Sunday, March 25, 2012

Simple Horrors

Here I am, minding my own business on this lovely Sunday morning; drinking my Tito’s Bloody Mary and flipping through the latest edition of Self, when I stumbled across this handy, little nugget of information:

“Neti pot lovers, beware.  It’s highly rare, but using the sinus-clearing devices with water straight from tap could let (wait for it) a brain-eating amoeba enter your skull and, um, kill you in days…”

I have a feeling the neti pot (or amoeba farm) sitting in my shower right now is not going to be there for long.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Leila,

I'm so happy to see that you're blogging again. Yes, I haven't touched my neti pot in quite some time. And Yes, I too am still a hypochondriac.

Barbora

Leigh said...

Leila,
I discovered this blog while you were on hiatus and find myself here each time I want to fall into a raging fit of hypo-anxiety. I get a good giggle or two and I don't feel so alone. I thought I was the only one who contracts deadly diseases several times a week. So happy your back.

David Lambertson said...

Goodness - I have found a kindred spirit

http://wordsofwhizdumb.com/2012/04/hypochondriac.html

Anonymous said...

Come back to the blog you never left. :-) Hope you're doing OK.

laurenc said...

Hi Leila,

My name is Lauren, and I'm currently working on a project researching hypochondria. I would love to talk to you more about your experiences. If possible, please email meat gracied13@yahoo.com

Thank you! Love your blog!

Lauren

Anonymous said...

Leila,

Great to see you're blogging again. I've missed your writing a lot. Whatever happened with the hunger games?

Trish

Unknown said...

Hi Leila! I don't mean to send you into hypochondriac mode again, but have you ever considered whether you have hypoglycemia? I'm only asking because I have it, and I sometimes go into hypochondriac mode when my blood sugar is low- I've been convinced that I had carbon monoxide poisoning, anaphalactic shock and melanoma (among others). Here's a link about the correlation between hypoglycemia and hypochondria. http://www.uncommonforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2474