Wednesday, April 15, 2009

diagnosis: stop looking at webmd.

i am amazingly sick! and the other night i decided to take a look at america's favorite medical information source substitution website.

according to webmd, i am suffering from one or more of the following:
  • malaria
  • non-hodgkin's lymphoma
  • leukemia
  • menopause


The Grandpa said...

Wow. I hope they told you what to do.

To be fair, I haven't found a symptom check anywhere that works. I did one, I don't remember if it was WebMD or another site, that basically told me I was going to be dead in a couple of days.

sarah said...

hi the grandpa!

i've been focusing on the liquids/sleeping/lying in bed wondering why my entire body hurts so much plan for recovery.

i called the advice nurse, who ruled out the cancers (my lymph nodes are not gigantic and painful) but did ask me a lot of questions about potential exposure to tuberculosis and HIV (neither of which i am worried about; both of which kind of freaked me out for a bit).

i'm just so, so grateful that i have access to actual health professionals and don't have to depend on any online medical website.

hope you're healthy! thanks for stopping by.