Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Update Life

Following the left eye in 2012, my father underwent a cataract surgery for the right yesterday. When he was done with the left, there wasn't a need to go for right soon since cataract showed very less growth then. The Dr. has advised to go for surgery when the cataract showed 50 percent growth last year, but being caught up with other problems related to health postponed the surgery thinking how to handle life without one another as I was in need of two people i.e. my parents. At this same time last year I was into the cast post fracture above my knee and for more than 2-3 months I was depended on three people to do the natural task as human.

Early before my fracture, my father caught with one on his ankle following his bike fell down at the knock of a car. Being a diabetic patient it took more than 3 months for his wounds to heal and only later we were able to do something for his hair crack which was almost healed on its own lying beneath the wound. Shifting houses has been a task we went through last two years has kept away the thought and care for the cataract. Though he has been going through eye sight problem with one enough clear vision and other getting blur, he kept postponing the surgery thinking who will assist me or replaces him for at least a month to quite recover.

Everyone knows it’s a minor surgery and doesn't last more than 10 minutes and he was back at home in 4 hours. But things don’t end there right? Regular apply to eye drops matters much important and being away from light vital more along with complete rest and control in sugar to sustain quick recovery. Similar to the phase during his bike accident, I come into the control of my mom again but residing close to my native house our uncle’s family (dad’s bro) was helping us in many ways. Do you remember or not, the house we are staying now isn't what we were looking for but to put an end to house hunt then (March) we decided to move here to transfer later slowly.

Though we aren't in hurry now, we have a thought in mind of another house since we experience water problem here and to feed our thought, the house owner has kindly requested us to be prepare to shift house as he had approached for a plan to built a brand new home by demolishing the present one, which is 40+ years old. And also staying opposite to a school makes feel anxious and I really lose my peace during the school time. We have our own houses in the same and neighborhood areas but they aren't convenient for me. We have our home in ground floor only at the apartment and we shifted from their mainly due to short in space and my native house has homes in upstairs since uncle’s workshop occupies the ground space.

In-between I have requested a friend in US (who’s on onsite) to acquire a person hoist (a transfer device which lift a person to move their position), to help my parents to make easy my shifting. As you all know that I have lost the ability to stand post fracture. Initially the transfer between wheelchair and car only bothered me much as I don’t find great difficult with life at home as I used to it daily, but I don’t think that life sustain at this phase forever and I need to think about future with aging parents, a device like hoist will aid them reduce physical stress. He has inquired with PTA/Take-AlongLifts and looking forward to their quotation and shipping method. Hope things goes well... 


TexWisGirl said...

i hope your father's cataract surgery was successful and all will be well for him. he and you have both been through a lot which, of course, puts extra demands on your mother.

good luck with the house hunting once again. i know that is stressful. i do hope you can find a good first-floor residence in a good, quiet area.

Chandra said...

Hi Jeevan,
Diabetes can slow down the rate of healing. Hope your father's eyes get better soon.

Good Luck with finding the right house. Hope you find one that works well for you.

Best of Luck with everything.

Peace :)

Destination Infinity said...

Hopefully your next house will have a ground floor with big garden and lot of flowers :)

Destination Infinity

Destination Infinity said...

Also, for the item that you want to buy from US, check in Amazon.com once. Many vendors there ship internationally, from US. Also, the customer reviews will help you to determine if that's the right product for you. Amazon.com is an excellent site for product research.

Destination Infinity

Jeevan said...

DI - This product is not available in Amazon.com and I also checked many other sites. There are hoist available in Amazon but they are similar to what made here and wasn't compact to carry away while travelling.The website http://takealonglifts.homestead.com/ provides users review and I also checked with a hoist manufacturer in Chennai for the opinion on the lift and he was so favor about it and stressed to go for.

Thanks for the suggestion Rajesh :)

Sandhya said...

I saw this in the US. People just fold it and carry with them. Climb buses on their own since the bus has the facility to lower the bus steps to the ground level. People were going everywhere alone on the readymade wheel chairs.

All the best, Jeevan. Hope you get it soon. Take care

Rajesh said...

Life has become really hectic. But good to know your family is successfully meeting the challenges.

Pattu Raj said...

All the best Jeevan. Life is one continuous events, one after other, keeping us busy.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Friend, Just stopping by to say Happy Thanksgiving to you. Even in places where Thanksgiving is not celebrated (or celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November like ours is) —it can be a time for each of us to take time to thank God for our blessings and also not to forget the “Giving” in the word, ThanksGIVING. We all have lots of blessings —but many times, we ignore the giving part….Not just on Thanksgiving Day, but all of the time, please take time to contact family/friends just to say HI… And remember that a big SMILE can lift someone’s day…. Little things like that can really HELP..

Hope your father's surgery went well.

God Bless…
Happy Thanksgiving.

Uppal said...

Hi jeevan,
Really concerned about your passing through tough times. Your father undergoing cataract surgery and suffering from diabetes means strict regularity in putting those eye drops.

Hope that things will work in your favour!
God be with you!

Anonymous said...

Sending you all warm wishes!