Two posts in one day? What will I think of next...
I was listening to Entertainment Tonight on the Boobtube just a bit ago (because this is what my life has come to) and I heard some startling news...I'll share that in a moment.
But first, I have to tell you about this funny/bizzaro email conversation I had late last week with Dr. She Who Will Not Be Named. I had been in frantic "rant" email mode with her as we tried to satisfy my employer's demands for my return to work...needless to say, I DID type many an expletive! And I think I may have even engaged in a bit of name calling...I don't think Dr. SWWNBN had ever "read" me so frustrated and angry before.
Anywhozit...late in the afternoon on Thursday, "we" had finally settled the work issue and I was scheduled to return on Friday. I sent Dr. SWWNBN confirmation of this via email and she responded with one line, "I'm just glad you didn't blow your aneurysm....." She was trying to be "cute"...I don't HAVE an aneurysm!
The actual funny part of that response (if one could ever imagine an aneurysm being "funny") came from me by replying, "My mother DIED from an aneurysm. Now don't you feel like a schmuck?" Several apologies followed from Dr. SWWNBN and my attempts to make her feel badly succeeded...AND my mother really DID die from a brain aneurysm...that's no joke. But in the game of One Upsmanship, you have to use what material is available...I'm shameless.
So, I secretly laughed/gloated over my triumphant reply and "putting her in her place" with Dr. SWWNBN, but it oddly got me thinking quite a bit about my mother's death. This February with be the 10th anniversary of that tragic event...my mother being fine one moment, then dying in my arms the next.
I have often quietly worried about MY brain with MS and if the "aneurysm effect" might be something hereditary. Although I'm pretty certain my mother did not have Multiple Sclerosis, she obviously DID have something wrong in her brain...everyone from psychiatry to neurology has assured me there is ABSOLUTELY NO CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO.
Now, travel with me in my time machine back to this evening and Entertainment Tonight! I am laying mindlessly on my couch obsessing over what the possible outcomes might be from my CT scan today (because it's just what I do...obsess) and I hear a report about Terri Garr (you know, the actress poster child for MS?) recuperating from a brain aneurysm and surgery which occurred on December 21st!!! Here's a link if you think I'm joking... Teri Garr Recovering from Brain Aneurysm | Teri Garr : People.com .
I've decided my thoughts are getting creepy and I need to stop thinking so much...