#MondayMusings : Of sickness and health #Writebravely #WriteTribeProblogger

sickness and health

I don’t know how to start writing this because though it has been around 25 days since my previous post, I feel like a newbie blogger again! September did that to me. Though it began well, the good in September lasted just a few days and then turned out to be a mess! September gave me a new first- that of being hospitalized!


Though I once had a dream of becoming a doctor, I’ve always had an aversion to visiting hospitals. I often fall ill despite the many precautions I take. A lot of times when I was ill, I’ve put off going to the doctor because I do not like going to the hospital. So imagine my plight when I had to stay in the hospital for a few days! It was even more difficult to not have mum around. I know I’m grown up now but you need mom’s magic when you are sick. But this time mom wasn’t just away from me, she was sick herself! I did slowly recover, but I felt weak- not just physically but emotionally as well.


I don’t know if it was the illness or something else, I kept looking at all the lows of my life. Negative thoughts kept flooding my mind. I wasn’t able to do any of the things that I liked to do. Everything seemed to be going the wrong way. Every tiny thing that did not go right made me sad. When I think about it, I don’t know what happened to me!


I am feeling a lot better now. But all of this makes me think, if there is a pattern to how things work in life. When something goes wrong, is it natural to only look at the things going wrong? Do bad times remind us of all the failures that we’ve had? Though I am generally an optimistic person, it took me a while to get out of this! Not being able to do what I like to do hurt me the most and hence I decided to push myself to do things that I like to do.


Do you also observe such a pattern in your life – all bad things coming together or is it just the way we look at things? Please let me know!


Also linking to #MondayMusings at Everyday Gyaan.

13 responses to “#MondayMusings : Of sickness and health #Writebravely #WriteTribeProblogger”

  1. Pavan says:

    Hi Reema,
    Saw your post in fb and thought of having a quick look into it. It’s good .
    Regarding to your Question: As per me both good and bad(I prefer to use it as experience) will exist at any point of time. Based on your priorities and your moment of situation, it looks either good or bad.
    From theme of your blog, I wish you recover soon and all the best for blogging challenge.

    I’m not a good blogger/writer, tried to put on what I felt.


  2. So true Reema. When things go wrong, we think more negative. I wish you recover well with your mom’s help. Moms have that magic.

  3. Parul Thakur says:

    Oh no! Sorry to hear that. Hope you are feeling much better now. I know what you mean about the spiral. It happens but what is important is the belief that this too shall pass. Take care of your health. Hugs!

  4. Lata Sunil says:

    Oh Reema.. hope you and mom are much better now. Sometimes, it happens that everything seems to be going down. But, cheer up. There is a see-saw pattern to the highs and lows of life. What goes down will come up. Hopefully, the worst is over.

  5. Anchal says:

    I agree with you. My son has been ill thrice in September and all I can think of is him being sick and cranky. I guess that is a pattern of life.

  6. Rashmi says:

    Oh my! You just spoke my mind! I have felt this too. When things go wrong physically, emotional health takes a toll too and you begin taking even the smallest thing that goes wrong, to heart. Believe me, it feels like the universe is conspiring against you. So yes, I do think the pattern you talk about, exists. The only thing we should hold on to at such times, is the faith that this too shall pass…soon. Hoping you have a much better October ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Obsessivemom says:

    I’ve been there, that place when nothing seems to be working out right and you feel like you’re being pulled down from all directions. It takes friends and family to pull you out then. It has more to do with one’s mindset than the real situation. However, I don’t mean to undermine that feeling because at that point it is so very real. I do hope you’re better and so is your mom.

  8. Storyteller says:

    according to me everything happens for a reason, we take things negative when they did not fall under our set criteria or pattern….

  9. Vinitha says:

    Sorry to hear that you were not feeling well, Reema. I hope both you and your mom are feeling much better now. September wasnโ€™t that good to me either. I am physically and mentally exhausted. And yes, the pattern of negatives stick when things are down. We need to pull ourselves out of it with all our might to get rid of that pattern. I am doing a rather poor job at that. But persistence has to work, right? Take care of yourself, Reema. Wishing you a happy and healthy October. Hugs.

  10. sulekha says:

    Hope you are feeling better now. We do tend to focus on the negatives when we are emotionally down. With low immunity, the problem multiplies. It helps to have happy and caring people around at such times. the love of family members chases away the blues. Take care

  11. Nupur says:

    Get well soon ! Yes sickness makes us sad and sentimental. Take good care of yourself.

  12. Alice Gerard says:

    I hope that you’re feeling better! Sickness does make me feel sad and sentimental.

  13. nuttynupur says:

    Yes, definitely feel sometimes it pours, not rains- for good things and bad.

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