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Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Stars Are Stacked Against Me...

The year I was born, January 19 fell into Aquarius, rather than the usual Capricorn. According to my astrology-expert sister, this makes me "An Aquarian with Capricorn tendencies."

However, it's well-known that Aquarius and Capricorn are two of the most conflicting signs in the zodiac, if you believe in that kind of thing. (I'm not sure I do, but it's a lot of fun, especially since I DO seem to be rather weird even by usual weirdo standards.)

My Horoscopes today, courtesy Georgetown Law Weekly:

Aquarius: Your class notes will start to resemble nursery rhymes. This is a sign of insanity.

Capricorn: Avoid ducks.

I'm doomed. DOOMED.


Blogger Claire said...

Lincoln emailed. Said he checked your LJ. Wants to know if anybody at the school infirmary has mentioned Meniere's Disease to you?

10:47 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn Smith said... I've never heard of Meniere's Disease...and I'm probably going to wish it'd stayed that way after I look it up. If my assorted blood tests going get any results, I'll ask the doctor about it.

Tell Lincoln thanks for the tip (and the heebie-jeebies, but I guess that can't be helped.)

11:28 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn Smith said...

Okay, looked it up. Whoa. File that under "Holy shit, I hope not."

As the daughter of an oncology nurse, I'm well aware there are far worse things that could be diagnosed. Still, a disease with a name has a way of freaking one out. But it might not be: I wouldn't call the dizzy spells "rotational vertigo"--I don't feel like I'm spinning. It's more like a pulse, or a sudden lurch inside my head or my ear. Like a dizzy-adrenaline rush. What did catch my eye about Meniere's Disease was the episodes of hearing loss in one ear--which I have had.

I'll mention it to the doctor when my results come in.

11:37 PM  
Blogger The Other People said...

Didn't mean to flip you out. You're a little on the young side from a statistical standpoint. It manifests in a number of ways. The lurch caught my eye. Your mention of a dizzy adrenaline rush does now. You mentioned being sick off and on in recent months. Not my specialty, so I don't know how diagnosis is confirmed. Don't wait on that diagnosis. See your primary physician. She or he might send you to an ENT. Best, Lincoln

12:39 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn Smith said...

Didn't mean to flip you out.

No worries, I do appreciate the tip. Seeing one's weird symptoms potentially translated into a "Disease" tends to have a freaky effect on people, but as Diseases go, Mienere's if that should turn out to be what it is, isn't that bad. It would be a bummer for this to not get any better, but I would survive.

I get my test results early this week, so I'll ask the doctor if she knows about Meniere's. Thanks again.

2:36 AM  

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