10.31.2008

shots...and disorders

well, our trip to south africa is official...i've gone to get my shots. well, one shot. to my delight i discovered that i could get the typhoid vaccination via capsules, and it lasts longer than the shot! boy howdy! so, all i had to get is the hepatitis A booster...yeah, that's right, the booster. 4 years ago, when i went to china i got the first round of the hep A series, but never went back to get the second round because i'm a huge wimpy baby about shots. so, kirk and i go to the health department last night to get our shots. and i'm a nervous wreck. those of you who know me understand. i didn't even get my ears pierced until i was 19 (and even then it was because i lost a bet to my good friend todd...and i made him go with me for support). anyway, i only have to get ONE shot. just one. i nearly passed out. i was physically shaking. kirk had to come in with me. i made him read sports scores off of his cell phone while i was getting the shot. wow. i am a big baby. does anyone else have this problem?

in other news, i've discovered what has been wrong with me all of these years. as i am studying to get my masters in special ed, i am studying in-depth all of these various disorders and disabilities and it is abundantly clear to me that i have all of them. i'll be reading along in my stack of textbooks and i'll suddenly shout out to kirk: "kirk! listen to this! it says 'inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances' and 'general, pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression'! doesn't that sound like me?! i think i have a emotional or behavioral disorder!" so far, i have ADHD, Tourettes syndrome, anxiety disorders (see aforementioned story about getting shots), BD, and a few phobias. it's bad, folks. by the way, there's also a good chance that i am schizophrenic as the symptoms are very similar to those of BD/ED. i guess that explains a lot.

9 comments:

tiff said...

My sister is a pharmacist. I'll see if they have one pill that will knock out all of your disorders in one shot. I take ibuprofin for everything, but I'm pretty sure that won't touch tourettes and schizophrenia. :) You're funny.

Laura said...

This cracked me up. I think all of us could be diagonosed with some disorder if you think about it.

Mendy said...

maybe i'll spray a little windex on the situation (have you seen my big fat greek wedding?)

Kelsy said...

You might want to add hypochodriac to your list! :)

Seriously, that's so funny! I've felt some of the same as I was studying disorders in school, too! I'm sure there are shots you can get for some of those disorders! :)

Kelsy said...

How many shots did Kirk get?

Mendy said...

he got two...his tetanus was YEARS overdue...of all people, he should probably make sure to keep his tetanus updated...he's like his dad: prone to running into things with his noggin. he's always coming home with a big gash on his dome from something or other.

casey elizabeth said...

when are you leaving for africa? give me an update? blog is not enough for meeee!!!

in other words, how are you?

Kelsy said...

I totally agree with you about Kirk being the #1 (okay, #2, right after Ray!) guy that needs his tetanus shot up-to-date! :)

Good to see you today, if only for a short while! Can't wait to hear about your trip when you get back!

Kyle said...

Mendy:

If you makes you feel any better, Amelia is a self-diagnosed hypochondriac. There are so many times when she tells me that she's worried that she's got this or that disorder. Ah the joys of studying Psychology!