“Take a deep breath, hold it for a while, release it slowly and let me examine you to find the cause of your spasmodic griping pain”— the doctor told to her.
“Let my husband go out of your chamber, then only I could do this breathing exercise”— she replied to the doctor with an irritated gesture.
The doctor smiled and asked her about her food habits, after sending her husband out of the room.
“My husband and in-laws have made my life such a hell of busy that I have no time to even take a breath and you are telling me to hold it and release it”— she was even more arrogant this time replying to the doctor.
The doctor called her husband and handed him over a prescription with mere food supplements advised there, along with a clear instruction— “let her have a breath”.
- This story is inspired by a real incident recently happened at my brother’s nursing home where a woman was admitted, complaining severe stomachache. She herself later accepted that she was pretending pain to abstain herself from housework, as she was being forced by her in-laws to work whole day long.