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NAVNAT BHAGINI KENDRA

 


 

Text Box: THE MANAGING COMMITTEE FOR THE
YEAR TWO THOUSAND
ELECTED

 

Text Box: 	CHAIRPERSON	JYOTSHNA DOSHI
	VICE CHAIRPERSON	JAYSHREE VORA
	SECRETARY	PRITI SANGANI
	JOINT SECRETARY	HARSHA KAMDAR
	TREASURER	BHARTI KOTHARI
	JOINT TREASURER	DIVYA SHANGHVI
	IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRPERSON	SADHNA DOSHI
	COMMITTEE MEMBER	VASU VORA
	COMMITTEE MEMBER	VASANT PATEL
	COMMITTEE MEMBER	JAYSHREE DOSHI
	COMMITTEE MEMBER	JYOTSHNA MALKAN
	COMMITTEE MEMBER	VIBHA SHAVADIA
	COMMITTEE MEMBER 	CHETNA MODI	
	COMMITTEE MEMBER	USHA SHAH
	COMMITTEE MEMBER 	HARSHIDA DOSHI
	COMMITTEE MEMBER 	CHARU MEHTA
	COMMITTEE MEMBER	PURVI MODI

Text Box: CONGRATULATIONS
      	TO
KASHMIRA DESAI
THE ACTIVE LADY IN
THE BHAGINI KENDRA IN 1999.

ONE WHO ATENDS ALL KENDRA MEETINGS AND PARTICIPATES IN ALL KENDRA SPONSORED ACTIVITIES QUALIFIES. WE 
WONDER WHERE MR
ARVIND DESAI WOULD LIKE HER TO BE MOST ACTIVE.

 

 

 

 


100 per cent attendance: Jyotshna Malkan * Renuka Parekh * Shakuntlaben Rupani * Disha Kothari * Harsha Desai * Chetna Desai * Kashmira Desai * Vasu Vora * Illa Doshi

 

 

 

Cancer

 

Text Box: A frightening experience!

Initial tests of cystoscopy

Intravenous Pyelogram

and cytology could not 

disclose I have a cancer of 

bladder. 
I was born in Surat in 1944. I did my SSC from Jain Vidyalalya. At 18, I was sent to Mumbai to work with my "masa" who was a pearl broker. We lived in Zaveri Bazaar. My masa used to swallow silver coated tobacco pills. I started pinching "goli" and got hooked. I could not afford pills, so I settled for tambaku. Although I had a minimum SSC education, Ragini, a Home Science graduate agreed to marry me. We met once a week for a Sunday movie for 10 months and were married in 1971.

 

Finally I became a diamond broker and moved to a flat at the end of Napean Sea Road. My outdoor hours stretched from 9am to 9pm. I hardly saw my children except Sundays. The first puzzling system occurred when I was 37. My urine started trickling out slowly. My doctor gave me antibiotics, and I recovered within a couple of months. However, I ignored my doctor's advice to stop tambaku.

 

All was well till I touched 40, and found piece of white tissue popping out with urine. Surgeon Bhanubhai Shah performed a cystoscopy. Under local anesthesia, a flexible tube was propelled through the urethra into the kidneys and bladder to examine them. He also performed an intravenous Pyelogram in which a dye is injected through a vein in the hand to flow into the kidneys and bladder to check out their size, shape & growth if any. Both tests were negative.

 

After examining my urine and finding it bursting it with pus and red blood cells, he pronounced, "You have a bladder infection." And he prescribed antibiotics. Later on, I learnt that with a cystoscopy the urethra gets dilated so there is temporary relief.

 

After six months the problem recurred. I consult the Bombay Hospital surgeon Pratap Shroff. He did cytology (urine culture to check for cancer cell and TB). All they found were pus and red cells I swallowed more antibiotics. The problem recurred. I saw Dr. Pratap Shroff again. He told me to come next day with full bladder. he did a prostate massage while I passed urine. He told me to go home and bring samples of urine with tissue for 15 days daily.

 

He discussed my case with Dr. Anita Shah, histopathologist, Dr. J J Vyas, cancer surgeon, and Dr. H M Punjani, urologist. Dr. Shroff prepared me very gently, "Satishbhai, you have a very big disease. You are also losing blood. So it is better to admit you to Bacha's Nursing Home for more tests. He never used the word 'cancer'. After a battery of tests, I was told I have Carcinoma [cancer]. I was then taken to Nanavati Hospital for a CT Scan and Bone Scan to see if the disease has spread.

Dr. Shroff advised me to consult Dr. V Srinivas. He has just come to Bombay after specialising for two years in urological cancer at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at N.Y.

