Bandaged on New Year’s Eve

Went to Pondicherry with Choc, Magic and Magic’s friend yday as planned. Saw the sea for the first time since 97, and the Bay of Bengal for probably the first time in my life. And got an unexpected souveneir from the trip. I’d been walking barefoot on one of the beaches, and on the way back got some thorn stuck in my left heel. Never realised it, and went sightseeing across Pondicherry without trouble.
Finally boarded my bus back home in the night, and took off the shoes to relax a bit. When I placed my foot on the ground, I experienced a sharp pain. Felt across the heel with my fingers…and I figured out the culprit. A tiny thorn lodged deep into the heel, with a very tiny part protruding out. Tried to pluck it out several times, but it hurt real bad and still didn’t come out. So I just let it be like that, and went to sleep.
Reached home early morning, and went to bed again. Woke up, and showed it to my aunt. She tried to pluck it out with a hot needle, but didn’t work. It hurt even worse…and I was making all kinds of funny faces:p
Decided I had to go to a doctor. So made my first trip to a doc in years. There’s a good clinic in the neighbourhood, so went there. There I was asked to fill out all personal details, and then they checked my blood pressure and weight (God knows why! I just went to get a thorn plucked out:P). So after all these formalities, I finally got to see the doc. Told him how it happened. He asked me to lie down, and observed my foot. Since I hadn’t had a tetanus injection in years, he asked me to undo my trousers, and reveal my butt :D. Then he came with some apparatus and started work on the thorn. Asked to me to tell him if it hurt. I prepared myself for the pain. There was a slight pain for an instant, and then the next thing I knew was the doc applying bandage to the heel. I thanked God and the doc, and got back on my one and half feet. I whispered “There goes my new year’s eve!”, which the doc heard, and said I could take it off in the eve if I wanted. Prescribed me some antibiotics and a painkiller if there was pain. I thanked him, and made my way back home.

14 thoughts on “Bandaged on New Year’s Eve

  1. awww Sido!!
    btw i was speechless when u brought me those biscuits on the train. u are SUCH a good friend to have! if u hadn’t brought me biscuits i’d prolly have starved that night, as they were the only thing available to me for dinner.

    Magic – dunno if i got a chance to thank u n friend enuf for teh awesome time *hugz*

  2. awww too bad! but a thorn in my opinion is a tiny price to pay for a nice time on a beach! I welcomed the new year with TV and an arundathi roy book in hand! πŸ™ doesnt the thorn feel like heaven? :((
    Happy New year to you Sid unckal!!!!! πŸ™‚
    May 2007 bring you a trillion crushes and bring us the consequent poems! πŸ™‚

  3. yeah.. thats one plc i dont miss out on everytime i visit goa… my fav plc in goa! not the rocky beach u find immediately after entering but the one u find after trudging along this narrow pathway towards the north… this ones a hippie beach πŸ˜€

  4. yeah.I know that place.i was there probably everyday for sometime.On 31st I spent almost the whole day lounging around on the sun bed having almost chilled beer and playing in the water.Oh yes, the swim in the fresh water lake was refreshing too.

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