A deadly affair: A rock concert. ME. And Pneumonia!!

Well to be honest, i had been working on another post, but the events that have unfolded in the past few weeks compelled me to write this one. After all, who doesn’t like a dark, twisted tale of fate. So here goes.

I mean it!! 😠🀬

About 2 weeks back, my husband was browsing a site to check out the list of upcoming music concerts in our city. To our surprise, one of our favourite Dj (an internationally renowned one with many many hits to his credit) was slated to perform on the 15th April in our city. As soon as we saw this, our excitement was palpable and we booked tickets then and there, as it was something on both our bucket lists (yeah, we are those who take the bucket list pretty seriously and strive to check off items and then maybe add some more). It was gonna be epic and we were excited and ecstatic about it.

Coincidentally, the day of the concert was also our new year..while most would spend the day in ethnic wear, preparing and eating traditional delicacies, we were gonna spend the day drinking beer, jumping and head banging!! So on the D- day, we headed off to the venue, super excited. The venue was all set for the rock concert. It was an open air concert, and when we reached, the weather was cloudy, breezy and all seemed just perfect. Until..

Glimpses from the concert 🀘

It started raining!! Yepp, a few hours into the show when some of the other DJs were playing, it started drizzling. Like i mentioned, it was an open air venue, with absolutely no shades to hide under. And who on earth ever carries an umbrella or raincoat to a rock show. Adrenaline was high. So were our spirits (quite literally if you know what I mean 😜🍻🍻). So like the 20,000 others present, we too got drenched in the rain, enjoying the thrill and fun of it all. Thankfully the rain stopped after a while, but not before we were drenched considerably. But the show continued. And so did our enthusiasm. The show went well. We enjoyed immensely. But trouble started when we were searching for a ride back home. No cabs. For a whole 2 hours!! It was way past midnight when we somehow managed to get a cab at an exorbitant rate and ride back home. The show was great. We had fun. Our day went very well. Or so I thought. πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘

But the very next morning, I felt feverish. Over the course of the next few days, i got high fever and was coughing incessantly. Things started going downhill. By the 4th day, I knew this was not a seasonal fever and a visit to the hospital was calling. I listened to my body and my mother’s frantic calls about taking it seriously and get medical attention. And so we went straight to the ER. Once there, they immediately observed my oxygen levels were dipping and I was put on oxygen support. Had to be admitted and spent the next few days on oxygen support with a gazillion tests being done. When the reports came back, the doctors were in for a shock. So were we. I had got a severe chest infection. ‘you got pneumonia’ they said.

If you remember, i had mentioned in my earlier post (read 2022 seems to be a mixed bag so far…) i was down with Covid in February. I had mild symptoms and recovered without any major issues then. But turns out, my tryst with covid then had weakened my already f**ked up immune system and now this ‘whole getting drenched in the rain + staying drenched for several hours+ cold breeze at late night’ combination culminated into this horrible mess and I ended up in my 2nd home..the hospital. 😫😡

Lessons learnt the hard way😒

As i lay in the hospital bed, breathing in the oxygen-for-hire, watching the tensed faces of my parents, the bewildered look on my husband’s face and the exhausted look on my doctor’s face (he has been dealing with my medical antiques for years now), i couldn’t help but wonder at the absurdity of it all. Out of the 20,000 people at the concert, all were drenched, most faced the same predicament with the unavailability of cabs while returning, did anyone else face such a situation wherein they ended up in the hospital with a near fatal infection?? Of course, i don’t know the answer to that. But something tells me, i am probably the only (un)lucky one to be in this situation!! And to think that I was dreading a hangover the next day. How stupid am I?? πŸ™„πŸ™„

I am serious 😠🀬

Well, by god’s immense grace and my mother’s incessant prayers, i am now out of the hospital, recuperating at home. Taking medicines, doing my breathing exercises. Hoping my lungs recover soon from this nasty infection and once again attain their former glory of being perpetually high (on oxygen)!! Might take a while but hope to get there soon enough.

So what has this bizarre turn of events taught me?

A) If there is a slightest chance of the weirdest shit happening, and i am in the vicinity, then it will definitely happen (coz, just my luck)

B) I am extraordinary, so are my health issues. So take no chances, and head to the ER at the earliest.

C) Always carry an umbrella to an open air event!! Or anywhere for that matter.

D) No matter what, keep the humour alive, even if that means laughing at your own misfortunes.

