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What is YOUR oddity?

Thinking about my body falling apart got me thinking about medical oddities.

Do you have any odd / weird / unique physical or medical thing?

I've got two, nobody would ever know about :)

1) It freaks out eye doctors because I actually have a thin strip of colored iris going across one of my pupils. It stretches as my pupil expands. Doctors say it just never detached. Doesn't affect anything, and I would never know it was there. But if you look really closely at my pupils, you can find it sometimes.

2) I have something called a Babinski's Reflex. This is something wrong with my nerves, where if you run something up the sole of my feet instead of curling in on themselves, the toes flex outward. Oddly, that is a test that doctor's use to test for brain functioning. Note to friends: If I'm ever in a horrible accident, PLEASE let the doctor's know I have this anyway! I'm not brain damaged. Well, at least not from the horrible accident! :)

So, what's your oddity? Are you double jointed? Organs backwards inside of you? Born with three kidneys? :) Share time!

Comments

anonymosaurus
Sep. 28th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
I have my very own form of Parkinson's. It causes me to type backwards and contort my hands into wierd postures.
I'm also allergic to vanilla and citrus.
trshtwns01
Sep. 28th, 2005 01:17 am (UTC)
How do you type backwards?

Vanilla and citris. That is an odd one. I have a mild chocolate allergy and everybody looks at me like I'm nuts - like NOBODY is allergic to THAT! Encounter much of that?
anonymosaurus
Sep. 28th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
I dunno...I just type and sometimes it comes out mostly backwards.

And yes...everybody asks me how I can be allergic to vanilla. The answer is "I turned out so pretty, I had to have one big flaw."
oddharmonic
Sep. 28th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
Vogon has issues with chocolate, too -- it confused his parents for years until they made the correlation that times they thought he was acting crazy were right after he'd eaten chocolate.

He had a whole bunch of my grandmother's mole sauce when we were in LA (I told him beforehand she puts extra chocolate in it, but he ate it anyway) and man, he loses all tact after it gets into his system. Luckily he was agreeable enough to stay in the bedroom for the evening with the TV and the book he was reading so he didn't accidentally offend anyone.