Sunday, October 14, 2012

Diary Of An Average Woman~


Monday:
Dear Diary,
It has been almost fifteen years to my marriage and I am still waiting for life to happen to me. I am still waiting for every one to take notice of me. I feel restless and incomplete. My husband is always busy and my children have no time for me. 

Tuesday:

Dear Dairy,
Tomorrow, My husband is returning from Singapore. I wish, he would stop and look into my eyes and ask me how I have been. But I know as soon as he is back, he would hand me down his jacket and call his office.  

Wednesday:
Dear Dairy,
At the airport, while waiting for my husband, I browsed through a men's magazine. The cover girl wore a lot of make up and a tiny yellow bikini. Surprisingly, her features were similar to me, nothing great. However, her breasts could stop traffic on Howrah Bridge. That gave me an idea.

Thursday:
Dear Dairy,
I have finally decided to change myself. No, I am not posing for magazine covers. Nevertheless, I plan to turn heads. I am tired of being an average looker, an average student, an average wife with an average life. I am going in for breast implants. With hubby dear's contacts, I have managed to get an appointment on Saturday with the best plastic surgeon in town. 

Friday:
Dear Diary,
Today, I called my son's hostel. His football team had won some match and he was in the middle of a boisterous party. Even though, I call him once a week, he had no time for me. My thirteen year old daughter is always in her room, on the computer. At times, I feel she lives in a hostel too.

Saturday:
Dear Diary,
I went to the clinic on my own, I want to surprise my family. I met a panel of thee doctors. They asked me multiple questions. I assured them that I knew what I was getting into. They asked me to go through routine physical check up. A lady doctor checked my breasts. I felt shy but she made me comfortable. 
‘There is a lump on your right breast. It may not be cancerous. But we need to do a mammography to be sure. I will write down the tests that you need to take. We should be ready to meet you again in about a week's time. Best of luck!’ she said with a straight face.

Sunday:
Dear Diary,
My head is still spinning. My mother had Breast cancer. I tried to keep a positive frame of mind. Medical science has progressed since then. My husband is in shock. He did not take the news very well. He is positive the lump in my breast is not malignant.
I realise, my husband may not be the most romantic person in the world but he cares to hold me at night. He makes sure I am safe and well cared for. My kids will be worried too. Maybe, my son is too involved in school. But his grades are high. My daughter is in her own world but she stays home, unlike some of her friends who party late. My ‘Cup of life’ is full. It just needs to be stirred by me. 

Tomorrow:
Dear Diary,
I am keeping my fingers crossed for a good report. I am never again thinking of spicing up my life in an unnatural way. For me, the only way to go forward in life is by opening my eyes to the glories of this life and making the most of what I have.
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PS: I dedicate this piece of fiction to October : National breast cancer awareness month. 


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

109 comments:

  1. Amazing. Heartfelt. Loved it. Keep up. :)

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  2. Very touching....and deep.

    Loved the way you clubbed something as serious an issue as breast cancer with love and care to this prompt!

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  3. with this you are going to be more popular i guess..:)

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    1. Hi Sumukh,

      Always good to see you. LOL, I wish..!
      Thanks :)

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  4. Omg. So beautiful and nicely written. I really liked it..

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  5. OMG, Thank God this is fiction, I had my heart in my mouth. Great writing, and such a wonderful piece for this month especially!


    I'm visiting to let you know I've just awarded you the liebster award, it's a fun way to add to your followers and meet new bloggers. I hope you enjoy the 11 questions I've posted. :)

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    1. Dear Yolanda,

      Thank you for the Liebster award, my first International award :)

      Glad you liked my post on such an important issue.

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  6. excellent post Ghazala, what a great wat to start my day! thank you

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    1. Dear poonam,

      Thank you dear for your kind words :)

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  7. Wow! I am glad its not a real life story of a real woman I am reading now.But can be and it must be some woman's story.

    http://vevisia.blogspot.in

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    1. Dear Sirisha,

      Yes, you are right. It could easily be some woman's story. Thanks and welcome to my space:)

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  8. Concept of mingling fiction with a sombre issue par excellence...the write very profound, intense and really amazing! I loved it Ghazala!

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    1. Amit,

      Congratulation on winning the free copy of Ripple on my first giveaway.

      And thank you for your kind feedback. I am happy that i did not disappoint you :)

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  9. This is awesome writing...."My ‘Cup of life’ is full. It just needs to be stirred by me. " Awesome lines!

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  10. Beautiful and appropriate post for both - the Breast awareness month and the Blogadda theme! Well done!!

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  11. Wow! Just amazing, the way it started and the way it ended. I have immense respect for bloggers like you who is doing her best to spread awareness about Breast Cancer. Thank you. :)

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    1. Thank you Akshay, your feed back humbles me :)

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  12. Ghaz...the diary opens up a floodgate of someone's life's chambers...I enjoyed reading this..!All's well that ends well :))

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  13. W.O.W........speechlesss....it pure poetry....smooth and such an eye opener

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  14. Amazing...loved the way the story rolling out and a great message too!

