After the dental surgery, my India trip dreams were completely turned OFF.
No shopping, no eating and no sight seeing. Due to my surgery, my Nagercoil trip got cancelled; thanks to me, my husband got to be near his mom during her eye surgery. More than a Diwali trip, this turned out to be a Medical trip now but yes, I think I kept telling myself that it is a joyful Diwali trip, denying the truth that it is more of a hectic trip that is going to toss my confidence and courage. If I would have accepted the fact then I would have cancelled the trip or would have shortened the trip.
The excitement that was running like a bullet train in my head, when the tickets were booked 4 months back, slowed down like a passenger train on the day before I started from Sydney. My 3 week holiday was completely booked with medical appointments, family visits and temple visits before I left Sydney.
I managed to visit only one temple out of the 7 temples that we planned to visit in this trip. A visit to meet some of the lovely relatives in Nagercoil is cancelled. A visit to Gangaikonda chola puram and Tanjore temple is also now cancelled. Rajendra chola and Raja Raja chola, the 2 great kings of South India, when would I ever get to see the 2 great temples that you built during your rule.