Chapters:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Chapter 2

medical romance chapter two

DR AVNI SINGH

Things have been different since the day I joined Mumbai Medicare. From the small and conservative city of Varanasi to big, and broad minded Mumbai, it has been a different journey altogether. I never thought I’d make it this far away, but my mother was always confident about me. Varanasi was a small city, but the amount of assholes in a city isn’t determined by how far it’s boundaries are stretched. Though it was a conservative city, but the narrow-mentality that the people were blessed with, is the only thing responsible to screw innocent lives. No doubt it is the city I am born in, and I should be respecting it, but whenever I try to remember my childhood, it sends cold shivers down my spine. The way my paternal-uncle used to touch me, even though I kept on screaming that it’s not right, the way my first boyfriend treated me when I was in twelfth standard that pushed me on the verge of suicide. Everything came fresh as I thought about that innocent-looking city of Varanasi. It’s glad I’m in Mumbai, what they call a city of sins, at least people aren’t double faced in big cities, if there are assholes here, they behave like ones too, they don’t pretend to love you!

Today, I stand in the very same hospital but on the other side of the table. My father, who is diagnosed with incredibly high blood pressure, suffered a second heart attack and luckily he was in Mumbai and the ambulance reached him on time. Mother knows nothing about it so far, as she thinks that father is here to meet me and stay with me for some days. She has no clue about the heart attack or anything.

I was ready to leave for home and see my dad after a long, tiring day at work, that I saw an ambulance approaching the main gate. I usually don’t stop but today, something held me. I wanted to see the patient being carried, totally unaware of the face that will hold me down right there for the rest of my life. That moment was the toughest for me, and I still feel as if I’m standing there, on that ambulance’s door, waiting to see the patient, and as two ward boys carry the stretcher and I see my father’s face, my world almost capsized. My senses faded away, my hands were trembling, damn I was shaking like an addict who didn’t get his dose on time. My condition was worsening that Dr Vinay saw me with tears in my eyes, and sensed that it was some close family member who just got down the ambulance. He made a few calls, and right now, I’m standing in the emergency ward, preparing my father for a surgery which would be done by one of the best doctors of this hospital – Dr Ishan Malhotra.

‘Sister, the vitals…’ Dr Ishan spoke and I was brought back into the hospital corridor. A nurse immediately checked the pulse and blood pressure and jotted something down in the thin notepad she carried.

‘We have to perform a bypass surgery, Dr Avni. I think you know that well…’ Dr Ishan held my hand which was still shaking out of terror and fear of losing my father.

‘Yes, yes doctor. I know that, yes…’ I rubbed the sweat off my forehead and folded my hands.

‘Dr Avni…’

‘Oh yes, the documents, I’ll sign them right away Dr Ishan.’ I almost forgot about the formalities that one needs to carry out, before a surgery has to be done. I forgot that I was on the patient’s side today, and not on the doctors’. I rushed towards the reception, got the forms, filled them in the worst handwriting. When a surgery has to be performed, the guardians of the patient need to sign an undertaking, claiming the responsibility of any mishap occurred during or after the surgery. I was handed over that undertaking form. I never cared to read it out, before today. I would hand them over to the patient’s family, and ask them to sign it, but they would always cry. Today, I knew why they’d cry.

I sat on one of the waiting chairs in the reception, surrounded by relatives and families of other patients. Now I understood what it was like to be here, and how impatient and tensed were the people who waited for hours to know about the well-being of their loved ones. Some doctors, who were highly rude and haughty, ought to feel it. I felt so bad and ugly about myself when I remembered the time when I denied any information about health to the family of a little boy, suffering from Leukaemia, just because a senior doctor asked me to. The mother kept weeping and crying, but I didn’t utter a word. The boy died later in one of the chemo sessions, and not even a tear went past my lashes. And tonight, the condition is opposite. I’m sitting in the same lobby from where dead bodies were carried away and where people lost all hope, a lobby which is also responsible for bringing happiness into people’s lives, preferably when a baby is born, but tonight, I was looking only at the darker side. I wore crisp white lab coat with a stethoscope hanging around my neck, and watery eyes, making it difficult for me to read the undertaking form.

