The plan is that when we get our tax return in February or March or whenever, I’m going to start school finally at Trinity. Time and again, I drift away from believing that I can do that job (no occupation is all hearts and flowers), and then something happens that brings me back to the fold.
The two little boys are sick, probably with RSV, which is apparently going around Dallas like gangbusters right now. Not a biggie, let’s roll with it, dose them as appropriate, thank goodness I still have some horehound… golly, gotta get some more, I’m almost out, that’ll take six weeks to make, might as well get busy on it…
So, the part of being a doctor that concerns me just a little is that I feel like I have the bedside manner of an ox. Which is handy, because I am an Ox, but that lack of grace is something that I recognize my friends appreciate (or at least have learned to live with, mostly), and I’m wondering if that’s something that I can work out before it’s time to actually start practicing.
Also, stupid people piss me off. The attitude that many people have about medicine pisses me off. The whole attitude of the allopathic model pisses me off. Despite being on the naturopathic side, it’s still something that I know I’m going to have to deal with.
I read the Health subscriptions on Google Reader everyday, and I’ve found that there are two types of articles published: the ones that make me go “WELL DUH!!!” and the ones that make me want to jump through the webtertubes and strangle the dipshits that seem to think that thousands of years of research and medicine just doesn’t count.
What makes naturopathic medicine a more viable option for the public as a whole now – as opposed to the past – is that we have a global community that allows us to share information across vast expanses. We have the chance to collect the wisdoms from many different cultures so that we can develop a more full and comprehensive model of the range of physiologies, not to mention the range of remedies that have been discovered.
Medicine developed for different reasons in different regions throughout the world. A culture without constant instances of cancer has no reason to develop a cancer remedy, even if they’re sitting on an excellent treatment. The regional environments and cultural influences equaled different needs for medicine to address, which is probably why the Greeks are so well-known for digestive aids and fertility treatments.
Just some thoughts.