Hypochondriac, diagnose thyself!

It's all right, folks. I have survived my brush with death. All is well now.

I was concerned, this afternoon, that I was suffering from some kind of Wrist Flu. I felt just fine, but my wrists (my right one in particular) was extremely sweaty. It was so sweaty that I kept leaving puddles on the mousepad and the keyboard wrist-rest. I had to roll up my sleeve because the wrist of my sweater was sopping wet. As my boss had already left for the day after warning us not to come near him for fear of catching his lightheadedqueasiness, my hypochondria was in full force. Did you know that WebMD doesn't consider sweating a serious skin symptom? Bah! I'm some kind of wrist-sweating mutant! I did a bit more Googling and decided that I was hypoglycemic. So I went and bought myself a Pepsi. I came back to my desk and the sweating continued. I even resorted to asking a co-worker to feel my forehead, but she said it felt normal. What the heck? I felt just fine, except for this weird sweating symptom!

After deciding that it was a foreshadowing of The Flu That Was To Come I decided I had to get back to work and finish the day. Back I went to typing and sweating and mopping the sweat off the desk. I wiped some off the edge of the mousepad, then lifted it to get underneath, where I discovered that the mousepad had just been floating on a huge POOL of sweat! Oh my god, how horrifying! How could I have exuded such a huge amount of liquid from my wrists?

Then I noticed the condensation covering the paper cup sitting next to the mousepad. It turns out that the liquid had been going from the cup to the mousepad to me, and not from me to the mousepad. I'm not dying after all! At least not from the Wrist Flu!

srah - Tuesday, 10 January 2006 - 4:31 PM
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Comments (6)

gravatar Not your mom - January 10, 2006 - 5:59 PM -

"Srah, Srah, Srah," she said slowly shaking her head and smiling to herself.

gravatar katie - January 11, 2006 - 9:48 AM -

Young lady, what in heaven's name were you doing with a paper cup next to a computer?? Don't you know those things leak?

gravatar srah - January 11, 2006 - 11:30 AM -

It wasn't even near the computer! I don't even know how the liquid got from the cup to the mousepad, because they weren't touching and I couldn't see a trail. Probably osmosis, because that's SCIENCE.

gravatar srah - January 11, 2006 - 11:31 AM -

My hands are a little sweaty, though. Not puddle-dripping wet like I thought, but my palms do sweat from time to time (now).

gravatar Fraulein N - January 11, 2006 - 11:39 AM -

Hee. And here I was all convinced you had the Wrist Flu.

gravatar sarah - January 11, 2006 - 1:17 PM -

you sound like me. how hilarious it was your beverage though.

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