The first few lines sent a cold shiver down my spine – The hospital hereby demands a legal consent from the authorized representative of the patient that – any death as a result of medical mishap or any death which suggests that a false medical treatment or the absence of treatment may have contributed to the death will not be…

I couldn’t read any further. The tears packed my eyes and my vision was blurred. I held the form tightly and cried out loud. Earlier I would notice weeping people subconsciously, and now, it was my turn to be noticed. I wiped my eyes dry and signed the form in a hurry. I didn’t want any delay in my father’s surgery, and without my consent, they wouldn’t start with it.

I rushed with the form clutched tightly in my hands towards the operation theatre, where the initial procedure was almost done. All the machinery had been set up and Dr Ishan was about to give anaesthesia.

‘Here’s the form…’ I handed the form over to Dr Shivani who was standing outside the operation theatre. I was heavily panting and crying.

‘It’s okay, doctor. We’ll take care of your father now.’ Dr Shivani patted my shoulder and assured me that everything would be fine. Dr Ishan was one of the best surgeons of Mumbai Medicare. Chances of failure were not small, but negligible. I had to remain calm and composed, and something crossed my mind that I rushed towards reception – to make a phone call to mother!

I told everything to mother within a minute, without taking any breath. Mother couldn’t stop crying and talked about flying to Mumbai tonight. I made her understand that the situation was in control and that everything is being taken care of, but she wouldn’t stop. It was her husband after all, how could she not worry? I then asked her to come, disconnected the call, and rushed to the Scrub room, where I dressed up to enter the operation theatre.

‘What’s the status so far?’ I asked Dr Shivani, who herself was a junior intern, and was learning like me. She stood right next to the team of senior doctors, who had surrounded my father now, while Shivani held a tray of medical instruments in her hands. As I stepped a little forward, I could see my father’s chest cut open, lots of blood and his motionless face that made me nauseous. I felt like vomiting and ran outside reflexively.

I had assisted in around hundred surgeries and deliveries so far since I was a college student, but nothing scared me as this one. I had been a calm and composed learner, and not the nervous one. But seeing my own father in such condition made me pale. I had no experience in handling the emotional crisis and yes, this was one of them! I just wished for my mother to be here, so I could hug somebody and cry out loud.

As I was standing in the corridor alone, some familiar faces stood in front of me. At first, I couldn’t understand if actually I’ve seen these people somewhere, or just my mind went crazy enough to make up its own stories? Before the mystery could become more complex, they introduced themselves as the people from down the street, who called an ambulance for my father.

‘He was taking a cab for the hospital as he had a sharp pain in his chest and he was sweating really badly since a few minutes, as he told me. But I called the ambulance instead, that reached within two minutes. I told the driver and ward-boy that he’s the father of a doctor working in their hospital, so they said they don’t require anybody to travel in the ambulance since it was fully equipped with all the medical instruments and machines, so I chose to stay, and my wife had to make food for our children, we’ve brought some food for you too, and my younger son, he is still in his twelfth, preparing for the medical entrance exams…’ I closed my ears as the man in his late fifties, started narrating his own personal excuses about not accompanying my father on his trip to the hospital.

Nevertheless, I couldn’t thank him any less for calling an ambulance for him. I hugged the old lady who accompanied that man, and she consoled me for a few moments. Knowing that father was still in the Operation Theatre, the couple left in disappointment. Neither did I ask them to stay, as it was already a challenging time for me. My hopes were pinned only on one man now – Dr Ishan.

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  Comments (106)

  • Mehak

    April 20, 2014

    Eagerly waiting……..

    • Mehek

      April 21, 2014

      🙂 Thank you, Mehak!

