I would get up in the middle of the night and like a US Navy seal on a mission to hunt down Osama Bin Laden, and tip toe in a crouching position towards the bathroom hardly 2 meters away and return back to the bed holding my calf muscle to fall back on the bed as if hit by a volley of bullets groaning in the bed! The torturous night would somehow pass leaving me gasping for breath till the pain subsided and beads of sweat dried. During the day the things would start returning to normal as the sun rose in the east spreading all its glory and warmth. I would prefer to stay in the curled up fetal position fearing a wrong turn would bring back the stabbing pain.
During the day I would hobble around on one leg like the sailor in Treasure Island , singing ‘Fifteen men on the dead men’s chest, Yo Ho ho and a bottle of rum’. Sometimes memories of the game of ‘ Langri Taang’ returned, that I played in childhood with my friends where one had to catch the other players while scampering on one foot, but this time it was for real!
Last one month has been one of the most non- happening period in recent times! Actually it is difficult to explain as one fine day a thunder bolt like cramp seized the left calf and what followed was a temporary retirement from all active life.
The child hood returned in more than one ways as the food would be served on bed and all responsibilities transferred to the better half to run the show. Even the grey matter decided to take a rest and no creativity would emerge despite endless wait and staring at the ceiling at the rotating fan! No books and magazines appeared interesting!
Thankfully the agony seems to be coming to an end, to once again go back to a normal life. We take so many things for granted which becomes a part of daily routine. The god has designed our body so well that no matter how bad we may feel the nature does restore us back to once again to enjoy the benefits of a healthy life. I could not read many of the posts that my friends wrote nor was able to comment during this period. Now, I once more look forward to return of happy days, as who does not like to hunt with the hounds and run with the foxes?
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