One of the Leading Pediatric Liver Specialist,Gastroenterologist and Liver transplant Physician
My life never expected to be perfect, because perfection does not exist. What was expected of me was for me to give my boards exams of 12th and passing them with a good record. Also I had plans to enhance my art and dancing skills but things don't always go the way you plan. Life is so unpredictable and soon after i finished my examination Jaundice had taken over my entire body, meaning my eyes, skin and everything turned yellow. My health was deteriorating with each passing day.
With no further delay my parents admitted me to MEDANTA HOSPITAL and the doctors began to run a massive amount of tests to figure out what was actually going on.
Soon i was diagnosed with a liver disease "WILSON". Dr.A.S.SOIN and Dr. NEELAM MOHAN with their respective teams explained me the situation and the entire process of what would come next. When they said that my situation was bad and "I was sitting on a bomb" said by Dr.Neelam Mohan, I sat stunned and was trying to process all the words they had just spoken. I was in a state of shock because for me even a needle prick was a big deal and going under major surgery was not less than any nightmare.
Their words just lost somewhere in the space and at that moment all i was able to think was, would i b able to survive? are these last moments of my life that i can spend with my family? Would i be able to make it?
My family was in a state of shock too, as i was the most pampered child in the family. They were my support system, they made my will power strong at every step, without them i might have given up. I am blessed to be a part of such a family where my life was valuable because in this condition most of families let their daughter die.
My parents always asked me to keep my will power strong and my brother was making each possible effort to bring smile on my face.
If physically I was going through hard time then my family was going through it too mentally. The days of pre transplant involved multiple doctors checkups, and blood work, blood work, blood work. I was feeling angry, helpless and even scared but then my mother held my hand and said that" I won't let anything happen to you my baby, you are strong girl i know and you will survive through this, I am with you no matter what happens”. A mother gives birth to her child once keeping her life at risk. But my mother had given me birth twice. Even after my surgery I mean our surgery when i could not even think to walk my mother came from her room to mine just to have a glance of me even in so much of pain.
After the transplant i started feeling well almost immediately besides the healing from the surgery .Finding right doctors that gets u on the right track and gives u new life is a blessing. For me Dr. SOIN sir and Dr. Neelam Mam were that blessing.
After knowing that the consequences could have been more worst, the hard time through which i survived does not matters to me, in the end what matters to me is that i am still alive and i am with my family and leading a normal life. I have my days like anyone else have. i don't want anyone to sympathize me by hearing that i am a transplant patient. I am just normal person as anyone else.
It bring tears to my heart when i come to know that parents let their daughters die in this situation as their thoughts are influenced by future and society. It does not make any sense when instead of spending some amount for your daughter or your child life some parents let them die just because they think that no one will marry them and they will be having dark future. How can parents leave their daughters hand when they are lying on the death table and when they need their parents the most. I am glad to be a part of such a family where girls are given equal respect and love as boys. It’s a small appeal to all those parents who leave their daughters in these kind of critical situation and consider organ donation as life destroying for girls. Support your daughters and their ambition, each life is valuable despite of fact whether its girl or boy. Organ donation is a life giving process, and it should be consider in that way only. I am thankful to my doctors and their team because of their efforts i am alive today.