There was a comment made at DH by Bestie the other night about her knee. She has been running and she suddenly developed this odd bump or ‘growth’ on the side of her right knee. ( I bet she is soo impressed I’m telling you this right now. She’ll be all “OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU TOLD THE WORLD ABOUT MY KNEE-GROWTH!” And I’ll say “Calm down. If you wanted to tell the world about half of the crap that seems to eek from my appendages, do you think I’d mind?! Hell, no I’ve probs told everybody everything anyways, so go with it Sista!” ‘Cause that’s how we roll)
Anywho, about the growth. Yeah. She said she laid off the running to see if it would magically disappear since she can’t risk injury. (it’s still there but on a smaller scale) She needs to be able to stand up to make a living. She’s a hairstylist (and not a nude artists’ model like I know all of you were thinking). And a damned good one, peeps! (that soooo makes up for my mentioning her knee-growth)
That statement pretty much got me thinking… I don’t really need all my ‘appendages’ to be able to earn a living at what I do. In fact, if I was missing a limb or two, it wouldn’t matter. Not that I’m going to throw my arm into the nearest wood chipper or ‘accidentally’ fall in front of a moving lawn mower, but there is some comfort in knowing if my finger or toe or left hand suddenly detaches from my body, my life is not permanently ruined. My career is not over.
Maybe a little uncomfortable, I mean can you imagine trying to maneuver multiple hand puppets with just one hand? Or trying to toe paint with only 4 toes? (I’m figuring one toe missing from the dominant painting foot…provided you have two feet. If not then that really sucks)
See? Stuff can be done with missing body parts. Wait, what?
I should clarify…one can still operate and function without ALL appendages just fine. Not that you would do something with someone else’s detached limb like use it to clean the toilet or pick up the dog’s poop or touch somebody on the shoulder when he wasn’t looking and then stroke his cheek in a loving manner only for him to become abruptly aware the hand is kinda ‘manly’ and then he suddenly sees the man-hand as it independently moves around haphazardly and he screams like a little girl who just got her first cell phone. No…not at all….
I noticed a spot on my arm that is different from the gagillion other spots I have on my arm. It’s a great spot of pink. So, I decided to Google ‘bright pink spot on my arm.’ Now I know why doctors HATE IT when patients Google shit.
DON’T GOOGLE SHIT. They should have that sign on their door. I should probs pay attention to it next time. Apparently it has to be a certain shade of pink to qualify as ‘right’. LIKE WHAT, A SALMON COLOR?!!
Hypochondriacs must have a hell of a time on Google. Their doctors must ban Google or tell them to stay away from computers. How would they be able to remain sane with all of the ‘this causes cancer’ and ‘you will die if you have this’ or ‘death is imminent; get out now while you still can’? It reminds me of D1 who every time she gets a headache, she has a brain tumor. Or if she has a little pain, it must be a cancerous tumor that is spreading wildly or if she gets a hangnail, she’ll have to amputate her whole hand since gangrene is imminent.
She’s the nursing student.
I know. Four years of hilarity coming ma way!
And brain tumors…let’s not forget all the brain tumors.