Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Perfectly Logical



You Are Incredibly Logical




(You got 100% of the questions right)

Move over Spock - you're the new master of logic

You think rationally, clearly, and quickly.

A seasoned problem solver, your mind is like a computer!

I find the Spock reference depressing, as I never subject myself to the intergalactic misery of Star Trek. I would also bridle at the notion that my logical self had been developed at the expense of the emotional self. Better! Let's say that Extreme Unction knows when to be logical and when to be emotional - truly a Man for the 21st Century...

I am going to see the throat specialist imminently, and this is definitely arousing my emotions. Like many men, I just don't like going to see any healthcare professionals, and I always fear the worst. Part of me is convinced that I will be lying down in an operating theater later this afternoon, having an emergency tracheotomy.

Just like my reaction to the passing with no problems of my INS medical - (you may remember, my urge to shout "I am Normal! I am not dying of AIDS" out of the car window, in celebration, I am sure that if my throat condition is not life-threatening (although at the least I'm going to require a tonsilectomy, I reckon), I will be out there, dancing in the streets, chanting "YES! I will live long enough to pay off my credit card debt and finish my History of Ireland!"

Otherwise, I will be back to write my POST of DOOM later this evening... (if the hospital has internet access)

*** Afternoon, post-throat doc update ***

Good news for me. I am not dying, I have no exotic throat disease that will condemn me to a hospital bed and an early grave. Sadly, the tests showed no evidence that I am immortal either, but I can work on that. I don't have strep??? throat (no idea what strep throat is), but I will need my tonsils removed in the near future.

I celebrated my freedom with the blackened catfish at the Half Shell and an extra side of onion rings. It wasn't quite Nelson Mandela's release from prison, but you have to work with what you're given.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ian said...

Never missing an opportunity to be medically useful, I can offer you this info. Strep throat is an infection with Group A Streptococcus, or Streptococcus pyogenes, which leads to a highly infectious inflammation of the tonsils and posterior pharynx. While the initial pharyngitis is fairly self-limited and innocuous -- causing just a little pain and a fever -- the infection can have dire secondary consequences, such as scarlet fever (a skin condition), rheumatic fever (a systemic inflammatory condition that, prior to the advent of antibiotics, was the most common cause of heart valve disease), and post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (an inflammatory kidney condition that, in severe cases, can lead to kidney failure). In any case, you don't want to have it, but if you do, you want to get it treated ASAP. So you can breathe a sigh of relief.

5:57 PM  
Blogger kingfelix said...

Amen to that. I now have to find a venue and someone to knock me out while I have these damn tonsils and a load of cash from my bank account removed.

8:07 PM  

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