A couple of weeks ago, I had a really high fever and chills. It was sweltering hot outside and I was burrowed under my comforter—I was also wearing a sweatshirt. My six-year old came to my rescue! She brought me water, ice, and helped me take care of the baby.
That night, after trying some natural remedies, I finally broke down and took some synthetic medication. Two hours later, I felt much better and started to throw off my sweatshirt and blanket. This is probably not a big deal to you, but it is to me! I am a fan of all things natural, and hardly ever take any drugs (you might find this ironic since I am a nurse and I work in the pharmaceutical industry). But this time around, my symptoms were concerning enough for me to want to take them—I also wanted to avoid going to the hospital.
This whole incident made me think about how my perspective on modern medicine has changed over the years—it made me think about how my confidence in natural health became so strong that I was about to chuck modern medicine out the window. Thankfully, this incident taught me that modern medicine can and does help people—it taught me to appreciate the value of modern medicine!
Do you lean towards natural medicine or modern medicine?