Tuesday, August 16

Glass Daffodils...

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I was inspired to write this post after watching a new TV series called 'True Stories'. It's about ordinary Australians who are going through a tragic experience in life be it battling a terminal illness or facing criminal charges or surviving suicide. This program aims to convey the fact that true inspirations don't always come from your favorite sports star or celebrity. It's not always glitter and glamour that teach us what true success is and inspirations are. It can come from someone you least expect it from such as your neighbor or your colleague who may have gone through an amazing experience in life. This post is primarily about people who are terminally ill and hence a dedication to those brave souls.

The first episode showed the story of a beautiful 29yr old young woman who was struck with breast cancer at the age of 25. She had a wonderful husband and 2 very young kids. She told her story with great strength starting from how she found out that she had it, what her initial reaction was, how she went ahead day to day with her life, how she put on a brave smile through treatment and how her doctor one day told her that she had only 6months to live. She did not sit in a corner and cry the whole day. Instead she packed her bags and went to London, her dream vacation that she so wanted to go on with her husband and kids. That was just one dream she fulfilled. There were many other dreams, like wanting to see her son go to kindy next year, wanting to live up until her 30th bday in June 2005, wanting to see her kids grow up and getting married....but even that was too much to ask for in the given time span. In June this year she achieved one milestone - she turned 30 and yes she lived up to it. Two weeks later she died.

Yes folks that's how cruel and unfair life can get. And fighting Cancer isn't an easy mission especially when the Cancer has progressed to a later-stage and even worse if you are young and with alot of responsibilities. On Christmas day 2003, I decided to visit the Calvary hospice in Sydney - that's where they transfer those Cancer patients who's time to cross over is in the very near future. Another 2 friends and I went in there with special permission and as a Christmas mission. We took them little gifts and just wanted to spend some time with these people who were preparing for their deaths. When I walked in to the first room itself I was in tears as it was a 15yr old boy who had face cancer. He was virtually deteriorating in front of our eyes and his mum was keeping him company. He had an amazing sense of humor and kept cracking jokes to make us all laugh. I call that incredible grace under pressure - a positive outlook to life even at the jaws of death. He had no dreams of a fancy car, parties or studying to be someone, he just wanted to live for his mother - yes that's all he wanted. 2 months later we were informed that he passed on.

Most people touched by Cancer are preparing themselves for death in one way or the other...and the people I visited were just resting at the hospice until Joe Black appeared. What a horrible situation yet an inspiring lesson for us. We can't really be in their shoes but we can try and draw something from the demons they face up until death. Imagine watching your life fade away and unable to be in control of it, when the rest of the world is having a ball. It must be really hard to smile but they still do. Life isn't really about waking up daily and going to work or study. Cancer is the number one killer in Australia and it's very real. Those touched by Cancer were once like us....now they have become glass blooms...extremely fragile yet powerful a radiance to the spirit .

73 Cranium Signets:

saby said...

It's about , ordinary Australians, who are going through a tragic experience in life be it battling a terminal illness or facing criminal charges or surviving suicide.

WTK!
wat about 'ordinary indians' in india ?
like me


i too need sympathy and love and chocolates and ice candy

saby said...

and pretty nurses by my side when i die

saby said...

NO!

dont be silly !
dont want Mother Theresa

Ashes said...

it was touchin,Keshi.I know some people there in the Syd hosp. you mentioned.They woould be dead by now.Wasted.
But I was touched by what you did.It's special and beautiful.

word_smith said...

trust you to put somethings into perspective;right where they belong.

thank you for this post.

saby said...

GOSH!
ashes has gone senti !! ! !

Me said...

Saby !!! You're just.........
Keshi ! What happened to you ?
Terrorism, Violence and Cancer...Oh Gosh...
Anyways.....the cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left......
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time." - Mark Twain.
....................................
And you know cancer has a beneficial
side too......."CANCER CURES SMOKING".....

Autumn Storm said...

