Family Suffering as a cause of
My Angel --- My mummy (A god fearing
All humans on the planet earth irrespective of their
culture and community have one thing in common and that is family. Family is like a shell where every human
finds warmth , knowledge and love.
parents(mother and father) are the building blocks of a family who provide endless unconditional love to their
children. There is a saying that 'if you want to serve god serve
your parents' and I agree with that. Having gone through my
shocking unhealthy ordeal and making the realization of getting my health back on track, I still had something more
to be added which made me more committed of getting my health back and loosing weight.
And that something more was witnessing the suffering of
my mother due to her bad health.
After about 2 months since starting my journey towards
weight loss, I suddenly had to visit India in October 2001 as my mother had gone through a major life
threatening surgery and was critically ill. Being a diabetic for 15 years, she had developed major
complications . I saw my mother lay in the Intensive Care Unit Department of the hospital unconscious and
surrounded by machines. Because of diabetes and hypertension and going through 3 Caesars , my mother had
developed Hernia complications and she had to be operated in critical circumstances. Nothing on this earth
can be as painful as watching your parents suffer because of health problems. Since I had already gone
thorough my fathers triple bypass heart surgery ordeal before , witnessing my mother suffering made my
thinking about health more optimistic. I prayed to god from deep within my heart to make my mother well and I
vowed that I will set an example for everyone in the family. I vowed to give my mother a gift of she seeing
God did answer my prayers, my mother survived the ICU
ordeal and came back home.
Her health deteriorated more in the next 2 years of her
life and her kidneys failed.
She went through a heart operation and she came on
She used to go for dialysis thrice a week each session
being for 5 hours.
My mother survived for 7 years on dialysis leading a
very painful life. I as a son witnessed every pain she had gone through during her dialysis period for 7
Recently on 30th april 2011 she expired and left behind
her painful suffering in my memories.
But out of
everything there is a positive message which life gives you and the message I got was that
“ I HAVE TO TAKE UTMOST CARE OF MY HEALTH AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT
I WILL NOT COMPROMISE ON ANYTHING” .
in her days of agony used to always tell me “ SON, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU THAT YOU ARE
TAKING CARE OF YOUR HEALTH . I DO NOT WANT YOU OR ANYONE IN THE FAMILY TO SUFFER LIKE
I thank god for marking me realize how important health
I thank God for listening to my prayer of letting me
serve my mother when she most needed me.
My mother says she is very proud of me as I left USA and
came back to India to take care of her.
Well , it
is quite natural that we should take care of our parents when they are old as they took care of us for so many
years. According to me the most important thing which made my mother proud and happy was seeing me healthy and
getting kudos from people on my tremendous weight loss.
narrated as to what prompted me to work towards the goal of Losing weight. Being overweight throughout my life , I
have explained what happens when ones Health is on stake. How and why
an unhealthy overweight person gets the realization and motivation to loose weight . Also I mentioned that how important it was for me to appreciate health more when I
witnessed my mother going through the sufferings due to her poor health conditions. Watching a family member of
yours(specially parent) suffering due to ill heath is more painful than witnessing your own
All the struggles and successes of life end at the point
when a person is diagnosed with major health problems. No money on this earth can buy your natural health
back. A person may have some luxuries, but health is a priceless luxury. If you are healthy, your family and
your environment will also get healthy. If a human being by birth is born healthy , then he/she are said to
be blessed if they die healthy. The biggest blessing a human being gets in life is at the moment of his/her
birth. If all the organs are fine and a human being is born healthy, that is the biggest blessing the human
has come with. Everyone should live and appreciate this blessing which God gave us. Till 25 years of age I
never appreciated this blessing which was given to me by god. The realization of this blessing did come late
to me . And now I live everyday with this blessing.
There are so many human being blessed with good health
when they are born. It is upto us to nourish the good health we are born with. For those humans who want to
lose weight and get healthy,
"I CAN ONLY SAY THAT ONCE A HUMAN WHO IS OVERWEIGHT
LOSES WEIGHT AND GAINS GOOD HEALTH, THAT HUMAN GETS GOD"
I thank the almighty for making me go though the
transformation process of my losing weight , which made me realize that health of a human being is in its own
hands and living with good health is not a difficult task.
I thank god everyday that all my internal organs are
fine , all my body parts are moving and I do everything possible not to let this blessing get away from me. I
end this chapter with :
“If a human was born healthy and the human died healthy,
the human was blessed “