Sorry I haven’t posted for such a long time, but the past weeks have been a bit crazy and, to top it all off, I have this persistent cold that does not want to leave me alone!
So, between a cough and a sneeze, I decided to come and write a few words on a very appropriate theme: why I simply hate feeling sick, especially here in the UAE.
To tell you the truth, the health insurance works really well. Most of them give you access to basically every hospital or clinic and you pay only AED 50 (around USD 14) for the Doctor’s appointment. In addition, you even get some of the prescribed medication for free in the local pharmacies.
The problem is I simply do not trust Doctors here. They all seem to ask the same questions and prescribe the same medication – no matter what the symptoms are. Cough? Panadol. Fever? Panadol. Pain? Panadol. Brain tumor? Panadol. What the hell?!
When I fell and twisted my right foot a couple of years back they sent me home initially saying it was nothing and that all I needed to do was rest and take – guess what – Panadol for the pain. It took them a month to find out I had actually tore one of the ligaments and the reason they did investigate it further was because I pressured them to do so. Unbelievable!
And this is only one example of bad experiences I had with Doctors around here… So, I really avoid them as much as I can and set aside a couple of days whenever I go to
to see my Dentist, OBGYN, Ophthalmologist and so on. Brazil
Ok, perhaps I should not generalize. There might be good Doctors around here somewhere. I just hope I get to meet them by the time I decide to have a baby. Otherwise something tells me the only help I’ll get during labor is from a dear old friend called Panadol…
Lord have mercy on me!