It is amazing and completely awe-inspiring, when one is witness to this type of courage in the face of such colossol and perhaps terminal misfortune!
A positive aspect that the rest of us should draw from their experience is to take that "trip to London".
Well done, you, for entering into a hospice and learning from the experience - many prefer to stay away from illness when they have the choice - because it scares them and they do not know what to say to someone in such a situation. It is always better to 'say' something than nothing at all.
Nice post, Keshi.

gulnaz said...

yes its a terrible thing. my freind lost her mother to it.

Vinu said...

Be it cancer or any other dreaded disease. Lots of people gets succumbed to the very fact that they are gonna die.

Ordinary people who identifies this disease within them give up very early, which in fact accelerates the spread of the disease.

Your stories were truly inspiring. And am seeing one living example. He is a man, going on 54. No smoking, occasional drinking and a well lead life. Without any symptoms diagnosed of a cancer all in a sudden. That too very advanced stage. Doctors themselves gave up partially. After three months of surgeries and chemos they gave a deadline.

Luckily he got a family,comprising of brothers,sisters,children and relatives who totally were bolstering.Anytime he didnt had the feeling his time is near. And to the surprise of doctors he is still moving on,though not that smoothly..But he never had given up. He is cheerfull and sanguine. It is what carries him forward.Which we all believe will go lot more further

Confidant fight against the disease. Stay positive. We can pull on the show to a great extent.That person is my father..Cheers to him!

musings (m000nie) said...

oh my God vinu i m so very sorry for ur dad!!... i know what ur going thru... i went thru the same phase some years bak...

oh k00kie u make me cry with some of ur posts... (this doesnt mean u have to stop writing them)... but then as i read what vinus written i just remember how my dad fought cancer...

no smoking no drinking.. regular exercising no eating out... n all of a sudden we know he had cancer... what a shock it was... he knew he was dying... u know k00kie the day he passed away.. that morning.. he called everyone n thanked them for being so nice to him n said he was going to live long... he was very well n nothin was going to happen to him... my whole family was so good to him...

this should b the spirit... even when u r suffering even whn ur dying... smile all the time... n b positive...

jkhkhjkh said...

Cancer. The creation of an alter ego, when you are just not able to accept something. That's why its said , that one must forgive.

jkhkhjkh said...

Vinu, that's real real sad! And you are indeed such a brave dude to be taking it so stoically!

Hey! Keshi! Could ya quit away from all this deeply saddening stuff! Its making me post real bad lyrics!
How about something really humourous, like "I wish I was never born" or something.

tulipspeaks said...

oh my dear k000kie..where do you get this inspiration to write??

i'm still staring at the post dear..

now, let me read through..

=am000nie=

tulipspeaks said...

Life isn't really about waking up daily and going to work or study.

it is so true..i always think that making a difference in someone's life or even puting a smile on other's face will be something we all should aim for..

the first episode you described about..left me speechless, although i deal with cancer patients throughout my 2 years master programme (i am conducting a research with them)..nicely written k000kie..you had just brought the desires of the young woman alive with your words..

=am000nie-with-tears=

PuNeEt said...

Yessss atleast in first 20...
Will now read and comment ;-)

southpaw said...

Fantastic post keshi, i am speechless at the moment.

De.vile said...

Its terrible watching people in pain. Its good that you thought it should be mentioned on a blog. Even if you think theres enough, there never is.

PuNeEt said...

U make me think so much with all your posts... and that's really nice...
In our daily life we get so busy with our routines that we dont get time to see things beyond it...

Yes we can learn so much from them... life is so unfair to them...

It requires sheer character and courage to put a smile on face when death is waiting at the door...
Amazing post...

"We took them little gifts and just wanted to spend some time with these people ..."

That is indeed a very good gesture from you and ur friends

Cheers

Thë Icè Þr¡ñce§§ said...

boooooooooo hoooooooooooo #20. oh well i like 20. ill be bak to comment later. skool time as it is.
peace out
^_^

--pearl-- said...

y d f**k is there soo much pain everywhere?

Arz000n said...

Today morning while travelling down to Pune I was reading this novel (on ma cell ofcourse), Tuesdays with Morrie (Thanks to SS) Its about author's Professor, Morrie, who is suffering from ALS (a life threatning disease in which starting from your toes, slowly all your limbs give up...till it reaches brain. That's when you die).

