Friday, February 27, 2009

Oh, my aching (fill in the blank)!

How do you feel right now? What, if anything, hurts? What acute health issue are you avoiding — a trip to the dentist to get that broken tooth capped? Knee surgery? Having your carpal tunnel syndrome looked at? What's the last acute health issue you had treated? If you routinely avoid taking care of acute conditions, why? Do you make jokes, or create funny stories about your acute conditions? Are your acute medical conditions your main topic of conversation with friends and family?

(Acute health issues are things that come up suddenly, like an injury. Things like your weight, your eyesight, diabetes, and arthritis are chronic — or longterm — conditions.)