Friday, July 15, 2011

Medical Diagnosis

So Thing Two has spots. And Mom took him to the doctor to see why he has spots. Long story short, Thing Two has chicken pox.

Said malady has led mother to one of her favorite pastimes: The WebMD Symptom Checker.

For those of you who aren't familiar with it, the Symptom Checker is a hypochondriac's greatest dream and nightmare all rolled into one interactive flash application. The application must have been invented in California (where everything can give you cancer), because no matter what your ailment, it inevitably leads to cancer or some other life threatening disease or defect.

Back problems? Spine tumor.
Achy knee? Gout. Or maybe lyme disease or lupus.
Headache? I'm sorry, you're having a brain aneurysm.

Mother summed it up pretty well in our IM conversation today:

Mom: I love Web MD. It's like that friend you try to avoid - the one who always looks on the dark side of things and tells you how much worse it could be: "Hey, you have _________?!? I knew somebody who DIED from that!"

1 comment:

A random blog about stuff said...

The funny thing is I tried this for my swollen thumb. I already knew. I slammed it in between the car door and somebody's mirror. It says I may have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Haha, I just did it to see what weird things I would get.