This is the first time Im reading something related to death...initially it was scary for me. But quotes like the ones mentioned below, makes me feel the reality from which I was still unaware of. Death is sure...in what form and when...I dont know.

"Learn how to die, and you learn how to live"

"To know you're going to die, and to be prepared for it at any time. That way you can actually be more involved in your life while you're living"

"Because most of us all walk around as if we're sleepwalking. We really dont experience the world fully, because we are half asleep, doing things we automaticallly think we have to do. Strip away all that stuff and you focus on essentials.When you realise you're gonna die, you see everything much differently."


"Everyone knows they are going to die, but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently"

Greetz!!

saby said...

uno sumting guys
the guys wid terminal sickness dont hurt much


the guys who hurt are the ones who have to pay the medical bills till he finally croaks

, , why waste good money on a guy who wont be productive no more ?, ,

better still give the money to a poor child for his education

he has a future

saby said...

medical science has prolonged life to extreme lengths


, we in INDIA are lucky we croak by age 75 at the most,


India is a young nation wid half the population under age 25

unlike the ugly americans

Justin Thyme said...

Keshi - as always, very thought-provoking and insightful.

You know, Saby, it would be really nice if, for once, you actually had something intelligent and articulate to add to the conversation rather than trying to make yourself feel better by continually insulting and putting down others about whom you know absolutely nothing. I really feel pity for you, my friend. What a very sad life you must have.

Michelle said...

hey kesh...
interestin post...
rememba tht frnd's granmum? (the one who was in the last stage of cancer)well...she expired today ...
i totally know wat ur tryin to say here
:)

Vivhyd said...

keshi ..From a few personal experiences.. I cud very well say that these are difficult times but some of them still put up a brave front and make sure everyones feeling good around them dont they? Well.. any kind of terminal illness.. brings out the best from all of us.. well.. I am not saying it in cynical sense.. but it is just an observation.. but overall a sad reality.. another case of If only..

saby said...

i get a very strong feeling dat Justine dont like me


hope he loves me

saby said...

http://imnutsincapsdeath.blogspot.com/2005/08/wat-wonderful-way-to-die.html


heyyy justine,
will u hate me to my dying day ?

Dewdrop said...

Keshi,
I started to write my comment for your post here. But realized it was becoming a bit long and a post in itself. So I posted it up on my blog.

Thanks for inspiring me to write something abt this subject on a pers level.

Justin Thyme said...

To care for or not to care for the terminally ill?

Now, at that time a certain monk was suffering from dysentery and lay where he had fallen down in his excrements.

And as the Buddha was walking about he came to the lodging of that monk. When he saw that monk lying where he had fallen in his own excrements, he went over to him and said, "Brother, what ails you?"

"I have dysentery, Lord."

"But is there anyone taking care of you, brother?"

"No, Lord."

"Why is it, brother, that the monks do not take care of you?"

"I am useless to the monks, Lord, therefore the monks do not take care of me."

Then the Buddha said to the venerable Ananda, "Go, Ananda, and fetch water. We will wash this brother."

When Ananda had fetched the water, the Buddha poured it out, while the venerable Ananda washed that brother all over. Then the Buddha taking him by the head and the venerable Ananda taking him by the feet, together they laid him on the bed.

Then the Buddha, in this connection and on this occasion, gathered the order of monks together, and questioned them, saying, "Monks, is there in such a such a lodging a brother who is sick?"

"There is, Lord."

"And what ails that brother?"

"Lord, that brother has dysentery."

"But, brethren, is there anyone taking care of him?"

"No, Lord."

"Why not? Why do the monks not care of him?"

"That brother is useless to the order of monks, Lord. That is why the monks do not take care of him."

"Monks, you have no mother and no father to take care of you. If you will not take care of each other, who else will do so? Monks, those who would attend to me, let them attend to the sick."


Knowing you to be Buddhist, Keshi, I thought this would have particular resonance with you.

Trée said...

