Healing With Physio
'Living day in and day out with tetras and paras [tetraplegics and paraplegics] all in the same Rehab Nursing Home together gave great emotional support to me and my family who were with me all the time. All the patients and their few family members who lived here ate together, exercised together, shared each others' experiences together, moaned and wept together, and laughed together. The emotional acceptance of my ghastly condition became a little easier, since I started feeling, "I am not alone in this." We would chat and tell our stories to each other.
The Last Option
When I had just lost one eye my aunts would come home and say arey yaar, she is a girl, she has lost one eye. How will she get married, how will she live her life. They never considered that I was sitting right there and of course I could hear. It would impact me. So as a kid that time it got set in my brain that I am not going to get married, if I do, then the person has to accept me as I am, with all my challenges. And if he doesn't have the guts, then sorry I don't want to get married. Marriage is not the ultimate goal of my life. But I learnt later that it is not like that.