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part eccentric ... part fun .... stubborn .. but not stuck up ... very open to different views, ideas and possibilities ... varied interests ... engineer ... mba ... trying-to-be-a-good-entrepreneur ... ex-software ... ex-quality ... ex-tobacco ... ex-alcohol ... trying-to-be-ex-cancer
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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Chemo 5 - Caustic Truth

Folks Chemo 5 is over - It took 3 hours for the drugs to go down and I spent next one day balancing diabetic diet with nausea ... Its a catch-22 situation ... can't eat too much cause I am on diabetic diet ..on the other hand.. if the stomach gets empty (while loaded with Chemo drugs) I run the risk of getting very bad nausea and vomiting ... I think I managed the balancing act pretty well ... got away with just a slight queasy feeling and just a few hours of elevated sugar.

Fifth Chemo was a rude eye-opener... yesterday- a drop of my Chemo drug had fallen on the bed (clumsy nurse)...today morning- I noticed that drug had burnt the bed sheet .... just like chemistry lab, where spills used to burn our aprons and school dress....It's slightly unnerving...cause the chemicals in the chemistry lab were confined to the beakers, burettes and pippets...this damn thing is running thru my arteries and veins.

Check out the pictures (I have put stain and burnt area in red boundary)



Since I am posting pictures ...here's one with my balding head ... notice that my face is swollen ......






Another one with me and my little boy Shums ... i am lost in some thoughts .....







That's all for today ....more action in next week....

18 comments:

Anjana said...

woah! the burnt sheet is scary man! but you are looking good "thick skinned buffalo" :) and so is shums.
keep the spirits up. hope the next post is from home and not the hospital. Say hello to uncle & auntie for me.

Srikrishna said...

Hi Tanveer,

Sorry man, I was completely in the dark about this. I just heard from Hameed this morning and I read through all the posts of yours at one go. Man, you are an inspiration (have always been a great guy to know)... am frankly relieved and elated to see you fight this one through. It kept reminding me of Lance Armstrong all the time.
I know this probably sounds very cliched to say, but if I can be of any help and I mean ANY HELP, please please do let me know.
Take care and for the rest, I'll keep following your progress here for the moment.

DVN

Anonymous said...

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Alam!...

(outta words actually !)

Deka said...

the last picture is real nice... wife says you look handsome with your bald head... son looks real cute.. looks so much like Afsan now...

Alam said...

Folks drop in your names...... especially if you are posting anonymously (or don't have a blogspot/gmail account)


:-)

Jh said...

Bandhu,
Shums is cute!!! No credit to you especially for your 'Mamu's mirchi-bhajji of a nose(mine is no different!
You're looking good with the bald head and all-Daso must be jealous.\
Hang in there...

Nishant Kashyap said...

Man ...Shums seems to be a lady killer!! I have some competition now...:(.....you take care man...!!

Anonymous said...

Hi guys!! So you liked his sexy baldy look.... well some credit should go to his wife cum hairstylist too...

:-)

Afshan

CI said...

Afshan
Would love to see snaps of the two of you together as well... :)

Anonymous said...

:-) Sure you will see one soon… let him recover from the after effect of vile potions he had taken in his last chemo…

Afshan

Jim said...

Dude, you don't look much different, except for the hair part. Having read your earlier posts, I imagined you'd have bloated up, which is not the case. I guess all that sugar and diet control's working somehow

nothing spectacular said...

Even I dont think you look any different buddy... if anything, you look more smooth and suave :-). This shiny top has given you gravitas...
And shums is absolutely the angel..
Take care,

DD said...

Nice look dude,
Thatz the Alam i know..always smiling...

Keep it up !!

Prabhat said...

Hi Alam,
I am not sure what link I followed and came to your blog page. After reading the first word "Chemo", some kind of current ran through my body. I wanted to be sure and read all of the blogs posted in recent past one after another. The way you have taken the treatment so far, very few people take and it is extremely inspiring. I wish you the very best of luck and am sure you'll get back home very soon. I will keep tracking your page now on.
Cheers, Prabhat

Kamesh said...

Hi Alam,
Me and my mom have made many 'mannats' to God for your speedy recovery..
There are other friends as well who are following ur health closely and we know u r going to come out of it all well :)

Afshan bhabhi,
Good work there :) Alam rocks in the new designer looks!!! Shams is too cute..

Alam said...

@ Anaju di : Hello passed on a blessing sent in return

@ DVN Prabhat: Hello good to see you guys here.

@ Deka Rege DD Vishesh Kamesh : Mai to hamesha sey hi achca dikhta tha.. kya karoon can't help it :-)

@ Kashew and everyone : Shums's looks are chaning by the month... pata nahi agley mahiney kaisa dikhta hai ... jo bhi dikhega..mujhey to achcha hi lagega. :-)

Mohit said...

Have been following your progress for a while. You are an inspiration man!!

-Mohit

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