I just saw the sun sink into the horizon. A large flock of birds just flew past my consulting window to their homes. The silhouette they made against the setting sun was a breathtaking view. I turned back to my patient at hand wondering when I will be able to go to my nest! And finally when I do get to go home, which roads will be barricaded! The patient looked at me with a warm smile.
Not every patient hit their doctors. There are terrible incidents happening, true, but thankfully, all my patients treat me in a way that makes me feel joy in this all time morbid profession! And one day, I pray, everyone would see us as just humans and not God!
I was just coming back to the real world, from my imagination, when a patient in my waiting room coughed, a cough which I know takes a lot of energy. I turned my head to the CCTV screen footage to make sure she was alright. Ten others just looked at her as if she were some leper and moved away from her, all I could see was a poor withered old woman, who came alone to the clinic.
I knew her very well by that point of time. She was a lovely old woman, who always brought food for the staff because we were always running around for patients from dusk to dawn. She always greeted everyone with folded hands. She hugged me everytime she was about to leave.
During one of my bad days, after 9 hours of consulting, she was my last patient for that day. She looked at me and at once asked me whether I was okay! She had nothing but affection for me and that one question from a lovely patient made my day. It made me realise I was a human too, it was okay for me to fall apart sometimes.
She coughed once again. And other patients now started panicking a little. I called her in next and checked her thoroughly to rule out the worst thoughts that were in my head and to give a word of relief to other patients who were in the waiting room with her.
According to her symptoms what she had was definitely not Covid-19. But what she definitely had was a lot of neglect from her family and even strangers because of just a cough!
I take care of many patients a day who come in with a sore throat or a mild cough or sneezing. But more often than not, the sore throat was caused by that big tub of ice cream that you had last night, the cough from having a nice chill bath in this weather, and the sneezing because of the never ending cleaning you did because of all the free time.
I try my best to counsel not only my patients but the general public too!
Rather than the disease, the fear of getting it will cause more harm to us. As one of my teachers say, FEAR IS THE CONTAGION.
This is not the time to panic, ostracize, neglect.
This is the time we stand together, cherish, spread love.
What you think sets a motion in the universe, and the universe turns your thoughts into the reality.
So let us think about a beautiful world full of love that all of us can cherish. Since all of us have a lot of free time, let’s get things done that we always wanted to but never seemed to find enough time for. Let’s read or write or draw or paint or cook or be an instagrammer, if that’s what you enjoy. As long as it distracts you from the panic and fear, let’s move ahead and do nothing together!
For any health related doubts inbox me, I’ll be honoured to help!
-With lots of love.
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