Thursday, June 26, 2008

I Probably Don't Have Long to Live

I have a confession to make: I'm dealing with the heartbreak of mono globglowlaparaproteinmia.

Well, okay...maybe I'm not. But we had a patient come in with that diagnosis last night and I decided that if I ever choose to call in fraudulently, I'm using that excuse.

Clearly someone in Admitting tried to spell something phonetically and failed. Miserably.

So add mono globglowlaparaproteinmia to to list of debilitating illnesses I have that sometimes make me unable to go to work. The feline leukemia, the erectile dysfunction (hey, they said it could happen to anyone!), the mono globglowlaparaproteinmia, and it's more severe secondary stage, poly globglowlaparaproteinmia... it's a miracle I can get out of bed each day. Sort of a testament to my bravery, eh?

And on a completely unrelated note, except that it's my blog and I can talk about anything I want...has anybody ever had a citronella plant? Lori's going to buy a couple of them from Rural King, and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them besides that they smell nice.


Cedar said...

I have a Citronella candle, it won't get me out of work, but things bug me less. (that's really funny if you think about it)

Iwanttocomeback asmycat said...

Lol! I have the best disease name ever...Dred Mahackas. I don't know how Star Trek spelled it, but it was the best disease name I ever heard and often ask people who are ailing if that is what they have...

XUP said...

I like this Cedar person. I think I'll visit her blog, too. Meanwhile, yes, I've had a citronella plant. They're very lovely and smell nice, but don't do a damn thing about mosquitos, if that's what you're thinking. Bugs have gotten wise to the whole citronella scam. They're a lot smarter than us that way.

Ev said...
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Ev said...

Bugs are a lot smarter than us in most ways. They're totally winning the war of attrition, and except for the one or two that our cats eat every day, they're multiplying much faster than we are.

And Cedar's not bad, as long as you don't mind smacking your head a couple of times a week and saying d'oh!

Oh...and Star Trek diseases are the most fun, because they all cause a person to grow scaly knobby things on their faces. What's not to like about that??

*I had to delete the previous version of this reply. Even for a person with low standards like me, it had way too many typos to allow it to live.