Medical Up-date

Recently on my blog (See: Eavesdropping On The Ward), I reported a claim, from an unidentified source, that eating corn during chemo will cause one’s hair to grow back, “yellow and curly”.   Well folks, there has been an up-date to this breaking story, as one of my conscientious followers, made the following comment (which I feel it prudent to report):

“ While going through the IV chemo there wasn’t much I could keep down only creamed corn, Guess what??? My hair never did come back ……yellow, black, white or green. Nothing.”

(Thank you, Janet for sharing this interesting fact.)

Well, I am no Scientist, but I think it is safe to conclude from this isolated case study, that eating creamed corn during chemo will cause PERMANENT BALDNESS, whereas eating corn niblets will turn you into Goldilocks.  Niblets, I repeat, NIBLETS!

As an up-date to my medical status, apparently I have some scary sounding super-bug called MRSA, which, if you google it, will scare the crap out of you.  It seems that I will be making frequent trips to the hospital in the coming weeks, so I will keep my ears open and continue to collect medical data to share with you.

8 thoughts on “Medical Up-date

  1. I’ve had MRSA too, and it’s scary because the bug can be quite drug-resistant. But, with the right antibiotics it’s curable. My advice: if you don’t love & trust your infectious disease doc, find another one …today!! My first one insisted on focusing on worst-case scenarios, including the possibility that I had TB! I got rid of her and found a team of ID docs who didn’t use the scare tactics. I was on antibiotics for a long, long time for another bug, not the MRSA, but didn’t have to endure the “sky is falling” diagnoses of the original doc. Heal quickly, my friend.

  2. Florence you don’t deserve to have come down with this bug. Life can be so unfair. But I know you will soldier on, and before long that nasty bug will be gone. Sending beautiful thoughts your way :) Take care !

  3. Jeez.. had to bring out Florence, the Warrior, again! She is one strong dame… stronger than any ol’ MRSA. Give him (starts with MR, right?) hell!

  4. Florence…. Yes, heal quickly and do NOT hesitate to switch docs if you feel you aren’t progressing. MRSA is no joke but if it’s treated properly from the beginning, I have no doubt you will be A-OK. It’s like the pain thing. They always tell us, “don’t let the pain get ahead of you” … well… same thing here….. don’t let the MRSA get ahead of you…


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