diagnostic all skate

i’m feeling better.  officially on the mend.  i know, that’s what i said way back when.  but i feel confident this time.  why, you ask?  well, because the diarrhea has stopped.  (you asked, i just tell it like it is.)  but i never got an official diagnosis.  i have michael’s diagnosis.  but he’s wrong.  so i thought i’d take guesses from the interwebs.

we’re gonna take this on house style.

but we’re gonna do it sans house.  i mean just cuz it now appears he really has two teams helping to jog his diagnostic brain doesn’t mean they could figure out my illness before i died got better.  plus, like i said before he’d probably kill me.

so, i’ve made the not so educated decision to take the doctoring responsibilities out of the hands of the doctors – or at least the people who play them on tv – and to give you full control.  it’s a much easier decision now that i’m not really needing a cure and i have complete confidence that you guys will come up with the answer.

lets start with the whiteboard of symptoms.

i was tested for both dengue fever and hepatitis.  both tests were negative.  michael still thinks it was dengue.  he’s wrong.  he’s all for the false negative.  so give me your answers.  what did i have?  make it as interesting as possible because i’m gonna make it my official diagnosis and tell people all about how i recovered from ______.


footnote:  and just to clarify, on my own i would never list gaunt as a symptom.  michael insists it’s a bad thing, i however know it’s really more of a side effect and fits nicely in the perk category.

another footnote:  i think it’s only fair that i share all pertinent info.  and as much as this pains me, as much as i don’t want to say this, i have been informed by a real life westernly trained medical doctor that the dengue test probably wouldn’t have shown positive, yet…  and she was willing to go out on a limb and give a diagnosis – which the dr i visited the other day didn’t do. but i’m talking way out on a limb.  i’m not gonna tell you what it was.  cuz no way am i gonna give any credence to the off chance michael might be right.

9 thoughts on “diagnostic all skate

  1. I am afraid you just described, symptom for symptom, my bout of Dengue. I’ll be interested to see how this pans out…

    me, too…

  2. Wow! In my little plastic suburb it’s hard to even think of Dengue as being real. Whatever you had (and I was thinking along the lines of e-coli), I am very thankful you’re doing better.

    ooh… e-coli. that’s something different.

  3. Aseptic meningitis! That’s it isn’t it….you are seriously not gonna tell us aren’t you?!?!

    Dengue is still my first choice!

    i will tell – when i’m fairly confident.

  4. Sorry to say it too, but Dengue is my first choice too….my uncle recently got back from Thailand and had a dose of Dengue. Apparently there are four strains? Did the rash cause peeling skin on the fingers?

    yes, 4 strains is what i here. no, my rash was fairly light.

  5. I am seaching for some idea to write in my blog… somehow come to your blog. best of luck. Eugene


  6. Ok I am not sure what you have but….. wow it sounds scary are you still weak? Sounds like it may take a while to get back to normal.

    yes, very weak. not fun!

  7. you have diarrhea.. not very typical with dengue. You don’t have dengue. You have some stupid virus and have to wait till its out of you system. Eat healthy, take vitamins and sleep alot! I had stomoch cramps, dizzy diarhea not long ago, my son8 was up the other night vomiting… you’re still adjusting to Thailand so your immunsystem isn’t adjusted yet..
    Says Dr. Houses assistant lillian haha

    besides, love your post !! haha the white board is GREAT!

    every diagnostician needs a white board!

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