8 Ways To Feel Well When Not Well!

When sick, apply powder.

Imagine, you are down with a bad viral or a flu or a chicken pox or chikungunya or let’s take it to the next level- pneumonia, cancer, lupus, TB, Hepatitis or ofcourse Myasthenia Gravis….any ghastly sounding dis-ease.

As soon as you start feeling a bit better….apply powder. Trust me, I have not gone insane.

Dress up well when not well !


Naaah….you don’t like what you see in the mirror right?

  • The skin seems dehydrated
  • The eyes constantly water
  • The nose runs
  • The cough won’t stop


In worse sickness:

  • The immunity is low and so is the morale.


  • The hands and limbs aren’t listening to your instructions (read Myasthenia Gravis symptoms)


  • You can’t speak with clarity (read Myasthenia Gravis symptoms)


  • You have no strength to put that spoon to the mouth (read Myasthenia Gravis symptoms)


  • Irritability is your second name (read Myasthenia Gravis side effects)


  • Depression is your first name (read Myasthenia Gravis effects)


Apply powder


I can’t get down to telling you how important it is to look and feel good by just getting dressed!

I have tried this time and again. I am one of the lucky ones to have been allowed to work from home, since I am still on some respiratory support during day time. I work from my computer room turned into a SOHO (Small office Home office). And I just have to get ready each day, to be able to work. You can’t do that in your nightwear or home wear.

Wait I  have to show you how insane I look…heee…heee….but I am not complaining!

Working from home with some respiratory support. Its called the Bi-PAP machine.

It doesn’t matter if no one is visiting you. It doesn’t matter if no one is there to appreciate how you are looking.

Do it for your own self and feel the difference. You owe it.

Pamper yourself.  And look into the mirror and say, “I am fine.”

Ha ha….now that I made a 100 visits to the ICU and back, I must tell you this.

If the discharge is at a decent hour and if I have the strength to climb up half a level of stairs I, make sure to visit my salon, Affinity in Green Park before I go home. That I get a special attention thanks to one of my students  Neha working there adds to the comfort and benefits.

Of Course, it is also so that my son doesn’t get a shock seeing me oily and smelly.

So, when unwell:

    1. HAVE A BATH: Even doctors prescribe a bath in fevers. Don’t have the strength? Ask someone else to give you one. Feel shy? Get a dry sponge done. For Myasthenia Gravis patients this is common.



  1.     2. SMELL GOOD: Invest in fragrant bath oils, soaps or shower gels. You should feel like a flower or smell like a fruit!!! TheBodyshop has a upto 50% off right now by the way!
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    1. THREADING: And don’t we know this one. As soon as the forested eyebrows and those thick mustaches are cleaned, one feels like a newly crowned Miss. India.

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    1. COMB YOUR HAIR or CHOP OFF YOUR HAIR: Yes, try doing that. From a messy look to a neat and clean look in a jiffy.



  1. Hair, cut short to boost self esteem. Can’t do anything about the facial hair,the extra fat or the swollen eyes!!!!                                                                                               #SteroidskeSideEffects



    1. HYDRATE: Both inside and outside. Drink loads of water and apply loads of moisturizer as you catch your favourite movie on Netflix.

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    1. 6. PAINT THE TOWN RED: The title was just for the effect!!! J Paint your nails. Look and appreciate your beautiful manicured nails. You in any case don’t have the strength to do anything better. Ha!


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    1. 7. CHANGE YOUR CLOTHES: For heaven’s sake. Get out of the pajamas and wear something brighter and happier. This goes out especially for people with chronic health issues. I made the mistake last year and ended up not wearing any of the winter clothes I had bought. The season went past in my tracks and fleece sweatshirts. What a waste of a beautiful season and wardrobe!


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    1. POWDER AND LIPSTICK: Ok ok…maybe the powder bit is much, but a lipstick is highly recommended. A pink lipstick is the best option to feel bright. Browns and bronzes are the worst options.


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Life is short.

The disease shorter.

If you are convalescing, then might as well convalesce in style my friend 🙂

Meanwhile, as each day, I say a short prayer in my mind to get the doctors and medical professionals to find a quick sure shot cure to Myasthenia Gravis, so that not just me, but all Myasthenics across the globe walk stronger and lead a normal life.



  1. Your spirit is inspirational! 😘💋💅👸.

    Infinity used to be my haunt for three years in Delhi 99-2002… dress up and a new haircut is awesome therapy post delivery too! When you don’t fit into your old jeans… find something else that gets you cheered up 👌

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