Daily Prompt : Symptom

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Symptom

A visit to my physician

I remember going to a Physician, his specialty was, Internal Medicine. I was having problems I had no idea what was causing it. He was a very smart Doctor I was told, ‘you only have to describe your symptoms and he’d tell you why you are not well.’

With this assurance I went to see him. He told me to take a seat and let him know how I was feeling. I knew I wasn’t feeling well. But that was not enough for him to diagnose my sickness. I related I was exceptionally tired, when I tried to vacuum the room, I was short of breath, within seconds. I always walked to school, it was only five  minutes from my house. Recently after walking a few steps I felt my legs were exhausted. In my mind something was seriously wrong and to me it was a huge concern.

He listened and after a few minutes, he said,  ” you are suffering from Hypothyroid, and I’m going to take you off for six weeks from work, and I will prescribe  a pill which you’ll have to take for the rest of your life.”

‘It was all right if this magic pill will make me feel better, but how can I take six weeks off from teaching, who will take care of my kids?’ I asked  him.

He looked at me, and in no uncertain terms said, ‘Do not worry about them, your principal will take care of it, in your condition a patient does not get out of bed let alone go to work.’

He sounded serious. I knew my health was more important than work, and the best thing for me was  to rest and get used to the pill which he started with a slow dose and gradually increased it.

………………………………………… 😦

 

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4 thoughts on “Daily Prompt : Symptom

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this about your experience with the physician. Similar to you, I recently had to see a physician, and didn’t want to hear what he said to me, which was simply to give myself a break :).

    Thank goodness for the source of all healing!

    All good wishes,

    robert

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