northern lights

northern lights
image

Sunday, 3 May 2015

A real Challenge

A to Z Challenge  2015 was over yesterday. It was a hectic month. Daily posting a blog starting with a new alphabet, was brain wracking no doubt.  I had to  think of a word,, appropriate  for the theme selected by me.. My theme was A to Z of good living.The post selected by me in alphabetical order  for each day was as follows'
                                           A   AMBITION
                                           B    BELEF
                                           C    CALMNESS
                                           D    DETERMINATION
                                           E     ENTHUSIASM
                                           F     FAITH
                                           G    GRATITUDE
                                           H    HUMILITY
                                            I     INNOCENCE
                                            J     JUST DO  IT
                                           K     KINDNESS                                                     
                                           L     LOVE
                                           M     MERCY
                                           N      NO HARSH WORDS PLEASE
                                           O      OPENMINDEDNESS
                                            P       PATIENCE
                                            Q       QUITTERS ARE LOSERS
                                             R      RETRAINT
                                             T       TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NONE
                                             U        UPWARD YOUR LIFE
                                             V        VICTORY
                                              X       XCELLENCE
                                              Y       YOGA
                                              Z       ZEST FOR BOOKS.
Before the Challenge started,I  had  thought of a word for each alphabet. I also wrote twenty six posts,representing each  letter.


It was the forth day of the Challenge that I faced a real Cha;;enge. It was early morning of 4th April that a  a  scary demon, in the the form of ''Heart  Attack'' pounced upon me. As this sort of  excruciating pain, I had never experienced before, but  even for a breath of a second,the idea did ot strike that it a heart attack.I suffered the pain  without  making any sound.It was at 5a.m. that I stared swetting profusely ,then I called my husband.He called my DIL from her room  She came and seeing my condition phoned my daughter,who is a doctor. She reached our house in no time and called an ambulance.Both male members, my son and son in law were out of station. They were allerted. Both of them reached the same  day  by the first available flight.The  doctors did a marvellous job. Within 40 minutes they managed to put a stent into my heart, and sent me to the CCU.I  became conscious wihtin  1/2 an hour  The first thing thzt I  remembered was my blog. I  asked my DIL whether my blog was posted,but she was unaware. Then I called Shilpa, who had helped me earlier in difficult situations.I had already written all the twenty six post on 'Word Document ''. Shilpa posted the post on the scheduled date.. She  is a true and sincere friend..
                                                                I was discharged from the hospital, on 8th April. The Doctor  advised me not to  do any streuous work. The posts were all ready. they only  required to be copy/pasted. I completed the Challenge sucessfully. I am guilty of not reading many blogs. I commented on most of the blogs that I read. I  will now make efforts to read as many posts as possible.. I am grateful to mant friends/wett wishers, who read my posts and gave their comments. My special thanks  to Shilpa, Rachna Parmar, Elly, Suzy, Leo, Parul, Susan, Vishal, Vinodini Iyer., Rudrapragya,. I might have forgotten some names. My thanks to them .
                                                        It was a real Challenge, but I could overcome it smoothly.


written for B A R weekly thread 3rd May to 9th May
















                                               

23 comments:

  1. I am glad you survived your 'real challenge' as you say Usha. :) And I am glad that you did have all your posts ready as that is a lot less stressful. Take good care of yourself Usha: remember that you are more important than your blog! ;) <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Elly for your best wishes.

      Delete
    2. ...and I forgot to mention that you had an impressive list of words and phrases Usha! :) <3

      Delete
  2. Usha ji, many congratulations on completing the challenge, but, more than that, I am happy that you are fine and feeling better. You are a true inspiration to us all. Hats off to you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Shilpa, for your sweet words.

      Delete
  3. Wow... that is called true determination.
    Glad to know you are better. Congrats :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Doctor. for your wishes.

      Delete
  4. So silly of you Ushaji. Your spirit and you are more important than your blog. Loved your determination, though.
    Loads of Love. - AJ.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is God's will that I could complete the challenge without any obstacle.

      Delete
  5. D for determination. Your current post could have served you well on the fourth day of the challenge.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was God's will that I could complete the challenge uninteruptedlt

      Delete
  6. Usha ji, kudos to you.. I am glad you are recovering and I enjoyed your posts..This one made me respect you even more - your determination, calmness, enthusiasm, and faith is remarkable. Hats off!! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Parul. It was the inspiration and the fighing spirit which gave me the encouragement to complete the challenge without any obstacle.

      Delete
  7. That's quite inspiring ma'am. Please take care of yourself.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Saru for the sweet words.

      Delete
  8. Hats off to you, Ma'am, for your determination to keep going. Stay safe and take care!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you iIwrotethose for your encouraging comments.

      Delete
  9. O! Ma'am you really deserve extensive applause since in treatment bed also you remembered this.Great. No effort goes unpaid. Nice that you have accomplished the challenge.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sarala for the encouraging comments.

      Delete
  10. You are a rock star, Ma'am! Love your determination and spirit! Glad that all the health challenges are behind you and you completed this challenge successfully too! Cheers :) ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Shilpa. It was the strength and inspiration that I got from you that got me going.

      Delete
  11. Ushaji, so glad that you are fine now. Your determination is so inspiring. May you stay healthy and keep sharing your wisdom with all of us.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Rachna for the wishes sent by you.

      Delete