Thursday, September 27, 2007

Don't Cry Out Loud

So, I don't know if some of you have noticed, but I have a list on my sidebar of "Things You Might Not Know About Me". Number 1 is "I'm a borderline hypochondriac." This just means that everytime I hear someone list symptoms of a disease, it freaks me out, because I usually have at least half of the symptoms! Then, I walk around for the next week or so, imagining my death bed and how my kids will survive without me, and whether or not Hubby will get re-married. Personally, I feel it's just a product of my over-active imagination. (I imagine Hubby dead on the side of the road, alot, if he's a few minutes late and won't answer his cell phone.)

But, I saw a commercial the other night that gave me pause. It was a commercial for Restasis, which is a medicine for people who have problems producing tears. My initial reaction was, "Oh no. What if I have Chronic Dry Eye? That would be so inconvenient!" And then, reality hit, and I just had to laugh at myself. Um, hello, Katrina! You cry at everything! I mean EVERYTHING! Anything that has any emotion behind it at all, and I'm gone! Whether it's people I'm interacting with (and let me tell you, that's always a little embarrassing!), or even more often, something on the TV. Even productions that are so blatantly manipulating you into feeling something, I swell with emotion, and my eyes let it loose! I cry at award shows, at commercials, and for some reason I even cried at that YouTube video of the Mom's William Tell overture. Don't ask why, cause I really don't know.

So, this is a relief. I don't have Chronic Dry Eye. Shwew! Now I just have to go battle my diabetes, anemia and ulcer. (All self-diagnosed, of course!)

8 comments:

Rochelleht said...

HA HA HA!!! That cracks me up!

Michelle said...

Too funny Katrina!! LOL!!

Aurora said...

Okay, the true test, do you google diseases with their list of symptoms? or do you put in your list of symptoms and read about all of the possible ailments? If so, we are most definitely peas in a pod! Last night I googled Restless Leg Syndrome at 1:00 am. I think, however, in the morning light, that I am just in desperate need of exercise!

Laura said...

I am a HUGE worry-wart too! I can totally relate to 100% of what you are saying! It makes life more fun doesn't it?!

Megan said...

I can totally relate to this post. I worry about everything. I always think I have one disease or another!

takemetohawaii said...

What a great post! You are so fun! I'm probably the complete opposite of you

Laurie said...

Too funny!! I'm glad you don't have cronic dry eye. ;)

Shaka said...

very funny! i can't believe myself when i get all teary eyed at some of those darn commercials too! oh well, good luck with your ailments!he-he!