Keshi, as you know from visiting my blog, this is a subject near and dear to my heart. I have lost many to this terrible disease and I applaud your post for it's touching beauty and for bringing light to a disease that will touch one out of every three of us.

I cannot say it any better than your post just did, so let me again say thanks for bringing light to this subject.

Hugs and kisses. :)

Trée said...

Justin, thanks for that post. Buddhist philosophy has helped me more than any other. In my greatest moments of pain and suffering my own religion had little to offer. Buddha, however, did the washing, and I will never forget who was there in my hour of need.

Invincible said...

Keshi,
u really write with ur heart thn ur fingures !!

i remember putting comment on Strawy's 'Hospice' post that getting enrolled in a hospice itself needs enormous courage. Preparing urself for death !! n they r no soldiers nor suicide bombers. ppl like u n me .. how weak we look in front of them !!

now, lemme put the same Q,
arent all of us gonna die ?
r we prepared ?

:) said...

very nice post keshi... indeed brave r those who fights back with smile..

:)

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

Touching indeed, Keshi. It is amazing though to see how positive some people can be in the worst of situations. Makes you change your whole perspective of life

Keshi said...

Saby I was saying that this program was based on ordinray Aussies..and that includes ALL Australians (Indian, Chinese, Greek etc) irrespective of their origin.

Ahs hugggggz so glad to see u here matey. aww so u have been to the Calvary? Wut an experience ha! I visited 54 patients there...diff ages, diff stages n diff smiles...it changed my whole perspective of life n I'm glad I went there. Thanks Ash!

Hey Avik lol my topics r too heavy since recent ha...hehe. Just that something comes to my head n I blog abt it straight away. Yes, time spent on worrying n crying is wasteed time...best spend it to make the most of life that u've got. Well-said, thanks!

Thanks Deips hugggggz!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Autumn thanks for that beautiful note.
**many prefer to stay away from illness when they have the choice..

That's so true! I dun u'stand why ppl so conveniently 'avoid' illness and despair...u r right, maybe cos they r afraid of it, dun wanna know abt it, dunno wut to to say to such ppl...some even think it's bad luck to be with such ppl! I'm disgusted. Illness and death is very much a part of life just like everything else is...just that illness n death are more certain.

When I went into the hospice that day (Christmas Day) twas such a different feeling in there...usually Christmas is abt being jolly isnt it - the hospice was decorated with Christmassy cheer but the mood was sombre...no noise and an extreme peace of mind tho...every patient had their own room...most were straing at the ceiling or just lying there...an old man said to me that his kids came n visited him early in the morning...a young woman who lost all her hair due to chemo told me she was happy she was single...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Gulnaz WC to mah blog. I'm so sorry to hear abt ur friend's mom. That's awful. My uncle's wife died at just 43 (last year) from Cancer - she knew abt it only a month b4 she died. She left 3 young kids...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Vinu huggggggggggz!!

**That person is my father..Cheers to him!

aww I'm so soryy mate. That must be so hard on u n ur family...but u know what's great...that he's coping with it and that he's moving on...with the wonderful support from ur family. I wish him all the health and happiness to go on for a long long time!

Hugggz again Vinu! Stay strong n keep smiling always...dun give in to tragedy...
Keshi.

Keshi said...

m000nieeeeeee HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ mah dear! I'm extremely sorry if I made u cry again and for bringing bak memories...

I got to know abt ur dad through ur early posts...he must have a been a terrific man (especially to have such a beautiful daughter like u).

**that morning.. he called everyone n thanked them for being so nice to him n said he was going to live long...

m000nie I had goosebumps reading that! I really did n tears started rollind down my cheeks. My dad did the same the day he died (altho he didnt die of Cancer). He rang everyone (including my aunt overseas). I'm so sorry m000nie I wish I was there to hug u n we can cry together...it helps to feel better....never be afraid to cry...u have to let ur feelings out.

Being poistive abt anything no matter how hard it is to bear it, is the way to go...that helps make even the last few days a pleasant memory to remember.

