Wednesday, December 19, 2007

'Tis the season...

...for Ho-ho-oversharing!

It's that time. Time for the Annual Receipt of the Letters of Obscene Oversharing*.

Letters from people with whom I enjoy a current relationship can be sweet, sometimes poignant glimpses of the ups and downs of their day-to-day lives. But, unfortunately, that's the exception to the rule. Most times I'm bemused and a little embarrassed by what former co-workers, neighbors from three moves ago, and other shirt-tail acquaintances reveal under the guise of a holiday greeting.

Hey, that gives me an idea! Let's play No-shitter or Bullshitter. Is this prime example of holiday oversharing real or bogus?
In April, DH and I met with the funeral guy to discuss our plans. On our anniversary - I got sick! Mom had to have a barium swallow test done. Then mom started to have severe pains in her side and back and couldn't get any relief from it - so we spent 6 hours in the ER - they weren't sure what it was either. Mom then saw Dr. E - she sent us to the hospital for an x-ray. Then the next day - we spent another 6 hours in the ER - this doctor seemed to think that mom had passed a kidney stone but we never had any confirmation on that. They did give mom some powerful drugs for the pain - I wouldn't have minded some for me! It took almost 2 whole weeks before mom did not have any more pain from this stuff. Oh - I got a call on my 2 scopes that I had in March: the endoscopy - they removed several polyps from my stomach - they were benign BUT the colonoscopy - they removed 1 polyp that was cancerous. So now I have to have another colonoscopy done in 3 years vs. 5 years. YES cancer does run on both sides of my family.

OK, what do you think? While I wait for the phones to ring, I'll try to invent/scavenge some entries for future rounds.

*Known also as X-treme TMI


  1. Liz,

    Oh, I think that's the real deal... Of course, you don't need a Christmas letter to give people more than they need to know: you have a blog!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Ah... that's why I'm cutting *my* friends and family some slack this year. :)

    (And give thanks that I discarded the draft titled "I heart my period".)


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