Mom, it’s time for the April quiz to start.
March ended on a kind of sour note with us suddenly getting the flu. What happened? Was there a bug going around?
I tried to find out, Shana; but, it was tedious, so I gave up.
We’re back to ‘norman’ though, right?
Yes, except for some coughing here and there….on my part….
Anyway I guess this is a good time for me to start my important announcements. Announcement the first: I know that you like Fleetwood Mac and they are going on tour again with Christine McVie who has rejoined them.
Shana, I would like to go but the seats–even the worst seats in the house (where we usually sit) cost $150!
Weren’t you the one who said Fleetwood Mac sounds like folk singers? I wonder why they’re called “classic rock”?
I don’t even know what classic rock is, to tell you the truth! It apparently simply means “white”!
One of these days we will have to ask Andre Gardner what “classic rock” means.
I wish him luck trying to explain it.
October 15th they will be in Philly.
Then I suggest we start saving our money now!
I don’t know if you remember Christine or not.
Yes, I remember Christine McVie.
Anyway announcement the second: I just found the best cover ever by the Scorpions (who I really wish I could see live.)
Oh no!!!!!! Can we possibly have just one quiz without the Scorpions and Klaus Meine?????
I’ll work on it for next time. And I guess I should report on that fancy luncheon of the Broadcast Pioneers that our cousin Mike Stein invited us to.
If you can, please do!
Here’s a picture of cousin Mike (on right).
Do you know who he’s with? That’s Buffalo Bob and Howdy Doody!
Mom, need I point out that no one under 60 knows who Buffalo Bob and Howdy Doody are! I guess the high point of the afternoon was Billy Carlucci singing “Maybe You’ll Be There”.
As that is one of my most favorite songs of all time, it definitely made the trip worthwhile–even though it’s probably how we picked up the flu! And here they are now, from 1962, Billy and the Essentials with “Maybe You’ll Be There”:
When Klaus Meine can write like that, call me!
Mom, you have a lot to learn, young grasshopper! Oh, and we finally got to see “Muppets Most Wanted”! It was the best sequel ever and you know how I feel about sequels!
I guess that’s all my announcements other than the fact that this month I will be 22.
Congratulations, your age is a pallindrome! Oh, and P.S., in case you have forgotten, your present this year is the Barry Gibb concert at the Wells Fargo Center in May! And now it’s time for the moment we’ve all been waiting for:
The Hpathy Quiz!!!!
Who is it this time?
I guess we need a ficticious name, right? How about “Maus Kleine”?
Ha-ha! Very funny, Mom!
OK, so, I got the following email from Maus Kleine’s husband a week ago:
I filled out the acute case questionnaire for my wife, “Maus Kleine”. It is primarily vertigo. Attached is the questionnaire. Thanks!
Question: Describe the complaint or complaints in your own words:
Vertigo (dizziness, room spinning) and nausea. When sitting up from lying down or even when lying down with eyes closed, the room is spinning around. Better when looking down or at same level. No vertigo when looking around.
Burping/gas is also present, even after keeping stomach light throughout the day.
nausea – feels like liquid running up & down.
Question: Etiology–this means the CAUSE of the complaint:
1. Exposure to sun (bright & hot day – temp in 80) while playing Holi – festival of colors/spring with fine powder (vegetable dyes)
2. Eating bad food while there (deep fried food that might have gone stale) and drinking lassi (yogurt drink)
Question: Sensation–describe the pain or other sensation you have:
Spinning around feeling and loss of balance (especially feels like falling backwards)
Question: Appearance– anything remarkable? Red skin, droopy eyes, etc.?
Question: Location–where on the body is your complaint located?
Question: Modalities– What makes your complaint better or worse?
Lying down or moving head backwards aggravates. Lying down to sitting aggravates. Once sitting (after few min), she’s fine.
Question: Concomitants (other symptoms that came with the complaint, are “along for the ride”):
Nausea is there throughout the day. Hemorrhoids as “Maus Kleine” tried to go early in the morning thinking nausea would feel better. Didnt help
Question: Discharges–color, odor, consistency and sensation.
Question: Generals–these are all the symptoms that begin with the word “I”:
I feel scared to walk, I felt better in company.
Question: The mentals: Is the complaint changing you mentally and emotionally?
Question: What have you been saying?
Question: What are you doing?
Sitting down most of the time watching TV. Drove to kids school, enjoyed company of others (normal).
Question: Describe your thirst and appetite:
Thirtless (inspite of relatively warm day). No appetite (nausea).
Question: Odors? Any identifiable odors–like sulphur, onions, fish, etc.?
Question: What is most striking, peculiar or identifying about your condition?
Question: Is there a diagnosis?
Question: Describe your energy–
Nervous, scared, a bit sleepy (took nap in afternoon)
Question: What does your tongue look like? (color/coating/pattern, crack/s, shape, etc.)
Mr. Kleine, try ______________________30C and tell me what happens.
10 minutes later:
Elaine, I think ______________________ did something good. She’s almost asleep, and opening her eyes didnt cause a spinning feeling. Also when she turned over on her side, dizziness didnt come. So, I’ll wait before trying anything else. Thanks!
And now for this month’s “Funny Thing”! As you know, our newest feature is a funny thing Shana said as a baby. Here is Funny Thing number-2 from 1996:
Shana, did you get water all over the bathroom floor?
No. Will you clean it up?
OK, that’s it! Talk to you again next time, bye-bye!
Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom
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