That’s not exactly what happened, of course. There was more House discussion. I told her that I had been watching House and I asked if we could test me for radiation poisoning. She told me that people come in and actually say that sort of thing seriously. “A guy made me look at pictures of contrails”, she told me. (The computer version of this is watching television and seeing a guy crack into a “database mainframe” by double-clicking on the word “hack” in a windows gui.)
Next time, I’m going to tell her that I’ve been taping magnets to various body parts and how I’ve been feeling a lot better since I started doing that.
The interesting thing about the doctor’s visit was discussion of The Apnea (I have a sleep study scheduled) and how some people just have small airways. Open wide, she said. “Ahhhhhhhhh.” “Oh, there it is. A tiny little windpipe and giant tonsils and your uvula sitting right on top of it.”
So then I’m thinking about small airways and I ask the doctor “is there any way to widen an airway?” and halfway through the question I realize that if she said “yes, we have an airway widening device”, that I would not want to see it nor would I particularly want it widening my airway. Driving home, I told Maribou that I totally wanted to write that sentence and she told me to try to do it without sounding like I was experiencing gay panic. So there we are. I think I succeeded.
Maybe they have replacement airways.
As such, this weekend will be dedicated to replacement airway research and the usual chores/errands/fasting for a blood draw.
So… what’s on your docket?