Friday, June 02, 2006

a trip to the doc

To all guys who think it absolutely sucks to be a guy,
Try being a girl in the throes of mentrual cramps. Every month.

Now, try being a girl in which it hurts so bad you just black out.
You'll never complain after that.

Went to the clinic again for pain relief and came away feeling sheepish and stupid. My stupidity made the doctor laugh, at the very least. You see, my dad, and mom had been bugging me to take EPOs (Evening Primrose Oil) since the last attack but me being me, I didn't. So when the good doctor recommended something non-invasive to help the problem, what did he take out? a bottle of EPOs.

I must have looked like some monkey who just ate a whole basketful of hot chillies and now, jumping in agony because he just took one look at me, said,
"She looks like a very bright person"
And then laughed.

dad to doc , "You See?! YOU better be the one telling her, she won't listen to us! I have a hard time getting her to eat fruits that I've cut and placed in a platter, whats more this"

And the good doc laughed some more.

I was in pain so I just sat looking like a complete fool.

Okay, it's my fault, enough already.
Enough to make me resolve to stuff one darn pill each day, even if it kills me. (Figuratively, of course.)

My dad, being who he his, managed to swerve the conversation towards the coming University Results, me having to take care of myself, and of course, taking up pharmacy and whether it's the right step.
He's kind of worried that I might regret not placing medicine as the first choice after reading an article in the newspapers today where many high achievers aren't putting medicine first and therefore less competition in that field.
What he didn't know was that, I didn't regret and I didn't mind.

But the doc, Dr. Nadzri was fun to talk too, encouraging and friendly.
He said that what's important is to gain a place, and after that there's a huge world ahead of you, that is, to me. There's plenty of options that are related to the medical fields and that I should never lost heart nor hope.
And to never regret because circumstances as they are, are always there to influence. But with heart, you'll do good because there are many options around with things turning up without you expecting them to. Because after all, the thing that wakes you up in the mornings is the drive and the passion.
My passion is medical related, and if that means pharmacology with its various branches, biomedical, biochemical or something else, so be it.
Who knows, maybe I'll be able to discover some new drug that will save the world?
Like a modern female version of Batman?
cue: Batman theme

He gave me something, a piece of paper, nothing fancy, about a certain drug, its side effects, compositions etc which you might find enclosed with any packaged drug.
"As an introduction to pharmacy", he says while handing it to me, smiling.

I take it as a reminder that I should never lose heart and faith.

Thank ye, Dr. Nadzri.


ButTeRcUp said...

yeah.. the doc must have fallen in love with you la!! haha.. so nice.. giving things that other patient won't get. bias doc!!! haha... well, good that u r looking things ahead... save the world it may. me having kinda the same thought too... but errr... i'm not tht smart like u la. haha.. gambade! and errr... take care of yourself properly.. be a good gal and take wat ever medicine tht u should. blek... bye

amy-da-great said...

thanks for the concern..i'll try to be a good girl!
and he's so NOT lar. I bet he treats all his patients the same way. After all, I saw him for only like 15 minutes?
you'll do good too in your field..of that I'm very sure!

LW said...

He cut the fruits, put them on a platter and you still wouldnt eat???????


buttercup said...

haha.... i bet he didn't treat all patients like tht.. haha..

to lw= simmy's dad cut for her la... haha

amy-da-great said...

well, you know my father..he exaggerates..i inherited that from him..=Þ
But I do Eat them okay..though he cuts 'em.

Yes, he does treat everyone the same way!

LW to buttercup said...

DOOORH!!! Of course I MEANT Sim's dad...

OMFG! and you thought i meant the doctor!!!

LMAO.. for a LOONG time I havent been using Su Sien's favourite words... *cough* Gau ler ho! Mai kei Gau!


kinwai said...

well, that's tendency of evil-minded kids i guess. Nay, they never listen to their parents, but outsiders. HAH! Oi, your background is black, and your font is dark, damn susah to baca le....

amy-da-great said...

I put bright font you say you'll go blind, put dark font you say cannot what am I to do?

hypnosis said...

A typical dictionary definition of hypnosis states that it is: a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion. However, anyone who has tried hypnosis (and any self respecting hypnotist) will tell you that this is a very simplistic view of the subject!
A much better description comes from the Free Online Dictionary which states that hypnosis is: an artificially induced state of consciousness, characterised by heightened suggestibility and receptivity to direction. So what does this mean and how can it be used to your advantage?

Well, the subject of hypnosis has been discussed and pondered since the late 1700s. Many explanations and theories have come and gone though science, however, has yet to supply a valid and well-established definition of how it actually happens. It's fairly unlikely that the scientific community will arrive at a definitive explanation for hypnosis in the near future either, as the untapped resources of our 'mostly' uncharted mind still remain something of a mystery.
However, the general characteristics of hypnosis are well documented. It is a trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, deep relaxation and heightened imaginative functioning. It's not really like sleep at all, because the subject is alert the whole time. It is most often compared to daydreaming, or the feeling you get when you watch a movie or read a captivating book. You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the outside world. Your focus is concentrated intensely on the mental processes you are experiencing - if movies didn't provide such disassociation with everyday life and put a person in a very receptive state then they would not be as popular (nor would TV advertising be as effective!). Have you ever stated that a film wasn't great because you just couldn't 'get into it'???
This works very simply; while daydream or watching a movie, an imaginary world becomes almost real to you because it fully engages your emotional responses. Such mental pursuits will on most occasions cause real emotional responses such as fear, sadness or happiness (have you ever cried at a sad movie, felt excited by a future event not yet taken place or shivered at the thought of your worst fear?).
It is widely accepted that these states are all forms of self-hypnosis. If you take this view you can easily see that you go into and out of mild hypnotic states on a daily basis - when driving home from work, washing the dishes, or even listening to a boring conversation. Although these situations produce a mental state that is very receptive to suggestion the most powerful time for self-change occurs in the trance state brought on by intentional relaxation and focusing exercises. This deep hypnosis is often compared to the relaxed mental state between wakefulness and sleep.
In this mental state, people feel uninhibited and relaxed and they release all worries and doubts that normally occupy their mind. A similar experience occurs while you are daydreaming or watching the TV. You become so involved in the onscreen antics