Thanks darlzz n hugggz ince again my sweet friend...I luv ya heaps m000nie!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

Pithaly I can quit writing abt sad stuff but that wont make Cancer nor terrorism quit from our lives...hehe. As much as birth and happiness is a part of life so is death and sadness...we have to face it, not run away from it.

am000nie muahhhhhhhhhhhh!
***nicely written k000kie..you had just brought the desires of the young woman alive with your words..
Thanks dear...I sure hope I did. She left a loud cry in me...she was just like any other girl...pretty, excited abt life, healthy etc n then she met the demons...it's heart-breaking.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

South thanks mate!

Devile yup...it's never enough...ppl must realise how suddenly someone's life can be snatched away...it's an evil disease that beckons awareness.

Pearly I have no idea...there's pain n destruction everywhere n some ppl go on like nothing will happen to em...we r vulnerable hence we need to be aware...we cant be deaf to our brother's cry.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Thanks Puneet - hehe u got thru to the 20zz ha :) woohoo!
Yes we get too busy and forget abt ppl who suffer...altho suffering is the basic nature of life (according to Buddhism). That's why I decided to cancel that Christmas party n go to Calvary. My cuzn were mad with me that I didnt attend their party that year...she wouldnt talk to me for few months :( But I went for a worthy cause...a soul-searching misson that no Christmas party can ever replace.

Thanks Puneet!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

z000nieeee huggggz! Can I say I missed ya the whole day yday? Where wer ya? I was worried too :(

ALS = Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

It's a motor neuron disease like Multiple Scleoris where one's own immune system destroys the body unil death occurs. Very rare genetic disorder but it's out there.

Some great lines of wisdom there z000nie! wow!

"Learn how to die, and you learn how to live"

What a terric quote! This is it...if one understands this quote and acts upon it, then ur set for a happier more fulfilling life no matter how full of trouble it may be or how short it may be. Alot of ppl r afarid to talk abt illness, despait n death...but they forget that that's exactly what life is made of...suffering and death...eventually u have to die.

Like z000nie points it out, if u strip away the clutter of material needs n wants, n if u think in terms of death, u r going to see things differently...u will make different things ur priority. Have a peak thru that window...u'll neva look bak.

Thanks z000nie!
Hugggggggz!
k000kie :)

Keshi said...

***the guys who hurt are the ones who have to pay the medical bills
till he finally croaks

Saby that's a very inhumane statement! Are u joking or ur being serious? I hope it's a joke and even if it is, it's a real bad joke...u wud neva say that if someone in ur family was battling Cance wud u?

Keshi.

Keshi said...

p000nie huggggz n my deepest condolences! Gosh she gave up ha...I'm sad...yet another victim of Cancer...but atleast her tired n aged body isnt suffering with tubes n treatment anymore...may her soul rest in Peace!

My prayers r with her family...
k000kie.

Keshi said...

Vivhyd yes any kind of terminal illness brings out the best from all of us...it tests one's courage and grace at the hands of death...overall it's a spiritually rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Dewdy u cud have left the comment here sweety...u know I ;uv long comments n that too from someone as wise as u r...anyways I will drop by to read that post, thanks matey!

Thanks Pari...yep keep smiling always folks!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Justinnnnnnnn huggggz!

Yep I know that very inspirational story from Buddha's days. I learnt of it in 5th grade :) It highlights on the fact that many (even the saint-likes) reject illness and despair...infact it's them that we need to care for...one day if we live a long life, all of us r going to lie in bed with some illness...body is made to suffer n deteriorate.

Thanks for that wonderful story Justin. I'm amazed at how much of Buddhism u know being an American...I'm touched.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Tre I'm sorry that many of ur loved-ones died of Cancer..it's really heart-breaking. A big hug to u mate!

U too follow Buddhism? wow I'm impressed. Buddhism is a way of life n that's why it makes sense in every aspect u look at it...to me Buddhism has been the pillar of strength in my darkest moments...even when Death snatched my dad away from me so suddenly, I could hear Buddhist sermons telling me "this is life...suffering and eventually death...the reason for despair is desire..."

I have eased down on desires...nothing can take away that knowledge from me...

Thanks Tre!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey v000nie thank smate :) I do write wuetva is in my heart...sets me free that way...hehehe...

