Diseases and I!
Nowdays, Arjuna without migraine is equivalent to Rava Uppuma without Rava! For the past 4 days, I have got 3 migraine attacks - 2 on my right and today on the left side! This is the 5 th attack in 3 weeks! Usually at this time of the year - I start getting this stupid disease! Its such a pain! As soon as my eyes blur and I see some divine aura around me - I know that my friend has come to strike me! I immediately put 2 tablets of paracetamol - but still nothing helps. I am planning to go and see my GP aka doctor today! The main problem why I have been avoiding him is - he thinks that I am 'quite' paranoid about diseases and I am just imagining things! Whenever I go to him - I start saying I could have nephritis in the kidney, Biliary Atresia in the liver, Type B diabetes, left ventricular heart failure etc etc.. Moreover I suggested him some medicines and and he went what??? He requested me not to come to his clinic for a year! Maybe he is jealous that I am more knowledgeable than him!!
I have a severe paranoia when it comes to diseases from my early age of 14! I have been taking regular blood tests (Sugar, Blood Cholestrol (LDL,HDL, Trigylcerides)) every year ( and sometimes my cholestrol levels are over the roof!) and recently I have started having ECGs done. Next year I plan to have a MRI scan done to my heart and it could cost me a lot of money - that reminds me I should save some! I take garlic tablets daily, eat Benecol butter that is supposed to be a cholestrol buster, do exercises (????) and most importantly I regret and feel sad after eating junk food!
Now I am worried that I may have some problems with my insulin. My blood pressure is always low (113/66 mmHg - last year it was 107/57 mmHg!) with a pulse rate of 60 which my doctor in India says its good - but I am not quite happy with his answer! Yesterday when I was doing some research on low blood pressure I found out that low blood pressure could be caused due to diabetes as well! And now I am pissed off! Low blood pressure and migraine - something suspicious now! I need to have my body scrutinized asap!
For those who are wondering why on earth I am like this - as some of you(Parvati, Viji and Aatma) would know - my father is a heart transplant patient and kidney failure patient who lives on dialysis! Yesterday the doctor has told that his ventricle has narrowed (due to the asymmetry causing calcium deposits) and he may have to undergo an operation but there is a risk involved since he is a heart transplant patient! Now you would know why I am like this! I even had my own private medical insurance cover paying a whopping 45 pounds per month - then discontinued it after some advice! I guess its high time I get back my insurance again!
-- to be contd!