Some days ago, if you had asked me what was on my mind, I would have answered with a somewhat ordinary response. I likely would have told you that I am about to hang out with my friends and planning for cinema or like that. I furthermore would have told you that I had started taking guitar class again, and that I was happy with my recent stuffs. Life, in a word was just like a usual.
That was the case of some days ago. Now, things are different. Not necessarily different means horrible but then just- different. My perspective and priorities have changed. My relationships with friends, family, and others have altered. The reason for the change is that my girlfriend Preety was recently diagnosed with cancer. It’s even really hard to mention in a word but now I am passing through the bitter and unexpected reality.
It started out with Preety getting sick. We thought nothing of it because she’s always getting sick. That day also, I took her to the emergency room around 4am. Later, I came to know that doctors were concerned most about the huge abnormal mass they found near the top of her lungs in the X-ray. The doctor reveals this gently saying “We found a tumor”. And that was the moment that everything changed. A moment I’ll never forget.
Now, I feel like so helpless. I can’t do anything except just standing behind her but with this incident, yes, it has changed my priorities. It has helped me recognize what’s truly important in life. What has not changed is how I feel about the girl and my love for her.