***ppl like u n me .. how weak we look in front of them...

yes that's exactly how I felt when I went to the hospice that day...I felt my troubles were just grain in the sand of their's. I felt ashamed of myself in some ways...how selfish and egoistic we can be when some ppl dun even get a chance to dream...

Good Q v000nie... r we prepared for death, hmmm I could say atleast I am. Man fears Death the most but by knowing that we r all going to go one day n that just as life was beautiful, death must be too...

Thanks matey!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

Thanks Kroopz yep...some ppl have the courage that have no limits...I admire them n I salute them.

Keshi.

Justin Thyme said...

Glad you liked it Kesh! I've pretty much studied most of the world's religions and mythologies. As a Native American whose ancestors lives here for thousands of years as opposed to transplanted peoples who colonized this country over 200 years ago, I feel drawn to a certain sense of spirituality, trying to find common truths that exist in all manners of religions and spiritual beliefs (although right now I really find myself drawn to the Kabbalah).

Like your post a few days ago about taking the time to meet a stranger said, one might be surprised what they can learn from someone if they only take the time to do so. Light and Love to you as always, Kesh!

Arz000n said...

Z0000nie missed K000kiez too...but ma work load was way too much yesterday. So came online after office hours :(


Btw, have got a comment for you here

Hugzzz

Keshi said...

Justin that's just awesome! Ur insatiable appetitie for common truths of religions and spiritual beliefs is what that has made u the great mind u r today...and thanks for sharing it with us! Tell me more abt the Kabbalahs...heard abt them but dunno wut they really follow.

z000nie huggggggggz n muaaaaaaahz! U have been e-kissed now ;-) Well I missed ya heaps too! I got a comment for u in that post of mine and also in ur 99 facts post :) I feel Im compelled to do the 99 facts post myself 'cos of m000nie's great love n affection for me as a true friend...she's amazing!
Thanks n luv ya guys heaps!

Keshi.

Thë Icè Þr¡ñce§§ said...

Very informative post Kesh. very touching too. i dunno how u do it, but u just write in such way that it feels like to be there. u know wat i mean. I havn't had any experiences like that. I dunno wat i wud call that, lucky or not. I mean wen ppl see pain, it really hit on sum of em, and they cant forget such experiences or they label it as one of their worse experiences. unlike sum other ppl, who learn so much from such experiences.
Be it any disease, the only way to live wid it happily wid no regrets, is to welcome it and be brave and fight it wid smile, humor, love. be there for everyone and each other.
If anyone is too tensed bout it, then they can't get anything out of it, its like they letting the disease win the battle. i hope u know wat i mean. guess i took too much of ya space..

peace out
^_^

saby said...

, DEATH, where is thy sting?,
a new blogg by Saby, the creep


gimme half an hour Kesh
will reply to the question asked by you

Keshi said...

Hey Icy muahhh! Hows ya?

Yep ur right...some take it as a good experience n some take it as a negative one...that's where it's wrong...one should see illness as something so negative...we r all prone to illness as much as we r prone to happiness n health. We must welcome both positively n fight bak with a smile...

As I said b4 Icy, u can say anything here...dun feel that ur taking my space...after all it's not 'my' space :) it's cyber space and I luv long comments u know that...take care!

Keshi.

saby said...

Kesh,
wat u did was Charity
made u feel good

there is a huge diff btw LOVE and CHARITY

OK my post is ready
go here DEATH WHERE IS THY STING blogg
the latest post on dis blogg

Keshi said...

ur so wrong there Saby. Wut I did was NOT charity...according to the dictionary Charity means:

-Provision of help or relief to the poor; almsgiving.
-Something given to help the needy; alms.

Does a Cancer patient fall into the 'needy' group? no ways! Most of them dont even need the emotional support cos they r coping with it alright, trust me! My Christams gifts were a chosen gesture by me to mark the season but I'm sure they would still do very well without it...

