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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. 29th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
I have a depigmented spot on the back of my hip that fascinates people that see it. I cover it with Dermablend when I think there's any chance it might be exposed.

None of my allergies are particularly interesting, although it is kind of funny to tell people I became an atheist because of my sinuses. When I had my first acute sinus infection at age 15, my then doctor told me to pray instead of prescribing a course of antibiotics. I was diagnosed with chronic sinusitis three years later.