Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Medicine Hater

Diary Entry 17

When people hear both my parents are doctors they assume a lot of things. One of those things is that I receive the best health care in the world.

Whenever I get a cold, I try to get better doing everything possible. Everything other than taking medicines that is. I try drinking herbal water. I used to ask the maid to do certain rituals like circling crushed red chilli and mustard round my head and later burning it. It is supposed to scare away the spirits that bring influenza. I am not a believer of psychosomatic healing, I just don’t want to take any medicine.



When I was a kid I had to take so many medicines because I always had a cold. I was forced to take so many drugs but they never helped me. If you took my blood sample at that time, you will see my blood filled with antibiotics waving hi at you, but doing nothing to help me get better. All this made me lose faith in my parents who happened to be doctors. I felt like a Jew who was a part of  Nazi medical experiment because I thought they tested out new drugs on me to see if it worked. Everybody who got treated by my parents got better, everybody except me.

I was so convinced that my parents were bad doctors that I asked my mother to take me to another doctor. So I went and saw another doctor and that lady gave me a prescription for the same medicines that I have been taking for the past 2 years (I get the wise I told you so look from my mother). It was not like I had one or two tablets a day. There were so many tablets, in so many different colours that they were like the side dishes you get during a Saravan Bhavan meal. All this made me lose all my faith in medicines and doctors very young. 



Now I fall sick less often but still my lack of faith in medicine has not changed. I try to do a lot of things first before I take medicines. However if you came to my parents you can be assured of quality treatment from them.  Everything they give you is tried and tested on me.

My mother is the only one doctor in the world I trust now. As for my father I still think he uses me for his experimentation.  


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16 Comments for this post:

  1. Haahaha made me laugh the way u suspect ur dad is experimenting on u :P
    When I was in 4th grade,the doctors were *almost* going to perform a surgery on me for kidney stone which didn't exist :/
    So when it comes to the whole i dont have faith in doctors,I'm with u on this one ;)

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    1. Lol kidney stones is not as bad as my friend being diagnosed with a false brain tumor after having a scan done :D

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  2. FYI,I was stuck in the hospital for a month .. On saline .. Sucked :|

    Omg :o Poor guy/girl !! Shit that is so weird and weird and more weird :p

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    1. My awesome mother saved her from people who thought they should open up her skull. :D

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  3. Thank God for your mother!! :D

    PS. I just finished going through all ur posts .. I really like the way u write!! And I like ur sense of humor .. :D

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  4. I have a very close friend in Delhi, both of whose parents are doctors too :). I was always under a myth you just busted that he received the best medical attention available in the city :D
    Nice humor :)

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    1. Lol I dont know how it is with other people but I guess if your parents are doctors you will always have the feeling that they are not giving as much attention as they give their patients. And thanks :)

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  5. Talk about stereotypes, we always assume don't we.

    Nice post.
    Hope you don't catch a cold ever:)

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    1. Lol I have a cold right now. I wrote this post because I bunked college and got bored of sleeping all day :D

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  6. Haha......Nice one da.......

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  7. Funny, witty and laugh all the way! It comes so naturally to you. Amazingly Cool. :D :D
    Read my Cocained animal post, that clearly reflects the level of my hidden craziness :D

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  8. You are a drama queen ( king if you so please) . Bechara your parents. Tut tut :P

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