So That’s what was keeping me busy the past few weeks. Hope you guys had it better. Much love to ya’ll πŸ’•πŸ’•

37 thoughts on “A deadly affair: A rock concert. ME. And Pneumonia!!

    1. Thank you so much Brad for your kind and thoughtful wordsπŸ’“πŸ’“…life throws way too many challenges (mostly health wise) my way… humour is the only thing that helps me get through the day… nothing like a good laugh at your own miseries πŸ˜›πŸ˜›

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  1. Good to hear you’re recovering now. I remember once I was in the concert, we enjoyed it all night, but next day my whole body just shut down for a while, I felt too fatigue, and got little fever. I guess it’s just a murphy’s law and not about luck.

    (Btw you clicked some amazing photos of those colorful lights) πŸ‘

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    1. Oh Ritish, you’re so right about the Murphy’s law… especially when I am around, it’s always bang onπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Glad to know (am just kidding, not a sadist) to know you too faced such a health problem after a concert..and to think that i was only expecting a hangover!! How stupid am I?? 😜😜
      Thank you so much for noticing the pics 😊😊

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  2. Oh Goodness Dear Gibberish So Sorry
    You Fell Ill to Pneumonia And Yes Covid-19
    Long Haul Syndrome Will Surely Pop-Up too

    With Stress Related Life Events

    So Strange Some of the

    Symptoms Are Yet True
    An Infection of Pneumonia
    A Life Threat Indeed i Will Dance Sing
    Some Prayers Your Immune System

    Comes Back to

    Stay And

    Defend

    You Stronger..:)

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      1. Much Love to You
        And Your Family too
        Dear Gibberish And
        HAha You Are Welcome To

        Call me Fred Although
        my Wife Katrina Pictured
        in my β€œGravatar”
        Looks More
        Like She Would
        Public Dance 16,566
        Miles And Write 10.4 MiLLioN
        Words of Free Verse Poetry
        Now Than me in 8 Years
        And 8 Months Advancing
        to 62 Years Young At Soul on
        June 6

        Hehe
        She’d
        Rather
        Fix Stuff
        Around
        The Home
        Still Wonder
        Woman At 52
        Never Aging
        Hehe God Yes!

        Opposites Do Attract!
        And i Always Put Her

        First
        And
        Follow
        Behind
        With Yes
        Dear to
        All Of Her
        DEmanDSβ˜ΊοΈβ€οΈπŸ™Œ

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      2. Oops!! My apologies Fred πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
        You both seem and sound like the ideal power couple that the world needs more of…and I think you have cracked the secret code to a happy married life…wife is always right πŸ‘πŸ˜›πŸ˜‚

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      3. Hehe Gibberish
        i Still Leg Press up to 1520 Pounds at my β€œAdvancing Age”
        Yet i Still

        Understand
        True Power

        Is Love

        Putting
        Everyone
        Else First
        Lasts Always
        Winning This Way
        The Myth is
        True Kind
        Dudes
        Finish
        First
        Lasting
        With Love☺️

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    1. Oh you’re πŸ’― right about that dear friend…life is truly unpredictable and unexpected…but what to do…we have to make the most of what we have 🀷…thank for your comment πŸ˜ŠπŸ’Ÿ

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  3. πŸ’Ž – Diamond Hard – πŸ’Ž

    πŸ’Ž I Have Quit Medical Intervention EveryOne; as My Experience is that Medicine makes it Worse for My AutoImmune System in The Long Run πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒ …that said I Will Defend to The Death EveryBodys Right to Seek Medical Advice EveryBody; caveat Being Get at Least Three Different Opinions ‘cos Docs Do Play Guessing Games, http://www.ericberne.com , like “Take these for a week and then come back to my surgery so I can monitor your progress and check for side effects.”

    πŸ’Ž – Diamond Hard – πŸ’Ž

    …πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž…

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    1. That’s right dearπŸ‘πŸ‘…its always advisable to get a second opinion , and a 3rd until you’re satisfied that the doctor in question really wants to treat you and cure you and not just loot you…it’s true that too much of modern medicine wreaks havoc on our bodies in the long run but sometimes, when things become critical, it’s imperative for people like meπŸ™πŸ™

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  4. oh NO!!! I’m soooo sorry you were so sick. I’m so sorry to hear this!
    So unfortunate. I just thought you were on a hiatus as sometimes you do that.. Take good care of you and go slow. Big hugs and lots of love!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–

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