Medical Education

While at school, if I knew one thing for sure about my career, it was that I would not become a doctor.

Neither did I have any interest in dealing with humans or animal bodies, nor did I have the temperament and empathy needed to tend to the sick and diseased.

Such a lack of interest in medicine perhaps also explains why I took little interest in amma’s health before her aortic dissections.

But once I felt responsible for her health and life, I had to learn something about medicine, at least in the context of amma’s problems.

This wasn’t easy.

Learning and understanding one ailment takes a lot of time, even if done through formal education with a good teacher. Imagine trying to learn about four different ailments (aortic dissection, heart failure, RLS and varicose veins) through unstructured and informal sources, and in bits and pieces. And all these by someone who did not like medicine.

In the past five years, I must have spent at least a few hundred hours trying to understand the basics of her ailments and their treatments – predominantly RLS and to a smaller extent, aortic dissection.

Honestly, I do not know how much wiser I have become in my knowledge about these. I have seen many doctors frown when I ask them a question with a technical term included. I cannot blame them – doctors do not want non-experts applying half-baked knowledge they got from the Internet and YouTube on their patients, and perhaps later get blamed for the mess!

But what choice do people like me have? If doctors are not as communicative with patients and caretakers as they should be, isn’t it imperative that a well-educated caretaker tries to learn  something about the ailment and medicines, especially if the threat of the next emergency always loomed on the horizon?

Natural RLS treatments <= Medical education => Unique symptoms

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