Friday, March 07, 2008

Halloween is (h)iyer...

Its Halloween time for the southies... and Halloween is here or we would rather spell it as (H)iyer (just trying to get some cheap publicity for ourselves)...

Halloween would be the day when this Iyer would say to himself... "Dont fix it if it aint broken"... Now that's confusing right? Thats our job... to confuse you guys... (yes both of you)...

It all started last week when we had this little rash on our eyelids (little as compared to how rabid we used to be some years back... ask abhi or alap) which was rather inconspicuous and barely visible to anyone... And we decided to get it treated...

Not modern medicine... but Ayurveda... Why? because we thought it would cure this stuff by the roots... and a couple of days of taking all the kashayams and arishtams and grithams... we have rashes all over our face & neck... And its swollen... like a freakin full blown pumpkin... (and thats the logic behind the title)... We had also thought about "Nutty Professor" but that title had already been taken.. and was kinda cute.. completely against our sturdy image...

Day after day it got worse... and the worst part is that we couldn't go back for a re-visit to the ayurvedic doctor, because her husband expired a couple of days later (no... we didn't do it)... and people started noticing the change in us... except they thought that we had a bad haircut, which we actually had before we started the treatment... And we say to ourselves... how is that possible? How can they only notice the haircut but not the face thats bloated by about 6 feet more than it actually was? (Hyperbole used in good proportions)

Now we have the situation under control... had like zillions of anti-allergics and steroids to bring down the Halloween pumpkin to look like a potato that it actually is... referring to our heads...

Here we are... at our home... using up our sick leaves... and waking every day with a newfound hope in our lives... to look better every morning... because it definitely cant get worse :)

PS: We have nothing against ayurveda... but it really bombed this time... and actually exploded (our face)

8 comments:

Arun Sundar said...

So, there is a brain to come up such a nice post(?) in a potato sized head?!

Neeku said...

That sounds no fun :( . Hope those hives go away soon for you and the other person!

Sreelatha said...

i hope the Doctors husband didnt die because of her treatment. Anyways jokes apart hope your getting better. So trick or treat??

Karthik said...

i thought u were going to say the doctor killed her husband..lol

Priya Iyer said...

hope u are better now. :)

i second sreelatha. i thot u were gonna say the docs husband died bcos she tried to treat him. :))

Neeku said...

You have been asked to execute a Tag. Copy the questions and give your answers... and as well as blog rolled as the Dean of the Prestigious Iyer University.

Still Searching said...

Yup! It's the famous - "It'll get worse before it gets better" story from the Ayurveds and the Homeopaths... actually, it's kinda true, but then who wants to look like a pumpkin at any point of time?!

Iyer Education said...

@arun: thats not the brain... its the devil's workshop

@neeku: which other person? the hives are gone for me for sure...

@sreelatha: no comments there... let him RIP

@karthik: no comments

@priya: no comments

@neeku: no tags plsss... and i appreciate the blogroll... thank you

@still searching: i tried selling the "worse before better" story for about 4 days and kept quiet... but the rashes wont... so went back to normal medicine :)