 

Dr. Srinivas advised me my bladder needs a cystectomy. He advised me to do it at Sloan Kettering under his guru Dr. Whitmore. The cost would tot up to Rs.800000. There are different types of blood cancer. Mine was a transitional blood cancer. Only a cystoscopy under general anesthesia on an empty bladder with a rigid cystoscope shows tumors that are fixed to the side walls.


 


A lymph angiogram found the nodes positive and I was graded as stage D. This is the last stage of cancer. I was operated on 28th January 1986. The operation was finished in 11 1/2 hours. Dr. Whitmore made a clean sweep of my bladder, prostate and lymph nodes. The ureters were connected to a loop in the intestine, which opened out in to a stoma [artificial hole] on the right side of my abdomen.

 

In the future, for all the days of my life, my urine would come out automatically through stoma. I left America after 25 days. I was to have M-VAC chemotherapy. Dr. Whitmore recommended his student Dr. Asha Kapadia, oncologist at Harkisondas Hospital. It is expensive and makes you feel very ill. My hair dropped out in bunches. I vomited ceaselessly. My stomach convulsed into diarrhoea. I also had periodic chest X-rays, urine cytology and CT Scans.

 

Urostomy bag and flange [where urine is now collected] have become part of my body. Flange costs Rs.150 and lasts a week. The bag costs Rs.210 and lasts 15 to 20 days. I clean out the bag and wash it out with enzymes and water twice a day.

 

Unfortunately my paan habit is still with me, but has already lessened. My children are comfortably settled. Dharmesh at 26, is a diamond merchant in Tokyo. Sukeshi at 23, is a school teacher.

 

 

 

PROCEDURE

TWIN

RS

SINGLE

RS

PACKAGE CHARGES AT THE LILAVATI HOSPITAL

AT BANDRA, BOMBAY. IT IS ESSENTIAL TO FIND OUT WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED AND THE CHARGES FOR THAT ITEM SUPPLY AND SERVICE.

TEL 643-8281 & 645-5891

FAX 91-22-640 7655 e-mail

lilavati@bom3.vsnl.net.in

Web-site

www.lilavatihospital.com

One person travelling with the patient can be accommodated at the hospital free of cost.

 
DELUXE RS.

1

Cardiac Surgery

258,000

336,000

414,000

2

Coronary Angiography

26,000

35,000

39,000

3

Coronary Angioplasty

138,000

168,000

192,000

4

Uretero Reno Scopy

37,000

53,000

68,000

5

Trans Urethral Resection

of Prostate TURP

39,000

55,000

72,000

6

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

48,000

72,000

96,000

7

Nephretomy

62,000

91,000

114,000

8

Cataract with IOL

18,000

26,400

36,000

9

Total Joint Replacement

132,000

168,000

210,000

10

Gynaecology Grade III

38,000

56,000

70,000

11

Gynaecology IV

51,000

84,000

108,000

 

Horizontal Scroll: MEMBERS OF NAVNAT HEALTH SERVICES HAVE MORE DETAILS.

 


 


 



Text Box:  CONGRATULATIONS

He loves her. She loves him. So? They get married. And? Lo behold! Unto them a child is born. The 1st.
On the 1st day of the 1st month of the 1st year of the 1st century of the new millennium. With so many firsts at birth, she is destined to go places. Our congratulations to Sonal and Kalpesh Natubhai Desai on the birth of a millennium daughter. The folks here are impressed of your home work with such precise time-schedule. Nana and nani [Manju & Hutton Sheth] have returned after showering their blessings on their first grandchild.
To the parents, we welcome your baby girl, so innocent, and sweet. She'll make your world a wonderful place and your happiness complete.
Text Box: Congratulations to Kamini & Raju Shavadia on the birth of a baby boy on 31st January at Mombasa. A brother to Saloni and Zilna.

You now have a bundle of joy in your lives.

Some one warm in your arms.

Some one forever special in your life.

"Mummy, our cat gave birth to 2 boy kittens and 2 girl kittens."

 

How did you know?"

 

"Daddy lifted each kitten and looked underneath. I think there was a label he was reading!"

 

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Text Box: We asked Lalitrai Doshi if after 41 years of marriage, he perceives anything missing.

He replied ruefully, "When we were married, caring and loving was mutual. Alas, the love has gone.

We asked: "Where?"

He replied: "She has focused her attention to her children and grand children. I am no longer on her radar screen except when I am not well.

 

Text Box: Jyotshna &Mahesh Doshi too celebrated their wedding anniversary in January.
 