  • aditi Singh thakur

    April 21, 2014

    exccccciiiiitttteeeeeddddd

    • Mehek

      April 21, 2014

      Me too! 😛

  • aditi Singh thakur

    April 21, 2014

    awesome…
    loved it…..
    :* <3

    • Mehek

      April 22, 2014

      Thank you, Aditi 🙂

  • mehak

    April 21, 2014

    loved it..really

    • Mehek

      April 22, 2014

      Thanks dear 🙂

  • adiba

    April 22, 2014

    superb starting…..!! cant wait 4d next episode…!!!

    • Mehek

      April 22, 2014

      Thank you doctor! 🙂 Keep connected and tell me if I’m wrong somewhere 😛 I’m not a medical student after all!

  • anu

    April 22, 2014

    jjust love it

    • Mehek

      April 22, 2014

      Thank you, Anu 🙂

  • Shubhangi Kaushik

    April 23, 2014

    It’s too good

    • Mehek

      April 23, 2014

      Thank you Shubhangi 🙂

  • adiba

    April 23, 2014

    no dear its all perfect…;)

    • Mehek

      April 23, 2014

      🙂 Thanks!

  • Kuldeep

    April 23, 2014

    Very nice and great work…. When will next part gonna be posted.

    • Mehek

      April 23, 2014

      The story is updated with a new chapter every night at 09 pm. Thank you for appreciation 🙂 Stay connected!

  • Kuldeep

    April 23, 2014

    I will..!!

  • ishita

    April 24, 2014

    lovd it alot (: …i wnt 2 read it in one go but cudnt pls post d next chap soon….
    eagerly waitng…

  • Kanika

    April 26, 2014

    it is awesome mehek…. loved it !!!
    i thnk Dr. Ishan’s part is pretty good as compared to Avni’s…
    i love all ur stories nd chapters but ds time…wen m readng Avni’s part i get a lil bored :/
    dunno why 🙁 🙁

    • Mehek

      April 26, 2014

      Let the story catch up some pace. It’s just the beginning. Hope you find the story good, happy reading 🙂

  • heena puri

    April 26, 2014

    nice one…eagerly w8ng 4 next part…

    • Mehek

      April 26, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  • Kuldeep

    April 26, 2014

    After the end of 5th part…..
    Thunder clashes , Storms build up , Earth quakes , Universe shakes…
    And Dr. said repetitively
    What..?? What..?? What..??….
    :p :p :p :p

    • Mehek

      April 26, 2014

      Lol! It’s a story, not some cheap Indian TV Show!

  • Kuldeep

    April 26, 2014

    Hehehehe but if it was a show then definitely it will be like that.

  • Kanika

    April 26, 2014

    yes u were right Mehek…. 🙂
    i loved it 😛
    specially d last line…. hahahaha
    lots of love to u :* :*
    keep writing stories like ds ^_^ O:)

    • Mehek

      April 27, 2014

      Thank you! 🙂 I will keep writing, you also keep reading 😉

  • Kanika

    April 27, 2014

    of course dear !!! when d writer is YOU den one has to read it 😉

  • varsha

    April 27, 2014

    Message*
    hi mehak dis syd varsha i read ur arrange series n i became ur fan since d very first day i read ur first chapter.
    u done a grt job , keep writing as u wrote amazing stories
    nw i fell in love wid ur medical series too . though i have my finl year xam still i waited whole day just to read ur chapter .
    in luv wid ur stories
    keep smiling 🙂

    ur fan varsha 🙂

    • Mehek

      April 27, 2014

      Thank you so very much dear 🙂 It means a lot to hear from fans and friends like you! Each word encourages me to write more and better. Hope you like this story and do study and all the best for your exams 🙂 Take care and happy reading!

