A couple of weeks ago, I had an extremely bad sinus attack. I woke up with what seemed like a painful lump in my throat, and every time I swallowed, it was hell. That meant every minute or so, since saliva production naturally decided to go on an overdrive. I ran to an ENT specialist, dumped a truckload of medicine down my throat (if I could have screamed in pain, I would have done that!), and slept through the day.
The pain persisted through the evening, but suddenly, around dinner time, it vanished, just like that! I swallowed cautiously again and again, expecting the pain to jump up at any time and say Boo! But no, it just completely disappeared.
This is a miracle, I told Lil D. I can’t believe the pain just vanished!
She looked at me sagely. You know what, she began, I secretly wrote a note to Sir* asking him to take away your pain. He saw [the note] from Mars and see, he took away your pain. You should be thankful to him.
Well, I’m thankful to have a daughter who’s willing to pray to Martians for her mom! 🙂
*Sir – one of the teachers in her school; the entire class firmly believes that he is an alien from Mars!
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Another miracle — musical this time. When I entered a concert hall, my throat was raw and aching and sore. I was so afraid they might just throw me out of the hall for coughing too much and disrupting the concert! Yet, when I emerged after a fantastic evening of Parveen Sultana and Trilok Gurtu, the throat pain had completely disappeared. Believe it or not, it was truly weird! 😀