‘I am now surviving on a 25% liver’ blog by Amitabh Bachchan


Amitabh Bachchan

Contemplation is the precursor to creative initiative … especially after a conglomeration on medicine and illness .. of Hepatitis and its awareness .. of confessing publicly its close association with me .. of becoming its Ambassador for the nation under the aegis of the GOI and Health Ministry .. of working again with UN and UNICEF .. of justification of its deadly presence in my body and my condition of the liver .. of volunteering for another campaign for Malnutrition .. of having accolades paid for service rendered unasked … and for finding an effort put together after great amount of personal interest, towards this most needed cause … !!

Almost 60 collective bottles of blood was pumped into me during my accident in ‘Coolie’ .. one infusion was carrying the dreaded virus Australian antigen Hep B .. it remained in my body and silently ate up my liver .. took away 75% of it until during a routine examination in the mid 2000′s, say around 2004 or 5, it was discovered .. I am now surviving on a 25% liver .. under constant medication and being labelled as a Chronic Cirrhosis of the Liver condition .. a condition normally described for alcoholics .. but as all know , I do not drink !!

But I live and work and play and act and conduct normal family activities .. awareness and timely detection has done it for me .. it could get worse, for it is in remission now, and monitored regularly ..

And that is but one of my many serious ailments that plague me ..

The Ambassador for this exercise and its awareness provocateur, I feel the need to help in this campaign, much like TB and other efforts that I make ..

The real test for the day comes not from personal confessions, but from confessions beyond a microphone .. in studios that record … that bring out the creative juices .. that cater to invention at the last note and the joy and ecstasy of its final productivity ..

Enriched and satisfied with the meagre progress that is made, at the cost of the Sunday meeting .. another day perhaps .. another day ..

A look into the past and a bit of the present ..

Amitabh Bachchan is a Bollywood superstar. The content above first appeared on the actor’s personal blog page.



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