Not always a catastrophe

6 Jul

I have just done a bit of medical self-diagnosis via internet, only to discover there is nothing wrong with me.

I wonder whether I should make an appointment with my doctor just to let her know.

9 Responses to “Not always a catastrophe”

  1. Ralph July 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    The flip side is paying too much notice to what you read on the internet. A friend who’s just been through hip replacement surgery, feared her recovery wasn’t as quick as perhaps it should be so consulted the net for other experiences. ‘Oh yes, I was free of pain within a week’ someone wrote, and ‘I didn’t have any problems with the exercises the physio set me’ spruked another…. Poor thing, that really set her spirits at a low ebb for a bit. [But now she’s fine].

  2. Leenie July 6, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Yeah, do it. And make her wait an hour before you tell her and then charge her enough to buy a set of tires for your car. Hah!

    • ThirdCat July 6, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

      I don’t think she’d pay…

  3. The Coffee Lady July 6, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    You are my idol. I am not allowed near the internet for such things.

    • ThirdCat July 6, 2010 at 11:24 pm #

      I have astonished even myself in this regard…I have not blogged the extraordinarily long list of diseases and conditions with which I have previously (mis)diagnosed myself.

  4. Pen July 7, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    You must be the only person to diagnose yourself with nothing. You could write an article about it for a medical journal. Very original research.

  5. ampersand duck July 7, 2010 at 5:42 am #

    Damn you, I think I just lost a lung laughing at this.

    I’m with Pen, you are a medical anomaly.

  6. ThirdCat July 7, 2010 at 6:17 am #

    Do you think it will give me more credibility with her next time I visit with a certain case of something or other?

  7. Pen July 7, 2010 at 10:48 am #


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