  • poornima rathi

    April 29, 2014

    awesome really…

    • Mehek

      April 29, 2014

      Thank you! 🙂

  • ankita paul

    April 29, 2014

    I need to know the whole story till the end. m loving it.. just keep me updated with this story.. I have read till their marriage part

    • Mehek

      April 29, 2014

      The story is updated every night at 9 pm, on this very blog. Kindly visit for daily chapters, happy reading! 🙂

  • Yashwin

    April 30, 2014

    Hy mehek yu a really doing a greatttttttt job:) 1 request is make ts story of yours into a book so tat ppl like me wud love to read it everyday! Lots of love and wishes,yashwin!:)

    • Mehek

      April 30, 2014

      Thanks Yashwin 🙂 I could have if it was so easy to publish books! Nevertheless, maybe one day all my stories find a place into a printed form. Stay connected and happy reading! 🙂

  • Aashish

    April 30, 2014

    Eagerly awaiting for 10 part.!!

  • Sirisha

    April 30, 2014

    A very good story Mehek. Keep going! Waiting for next parts. 🙂

    • Mehek

      April 30, 2014

      Thank you Sirisha, I’m glad you liked it. Stay connected and happy reading!

  • Robert

    April 30, 2014

    Grt job!!
    I m astonished to see that how an engineering mind can travell so deep into thoughts and do such wndrful piece of work..
    Moreover, it is very appreciable that u’ve done such masterpiece at a very young age..

    • Mehek

      May 1, 2014

      Thanks Robert, It’s wonderful to have such comments here, Stay connected and Happy Reading!

  • Kanika

    April 30, 2014

    i can feel each and every word…. they are magical
    superb !!!

  • Rohan

    April 30, 2014

    Loved it 🙂 #fan 😉

    • Mehek

      May 1, 2014

      Thank you, Rohan! 🙂

  • shubhangi'

    May 1, 2014

    I’m in love with the story…can’t wait for next chapter….it’s so different for regular love stories

    • Mehek

      May 1, 2014

      Thanks Shubhangi, I hope you will like further chapters too! You can join my facebook page here – http://www.facebook.com/GirlsHeart21

      Stay connected and Happy Reading! 🙂

  • Grace

    May 1, 2014

    Hi Mehek cant stop myself from rereading the previous chapters am loving the suspense please put it in a book.lots of love.

    • Mehek

      May 1, 2014

      Thanks a lot Grace, it means a lot 🙂 I’ll definitely try to get my stories into a book someday 🙂

  • seema

    May 1, 2014

    Nice story mehek
    I m waiting for next chapter…
    All d best

    • Mehek

      May 2, 2014

      Thanks Seema 🙂 Stay connected and happy reading! 🙂

  • Bimu

    May 1, 2014

    “It’s funny, how for an entire
    lifetime we keep thinking………………………..The days and nights
    in his arms, and the time that we
    will reserve for him.” – Mehek, you may be a girl and so your thoughts but, today’s story is narrated by Dr. Ishan. So, in this whole para ‘he’ must be replaced by ‘she’ and ‘him’ by ‘her.’ Don’t mistake me to point out mistakes. That’s because I’m expecting perfection from you. 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 2, 2014

      I’m not offended at all sweetie, but that’s my writing style 🙂 Doesn’t matter you write it from a male/female POV but when you’re narrating as a third person in some places, the reference can be any, and I prefer a female reference, thus stating male point of views and examples. It’s good that you pointed this thing out, so I could explain it to the readers that as an author, we are allowed to play a little with words and phrases. Perfection in my perspective doesn’t means being grammatically correct or typographically accurate and writing a baseless, boring story, perfection means being able to hold readers till the end, writing a story that people can relate to, scribbling the words through which people can learn, and at the end, when the story finishes, the readers can ‘miss’ it…that is perfection! 🙂

  • padmavati

    May 2, 2014

    Hi mehek
    i love rdng love stories
    n this is a medical series of whch i m also the part, so interesting really nice , i read ur arranged series that ws also amazing…..
    pls start writing a book will love to read it :*

    • Mehek

      May 3, 2014

      Thanks Padmavati, I’m working on a book only, and will be publishing it soon! 🙂 Hope you like my forthcoming ventures. This blog will anyways be my priority and I will keep updating it with new stories. Happy reading 🙂

  • Shreya

    May 2, 2014

    I must say that I’m every now and then falling in love with your writing skills. It seems impossible to wait for one complete day to read the next chapter. 🙁 And on top of it, you end the chapter at a point where anticipation increases

    • Mehek

      May 3, 2014

      Thanks a lot Shreya, it feels so good to read such nice comments. Don’t worry, there are only 4 chapters more to this story 🙂 Stay connected and happy reading!

