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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Doctors: To See or Not To See

It isn't that I don't like doctors... but they haven't been very effective lately. The Husband's toenail infection went through a month's worth of doctors' visits, same clinic. It promptly got well after I administered this dark green mash of balsam leaves, and bound it as a compress over night to his toe. The Husband's nose allergies joust with the doctors' anti-histamines and win a trophy each time. They retreat, backing away, intimidated by a hot brew of thyme tea. Years ago, The Husband's liver gave trouble. His skin turned yellow. His eyes were orange. Doctors didn't know what was wrong. No alcohol. No prior liver infection of the sexual nor digestive type. Only a bit of slush in the gall bladder, they said. In the end, it was milk thistle that saved the day. The Husband's haemorrhoids were very uncomfortable. It looked like some cutting and sewing would be needed in a very uncomfortable place. In the end, butcher's broom capsules saved the day. Then, there was a wart, caused by a virus, on his finger. The doctor's cream burnt a hole all around the wart but the hard lump was still there and still viral. We sent it packing with a mashed garlic poultice administered to the lump. When he had conjunctivitis, we used the doctor's eye drops... faithfully for 3 days. The eye got worse. After 2 days of green tea eye washes, we licked the conjunctivitis good and silly. The gynaecologist gave me general anaesthesia to go poke about inside my womb, only to declare that he didn't know what was wrong with me, and why I was bleeding so much every month. I confess that I don't know either but I did notice that if I take too  much garlic or ginger that month, I would be a leaking blood faucet that month. I still dunno why but the point is... the doctor doesn't either.

For years, I've prevented flus at home with 5 judicious drops of very diluted tea tree oil up each nostril whenever anyone feels even a bit of an itch in the nose. I've cured myself of yeast infections with rosemary essential oil. I've also gotten rid of body odour and dandruff with rosemary essential oil.

This time, the Puppy Flu got me good. The last time I was sick this must have been 10 years ago? I didn't wanna see a doctor because I know that the doctor will just say it's a viral flu and needs to run its course. He'll say that he can't do anything about it except give me paracetomol and an anti-histamine... and all manner of lozenges that I won't eat.

So, I stayed home and nursed it with echinacea which had gotten rid of Little Boy's sniffles within 24 hours, twice.... and which has been found to have anti-viral properties. I'm much better now but I have no voice. Well-meaning people ask me to see a doctor but I'm pretty sure he'll just give more anti-inflammatory medication so I dun wanna go. Instead, I think I'll go off to Eu Yan Sang and get a packet of those herbs that come with wasp/bee in it like here. I felt really ill this time. I did wanna see the doctor to make the discomfort go away, but I just KNOW the doctor will say that there is nothing much he can do to make the flu go away, or my voice come back.

The problem is, doctors are trained to NOT believe in God's medicines. They would be much more effective if they believed otherwise. Then at least, I would have a doctor to see, rather than have to lie in bed to give instructions via sign language to husband and children on how to take care of me. It's not very fair is it? When the others are sick, they lie in bed and get everything done for them. Towels, compresses, tinctures and teas... all manner of nourishing soups. All ready when they wake. And I KNOW when they wake because I pop in often enough. When I am sick, I need to co-ordinate my own bedside care... and no one knows I am awake because everyone has disappeared, and I have to Psssssst people for a while before anyone appears. If I were about to die, they would never make it in time to see me go. And since everyone is so disgusted with my Puppy Flu, I have been made, this time, to feel like I have leprosy by all except the dear Daughter and Grandma. Women are SUCH nicer people than men. Don't even get me started on the nourishing soup. I fell ill on marketing day so there was nothing in the fridge to cook. Everyone else ate out. I ate nothing.

Soooooooooooobbbb!

I feel a bit sore about that... and that doctors always tell me they don't know or can't do anything. I don't really wanna be a MOM. I wanna get myself MOMMED.

14 comments:

My Sinfonia said...

I thought dog flu is not contagious to humans? What happens if the pup got the flu from something else? If the symptoms get worse, pls go see doc. Just to make sure and play safe, Petunia.

petunialee said...

Sinfonia - I'm definitely on the mend but I do promise you that I'll go on Monday if I feel like shit still.

L said...

Poor Petunia,
Hope you get better soon. Meanwhile, you could text your mommying instructions to your family...
Take care!

petunialee said...

L - Yup!! Been doing that!!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

*hugs*

Blur Ting said...

Poor thing. I hope you're better now. The sight of you lying in bed that day ... we all looked on with so much pity.

I can fully empathise with you on this one. When the kids fall sick, we take such good care of them but good luck to us when we're unwell.

petunialee said...

OKC - Thanks a bunch!!

petunialee said...

Ting - I reckon all Mommies do.

Malar said...

Poor Putunia. I thought you have recover from your flu!
Hope you get better & take care!
All mum face this thing I guess..... ;)

GraceYuMommy said...

i read your blog for the first time today (spin off from Kiasu parents which i started reading only a few days ago). you must be thinking i am from some other planets to have only started reading Kiasu Parents when i have been a Mom for 13 years).

Anyway i write to wish you speedy recovery. Hugs.

petunialee said...

GraceYuMommy - Thanks for dropping by!

petunialee said...

GraceYuMommy - Thanks for dropping by!

Celly said...

hi petunia, just wondering if you could advise on the butchers' broom capsules that your husband took. May I know where you got yours from and how long did it take for your husband to be cured? I've been searching for a natural remedy, and I would really appreciate any advice you can provide on butchers' broom capsules :) Thanks in advance!!

Petunia Lee said...

Celly - We get ours from GNC.