Thursday, October 2, 2008

Super Paru n DISHUM DISHUM sinusitis (?)…!!!

(warning: giv rest 2 yer brains..don't read this too many time and 'think'...!!! )



I luv being a headache…but I hate catching one…!!!


My war with the sinuses (Maxillary sinuses?…2 b precise) began ages back. When I was the cute (ahem ahem) school going kiddy!!!

…then I used to remain curled up…’ngee ngee’’mamma it pricks me too hard’…etc…

(n hmmm…I’ve got confessions 2 make…there were times when I feigned headache when calendar holidays never quenched my thirst…oops)

Ages passed by…physicians earned lots of bucks… (Personally I preferred the sweet yummy homeo medicines to the bitter Analgesics!!!). Amma turned ‘villain’ at times…pumping soaring ‘arishtas’, dipping me into steam (yukkk…ayurveda at times get un-palatable)

I grew up…!!! Sinusitis kept on visiting me…!!! I reached the medical school.

I caught a new illness ‘the medico syndrome’…

(Features of medico syndrome: Whenever a new disease is being learnt, you begin suspecting that you have it. For example, recently I went through the definition of ‘mental health’ in Park’s Textbook on Social and Preventive medicines…and I started worrying…’god…I am mad??? Sobbbb….’)

However…the new environment gave me an authority…the right to question dad or amma…whenever they rung me “monu…da…marunnokke mudangathe kazhikkane…” (Sunny…take medicines regularly…)…I would reply, “mamma…too much medicines kill my liver…!” (As if I mastered MBBS within weeks after I got admitted in the college)

Well the fact is…my mamma, a loving house wife is still better than me in ‘household’ pharmacology… (Reference…read the first lines in this link…autobiography)

I thought of redefining my illness as MIGRAINE…a more stylish name(different too)…and started searching the Textbook of Internal Medicine for the treatment…!!! Gosh…!!! It said…’life style modifications rock’

’What the hell??? My life is already full of style and you still want me to modify it???’

Yupp…oops…lemme cut this short… (sorry folks….)

The exam season. (2ND MBBS University…)

The worst days are back…The wicked headaches… No way…Analgesics will kill my liver, put me to bed…antibiotics will make the germs ‘more resistant’…I stopped taking medications…( the pressure of my exams really turned me mad…I lost my common senses in the pages of mammoth textbooks…

I tried real hard to fight the nausea…the auras…and all screwing symptoms of migraine…)

TRING TRING…TRING TRING



Nithin: “hey Paru…wazzup?”

Paru: “dey ninte oru vivaravum illallo?” (no news from ye…?)

Nithin: “ennaa parayana…s*%#%^ing headaches yaar” (what to say…head aches…!!!)

Paru: (sarcastically)“Ennittu doctor sir marunnonnum kazhichille?? (and doctor sir is still sitting without treating it??)

Nithin: (haughty, bossy, in Malayalam I call it jaada) Actually honey…NO…pain killers produce transient relief..and it’s too risky to try other medications now…can’t try my luck…what if I’ll fall asleep within the exam hall…

Paru: Nee ethu Ugandayile Doctoraa?? Naanamille?? Poyi aavi pidikkeda…. (Which world are you in?? Uganda?? Aren’t you ashamed?? Go do some steam inhalation yaar)

Nithin : hmmmm??? Grrrr….nee enne padippikkuvanno?? (r u trying to teach me? …grrrrrr)

Paru: aa then….marakkanda…Try Karvol Plus 2 add some menthol ‘flavour’ to the vapours… (aa..then don’t forget…)

Nithin: Kaaarvol watt??? (Though I tried pretending not to listen to what she was saying…I secretly scribbled it in my notepad…)

Next day

TRING TRING

Amma: kochu…enganundu…? (dear…how do you feel?)

Nithin: Hey better…!!! Rocking…mamma…I tried a new prescription…ayurveda…it’s called Karvol Plus…few drops in the steaming water…and my head ache is off!!!

Amma: Yeah I remember that…karvol plus na??? the green capsule??? Yer grandma used to use it…I never bothered to try it out..so it works ha…?

MY GRANDMA….???? LORD….CAN I GET SOME HYDROGEN CYANIDE???

After few minutes I reluctantly hit an sms to Paru…”Hey buddy…my head ache is ‘gone with the wind!!!’…thanks yaar”

Paru’s reply: hehe..so werz ma consultation fee?

Well Folks…the events taught me a lot….now whenever someone dials me for an advice on headache...the first thing I counsel is Steam inhalation with Karvol Plus…!!! And an ayurvedic preparation named SEPTILIN…(Marketed by Himalaya Drug company)

Of course...when things go outta hand…antibiotics and analgesics come to the rescue…!!!

Niway… I realised is that a little knowledge might be dangerous and useless…and I have long ways to tread before I can comment on Internal Medicine!!!

Bolo paroo ki..jai…

(Paru is wonderful pal of mine…she’s ‘experimenting’ bio-informatics@ V.I.T…that means.. .non-medico…but she’s better known as a ‘walking medical store’…!!! )

(actually written ages back...when i was a toddler...still un edited...knowing nothing about the wonderful course i am taking ...so the content might sound absurd...and i strictly recommend don't THINK...shut your brains off...this piece of 'almost fiction' is intended to flash smiles...no harms intended)


4 comments:

Hemanth Potluri said...

hahaah...mom villain never..:P...

the whole post tells me how not to get headaches anymore lol :P..and thnks to ur friend paro and ur mom...hahah..and i to will name some some things with fashion..if i get fever the next time i will say i am hot today cant come to the office lolz..:P..

good had few laughs :)..

urs..hemu...

Vinay said...

nalla katha...as hemanth says, inji talavedhana enginey avoid cheyam ennu manasilayi...!! :)

beautiful...!!

Priya Joyce said...

hey tat was sutmthng funny I am ROFL
ha ha specially ur conversation with Paru lolz
adu eneem vayichaal enikku evide prandhu pidikum Chirichu chirichu.
lolz

ANWESA said...

wow,say thanx 2 paru..lol..funny post..(diya tale andhera)...no offence meant..

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