Posted by: Kate | January 6, 2009

Don’t Think About Green Milk

“You’re probably going to be fine, but just to be on the safe side, I’d like to run some tests,” she said. “Chances are, it’s just random unrelated symptoms that just happened to appear at the same time. Lots of people have both Reynaud’s Syndrome and chronic lower back pain without it developing into lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. We’ll get an x-ray, do some bloodwork, and probably just end up with a baseline that we can compare to down the road. Try not to think about it too much in the meantime, OK?”

Sure, no problem. I’ll just exercise superhuman mental control and not think about worst-case scenarios and what-ifs. We’ll assume it’s just a random conglomeration of symptoms until proven otherwise.

Optimism. I’ll get right on that.

(What particular shade of green is the milk that you’re now not-thinking-about? Mine is a rather lovely emerald with a bit of swirl, as though recently added and not quite all the way mixed.)


  1. Maybe think about pink elephants instead. Random pink elephants, of course, because random is good.

  2. The worrying is the worst. Take a deep breath. Good thoughts and prayers headed your way.

  3. The shade of a Shamrock Shake. Yum.

  4. I’ll worry for you, ok? ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. nah.. paler than emerald. grosser.

  6. Gah! Don’t worry? Yeah right.

    Everything will be ok, I’m sure. But “try not to think about it in the meantime?” Yeah, buddy.

  7. the shade milk turns after three or four drops of food coloring at breakfast on St. Patty’s Day…

  8. Nice. How could you not think about it?!

    Emerald, or maybe a couple shades lighter, but no swirl. Just solidly nasty and unnatural.

  9. Riiiiight. As if you needed something else to not think about. Please tell me you smacked the chirpy bitch right upside the head.

    *sending positive energy your way*

  10. Oh, boy. Hope everything’s okay.

  11. THat’s like telling someone who’s afraid of heights not to look down. It just guarantees that she will.

    Hang in there.

  12. Damn doctors. I hope everything is ok.

  13. Just think of it as a reallllly thick margarita! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Neon green….

    Lots of positive thoughts, and prayers headed your way.

  15. Well, that just sucks. I’m going to pick curtain A – coincidence.

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