Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Aaaa...Chooo

Common cold, though being pretty common, has no treatment. The capsules and tonics that we drain down our throat make us feel less miserable but they are not a cure. Since my childhood, I get at least two attacks of cold in a year, each time the season changes from hot to cold and vice versa. I have my own ways of battling it by inhaling steam, consuming hot drinks. I am ready to take anything as long as it doesn't get converted to into fever and I need to see a doctor.

Though I regard Doctor as a revered profession, I hate to see one for my treatment. To be precise, I don't like to take medicines. I have never completed my full dose of medicines. Each time, after taking a couple, when I start feeling fine, I stop consuming the rest of the tablets. As a kid, when I was forced to drink tonic, I would eat some sugar along with it, to alleviate the medicine's taste.

I had a strange fascination in childhood. I would prefer to get hurt and have a bandage wound around my leg or hand instead of being down with fever. For some stupid reason, I used to feel bandage of one arm or one leg makes one look smarter - yeah, yeah, like a war time hero. I have bruised myself couple of times and felt good sporting a white bandage around my leg. Though I was in high spirits at that time, now I hate to see the mark that the wound has left behind. Once while playing, my brother accidentally hit my head with a bat. Initially, seeing the stream of blood running from my forehead, I got scared. Later, I felt like a mini hero when everyone I met kept asking me about it.

The other thing I don’t like is getting injections. For the same reason, I don’t like getting flu shots. I am down with cough and pretty bad throat now. I am trying cure it using some home made remedies. The problem with cough and cold is, I don’t get the correct amount of sympathy. Had I got hurt or be down with fever, I would have been asked to stop working and take care of myself. But now, the world goes around as if nothing as happened to me, only stopping occasionally to say “Bless You”.

10 comments:

keith hillman said...

Well there's a co-incidence! I feel exactly the same way. I recently had to go for a check up because I moved to another area and it was a 'requirement'. The doctor looked at my notes and was amazed to see I hadn't been to the doctor since 1958! As for time off for sickness, I've never had a single day! Do you think I've missed out?

Suma said...

awww...poor you!!!hope thebig bad cold's gone away...

btw, i hate doctors, dentists, gynaecs, too...

ceedy said...

is it really cold or seasonal allergies....

you might be taking wrong medications...being in jersey in this part of spring it is common

achhooooo!!!

Prats said...

Oh that sounds so like me....I remember being called wounded soldier all my childhood...and yes, it does get you all the attention...the big bad white bandage...heheheh

But coughs and colds u need treat well...or else it'll get to be a nagging pain...
I havent seen a doc in ages too....the last time I went was when my lil one was rushing to be born :D

Guruprasad said...

blass yew... ad i hobe the gold goes away zoon :)

thanks for dropping in on my blog... to be honest i'm pretty bad at reciprocating... but i hope to see you often :)

--xh-- said...

oops.. athzt not really a bunch of good news... hope you feel better.. whn i get the cold attacks, i guld down soem hot soup with lot of pepper. amkes me feel good :-D

all that bandage and feeling like hero .. he he he :)

Archana Bahuguna said...

Same pinch ... cold is really terrible. But I like my voice when I have cold ;-). And yes, you get no sympathy for it.

My biggest fear is of swallowing pills, incidentally it has not changed over years. Injections, syrups, and everything else is a no problem.

Kavitha said...

Oh Oh....get well soon Joy...

But you what is worse than having to go see a doc???

Having one at home :(

Suma said...

boohoo...i think you tagged me with ure cold...sniff, sniff

SK said...

>>For some stupid reason, I used to feel bandage of one arm or one leg makes one look smarter - yeah, yeah, like a war time hero. I have bruised myself couple of times and felt good sporting a white bandage around my leg.

Same here! Loved getting hurt! :--D

Hope you are alright now.