Simply sick

February 26, 2008 at 9:12 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

I hate being ill. The only thing worse than being ill is having to care for someone who is (hey, it doesn’t mean I don’t love ya, ok).

I’ve been dealing with a stuffy snotty nose and am only now starting to recover. It’s one of the reasons I haven’t blogged for so long. Anyway.

What with tissues permanently stuck to my nose I had the obvious, ‘are you taking anything’ question. I eventually took it but when I initially said no people could not believe it.

Perhaps I should make clear: I don’t like doctors. I don’t like medication. I especially don’t like both when I am feeling sick.

I think we depend on medication too much when we have something simple like a sniffle. For serious conditions, sure, then meds are fine. But really, do you need to pay R300 to be given Panados and told to go sleep?

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All up in smoke

December 7, 2007 at 11:37 am (annoying) (, , , , , )

Is it just me or are more and more pregnant women smoking? I don’t know if it’s just the folk who haunt the smoking rooms on our floors but there are waaaay too many for it to be coincidence.

Far be it from me to judge. . .but it just seems wrong somehow. Don’t people know smoking is really, really bad for a foetus (yes, yes, I know it’s bad for everyone but see it in context ok)?

I can’t imagine why anyone who is going through all the effort of having a child would want to damage the child before its even born. It’s not as if we’re living in the ’40s where the health hazards were largely unknown (or very well hidden by the makers).

Heaven knows I know how difficult it is to quit smoking – and one day I will try again – but if you’re pregnant it should surely be enough of a reason no matter how tough it is.

Or are women still so stupid that they blithely skip over the health literature or are they too busy looking for expensive sneakers for the tiny tots who’ll be so stunted at birth they could wear those shoes for a year?

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Another day, another faulty condom

October 23, 2007 at 8:57 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

I don’t even know what to say about this. In a country where we already have a massively incompetent health ministry and a godawful amount of people dying of Aids, it’s incredibly depressing to hear yet another batch of (life-saving) condoms are faulty. Surely someone should be held for murder. But I’ll bet you my life’s salary that Jack Daniel’s best friend won’t be it.

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