An apple a day, won’t keep the doctor away. I’ve tested the theory myself. An apple a day won’t keep the doctors at bay. It’s the positive mind and a completely relaxed body that will keep doctors away.
Believe it or not, but a lot of sickness is brought upon the body by stress. As of late, I haven’t been feeling well, and despite of many blessed souls expressed their concern for me and advising me to make a trip to the doctor’s office, I stubbornly refused.
Why did I refuse? Because I knew my body a lot better than anyone else in the world. I know when my body is truly sick, or it’s just reacting to stress and depression.
What good would it be if I were to see the doctors? I already knew what they will do to me. And hell it would be costly. The doctor’s bills would definitely kill me.
Besides, I already know what those men in white uniform will do to me. First of all, they will put a stethoscope on my chest and listen to my heartbeat. If I’m in the normal paediatrician clinic, I’ll be referred to the cardiologist before I could even utter a word. No paediatrician would like me as their patient. I’m nothing but a huge problem to them.
That’s because my heart produced a series ‘murmur’ as it beats. Murmur… in medical term is an echo produced by the heart if it’s unwell. In my case…I have a loosened valve (the pair of crecent moon in the heart) on the left ventricle of my heart. My cardiologist told me that as long as I don’t have a fever, I would be fine, cuz the left ventricle would not be prone to infections, and I won’t feel sick.
My immunity system and digestive system is not that good either, unfortunately for me. My stomach can’t stomach food when I’m in distress, and once I have a fever, my leukocytes or commonly known as white blood cells will shoot up high like nobody’s business. For those who doesn’t know, whenever a foreign antigen or infection enters the body, the white blood cells snap to attention and race toward the scene of the crime.
The white blood cells are continually on the lookout for signs of disease. When a germ does appear, the white blood cells have a variety of ways by which they can attack. Some will produce protective antibodies that will overpower the germ. Others will surround and devour the bacteria. The jackass in the hospital used to suspect that I have a leukemia, but thank God, that I don’t have it! It was merely my immune system going berserk, fighting infections.
Anyway, a trip to the hospital, or rather specialist, will only stress me up. They will do loads of test on me, and I’ll feel sicker and sicker just for that. Imagine your chest being pinch by the ECG suckers, being asked to give blood test and urine test, X-ray as well as CT-Scan. Oh, the horror of it all. I never want to be a lab rat if it’s not really necessary! I feel sicker by just experiencing those….plus, those doctors seems to digging more and more problems on my body. *sigh*
I rather not know. It’s all right if I’ll die because of my stubbornness. What matters most is that I live today to the fullest. Nothing else matters more than that.
My body…is not in tip top condition. My heart is not functioning properly, my lungs have a few swollen bronchial… but I have lived with it since I was a little girl, and I’m doing just fine living with it. All I need to do is just stay positive and happy, and my brain will trick my body into feeling like an athlete. I’ve been doing that all these years, and it works pretty well, and the effectiveness is much more potent than any drugs my cardiologist prescribed.
But of course…sometimes, emotional distress will undermine my little method of using my brain to trick my body into functioning well. In order to make this method work… I need endorphin and adrenaline. A lot of them… and these two hormones can only be produced when a body is contented and happy.
I guess… these days, I’m not exactly on cloud nine, and that is why my body is going against me, and warning me to quickly rectify whatever things that has gone wrong before it consumes me badly.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to produce more and more endorphin and adrenaline and praying hard so that my body defense mechanism will be back to normal soon.
Cleffairy: I have faith in Him more than I have faith in human. Human failed to take care of me sometimes, but He will take care of me unfailingly, and because of that, into His hands I commend my soul.