Posts Tagged ‘ medicine ’

Walking among the living


Fuzzy mind Wobbly legs A state of delirium Headache Bodyache But free of Heartache The mind sees The eyes sleep The body breathes Pain Comes and goes Reality intermingling With dreams Voices Visions Vitamins Hot and cold Bursts of energy Languid days Restless nights Doctor Medicine Advice Smiling faces Snappy deadlines Work stress Life...
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Billion Hearts Beating


Even before my dad had a heart attack a couple of years ago, I was keenly aware of the dangers we, South Asians, face when it comes to heart problems. Despite my slender physique and primarily vegetarian diet, I knew I wasn’t in the clear. But I was afraid to get the tests done...
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More in sickness than in health

Mom & Dad

As I lie in bed coughing, battling body ache, and trying to kill that monster playing ping-pong in my head with Advil, I think of mom and dad.Twenty years ago, I’d be smothered with care and affection. Soup, fruit, hot meals, sponge baths, loving fingers caressing my messy hair … needs met before I...
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