Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My Mom's Health

Last week, my mom was supposed to go shopping with my dad for G's birthday. Instead she stayed home because she "didn't feel right." She told me she wanted to see a doctor but wouldn't be able to get in before today. She said she was pretty sure she has cancer. Hello, hypochondria, right? I mean, she has a medical background, but you can't just self-diagnose yourself with cancer. I know thousands of people do it every day via WebMD, but how many of those are actually accurate?

Turns out, an actual doctor thinks my mom's concerns are valid. Today, she's having a biopsy done. If it's the type of cancer they suspect (in her uterus), they will operate today. Of course, there could be no cancer. At all.  This could be menopause related (a possibility I came up with, not my mom or any other medical professional... sort of like the initial "diagnosis" of cancer, but more realistic).

For now, I'm choosing to believe my mom is a hypochondriac until I hear otherwise. Maybe not a hypochondriac, but over dramatic? Melodramatic? Whatever - it's easier than giving any merit to the idea that my mom is really sick. So, distract me, Interwebs. Share with me your lighthearted stories, funny viral videos, cute baby pictures. Anything to keep me thinking about what the test results might say if I'm wrong. Let's make today fun. Please.

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