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Who’s the consultant?

Today we made a return trip to the hospital where the highly trained heart surgeon had dictated that I should take statins to manage my heart condition; and I had taken the statins home and thrown them in the bin. Because I am not a complete idiot.

He had also given me beta blockers which have been useful at masking the fact that I have a partially fucked heart, so I have been taking those but am about to run out; so had to go and ask for more.

On the drive there I anticipated the conversation.

Me: Statins are the devil’s food and I threw them out.
Highly trained doctor: (eyes narrow) So what do you propose?
Me: I have changed my body so it burns fat rather than carbs, thus lowering inflammation, managing insulin resistance, reducing plaque and lowering my chance of other diseases. I rule. High five!
Highly trained doctor: Please leave.

Sadly the highly trained doctor was busy in the operating theatre saving someone’s life, so the anticipated confrontation never happened. Instead I was ushered in to see a lady doctor, no doubt also highly trained.

Me: Statins are the devil’s food and I threw them out. (I may have worded it slightly differently).
Highly trained lady doctor: (eyes not really caring) So what do you propose?
Me: I have changed my body so it burns fat rather than carbs, thus lowering inflammation, managing insulin resistance, reducing plaque and lowering my chance of other diseases. I rule. High five!
Highly trained lady doctor: Oooo, keto! How interesting, tell me how it works.

So for the next ten minutes I told her all about ketosis and she asked lots of questions before handing me a prescription for a nine month supply of beta blockers.

We parted as friends, although the wrong person had to pay the 1,000 baht consultancy fee.

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