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And when your body's had enough of me

My body has had enough of it's new residents, the Mexican Amoebic Army. Maybe ice blocks in drinks, maybe that glass of tap water I took a mouthful of, ironically while taking a stomach pill, but no matter the cause, there is no being farther than 50 metres from a bathroom. And, I've been offered multiple explanations, from house-to-sewer pipes which are of small cross section, to house-to-sewer pipes made of terracotta that warp and buckle and get generally pointy, but here one does not flush one's paperwork, one places it in the bin. By these circumstances combined, I am Captain Disgruntled.

The fraught route of internet diagnosis tells me that in rare cases such things as are living in me cause brain lesions. There is a solution: I can, in the heart of one of the biggest cities on Earth, go to see "Dr. Simi" for the sum of 30 pesos. Simi means 'similar' to a proper doctor. A fully trained doctor costs 1000 pesos, which for anything as clear-cut as amoebas is marginally excessive. The tip is to see Dr. Simi for a prescription but then see a real pharmacist. They don't have 'generic' medication here as such, they have, again, 'Simi' medication, something I suspect the undergraduate pharmacology students make out the back of Dr. Simi's chop shop. Probably not to the quality one would wish to put into one's own meat-shell.

However, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive, and I'm considering starting a band called Dr. Simi and the Brain Lesions.

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 26th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
Living dangerously
Surely the "questionable" hygiene is of more concern than backyard pharmaceuticals? Visit Dr. Simi, secure in the knowledge that you may well be in safer hands than those with which your next meal will be cooked!

All the best,
Dr Bob
(Anonymous)
Oct. 26th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Dr Bob, you've given this hospital a bad name
PS: It sounds as though I could move to Mexico and become a Dr. Simi, although I may need to grow a suitably dodgy beard or moustache...
paulfraser
Oct. 28th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Re: Dr Bob, you've given this hospital a bad name
All true points. My unconfirmed understanding is that Dr. Simis are proper doctors who have graduated, but may be just out of university.

As for moustache, this shows you how you must look.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 29th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
Re: Dr Bob, you've given this hospital a bad name
How are you feeling? Have you shaken off the lurgy yet?

Jodie
paulfraser
Oct. 29th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Dr Bob, you've given this hospital a bad name
Back to about 95% function, I dare say.
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