Tuesday October 25th 2011, 11:30 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Family,Life,Lupus

Got a specialist I don’t see too often.

Got a note that he wanted to see me, okay, so, I went in. Got the standard questions. How’s the lupus. BP steady? Weight?

“Well, actually, the weight’s been down a little. My Crohn’s did a flare up last month…”  (Cool diseases! Shiny! New! Colect them all!)

He sat down at the computer and pulled up a graph showing my weight across who knows how long, and looking at one point about midway, he said, “Well actually, your weight’s up a bit from two years ago.”

I looked at him, trying to see if he was serious. He was. Stunned, thinking, Don’t…you…rememmm…. I burst out laughing because, my stars, there was no other possible response to that. “Yes, 104 pounds on steroids!” As in, at least ten of those pounds were water weight on that obscene IV dose. As in…!

But I said no more than that.

To his credit, he laughed at himself along with me.

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Glad he laughed at himself. Hem. 😉

Comment by Channon 10.26.11 @ 6:28 am

personally I think you’ve collected more than your share of the shiny new diseases — don’t collect any more!!

Comment by Bev 10.26.11 @ 8:02 am

Even slightly good news from the medics is good. Laughter helps.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.26.11 @ 8:02 am

You are so amazing, keeping such a positive outlook, so much humor. You’re my hero. 🙂

Comment by Liz 10.26.11 @ 8:38 am

I really don’t know. Do youngsters under one year have teeth?

Yes, laughter is good for what ails you.

Comment by Don Meyer 10.26.11 @ 8:59 am

Sometimes I think that doctors data charts do more harm than good. They write down semi-random numbers, and then take them all out of context as solid fact. Glad he was able to laugh at himself.

Comment by Erica 10.27.11 @ 11:59 am

Congratulations on the handsome teeth, Parker.

Comment by RobinM 10.27.11 @ 12:37 pm

I’m still laughing at the “shiny! new!”

Comment by Johnna 10.29.11 @ 7:14 am

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