It has been tough for the past few days. Have been taking my mom to doctors, diagnostic centers, giving medicines, taking second opinion and what not. I guess, it has got do with her advancing age. She has been diagnosed with Osteoporosis and already has arthritis. As i have mentioned earlier, I am extremely attached to my mom and even if there’s slight discomfort I get panicky. Candidly speaking, I do not believe into Allopath too much especially the drugs and treatment that the doctors of current times prescribe. Yes, I agree that there’s tremendous advancement in the field of technology but at the same time, the greed for more money, commercial success is of prime importance for people today & not the sensitivity.
Firstly take appointments and still wait for 2-3 hours. Then deal with their attitude, they don’t care even if the patient is in immense pain. Tell me, how much it costs to talk to the patients in a generous way? He wasn’t rude, but if you be more personable I feel it makes a difference and boosts the patience confidence to fight any disease. Earlier, specialists used to ask the symptoms and then prescribe medicines but these days, the doctors after doing the basic check-up would write a list of tests done from some “referred diagnostic center” (Quoting this since I have heard they have tie-ups for some commercial profits) and then prescribe medicines based on the reports. Yes, it has its own merits which i don’t deny. But in a span of 10 days 15-20 tests? 5-6 kinds of blood tests. My heart aches to see that needle pierce into her delicate veins while extracting blood.
After the reports, a series of analysis takes place, eventually concluding to provide some pain killers and very high dose of medicines. All of us would agree I hope; that pain killers/ heavy dose have severe effect, both physically and mentally. It may give you instant relief but has adverse effects in the long run. At least that’s what I feel.
Today I lost it completely, after hours of waiting the doctor finally recommended her some steroid (Aclasta), knowing that the drug has some side-effects. It doesn’t matter much to them, if God forbid something happens. I became restless, thinking what I should do, what I should avoid so that she gets relief from the pain.
Finally, I consulted a few friends and found out that Ayurvedic Treatment is best for joint pains and has no side effects as such. In fact the doc made me feel comfortable saying “Please don’t worry, this is curable & in a herbal way”. I felt glad hearing those words of hope. At least i want to try this.