Now it turns out that he is in DNA Hospital -- the same hospital in Kandivali where his right foot was amputated last year due to an acute diabetic condition.
“Actually the toe got trapped accidentally under a chair at home and when I tried to forcibly extricate it, the sore turned worse,” he informed on telephone from the hospital. “Even then I did not take it seriously, but my friend (a diabetician) insisted that I go to a hospital and get it treated... or else, I would neglect the problem. Now they are saying I shall have to stick around for another three or four days.”
Arun has a serious problem, partly because of his sweet tooth and more so, as he has already lost one leg. He cannot afford to take chances and needs to be doubly careful because he stays alone. Incidentally, his birthday is barely a week away – on August 2.
Meanwhile, Yusuf Rassiwala has extended an invite to all members for the annual Eid get-together at his house on Sunday, July 31. This is an eagerly awaited event for us, largely because of the warmth and hospitality we get to enjoy in the company of his gracious family members – something that is so rare these days. Watch this space.
Lt Col Angad Singh (from Mohali):
A diabetic must be careful about food. Health takes precedence over the sweet tooth. Our friend Arun has already suffered a lot because of his sweet tooth. We wish him speedy recovery and good health.