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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!


Sep. 28th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
My eye color is grey-blue-green (I guess it depends on the light, unless you're looking at them from 3 inches away). Contact lenses are tinted, so you have some hope of finding them when dropped. My lens maker sometimes orders blue ones, then sometimes green. So far, they've not ordered grey ones, but I won't be surprised when it happens.

The rest of my peculiarities are the result of my advanced age, and of lesser thrills.