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  15. Ghazala, you write every time to exceed the expectations:) Best of luck yet again for the contest!

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  16. Great write up!!


    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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  17. that was very intense .... well done ...

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  18. It's a wonderful post, addressing the neglect a lot of SAHMs feel (a la Sridevi style) with breast cancer and appreciating the things of real value in life!

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    1. Thank you, loved the Sridevi connection :)

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  19. There is no ideal love,life or relationship. It's we who make it perfect.

    Loved it.

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  20. Ooh talk about life showing us its best in the most unexpected of ways! Talk about learning to be thankful for what you have! A fine lesson in contentment! Heart warming!

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    1. Dear Deepa,
      Thanks, what an apt comment :)

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  21. feelings never expressed but known to all..

    loved it..

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    1. Thank you, Sravanth. Welcome to my space :)

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  22. Beautiful and heart-tugging... I really kept my fingers crossed while I read the last piece of it...

    Comes with the message head on..
    The description of the week days was quite similar to mine.

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    1. Dear Manjulia,

      May you live long and happy and nothing should alter that. Thanks for your feedback :)

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  23. Very touching, Ghazala ......... and i connect this emotionally too - i lost my Mom to breast cancer.... lovely message in it too

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    1. Dear Nirvana,

      Sorry to hear about your Mom. BC is very common these days, all the more reason for everyone to be well informed about it.
      Thank and hugs :)

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  24. Loved it . It takes a traumatic experience to make one appreciate the blessings in life ! Lovely !

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  25. Didn't see that coming. Liked the woman. She seems nice.

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  26. Such a wonderful post! I love the way you started it and how you steer it to the cancer diagnosis part. Its such a heart felt story, she was already going through a lonely life and finally had to bare such worries. Hopefully the lump is not cancerous. A good advice for women to remain natural and to go for regular check ups.

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    1. Zunnur,

      I have been trying to leave a feed back on your friendship blog. But not able to. A bug or something? Will try again soon:(
      Thank you for reading this one. I am glad you got the gist of the post. Thanks you :)

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  27. wow! Amazing writing. Beautiful!

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  28. Thank goodness it is only fiction.Despite being well aware of their family's affections,women do appreciate some tokens of the same.

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  29. A very outta the boxe approach this time. I loved it. Hats off !!

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  30. This is the truth of life, we never appreciate what we have until we feel it might be taken away from us. You have seamlessly captured the message with the breast cancer theme. Great post Ghazala!

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    1. Thanks, Sridhar. What I would do without such open support :)

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  32. WOW! At first I thought it's abt married women but still could'nt stop myself from reading. Nicely written Ghazala and I totally agree with this statement of yours... "My ‘Cup of life’ is full. It just needs to be stirred by me."
    Life is what we make it...:)

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    1. Dear Priti,

      You got the gist, Thank you :)

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  33. amazed! how well you clubbed the emotions of a neglected wife and mother with an important awareness campaign...kudos! Ghazala, loved the post! "My ‘Cup of life’ is full. It just needs to be stirred by me." beautiful! like a beam of light!

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    1. Dear Princess,

      Thank you for your words :)

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    1. Thank you Vishal, pleasure to see you here :)

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  35. One of your best, reminded me of short stories by William Somerset Maugham

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  36. very well written, a different style is always appreciated!!

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  37. It was really wonderful to read.. a fresh and original post. i felt like it was a true story :)

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    1. I can understand, a diary makes it very personal and real. Thanks and much appreciated, Arnab:)

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  38. Beautiful is the word. You wrote it so well! I am really hopeful that your post gets selected. Nevertheless, best of luck and keep writing more such beautiful stuff.
    Cheers!:)

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  39. I was so engrossed till the end, I might have read 2 more pages of this story had there been any :)
    I am here for the first time.. thanks to Indiblogger.. :) [I was just checking their website and hopped from there..to your space]
    Really touched with the story :)

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    1. Thank you Mehga,

      Such an encouraging comment, makes everything worthwhile :)

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  40. This is sensitive, emotional, simply beautiful! Goes to show how much of life we miss simply because we fail to appreciate what we have.

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    1. Dear Anne,

      Exactly, thank you so much dear :)

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  41. Excellent writing skill and it was hard to believe like it was fiction coz the words and feelings reflected in it is too deep. Truly a superb post!!

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  42. Amazing piece of fiction.:) loved it. loved the way you clubbed such a serious issue with love.:)

    --triflemusings.blogspot.com

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  43. life is what happens when we are busy making other plans!!

    so true!!

    Novel...

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  44. The root reason for having cancer is still not clear. But lone sadness gradually erodes both mind and body. Most of us suffer from this kind of cancer.
    This story I felt has portrayed that. Very nicely and neatly written it touches the core of mind.

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  45. It's a serious message conveyed most definitely by an average households girl... thanks for those twin messages... about breast cancer and the things that are taken for granted in our life!

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    1. Dear Kappu,

      I am so glad you liked the twin messages. Keep smiling and keep healthy :))

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