It’s like 2AM in the morning and I was officially having a panic attack about my biology midterm tomorrow when I decided to watch a nat. geographic documentary. I’ve already watched this one but I was really hoping that this “world renowned” haematologist doctor would follow up. Boy, was I disappointed. Nothing has happened since to demystify this case of a girl bleeding out of…well…apparently just her skin holes.
Maybe it’s because it’s 2AM in the morning, and maybe it’s because I just watched a rerun of an hour long documentary leading up to the same anticlimactic conclusion I got two years ago but I am pissed off.
THIS IS SO BULLSHIT. THE WHOLE THING WAS BULLSHIT. AND APPARENTLY THIS BULLSHIT has lit a fire in me at 2AM in the morning.
First, a quick recap, if you haven’t heard about this. So this girl from india just spontaneously bleeds from her eyes, scalp, chest, hands, feet, whatever. There’s no pain, no cuts or bruises, she just bleeds from her skin.
So the first part of the documentary just features this girl Twinkle and her mother running around india looking for answers to this “mysterious condition”. WHICH, I might add, was also complete BULLSHIT because one of these indian holistic doctor people started talking about how if there is a balance in the body he could cure cancer, AIDS, diabetes. That just cracked me up like it was nobody’s business in the middle of the fucking night. LIKE, EXCUSE ME? You can cure cancer just by taking three pulses on someone’s wrist? Where are you even getting three pulses? Are you sure you’re not just taking the same exact pulse? And I’d like to see you try curing cancer with some herbs and yoga. Maybe brain tumours can just slide out of your head if you hold a nice upside down position in yoga for long enough.
OK OK, so this Dr. George person meets Twinkle for the first time in the documentary, because of course, when the indians can’t figure it out, all the world renowned americans come over. He examines her, does a bunch of tests and it’s all test tubes, centrifuges for a good ten minutes and then he reaches his final diagnosis: liar, liar pants on fire. There is nothing wrong with her. Everything about her is fine. The blood isn’t even coming from her tear ducts, in fact, he never even sees her bleeding start. And of course, she is always conveniently on the toilet or watching TV IN THE OTHER ROOM when she starts-a-bleedin’. But then Twinkle starts crying, and he feels bad and so he’s like we should monitor you 24 hours in the US. WHEN I ARRANGE FOR THIS. THE END.
OK, so what actually ends up happening? FUCK IF I KNOW!
I’M THE ONE UP AT 2AM REGOOGLING THIS SHIT THREE YEARS LATER. (This Dr. George character was also a little hard to find considering he’s world renowned)
WAS THE GIRL EVEN SOMEONE TO FEEL BAD FOR? NO. Because in the beginning of the documentary, she announces to everyone that she doesn’t study if anyone tells her to, and wastes her time fighting with boys. IMMEDIATE TURN OFF ON MY PART, I wanted to punt across a football field.
And the thing is, I could handle it if the answer was, “Welp! She’s a liar!” Because that wouldn’t be so bad, it would still an interesting documentary to laugh at. I just hate these documentaries or any event that hypes things up like this and then nothing ever actually gets done or carried over from where they left off. Like when you go get a physical and half-mention to your doctor that you’ve been tired recently, so he or she tells you that you should really get your iron level tested and you’re like, “yea…that’ll totally happen…” but never do and your doctor never follows up because who really gives a shit and everything is fine in the end because you just needed to stop staying up to watch reruns of South Park and go to bed on time. That’s how everyone handles the situation. Except Twinkle hasn’t been feeling more tired than usual—she’s been bleeding out of her fucking face holes.
And you can think that it’s just a hoax but the whole documentary ends on a note where the mother is so determined to follow through with everything. If she wasn’t, then WHO CARES. But George is all like yeah ok maybe some time in the future…..or not…and high tails out of the country.
I mean I’m not a doctor yet, but this shit is so simple to prove, and I guess it’s awkward to be the one to prove that they’re lying but I would TOTALLY WANT TO DO IT. I’d totally scream in their faces, “HA! YOU’RE A LIAR! CALLED IT!”. And it’s so simple. I’d just stay with the girl for a week. Not leave her side. Just watch her the entire time. Simple enough, because apparently she bleeds so often and always at such critical moments and enough that she can’t go to school.
Makes me want to go to india though, for some lights festival. But I ain’t doing any cleansing though. Those holy waters probably contain some brain hijacking parasite naegleria fowleri for all i know.
Also, you can watch the documentary here: http://vodlocker.com/lgp1ko9mymii