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.

Food poisoning-a medical perspective

I feel so tired and so blah
I keep running to do ca-ca

I shall call out from work today
I have a few sick days so home I’ll stay

What was it that I ate?
Oh must have been the steak on my plate.

Become vegan I heard them say!
Perhaps I shall cause I hate feeling this way!

Namaste
Guady G

Oh I have been there but now I’m mostly vegan or shall I say lactovegetarian. But seriously if you have food poisoning-warning signs of something grave includes fever or seeing blood in the stool. Most of the time it will resolve in a few days. Follow a BRAT diet- bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast and keep well hydrated. FYI Salmonella comes from undercooked chicken and E.Coli from undercooked beef.