Monday, September 12, 2005

There's a What In Your Mouth?!?

To add to my health maladies this year, I am now suffering from both a sinus infection and a throat infection. My head feels so congested and I can barely talk or swallow because my throat hurts so much.

I went to an Ear, Nose & Throat doctor today, and she told me some interesting things: a) I have a deviated septum, which apparently is very common, but I got all freaked out about this; and b) I have a tongue that's slightly disproportionately large for the size of my mouth. With my broken arm and rheumatic fever this year, I'm just a mess, healthwise.

Just when I was thinking I was the poster child for health deformities, my friend revealed something even more bizarre. She told me about a time in college when she and her friends were playing a drinking game. The game involved rolling back their tongues towards their throats (she told me not to even "ask".) My friend piped up and asked, "Should your tongue be behind the hole?". Her friends were like "What HOLE?". Apparently, my friend has a weird hole in the roof of her mouth and thought it was normal all this time.

When I heard this, I thought, "Whoa. That definitely beats my big tongue."

8 comments:

Stationery Queen said...

wow. Weird.

Sorry you're not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon!

GrooveTheory said...

Eeeew? But feel better babe!

john said...

that's crazy... feel better!

Jon said...

That's a little odd, but we're all special, like snowflakes :D

Xtine said...

good think they did that drinking contest or else she might have never known about her mutation :)

feel better!

EM said...

my pseudo-stepson has an extra little wierd growth thingy on the back of his tongue. we have no idea what it is. and my other friend found out a year after college that she has a third kidney. so if anyone needs a transplant, she's got kidneys to spare...

teahouse said...

Euww..third kidney? That is really freaking me out.

And if you have a larger than standard tongue, does that mean that there are certain, er, activities that you are more adept at than others?

I meant licking an ice cream cone...

Byf said...

I, too, just learned recently that I have a deviated septum. Is there a support group?