The world went blank for me. Many people formed a crowd around me and tried their level best to help me. But there was no one to whom I could listen to. I started asking the people who gathered around me if they had a phone in the most polite way I could ( I was screaming though). No one had a phone. I was literally shocked, nowadays people die without their phones but these people, they didn’t have a phone.
Nikhil ran hither and thither to find a phone, but he had no luck finding one. My friend Abhishek also was frantic in calling my mother. His efforts helped me gain confidence .Just then a teacher from our school arrived at the spot,she had a phone. Phew. Nikhil called my mother, she said she would come and I talked to her.
After a few seconds, or previous neighbor Saroj aunty came over there. She asked me to get up so wet could go to her house till my mother arrived. I kept on refusing saying my hand was hurting. She consoled me and told me that my hand was injured, not my leg, so I could walk and stand-up.
After a lot of time(well a minute or something) I finally agreed. My friends helped me get up and sit on auntie’s scooty. We then went to her home. I laid myself down on a bed.
My mother came after a while, she saw the swelling(my bone actually) and called my father asking him to get the car to take me to the hospital. My father came there in five minutes and we set out for the hospital.
The road to the hospital was rather bumpy at spots so I held my left hand with my right hand to bring down the effect of the jerks.
When we reached the hospital, a nurse took me in a wheelchair and we went to the doctor’s cabin. He asked us to get A X-ray.
In the X-ray room, the nurse asked me to put my left hand on the table and sit on a chair which was much lower, it pained like anything. I began to plead the nurse to allow me to stand, but no luck. The nurse was like she couldn’t get a proper X ray unless I sat.I sat. The X ray took only 2-3 seconds but they seemed an eternity. The X-ray came out. I had been diagonised with Supra Condylar fracture of the left humerus ( that’s what it said on the file)
He looked at the X-ray and advised for surgery the same day. Then the nurse took me to a place with lots of beds, made me lay on one and collected my blood samples, checked my BP,oxygen and many other things.
Then I was shifted to my room, there I changed into my OT gown and called Nikhil to let him know about the planned surgery.
At 6:50pm, a nurse came with a wheelchair in my room, I had to go for the surgery.
I was taken to the Operation Theater and was made to lay on a bed, then I was asked to stretch my right hand and then the world began to grow darker,my eyelids heavier and my senses dumber.(I was under the influence of General Anesthesia.)
That’s me just before going to the surgery👇