Thursday, January 29, 2009

Doctors and McDonalds

I was sick again early this week. My gastritis will kill me one day, I am quite sure. I didn't have it for quite awhile so I was not ready for the intense pain. I was on the floor writhing in pain. I normally hate to go to the hospital but this time I needed prescription for ANY kind of pain reliever. Anyway, so I went...Well, It was my first trip to a Swiss emergency room and I was not so impressed. I think doctors here rely too much on expensive tests to think for them that they have forgotten how to THINK! If being a doctor is just about reading blood test results then what's the point of studying medicine? My sister was able to diagnose me in 1 minute (and accurately predicted the drugs that I should take), whereas the doctor here took hours and hours even after me telling her multiple times that I have gastritis. She was quite fixated on the appendicitis angle...well, anyway, now I am in recovery but the bad part is it is still quite painful for me to eat anything oily or spicy. I find myself dreaming about a McChicken sandwich. I swear, as soon as I am well it would be the first thing I will eat!The last time I had one was 2 months ago.
McChicken as advertised by McDonalds

I remember thinking then that it tastes exactly like the first time I tried it. Keep in mind that that was in the Philippines 25 or so years ago. Trans fat aside, that's what I like about McDonalds, you always know what you are going to get unlike for medical care.

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