 


FOOD   FESTIVAL Text Box:  Text Box: The Navnat Food Festival was organized as a part of on going exercise to raise funds for the 10th Sports & Cultural Festival to be hosted by us during the Easter Holidays.

Lalitrai Doshi was in Banglore having Nature Therapy. Though he returned at the opening of the festival. Convenor, Sports & Cultural Festival Ramnik Patel, accepted the responsibility.

Text Box: He initiated the concept of the Food Festival that was bold and imaginative. The layout [of stalls with overhead eye-catching coloured-stripped canopy] was designed with an eye to functionality and mobility of guests without hassle. The ambience was right. Great care and thought was given for the visual merchandizing of delicacies. For the first time ever, Italian, Chinese, and even Sudanese cuisine were introduced. Deserts were not left out.

No wonder, the Festival attracted attention and audience. The tantalizing aromas brought visitors from far and near. The mood remained upbeat. They seem to be relishing their 'garam garam khana with naram naram conversation. The added attractions were LON/HK and 'CHAKEDI' stalls. All good things come to an end too soon. And so did the Navnat Food festival. The concept of food-festival has been changed forever. Ramnik Patel turned out to be a person of boundless enthusiasm, tremendous willingness to work hard, and very focused.

He has asked us to convey his gratitude and indebtedness to the community members for being supportive throughout the festival. The Navnat ladies worked round the clock with 'quality & customer's satisfaction' in mind. They gave their time and talent and served customers radiating their infectious smile. Ramnik Patel thanks Chairman Pramod Kothari his managing committee and volunteers for the support extended. Chairman Pramod was visible lending a hand here, there, and everywhere. The show is over. It is time to walk with raised head. The collective efforts of the community members netted gross Sh.500,000 plus.

 



Text Box: A woman complained to her marriage guidance counselor: "My husband won a trip for two to Hawai. Didn't take me. Instead he went twice!"

 

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ARRIVALS  & DEPARTURES

 


        Ketki Bhadresh Shah to India.

        Bharti & Satish Kothari with family returned from India.

        Hematlal Shavadia to India.

        Manju Shavadia to UK.

        Jai Vora returned after visiting India and Thailand.

        Harsha & Ashwin Doshi returned from India.

        Shobhna and Nanalal Kamdar on a visit from the UK. He is younger brother of Chandulal Kamdar.

        Jayshree and Kumarpal Doshi to India.

        Vaibhavi, daughter of Bhadresh Shah, back to the USA to resume studies.

        Mrs. Sushilaben Labhshankar Doshi (mother of Pravin-Galaxy) back to Mombasa.

        Neelam and Lalitrai Doshi back from India.

        Bharti, wife of Dr. Dinesh Shavadia, Malindi returned to the UK after a visit of 2 weeks. The children Minal and Aarti are studying Computer Information Technology. The family has a new house in Thorton Heath, Surrey. Lonely Dinesh in Malindi felt a need for companionship in Malindi. Someone to warm the home. Gave an advert: "Lonely man in the house needs light and warmth." Next day, a technician from the power company knocked at his door. We do not know how Dinesh reacted.

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Recently Saturday Club organized Ladies Nite at the Sapphire Hotel. One of the events was a fancy dress competition. Needless to say the community's one of the active couples, Bhagvati and Prakash Modi participated. We are not surprised that they bagged the first prize. If technically possible, the photograph

will be on the next page.

 

 


 

 

 


INTER-COMMUNITY BOOGIE WOOGIE COMPETITION

Visha Oswal community is organizing the competition during February. Following groups represents Navnat.

        Vinay Kamdar & Pratik Kamdar.

        Chandni Doshi & Darshna Doshi.

        Brothers, Punit & Pujan Shah.

        Jayni Mehul Doshi. [Solo]

         

WE WISH ALL THE BEST OF LUCK.

Those who would like to e-mail the coloured edition of this bulletin, please give e-mail address to

mgalani@net2000ke.com

 

Your friends overseas could access the bulletin at www.twins-ke.com

Choose the Navnat Link at the bottom left of the screen.

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MERCEDES S-CLASS

 

TECH TOUR DE FOURCE

 

The new Mercedes S-Class features unparalleled luxury and technology. The suspension system dispenses with springs and uses compressed air to adjust stability. At high speed, the chassis lowers automatically to reduce a drag. Grill-mounted radar sounds an alarm and automatically brakes the vehicle if it detects another car or an obstacle ahead. During collision, airbags deploy according to the severity of the impact. And a voice-activated GPS navigation system makes sure you get to your destination.

 

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Compiled by

Secretary Anil Kamdar

and Mansukh Galani.