with his warm doctorly smile … sent me for an x-ray. i kept my fingers and slightly swollen toes crossed for hopeful results. the machined creaked under its ancient weight … whirred for a while and hopefully captured the image of my broken and may be mending bone! the technician looked happy with the result. the doctor looked even happier with it. he said, “oh, ok now you can start walking, right here, right now” as he looked at the x-ray plate as though he was savouring a moment of victory. “your leg is healing very well”

I looked on doubtfully …. healing? what healing? and if so, what do i do with this dastardly plaster cast? He looked at me with pity in his eyes : “I am afraid, that will stay for 3 more weeks” Ashok gasped, “3 more months”? “No, no, 3 weeks; 3 months will stiffen the ankle”. He smiled.

i continued to look at him and at my leg suspiciously … but, but how can i walk with this d…. p…?

the doctor again looked at me with pity: “oh, just start walking, you will get used to it. don’t worry. everything will be alright”.

ok, so much so. I decided to be cheerful about it albeit with grave doubt in my mind. on the way home, i told ashok we must celebrate this with ‘samosas’ and ‘rasogollas’ (salty deep fried dumplings with yum potato and peas filling and sweet cottage cheese balls). he happily agreed but alas, the treacherous K C Das did not have samosas …. i felt like crying but braved it. Ashok then suggested we try the “Randevouz” for its tasty patties but even that has closed down. sob sob …

anyway, came home, have now started walking as in started trying to walk. and feeling really scared whether i will break the bone again by just trying to walk.

watched a intense movie in the comp … felt very scared and terrified while watching it but the ending was rather abrupt. great acting though.

tomorrow, we have a lunch invitation to attend. i am looking forward to it. at least i can “walk” to it, he he!

I am a Management Consultant who works in the area of Diversity, Gender, Culture and Leadership Development with corporate and non-corporate organisations, groups and individuals. I am also an executive coach. I find myself as the best laboratory and incubator for my learnings about myself and human nature and hence like sharing my views, life stories and other narratives that I build as I go along. I am interested in people, society, culture, ways of life, individual and collective narratives/stories as they allow us to connect with one another as nothing else does. I also write about coaching, people's lives, culture, stories, work as a therapist, mother my daughter, believe in a feminine way of life, and most of all that all politics starts from the self and personal convictions

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