Tuesday, September 23, 2008

confession # 13 - Give it to me straight doc! How long do I have???

Yeah. I'm kind of a hypochondriac. For instance, I had a pain in my foot for a few weeks. It was really bugging me because I'd wake up in the middle of the night with a small sharp pain on the top of my foot along the first metatarsal bone. (The reason I know the term "metatarsal"? I slammed the door on Neely's foot when we were little and broke her metatarsal bones. And, it helps that my mom is a retired Registered Nurse...which is a major contributor to the hypochondria problem, I'm thinkin'...)

Anyways...back to the CANCER foot pain. So, after a few weeks of self-diagnosing questionable pain, I visited my podiatrist. He asked me a few questions about my foot and finally asked, "Do you wear flip-flops?" Heck yeah, I wear flip-flops! Does THAT cause cancer? No, I'm kidding. I didn't really think that. But, you have to know that on my way to this appointment, I was half-convinced that I had some form of cancer which had metastasized to my bones. I refrained from sharing this concern with the Doc.

So. Flip-flops (which should never be called "thongs", by the way).

Conclusions: 1.) Apparently, lots of women suffer from the same pain during the Summer months from that pesky strap that runs between your toes. 2.) I'm not worried about my foot anymore.

FYI, I woke up with a killer pain in my left shoulder this morning which means that I'm probably having a heart attack.

7 comments:

Karla said...

Thank you for giving me a chuckle today, Jenna.

You are an absolute riot!

Jenn said...

Haha, that's been me w/the arm pain. Don't let me have a headache and stomach ache too!

Greta said...

Hahaha, I'm glad we find each other funny ;).

P.S. I'm a huge fan of the thong, er, the flip flop.

Jenny said...

LOL!!

You know you can call me to take you to the ER. Anytime, Jenna. Any time.

Allison Dillard said...

I understand you too well....you know how I think.

danielle said...

you're hilarious. i'm usually convinced that i have some kind of cancer too!

kara said...

I heard somewhere that you walk differently when wearing flip-flops (to keep them on your feet) and that that can cause problems too.