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Life’s lessons after undergoing a surgery

Life's lessons after undergoing surgery

Why do you need to go to the hospital?

Can’t you manage your condition through some home remedies rather than taking medication?

Are you sure the doctor you are going to is good enough?

These are some of the questions one gets from friends and family members for any visit to a hospital. A lot many get nervous hearing or even thinking about doctors or hospitals for that matter. Whether its the equipment or the smell, the environment or seeing other patients, we all tend to get nervous to a certain degree.

But what if one requires a surgery? That is sure to open an altogether new set of questions amongst family and friends.

Is the surgery necessary?

What is the recovery time?

Is the surgeon recommended by anyone else?

Can the surgery be delayed?

I recently did undergo a minor surgery. But this post is not about the specifics of the surgery in particular. But instead, its about the after effects of staying for a night in a hospital as well as the anaesthesia which got me thinking much more than I ever have in years.

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Skywatch Friday: Kuwait Sunset

Kuwait Sunset

Kuwait Sunset

The sun sets in Kuwait on another hot summer day

#ShotOniPhone

Linking to Skywatch Friday

Guest Post: Iceland National Parks and Wildlife Tours

What are the attractions in Iceland and which ones are important? Do I abide by specific rules while I’m exploring the surroundings? Why are the national parks here so popular?

If you’re thinking of visiting Iceland, these are some questions that’ll pop up in your mind after you find out more about it. But what if there’s a single answer to all these questions?

As you go through this post, you’ll find out everything you must know for your visit to the majestic island of Iceland.

It is undeniable that most of the Icelandic landscape is untouched and beautiful to behold. With time as a constraint, however, you may not be able to discover all of these landscapes. To make your trip fun and joyous, all around Iceland you’ll find different tours to ensure you enjoy every bit of the stay.

The Icelandic people take pride in their countryside, and for a good reason. There are not many places around the world with such immense natural surroundings.
What’s special about the National Parks in Iceland?

As mentioned earlier, the island is beautiful to witness, and the national parks are a sight to behold. Until 2008, Iceland was home to four stunning national parks. Later on two of them were combined to form a much bigger national park turning the number of such parks to 3. Several tours allow one to enjoy these utterly picturesque and natural reserves of Iceland.

1. Snaefellsjokull National Park

Snaefellsjokull National Park

Covering an area of 66 square miles, this National Park is located on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland. The center of attraction here is the 700,000-year-old stratovolcano, which is covered with ice. The tourists can visit the volcano’s summit during summer along with several archaeological ruins and modern-day fishing villages nearby. Another unique thing about this park is perhaps that it is the only one with a coastline, making it the sole such park that is inhabited by several bird species.

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100 word fiction: The plant on the bookshelf

The plant on the bookshelf

PHOTO PROMPT © Penny Gadd

Ronnie had a penchant for books of any kind be it fiction or non-fiction. It was only recently that he had set up his own little library.

When his father came to see his world of books, he was surprised as to what he encountered.

“That plant seems to be growing in such a bizarre way. Why don’t you cut it off? It makes your room look awful.”

“The plant is there for a reason. It’s growth in different directions is an indicator of the 360 degree learning one could have reading the varied set of books which adorn my bookshelf.”

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

 

The obsession over 10,000 steps

The Obsession over 10,000 steps

With the advent of smartwatches, the obsession over the ‘no of steps’ one has completed in a day has hit the roof. More and more people are looking to the “Fitbit’s” and the “iWatch’s” in the hope of ensuring they reach the magic ‘10,000’ step mark. It seems as though fitness and having an active lifestyle is now being defined by the number of steps one completes in a day.

Devices like these have definitely ensured that fitness has probably become more mainstream than it ever was. What started from pedometers has moved on to smart devices, apps and even competitions for fitness. All of it has further emphasized that a good fitness regimen is the secret of a happy life.

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100 word fiction: Determination

100 word fiction: Determination

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“Hey Judy, what are you waiting for? Just close your eyes and take the leap of faith into the water.” She remembered her coach’s words from a few years ago.

Suffering from a weak heart and a host of other medical conditions over the years, Judy had given up hope of living a normal life let alone dream of getting into the swimming pool.

But with her steely determination, support from her family and her team of doctors, she began her process of recovery so much so that she could go on to represent her state at the Swimming Championships.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Microblog Mondays: Another year goes by..

Another year goes by..

Another year of natural and man – made disasters goes by..

Another year of increasing crime goes by..

Another year goes by with increasing temperatures across the planet..

Another year goes by with false promises by politicians in power..

Another year of decreasing human interaction and increasing online interaction goes by..

This is one way of remembering the year gone by. Or…

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Wordless Wednesday: Greenery in all its hues

Greenery in all its hues

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

– Khalil Gibran

Linking to Wordless Wednesday

Thursday Tree Love – Greenery at the Königsallee

Greenery at the Königsallee

Königsallee in Dusseldorf with its extensive list of fashion stores and retail chains is one of the most upscale districts in Europe. It has a canal running through its center with a lot many trees on either side.

This pic was taken in the Summer of 2018 when the drought in Europe was still at its peak. So you can imagine even after that, how green this place looks.

Linking to Thursday Tree love, a photo feature on Parul’s blog. 

100 word fiction: The experiment

The experiment

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“God knows what do you do sitting in that bloody stone house all day long. I am tired of you not having any time for us.”

“Whatever I am doing is only to see you guys happy.”

“Oh really? So why don’t you tell me? Why are you so secretive?”

“I have told you numerous times that you will get to know when you have to. Why do you keep nagging me all the time.”

And she walked off in a huff. Little did Karen know that Rick was planning an experiment that was going to change their lives forever.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

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