Why I went there was for my own mission too..for my soul to cleanse, to uplift, to learn, to realise that life isnt just about dancing to music, eating and being around ur loved-ones always...it's also abt others who are the loved-ones of someone else...who r suffering and for the reason that someday this may be the fate of me or another loved-one of mine...we r all one...just put into different groups called family.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

And no it didnt make me feel GOOD! It made me feel how cruel life is and how selfish I am...when I went home that day I cried alot...like I never cried before. I didnt do it for a good name...I did it for a reason called LOVE.

Keshi.

Thë Icè Þr¡ñce§§ said...

awwwn kesh.. u cried.. shudnt cry too much u know. it really has bad effects on ya. wanna know how. well first dat u get red eyes, den it itches liek crazy, den u get runny nose which itches like crazy, then ur voice changes, den u take hiccups. and on yaa the big one. u get a really big headache. Now do u want dat koookiee. i dun think soo.. just cry lil bit u know. enuff to cleanse ur eyes.

and u know wat else i think.. i think sum of us who are in good health take life as granted. we dun appreciate so many things that sum other ppl realize after they are wid sum news like that. we just go on our daily routine, rephrasin wat u said. and we call it life. which it really isn't. life is a lot more than just work/study/etc. its bout stayin positve on everything, stayin happy and cheerful. not to let any negative part take a big space in the life, and thats why sum ppl dun enjoy it. that negative part dun have to be disease, it cud be anything anyone is not happy wid. rite naa..
well i guess dis it for tonite. will refresh and come bak tomorrow to take up all the space in koooki's bloggy rite...

peace out
&_&

Keshi said...

Saby I would like you to refrain from insulting others here and making fun of their comments instead of discussing the related topic. It's not fair on them and some don't feel like commenting here becos of that. I really don't want that to happen becos I value each and everyone's view as much as I value ur's. So please stop making fun of others, their emotions and their origins. I know ur smarter than that...thanks Saby :)

Keshi.

Me said...

Hey Keshi it's not fair.....
I love to read Saby's comments.....

Keshi said...

aww that was so sweet Icy thank n hugggggggz! ur really sweet u know. ok I wont cry then :) all smilezz now :) :)

***think sum of us who are in good health take life as granted..

Exactly! ppl dunno wut they got till they lose it...and by knowing abt illnesses n how unlucky some ppl can get, we learn to appreciate wut w have w.o having to lose it...n yeah we shouldnt focus on the negativity of it too much...lear n move on...that's the key to a happy life.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Avik I didnt ask him NOT to comment...all I said was on behalf of some ppl who felt that he's insulting them or making fun of their opinions...Im sure Saby knows wut I mean.

:):)
Keshi.

Me said...

Saby ....next time be careful.....

a mouse opinion said...

BULL !

Boldnbeautiful said...

Cancer is a deadly disease. But it is curable if detected in early stage. The initial symptom like cough, Lumps are not to be neglected.
One should take a regular medical check up.

But many of us invite cancer, inspite of warning people smoke.

There are many people who just inspire others. Indian Telivision actress Priya Tendulkar died of Cancer, only after her death world came to know about her disease. she never sought public sympathy or fuss.

saby said...

a treat for u kesh
http://imnutsincapsheal.blogspot.com/2005/08/john-abraham-bares-for-peta.html

Keshi said...

Hey B&B thanks for that...yes ppl need to be aware of Cancer more than we think...usually in Eastern culture it's taboo and bad luck to talk abt illnesses such as Cancer. But by doing that ppl r only becoming ignorant and even more prone to deadly stages of it by not paying attention...

Thanks!
Keshi.

saby said...

CHARITY is giving 10% (tithe) of yr income for the needy, as is done by Jews and Muslims

LOVE is giving your all,
even yr life for a friend

'LOVE one another as i have loved u'
-Jesus
PS: Jesus was a jew

Keshi said...

Saby charity maybe giving 10% to the needy..but this wasnt even 1% of my income that I gave and not even the needy that I went and saw...

It was on a much higher level...a spiritual journey for me and hopefully a tiny ray of sunshine to the patients on Christmas day...

Yes Love is giving even ur life but in this case do u think I could have done that and even if I did, would that cure their Cancer?

Keshi.