This thought had been a while in my head.
After my friend got an injury while playing sports, the paramedics asked her to go to the doctors to get it stitched, but she rather let it become a scar rather than having it stitched because she's scared, even though we all know that the doctors would use anaesthesia even for stitching. So basically, we just feel a little pressure going through our skin, NO PAIN. I don't need to tell her that, she knows.
This is not the first time she said she's afraid of going to the doctors. Last year, her period didn't come for 2 months. I asked her to get it checked but she said she's afraid, but it came after a week or so after she told me. So we just let it be.
The question in my head, "Kalau doktor(future) takut dengan doktor, mcm mana?" I mean, we all know the outcome and the complications or the severity of procrastinating check-ups and treatments. We know, how severe stages of a disease is more painful than getting early treatments. Unlike people who doesn't have medical background. They can procrastinate or act ignorant about their symptoms. They have the rights to be scared because they don't know. So why are WE scared? What impact would we put on the society? What kind of message are we sending to the society?
Kalau doktor sendiri pun takut dengan doktor, apatah lagi orang2 yang tak belajar dalam bidang perubatan.
I'm always a little upset at people, who wouldn't go to the hospital to get their symptoms checked properly, who let their sickness dragged until sometimes, they had to undergo major surgery. And yet, I have a (future) doctor friend who is afraid of doctors.. sighhh...