Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Laugh 2 Times And Call Me In The Morning

All right, I'm the first to admit that I look for the humor in any given situation; and I appreciate anything that makes me laugh about the current state of politics here in the USofA. Laughter is the best medicine, and all that...

But I hadn't realized I'd been, shall we say, overdosing on this skit until I heard 3-year-old Susie saying proudly to anyone who would listen, "I can see Russia from my house!" I'm just relieved she didn't pick up Hillary's line - "Grow a pair!" - instead.

Health news - the doctor called to say that, according to the lab tests she ordered, there is nothing wrong with me - no gallstones, no gangrene, nada. She was about to hang up, but I managed to delay her by saying, "Wait a sec - there is something wrong - I get sick when I eat fatty foods."

"Well, then you should continue to avoid them," she advised. (8 years of medical school for that?)

"But isn't something causing this problem?" I persisted.

"Oh, it's probably just age," she said airily before signing off.

So, it's not just my teenage son who thinks I've got one foot in the grave....

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32 comments:

  1. Just an fyi, my gallstones caused me to be sick when I ate fatty foods and were not detected by lab tests. They did an ultra sound and saw them. If you are having problems insist they do MORE tests! It's your body, you know if something is wrong. And your insurance is paying them the big bucks for you, right?

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  2. I told my doctor my hair is falling out, I'm tired all the time and I'm the same age my mother was when her thyroid stopped working correctly. The doctor told me my symptoms are normal symptoms of aging. Grrr.

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  3. I can't get enough of that skit. Jessamine loves it too. She hasn't bee quoting it, but she laughs at all the right parts. :P

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  4. I looked over at your very groovy Rob & Laura avatar and forgot what I was going to say about your post.

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  5. I agree with Karen. INSIST that they do additional tests. If you eat fatty foods and you get sick, that is a good sign that your gall bladder needs attention at the very least. If the doctor won't do any further testing, get a second and third opinion.

    And Cathy, thyroid problems are tricky to catch because your thyroid levels are never the same, they're always fluctuating.

    To quote my friend Persnickety Ticker... they call it PRACTICING medicine for a reason!

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  6. Suzy just stole my heart.

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  7. Hey I gave you an award for those non existent gallstones...well no, it was the fridge. Anywhat, I bestowed you with an award, I hope you enjoy it.

    And...

    Sorry to hear that you don't have gallstones. Maybe it was food poisoning. :D

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  8. Hahahahaahahaaaaa - my favorite part is where "Hillary" yells "you just came gliding in on a dog sled with your pageant sash and your Tina Fey glasses" It kills me, even the fifteenth time I watch it.

    So anyway, that durn little whippersnapper doctor - next time I was in her office I'd trip her with my cane.

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  9. I have not enjoyed SNL in decades. This was *brilliant*. Thank you for starting my day off with giggles, chortles, and most unladylike snorts!

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  10. Just increases your confidence in the medical community, doesn't it!

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  11. Wow, nice bedside manner. I get so frustrated with doctors sometimes. Seems like they just try to rule things out instead of trying to figure things out. Keep investigating.

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  12. I still haven't seen it and its breaking my heart. My sound card is fried!!!! UGH!!!!!!

    I bet it was awesome though. Maybe I should download a transcript?

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  13. No! Go to a friend's house and watch it. You have to be able to hear it.

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  14. But look on the bright side - all those fatty foods being avoided result in a not-so-fatty Mom. That is, if you live long enough to enjoy it. Doctors and kids think along the same wavelength sometimes.

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  15. SNL and The Daily Show are making my life worth living these days? Have you seen the Funny or Die Levi Johnston/MySpace piece. As funny as the SNL one.

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  16. The very first time I saw Palin, I thought, oh my word, the woman looks like Tina Fey! I turned to my Bald Man and said, oh boy, looks like they will have fun with this on SNL. I was so totally pleased I called it when I saw that video. Long live Tina Fey as Palin!
    Sorry about the fatty food thing, I have the same problem now, us old ladies gotta stick together.

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  17. Even being Canadian, that skit is DEEPLY funny. I keep telling my husband that I can see Russia from my house, too!
    I am glad tohear that you don't have gangrene. It's a good day!

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  18. Just discovered your site - and the SNL skit - last night. Love the line where Tina Fey as Palin says that she thinks global warming is just God giving us a big ol' hug! Priceless!

    You're right - laughter can be the best medicine of all. Hang in there - and good luck making sure those fatty foods don't get the last laugh! :)

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  19. I'd get a second opinion on that stomach thing. No one in their mid-40's should have to put up with pain in their stomach every time they eat fat. That's not an acceptable answer from the medical profession, IMHO. ("It's either indigestion or fibroids"? I SO don't think so!)

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  20. I like your blog, and I have to tell you that what brought me here is that awesome picture you display of Rob and Laura Petrie.
    That is so funny.
    I love it.

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  21. Don't you just love a know-it-all, specifically the ones with be fancy degrees...I bet she has one of them there fancy concrete pools we've been hearing about.

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  22. I always like it when my doctor tells me something stupid. "You need to rest", when I'm pregant and my blood pressure is higher than they would like it to be. Gee doc, you delivered # 6 through #9, how could I get any rest, unless I go to work? Or, you are a grand multi para with advanced maternal age- translation You've had a lot of kids and you are an older mom. They go to medical school for this?

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  23. All right... I got your blog address off of "navel gazing" and just thought I would leave a comment. Love the post, still laughing....and more than that... I have FIVE kids of whom have the names Anna (Annelise) Susan and Rachel. My other two are Katherine, and Elijah!

    We have such fine taste in names don't we?!

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  24. Why are doctors always in such a hurry anyway? And probably just age? Well, what are we suppose to do about that?

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  25. A good dose of humor has been known to be good for the soul. Not sure how good it is for fatty-food tolerance, though?

    KEEP BELIEVING

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  26. I think you need a second opinion!

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  27. tina fey was hilarious almost as much as you, you make me laugh so much!!

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  28. Oh goodie! I'm going to watch it several times now...

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  29. Time for a new Dr. My grandma put up with that (it's normal to feel like crap) for over twenty years and finally one of my aunts had her see someone else and they found over 90 gallstones! Not Kidding.

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  30. From what I have heard, (mind you I didn't go to medical school) Gall stones are hard to diagnose. I keep reminding myself that medicine is a practice.

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  31. Cracking up about the 3 year old Palin rendition-get it on video-we need to see this!

    Blessings!

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