Ours not to Question
Friday, May 24, 2013
The rigmarole of Doctors and their Fundas has once more begun spinning out--and with apologies to Lord Tennyson it is "Ours not to question why---Ours to hear and meekly comply" is the order of the day!!Luckily for me, belonging to a Family which is related to a wide spectrum of well known Mumbai Doctors is a boon--one or the other is always there to consult!!This time it was the Orthopaedic Specialist---and and though the Doctor was tied up luckily an appointment was made available by my sister -in-law Suhas at the nth hour!!As I hobbled in to consult him the first thing he remarked on was my obesity.Well I've been plataeued for many years now---and now am resigned to the fact that Obesity is here to stay!!
Briskly going about bending my legs as if I was a Ragdoll and poking and probing them mercilessly he cheerfully informed me that I was reasonably healthy for my number of Ailments--and advised an X-Ray and a Blood Test to check my D2-D3 levels as well as my B12 level as well.As suspected it turned up that I have severe D2-D3 deficiency while my B12 just clears the mark.Result?An extra tablet at night for B12---and weekly Sachets of D-2-D3 medication.Also Physiotherapy,Sonography and Diathermy as well.So today was the first day of the Sonography---quite a pleasant surprise in fact---the main Pain point being gently massaged in circular motion for about 30 minutes.Helped ease the pain considerably and encouraged by that I quickly sat up--only to be admonished to be gentler? with my poor Body---so here we are again once more--The Body versus Me--even though we co-exist in the same shell!!
The admonishment led to a mild Lecture--I'm not to climb the Stairs too often,before getting out of bed each morning there are certain excersizes that I have to perform to ease the overnight stiffness,standing on my legs for a long time without a break is a no-no and holding any posture too long is not to be allowed.Not just that I cannot walk continuously as I am used to doing---even my Walks need breaks every 5-10 minutes!!So while I'm relatively young my Body is ageing fast---and is using such painful black mailing tactics to get it's own way!!!That's why I say Folks--listen to your Body when it refuses to do something and change your ways early for the benefit of the Body you live in--or like me one has to pay the Price!!