Category Archives: Medicine

Farewell 2016.

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” ~ Bill Vaughan Being a pesoptimist, I would be going to bed at my usual time and … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger – 6. Quitting A Position With A Non Profit.

Cathy’s post Another DeCision triggered off this journey down memory lane for me. It was the year 2007. I was primary caregiver for my late wife and also running my household as house-husband. I had retired from all full time … Continue reading

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Dallas Buyers Club.

I am writing this post while the impact of the film is still buzzing around in my brain. Manjiree and Ranjan had seen it a long time ago and had been telling me to see it but somehow or the other, … Continue reading

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Profit Based Healthcare.

What a topic to write on! One of my pet grouses is the modern medical profession’s obsession with profits rather than patient welfare and very obligingly, Shackman has suggested this week’s Friday LBC topic to enable me to let off … Continue reading

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Care Giving II.

Continuing from where I left off yesterday, let me start off by going back to the beginning of my caregiving experiences. Urmeela suffered multiple cardiac and cerebral infarcts in 2001. After the initial hospitalisation and coming home she was advised … Continue reading

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New Rules.

The first thing that came to mind when I saw this topic was a terror called MDP. This was when I had joined a British company as a Management Trainee and my training started off with learning all about the … Continue reading

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Synesthesia.

I suspect that we will find out from Lin that she has some form of synesthesia about which she would like to write for the Loose Bloggers Consortium weekly posts. Otherwise, for the first time ever since the LBC began … Continue reading

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The Papad And The Pickle.

The Brits know it as Poppadum. Pappadum is a Malayalam word for the same food item with a unique local taste to it and it is inevitably deep fried in oil.  In Kerala, it is inevitably fried in coconut oil which … Continue reading

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Can’t Sleep?

For all my blog world friends who have problems finding good restful sleep. Here is news that will solve your problem.  May be even oversolve it! You will just have to emigrate to a strange new place.  May be you … Continue reading

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Lost And Found!

There are at least two of my readers, alas extremely close to me, who are likely to convey a Tamil proverb to me – “வேலை இல்லாத நாவிதன் பூனையை பிடிச்சு சரைப்பானாம்.” Translated, “A barber without clients will catch hold of a cat … Continue reading

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