Man of science

That’s me, a man of science. Combine that with the fact¬†that my dad was involved in the drug industry from bottom to top most of my life (he was the first to ever sell Mylanta!) and I say “yes” to science, doctors, and drugs. The way to go.

So this morning I see this post by my good blog friend Claire. I must disagree with you wholeheartedly! No, not about the Alka Pro drops nor the Naka Greens, no, no, who am I to question those? It is this line …

I personally would not bother telling the doctor anything about this. S/he will not agree, not understand, not care, give you trouble, call you a quack …

Yeah, I believe letting your doctor know everything just in case, but that’s not my point here, either.

You see, a while ago Pearlsky and I had this horrible incident, which involved some lesions she had. I did not post what happened to said lesions. They were looked at by two doctors in the female adolescent clinic (and one resident who deserves a slow painful death, but I digress) who just shrugged and had no idea. We then saw the chief of dermatology, a great guy, who did not have a clue. He did offer to do a biopsy, we passed for the time being.

A few days later our nanny asks if she can try something. As most of our nannies are, she is a Russian immigrant and grew up with home remedies and such medicine of the earth. I told her she had to tell me specifically what she wanted to do, and I would decide.

The next day she showed up with chamomile leaves. Cool, I like tea! Umm, no. She wanted to place the wet leaves on the lesions. I figured it could not hurt.

Four days later, gone. Healed.

About three months later we went to the dermatologist. I looked at him and said:

You are NOT allowed to ask about the lesions.

He smiled and shrugged, we were there for something else. Then, he looked. Then he looked at me.

You won’t believe me.

“Try me,” he said.

Russian folk medicine. Four days of chamomile leaves.

He smiled, shrugged, and said

Shows what I know. Great.

So, Claire, some doctors may work with you on these things, don’t assume all will think you’re nuts. They are the ones we need!

Now, will someone please pass the tea?


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