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Living with Multiple Myeloma in Hyderabad , India . Random musings .

Random Musings – Apr 2018

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Lethargy , drowsiness , muscle pains : Was feeling lethargic ,  drowsy and had mild Back pain all through the month. Felt like lying down often. Would wake up in the morning with Muscle pains and feverishness. I had got a Metabolic Profile test done during first week of March and all my parameters were normal except for Vitamin D. I did not take any supplements in-spite of being deficient in Vit D. I suspected the levels would have dropped further and went for a test again. My guess was right.  continued to be deficient.  On the advise of my Ayurvedic Doctor I have started taking Vitamin D injections. After 2 Injections I feel much better now . Few more coming up.

Visit to Nellore : Got the opportunity to visit our Village in Nellore. Went to Tirupati by flight and drove to Nellore via Venkatagiri. Mom and I had this wish to visit Venkatagiri to buy the famous Venkatagiri sarees . This wish was fulfilled. We did buy a few sarees . The Original traditional Venkatagiri cotton Sarees which had a border made with Pure silver threads are not available now. Unfortunately these are not being woven anymore.

It was beautiful pleasant drive in the evening .  The roads are very good .

Sunset near Venkatagiri Hills.

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Spent a few refreshing days in our Village .  Felt one with Nature , closer to the Earth, Sky, Air and Water . Saw numerous Stars in the Sky when there was no Power for a while. Can’t believe there are so so many stars , those living in the cities can never even  imagine . Had Dinners under the Stars while sitting on a wooden cot.. I would look forward to the evenings so I can lie down on a wooden cot watching the stars  . The Bay Of Bengal is around 7 km from our village. The Summer had just begun and during Summer months the best part of a day is the evenings due to the cool Sea Breeze which can be felt from around 4pm .  Walking barefoot on the Sand,  watching cattle , sheep , ducks enjoying in the fields . Time literally slows down.

These are Priceless moments that can never be experienced in the Cities.

Will post a few pics from the village in another blog post 🙂

Pudina (Mint)  Fried Rice : Made Pudina Fried rice for the first time. I use Mint leaves in several Masala Curries for its flavour, I make Pudina Chutney , I also use the leaves as a flavouring in several other fried rice recipes. But never used Mint leaves as the main ingredient in a Fried rice recipe.

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Harvested some fresh Organic Mint leaves from my garden. The dish was  yummy . Here is the recipe that I used.

Itching all over my Body: I started experiencing itching all over my body at random places and random intervals. I thought it was due to eating Brinjal . I had experienced this a couple of times earlier and the itching lasted a few days . This time it continued for 10 days and I had eaten just one small brinjal :). I was then convinced that there has to be some other cause. I finally discussed this with my Ayurvedic Doctor .He told me to reduce the dosage of Ashwagandha. I had been taking 2 capsules three times a day. So I completely stopped for a couple of days and the itching vanished. I am now back to my original dosage of 2 capsules two times a day and things are fine 🙂

I will be getting a Bone Marrow Test done in June. It’s been a year since I got the test done. Last June ,my Oncologist said that I can come back after a year instead of the usual six months, as I am ‘Technicaly cured’ 🙂 . During this one year I had been getting the CBP, LFT and RFT tests done once in a few months. I also got a Metabolic Profile test done. So far so good.

 

~ Take Care ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Lifeisbeautiful

...in the process of discovering my SELF. Enjoying the beautiful journey within, while I am on my way to experience an unknown Dimension.

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