the wrong side of the bed

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

miracles of modern medicine

so, i had my follow up appointment with my neurologist today. he told me that, given the structural problem with my brain, i'm likely to not respond completely to the medications. after i saw some information about botox on his desk, we had this conversation:

you do botox here?
yes.
wow. i wouldn't have thought so. it seems so unnecessary.
oh, well, we use it for some problems with the brain.
oh, good. i guess i think botox for cosmetic reasons is sort of... frivolous, but i can be sort of judgemental.
well, i think some people have too much money.
this coming from a neurologist.

later...

i'm trying to find a job with a non-profit, but so many of them require driving. do you know what kind of coverage i have under ADA?
(insert boring stuff about ADA and driving with epilepsy)
but, you don't have to work for a non-profit.
yes, but i don't want to work for evil.
there is no such thing as evil.
yes there is! but, in any case, i want to have a job will let me do good. i don't want to work for some big corporation.
you may have to.
but, i'm a sociologist!
i know. that is one of the things we are trying to fix here.

so, i may have started it by pointing out that he is well-paid as a neurologist, but he implied that my chosen field is the result of a brain abnormality!
10:23 AM

4 Comments:

well, i've gotta hand it to him, that was pretty funny. though i don't think i'd let him do surgery on you or anything - he might try to sneak in a lobotomy to get rid of your problematic critical thinking.
Blogger AK, at 12:27 PM  
I have a thing for neurologist, you know.
Blogger Belle Reve, at 3:57 PM  
Sounds like an amusing neurologist, and, maybe he will change your brain to make it more compatible with corporate greed.
Blogger jeremy, at 8:56 PM  
i take this to mean that sociology causes epilepsy. better steer clear.
also it sounds like the neurologist is tinkering with your brain to make you like wal-mart.
ok, she likes haliburton, "you're cured!"
this is how it starts out with the stepford wives.
Anonymous joe, at 2:07 PM  

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