  • Pia

    May 2, 2014

    hye Mehek . . m fan of urs writing . .
    itz jst awsome . . aftr each chapter d egarly waiting for d next
    n all iz lyk nw a part of lyf . . pls do writing 🙂
    love u n d spirit in u 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 3, 2014

      Thanks Pia 🙂

  • Uttam Prakash

    May 2, 2014

    I haven’t read any other article here but this one. And oh man, how awesome can it. Please stop torturing and post it quick. I’m dying to read it fully 😉 😀 just amazing. I’m at a loss for words to how awesome this is 🙂 ^_^

    • Mehek

      May 3, 2014

      Thanks Uttam, for a wonderful compliment 🙂 A new chapter is updated every night at 09 pm. Stay connected and happy reading 🙂

  • Stuti

    May 3, 2014

    hey mehek
    m lving the stories by u
    really i mst say wat an imagination and u also fill feelings in ur story and this is the most imp. thing that u connect ur readers
    eagerly waiting for nxt chapter
    i hv one ques. that will there be a sequeal to the story like Arranged Love ???

    • Mehek

      May 4, 2014

      Thanks Stuti, next chapter will be posted at 09 pm as usual. Right now, I can’t promise a sequel, but let’s see how the readers respond to the climax of the story 🙂

  • padmavati

    May 3, 2014

    Nice liked it ….
    watng fr next part 🙂
    i dont like watng….
    but hv to na ….

    • Mehek

      May 4, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  • aditi Singh thakur

    May 5, 2014

    avni
    ishan..
    :*
    <3

    mehek (y)
    :*

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      🙂 Thank you Aditi. Stay connected and happy reading!

  • anjali

    May 5, 2014

    Message* mehek its really owsmm story.. wid evry word i cn feel d emotion.. i smiled.. got sad.. bt its nyc.. cn easily relate to oua daily life situations.. 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      Thank you Anjali 🙂 Means a lot!

  • hema

    May 5, 2014

    hey…I just started reading ur stories…must say I.couldn’t stop.untill.I.read all of dem..excellent writing…but in dis chapter of.med romance y hv.u.mentioned Chennai?? dey had been to Kerala right??

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      Thanks Hema 🙂 And dear, I know I mentioned Chennai in chapter 15, that’s a mistake on my part because I wrote chapter 15 after a long gap. And I too, saw it just now as you pointed it out 🙂 Thanks, I have edited it.

  • Abhishek

    May 5, 2014

    Hi your story is really wonderful and specially those last two chapters in which you have given a great message. One on suicide and another one on indian men’s mentality about a girls. I liked it as I don’t have words to describe this story. Thanks for writing and keep writing such wonderful stories.

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      Thanks Abhishek 🙂 I’m glad you liked it. I hope for two things in our society –
      1. People never commit suicides.
      2. Indian men change their mentality regarding virginity of a girl!
      Hope you like my other write-ups too. You can read about long distance relationships, and maintaining a relationship on my blog – http://www.mehek.in

  • prachi

    May 5, 2014

    can’t wait anymore….u r a marvellous writer…i could imagine all the scenes running like a movie in my mind…. kudos!!!!! 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      Thanks Prachi 🙂 Means a lot!

  • Abhishek

    May 6, 2014

    Yes I have read it. I hope its true and meaningful whatever u have written about long distance relationship. I have read almost all the post’s you have posted on this blog.

