Friday, December 18, 2009

Yup, I'm A Freak

I love freaky medical shows on Discovery Health or crazy shows on TLC about people that are really tall, or really short, or really missing all of their limbs.
These shows are my guilty pleasures.
So when my mom walked through the room while I was watching one I wasn't surprised by the conversation that ensued:

"What's wrong with this one?"

"Why do you assume something is wrong with her? Seriously!"

"....."

"Legs fused together."

"Uh Huh.  That's what I thought."


See, I have a freaky ability to retain information.  I have an eidetic memory so when I see something, it is pretty much branded into my brain.  I seem to have a particular knack for medical information.

Child with congenital hydrocephalus?
When was the shunt placed?

Bilateral deafness?
Are you considering cochlear implants?

Diagnosis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta?
Are you for or against rod surgery?

Cerebral Palsy patient?
Hypotonic or Hypertonic?  I hear Botox can help.

Trisomies? Tetrasomies?  Chromosome Deletion Syndrome?
I'll give you life expectancy and cause.

Child born prematurely?
How long in the NICU? Any IntraVentricular Hemorrhages? How about PDA ligation? Retinopathy of Prematurity? Sensory Integration Disorder? Reflux? What about a Nissen Fundoplication?

I really like this stuff.
I'm that big of a freak.

1 comments to blog for:

Amber said...

I just found your blog *love your photos* and this post CRACKS me up! I too love these shows...but more than that, you and I could have some great conversations about my children...and you might know what I'm talking about! Too funny...