This is in 2009, I was staying in a PG in Bangalore and had some lovely friends there. We are still friends though we stay in different cities and countries now! One early morning my room-mate, the very sweet V, started complaining about stomach ache all of a sudden. This was 9thMay, I still remember the date.

We had been out for a dinner the previous night so thought she must be having some indigestion and gave her a ‘Pudin hara’ (an OTC popular drug) in that half asleep state. She was obedient enough to pop it in. But I heard she was crying in pain. Another friend (R) got in our room hearing her sobs. V was still complaining about pains!


“If you keep doing like this, we’ll take you to the hospital, now get back to sleep”, I almost scolded her!

But I was surprised when she said ‘yes please take’. V was not the one who would go to a doctor easily and she is willing to go to the hospital means she IS in pain.

We were on our way to the hospital in an auto-rickshaw when V started screaming in pain and then went limp all of a sudden. The auto was waiting at the red signal. The driver got scared too.

“Signal tod du?” he asked (should I break the signal?)

“Tod do” we replied in tandem. (break it)

We were at the ER in no time breaking all signals on our way. We were quite scared because we didn’t understand what was going on. We wheeled her in and got her on a bed when this junior doctor took details.

“I think it’s kidney stones” V cried aloud suddenly waking up from the unconscious.

We all looked at her in surprise. She was okay!

“That is for me to decide”, announced the doctor.

They ran few tests and gave her some painkillers so that she could be silent for some time. We were running here and there getting the payment done, taking her to those particular departments for the tests. Our third friend A was back at the PG after her night shift and joined us at the hospital.

I took her to the X-Ray department to get this chest X-Ray done.

The X-ray was over in a few minutes and I was helping her to get dressed. The nurse at the room was taking down some details in the file. She looked to be a calm, serene, soft spoken Keralian.

“Patient’s name”

I was tending to all her queries while V was coming out from behind the curtains
As the nurse uttered the next words V started howling holding my hands

“Tins, AIDS ho gaya mujhe…” sob sob sob (Tins, I caught AIDS)- They call me Tins instead of Tina

“27” I replied to the nurse aloud who was utterly shocked by now looking at V howling

I had to scream at V –AGE AGE, she asked you AGE!!!!

The tears stopped, the howling stopped in that fraction of a sec.

Tell me how can someone mishear AGE as AIDS!!!!

But thanks to the nurse’s accent, that’s what V had heard which resulted in all the hysteria.

I was still thinking whether to laugh, be annoyed or do what.

All I had to tell V was – Since when did AIDS virus started getting detected in a chest X-ray!!!

And AIDS…. Really???

We still LOL on this whenever we are together and discuss our 9th May mayhem.

P.S. She actually had developed kidney stones, but is all fine after a surgery and medication.


Love you V.   

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21 Comments on #AtoZChallenge 2016 Day 5 – E for Emergency Room

  1. Kala Ravi
    April 6, 2016 at 10:16 am (8 months ago)

    Ahh, nurses and their accents! I remember when I had delivered, the nurse jubilantly announced 'boie hai'! Good nothing untoward came off the scare!
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  2. Karan Shah
    April 6, 2016 at 12:18 pm (8 months ago)

    the Nurse unknowingly added to the hysteria and mystery to the incident such a memeory, which otherwise would not be remembered easily

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  3. bookworm
    April 6, 2016 at 12:41 pm (8 months ago)

    My husband suffers from kidney stones! I can understand all the screaming. But happy that you have one funny memory out of all that! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  4. Ls
    April 6, 2016 at 1:37 pm (8 months ago)

    Hahaha.. So funny.. see the same in movie Gabbar

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  5. Parul
    April 6, 2016 at 5:19 pm (8 months ago)

    ha ha! That was so funny. AIDS and AGE?

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  6. Geets
    April 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm (8 months ago)

    Ha ha..!! Of course, you wouldn't forget the date. And it was truly hilarious!!!

    Cheers
    Geets

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  7. Inderpreet Kaur
    April 6, 2016 at 5:42 pm (8 months ago)

    That was quite a scare, poor girl! She sure was shocked alright!! Glad she recovered.

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  8. Dixita mour
    April 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm (8 months ago)

    Hahahahaha

    Scared plus laughing by the end …

    Same happened 'stomachs ache' with my sister in Pg and it was stone :p

    But not the humour thing 😂😂.

    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words

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  9. Dixita mour
    April 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm (8 months ago)

    Hahahahaha

    Scared plus laughing by the end …

    Same happened 'stomachs ache' with my sister in Pg and it was stone :p

    But not the humour thing 😂😂.

    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words

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  10. Shalzzzz
    April 8, 2016 at 4:01 pm (8 months ago)

    Haha. That was so funny! But I can imagine the horror she would have gone through. 🙂
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  11. Tina Basu
    April 9, 2016 at 3:02 pm (8 months ago)

    That's great, love to your little one

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  12. Tina Basu
    April 9, 2016 at 3:03 pm (8 months ago)

    Yes really funny

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  13. Tina Basu
    April 9, 2016 at 3:03 pm (8 months ago)

    I gotta see that

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  14. Tina Basu
    April 9, 2016 at 3:03 pm (8 months ago)

    Yeah,just imagine

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  15. Tina Basu
    April 9, 2016 at 3:04 pm (8 months ago)

    Yes she's fine now

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  16. Tina Basu
    April 9, 2016 at 3:05 pm (8 months ago)

    Hope she's fine

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  17. Tina Basu
    April 9, 2016 at 3:05 pm (8 months ago)

    Seriously, and after reading this post she laughed lil more

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