Why do we need personal tragedy to empathise? I think being taught to be emotionally distanced from patients is wrong. We are human and we need to respond to other people's problems as human beings as well as doctors. It always helps the patient as well!
Human being first! Very nicely communicated.
Good to hear you were not afraid to take both help and medication to get through the bad phase. I'll make that my role model!
Some preliminary studies do support the use of ginger for the treatment of nausea:
1. 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO): Abstract 9511. To be presented May 30, 2009.ASCO 2009: Ginger Helps Relieve Chemotherapy-Associated Nausea.
2. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Effects of Ginger for Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy
Maggie Thomson, MD, Renee Corbin, MSc, Lawrence Leung, MBBChir, MFM(Clin)Disclosures
J Am Board Fam Med. 2014;27(1):115-122.
Don't know about ginger nut biscuits, but the above studies may help convince the jury...