    • Mehek

      May 6, 2014

      Thank you 🙂

  • Prachi

    May 6, 2014

    awesome end to such a beautiful piece of story….it didn’t seem like as if reading a fiction…at each philosophical portion..i was like …its damn true!!!!! I don’t have the right words to praise your write ups….i just can say marvel!! keep writing and keep smiling 🙂 😉

  • prateek

    May 6, 2014

    a beautiful message with an equally beautiful love story…..

  • Padmavati

    May 6, 2014

    Hi mehek
    nice ending with good moral of the story….
    spclly fr doctors yeah its true they r so busy in there proffessional life….
    but that proffsn demands to be busy as its sumones life whch matters….
    but hope wid ur story many dr will understand it n spend time with family also 🙂
    keep writing such nice stories…
    all the best 🙂

  • Hema

    May 6, 2014

    beautiful climax wid a lovely msg…:-D

  • nayira

    May 7, 2014

    Truly amazing story

    • Mehek

      May 8, 2014

      Thanks Nayira 🙂

  • Mansi

    May 8, 2014

    I was excited about the story..but then sadly the story lost its flow and it were just a few chapters..

    • Mehek

      May 8, 2014

      Thank you Mansi 🙂 Yeah, I agree the story is hurried to the end because I’m having my final exams next week! I’ll be back with a new story very soon, stay connected till then, you can read my blog here – http://www.mehek.in – for interesting write-ups!

  • Shivani

    May 8, 2014

    I must say….nice stories.
    I liked the sequence of arranged marriage depicting love of Shrey n Akanksha
    I’m in search of that kind of stories in a good number.
    Your latest one being Medical Romance, I’ve read that too.

    Waiting formany more to read 🙂

  • Shivani

    May 8, 2014

    I’ve joined the fb page.
    Looking forward to read only “Shrey-Akanksha” type of love stories. That interests me.
    Stories awaited…..
    Thanks 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 9, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  • Ayushi Dhariwal

    May 12, 2014

    thank you so muchhh mehek for ur wonderfulll storiess…m a big fan of urs…
    salute u girl for wht u ri8 is amazinggg…
    shrey and akansha was my favrt story nd this 1 is also good..
    thanks for wht u ri8 for us…
    hope i will get the chance to read the next story of urs soon

    • Mehek

      May 12, 2014

      Thanks Ayushi 🙂 I’m glad you liked it and read it till the end. My next story will be updated soon and will be a thriller hopefully. Stay connected with my blog. You can read more interesting stuff here – http://www.mehek.in

  • Bhavishya

    May 19, 2014

    Really a good job mehek..luving ur writings..shrey and akanksha were my favourites.and nw ishan and avni too..nice selectionof names..keep writing mehek..al the bst..:)

    • Mehek

      May 19, 2014

      Thanks 🙂 Stay connected! A lot more stories coming up 🙂

  • Rashmi

    July 1, 2014

    Its a gud lesson for those who take life easily…loved reading it..! 🙂

    • Mehek

      July 1, 2014

      Thanks Rashmi 🙂

  • Maria

    July 11, 2014

    awesome story.. loved the morale. despite being a romance novel it shares such a beautiful thought..

    • Mehek

      July 11, 2014

      Thanks a lot Maria 🙂 Keep connected and happy reading!

  • Puneet

    October 28, 2014

    very nice and interesting fiction mehek….. keep it up (y) 🙂

    • Mehek

      October 28, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  • Richa

    December 24, 2014

    Hey Mehek!
    I was searching for some good fiction and googled for and what I found was ur blog
    I read all most all stories of yours and a few articles too.
    Every story was great. Just loved the idea and theme behind each.
    Have become ur regular reader and will try to comment on each piece of your work.

    • Mehek

      December 24, 2014

      Hey Richa, thanks a lot for appreciation and love! 🙂 I’m going to post some new stories very soon. I was caught up in exams actually so had no time to update the blog. Meanwhile you can join my facebook page for regular updates – http://www.facebook.com/GirlsHeart21