I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where six of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic was chosen by Will who is on a sabatical and is unlikely to participate today. The five other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, gaelikaa, Maxi, Paul, Shackman, and The Old Fossil. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!

I hope that what I share here with you which came to my mind the first thing when I saw the topic, does not get duplicated by that other music lover and LBC Blogger Shackman.

This was a big hit here when it first came out in 1980. A very loving friend gifted me this on an EP as a tribute to my condition and would sing it aloud replacing Lady with Rummy. I had just developed severe immobility due to an as yet undiagnosed bilateral hip joint problem and it was decided by that friend that my hip joints were broken and they could not be mended. That friend is reading this post and will recollect the evening in early 1981 when both of us got quite sozzled and maudlin listening to and singing this song, convinced that I will never be mended.

But another great friend, an orthopedic surgeon mended me alright though I had to wait for five years more for the first hip joint and seven for the second. I have been pain free since then and like the potter mended the vase, two surgeons on five different occasions mended me and have enabled me to live a reasonably normal life.

I was broken, but mended too.

I now have a broken lady at home. She is also waiting to be mended.
ChutkiThis is Chutki. You can see that her left hind leg which was in plaster is completely healed and she is very frisky. She is so frisky that this is the best photograph that I could take of her for this post.

You can see that she has her right hind leg up. The shattered hip is mending but is not completely healed. Once that is completely healed, say in another couple of weeks, she will be even more frisky. She too was broken and will soon be mended.


I have just returned from consultation with my surgeon and have the best news possible.

All restrictions on putting weight on the operated leg have been removed and I can now move back into my bedroom/bathroom. More than I am, my father is mightily pleased because he does not have to share his bathroom any more with me!

I have been advised to be careful the next few weeks and use two elbow crutches to start with and discard one after I gain some confidence and then discard the other one in due course. I have been that route before and that does not faze me.

I have been asked to walk a lot and resume my exercise routine which is the most welcome news since the surgery.

I thank all my readers who have continuously encouraged me and supported me in my recovery for all their kindness prayers and best wishes.

Objectives And Means To Achieve Them.

“First, have a definite, clear practical idea; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end”
~ Aristotle

First, get the surgery over and done with.

Second, all arranged. Money and materials that is. Shall leave the wisdom and methods to the surgeon and his team and post operative care to the experts at the hospital.

Third, Am trying, am trying. Reasonably certain that everything will go off well.