So… how are things? Did you have a good Christmas? Good, good. How’s the family, good? Good, good. Okay, that’s enough about you, let’s talk about me and my problems now.
Our medical premiums went up about 25% in July of this year and beginning on Jan 1, they are going up another 25%. They’re using health care reform as an excuse, along with some gender equality act thing that they are taking advantage of by raising one of our premiums to “equal” the other, rather than lowering one of our premium to equal the other. Jerks.
I figure if I try to go to the doctor right now, my co-pay will be something on the order of twelve thousand dollars, so I figured I’d just save on medical bills and ask you. So, can you tell me what this thing on my hand is?
See that ball bearing embedded in my palm below my ring finger? What is that? I mean, WHAT IS THAT? It just showed up out of nowhere. It doesn’t hurt and it moves up and down when I move my ring finger.
My friend says it’s a ganglion (gan gleeon? gangly onn?) and that her sister had the same thing on her wrist.
But do YOU know what it is? And can I just bash it with a hammer? Or a bible like they did on that Doc Martin show? (BBC series, I totally recommend it, by the way).
So diagnose away, my friends. And as always, conspiracy theories are welcome.
So, a couple months ago, I noticed that my cyst was getting smaller (with no bible thumping or anything!). Then the other day I looked at it again, and … it was completely gone! It went away all by itself. That never happens. Magic.