So continuing on from the last couple of days.
I went to see the Doctor again today. His Asian by the way. Relevance? I'll reveal later.
And we went through the same tests like the day before and since the steroids...i've showed some improvement. Worrying? Nah.
Same anaesthesia thing went on, a pretty young doctor (i suspect a student doctor) took a look at it too. 15 minutes later we have this convo:
Doc: Ok, Alan i think i know what is going on. You have (insert weird long name here), its going to take about 6 weeks to fix it self. So stop taking the Ocuflox. Stay on the Flarex and I'm gonna GIVE you another med to keep it uninfected.
Alan: Errrr...ok then.
Doc: Any questions?
Alan: Yeah, should I defer my exams?
Doc: I probably think that would be a good idea
Alan: How about driving?
Doc: You can still drive
Alan: But no exams?
Doc: Nah, I'll write you a letter for that.
Alan: So when should i do exams?
Doc: Give it six weeks
And then he gave me another med (no need to take a picture). This med however doesn't drop into your eye. No...you gotta squeeze it and ooze it onto your eye. I'll youtube it one day if i can be bothered.
I went to uni and organised so that my exams are to be deferred for SIX weeks. SIX weeks. That's more then half a semester. *sigh* Honestly, i just want these exams to be over with but there isn't much i can do about it all. Except for party hard and drink copiously for the next 4 weeks.
I'm banking on my super-wolverine-man healing system to kick in by Wednesday (my next appointment) and should be all sorted out.
Anyways, so what relevance do these stories even have to the title: "Why Asian parents REALLY want you to be in the medical industry..." ?
From my own experience with Asian Culture, I have unearthed the reality that Asian parents want all their kids to be doctors. Something so Asian about doing medicine. Wong Fei Hung was in med. I think they are secretly disappointed in us when we do anything but Med.
And if not a doctor, a pharmacist. Something with medicine handling. But doctors and pharmacist are the two big ones.
Why? Because then they can boast to all their friends at the CNY celebrations. And of course, what type of Asian doesn't want cheap meds? Something both Modern and Traditional Asians hold in common.
@ the neighborhood gossip ring at the end of the year
"Aunty" Erica: How are the kids?
"Aunty" Amy: Did you know my son Leon just finished uni, his a doctor
Mum: My son ate a whole pounder this year
"Aunty" Liz: Oh really? My son Roger just finished uni too, his a lawyer now
*long awkward silence*
"Aunty" Erica:So errr...you must be so proud Amy; a doctor! And that boy Alan; so well spoken! And so well mannered. You must be more proud!
"Aunty" Amy: Yes, Alan is so pleasant! If only Leon could speak like Alan.
Mum: Yes, i love him the most too. Don't tell the others.
"Aunty" Liz is slowly crowded out of the conversation by Amy, Mum and Erica as she realises Roger is not really something to boast about.
Of course; Amy, Erica and Liz aren't my aunties by blood. They are just your mum's friends. And their husbands are your "Uncle". A bit mobster-esque in my opinion.
But in all reality, the Doc today got me good. Made me buy meds. Told me to stop using them after i bought them. And then gave me free meds. How much of a scam is that?! Can nobody else see the unfairness?
The system works so well