The Doctor’s Visit

Those with with eyes that refuse to see

People are more than a means to make money

The sick come to us needing so much more

They need real care not just a bandaid and a kick out the door.

They say give 15 minutes and not one second more

But I always do cause that’s who I am at my core.

Yes that oath to do no harm and actually care.

But come 5 pm the staff is angered that I’m still there.

Even patients say I’m taking too long

They are accustomed to just being strung along

What to do when healthcare is this way?

Do I try to change it or merely look away?

I either advocate for change or lose my job

I’ve done that before and that’s why I’m where I’m at.

Do I care for them or myself in this broken system?

Can it ever be changed or am I just deranged?

Thoughts?

Hugs from Brooklyn

A feel better story!


Mom mom I think I’m getting sick
I’m coughing up mucus that is white and thick

Don’t worry my child I have some remedies just for you. This is what we are going to do.

First you will take 500 mgs of Vitamin C. It will boost your immune system to the best it can be. Take for five days. Can be 1000mg.

Here take this tad of cinnamon mixed with honey. It’s an antioxidant to soothe your throat plus it was on sale so I saved some money. Take twice a day for five days. Avoid if on blood thinners. On aspirin is okay.

Today you will stay at home. We don’t need your germs going out to roam. Use your sick day .

I think I’m not feeling well too. Bragg apple cider vinegar to the rescue. It’s a powerful antioxidant. We will get better. I am confident. 1-2 tsps with 1 cup hot water plus 1 packet stevia at bedtime for 3-5 days. Gargle 1tsp of ACV with 1/2 cup warm water for 7 days.

I know probiotics can improve the good bacteria in your gut. It will stop making you feel in such a rut.

Another thing that I must tell you is to stop blaming yourself for how you feel. You are healthy and will get better. It wasn’t your fault cause you didn’t wear a sweater. Focus on the positive and not the negative.

Come come practice meditation with me. It will calm your nerves and ease your anxiety.

I have nasal saline for your stuffy nose right there and I cooked a healthy meal because I care. Good nutrition is key to healing. Take care of your body every day so when you get sick it will keep the illness at bay.

You see over there is my favorite anti-inflammatory and decongestant. Yes it’s Vicks vaporub and I find it’s scent quite pleasant.

We will end the night with some elderberry tea. It’s a bit tingly but good for you and me. Awesome immune booster.

But mom what does Dad think?

He says we could have avoided all this if we had just taken some zinc. Take at first sign of cold within 24 hrs for three days.

But now this must come to an end and I hope you do comprehend. Every sneeze and cough doesn’t need an antibiotic. Don’t just request or prescribe as rote/robotic. Try these remedies for they can assist. Do get antibiotics if after 7 days the symptoms persist.

The end.

Guady G
Hugs from Brooklyn.

It’s been 12 long days

It’s been 12 days since I wrote a post.

I would love to say I’m home resting having tea and toast.

Well I am not.. I’m at work wishing I was on a yacht.

No cool waters here just me dealing with patient’s illnesses and fears.

But I will write today because it takes my own anxiety away.

Thank you for reading if you did. I think that is rather splendid.

I’m an essential worker and lately my mornings are filled with meditations to motivate myself to leave the house. Now more places are opening making trains packed in the mornings. It is frightening since people don’t respect social distancing and some don’t wear masks. As a medical professional crowds like this is where viruses and bacteria love to dwell.

I ask myself if this profession is worth it especially now with me sacrificing my health and my time with family. Being a doctor isn’t what it used to be. We now have to abide by Health insurances and their rules. We have to fight to get medications and procedures approved only to have formularies change again in a few months. Patients yell at us when insurances won’t pay or the premium/co-pays are high. It is not our fault.

Well that’s me just venting. I have to remind myself that writing soothes my soul. I need to write daily even if no one will read it. It is my medicine. Namaste. Hugs from Brooklyn.

Sincerely Guady G