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“It’s my Body, I can do whatever I want with It”

“It’s my Body, I can do whatever I want with It”

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); These are patients who are stubborn when it comes to giving up habits that adversely affect their health like cigarette smoking or drinking alcohol. Some would shrug away the statistical facts presented to them. Facts that would scare most people, alluding to an imaginary grandfather who smoked cigarette until he died at the 100 years old because of old age. On the other hand, there are chronically ill patients who treat their … Read entire article »

Filed under: featured, illnesses

Stop Crying or I’ll Cry Too!

Stop Crying or I’ll Cry Too!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I nearly cried this morning when one of my male patients bursted into tears in front of me. I saw him only yesterday and for some reason he was back again this time with a new complaint.  Because I needed an interpreter in order to know his complaint, it was possible i missed something in the history. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); However as I pay particular attention … Read entire article »

Filed under: experience, gratitude, Most Read

Please check me properly.

Please check me properly.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A Pakistani patient came in for urinary frequency for 5 days. I was taken aback when he told me to “please check me properly”. Instead of getting angry I felt pity for this patient. His experience with doctors in the past may not have been satisfactory. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); … Read entire article »

Filed under: editor's pick, experience

Too tired to be bothered by the hot sun

Too tired to be bothered by the hot sun

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Several times on the way home at noon I see workers napping on the sidewalk. I wonder how they can do that. Maybe they are too tired to be bothered by the hot sun. Or maybe the heat saps up their energy. What can they do about it anyway? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate, editor's pick