July 27, 2004

Now There's a Word You Never Want to Hear

"Fistula." So I guess it wasn't actually rectal bleeding after all; more like "dime-sized mystery aperture on backside" bleeding. I can't decide whether it was a good thing or a bad thing that the vet invited me to look for myself and that, to prove my strong-stomachedness, I did so; but I can tell you it's probably a good thing the f-word up there is also about to be banned from my vocabulary.

(What search term hits will I get from this one, I wonder?)

UPDATE: Look, I don't know why I feel compelled to tell you people about this, but I do and it's my blog so . . . not fistula after all. Abscessed anal gland. Antibiotics should fix. Also cat is diabetic. Also lump on throat is benign cyst and not, as I initially feared, malignancy.

I really have a nerve, because I once made vicious fun of a woman who was blogging about her cat's health problems, but then again I wouldn't turn into a total fucking bitch if someone registered IlykaDamenPop.com and harass men who are to funny what the germ theory of disease is to increased longevity, so there's that on my side.

Posted by Ilyka at July 27, 2004 09:36 PM in navel gazing

Fistula! Oh, yeah - that's one of my favorites. You don't get too many words that are more evocative than fistula.

Posted by: Jim at July 28, 2004 10:54 AM

I might be moved to song here...

Posted by: Jim at July 28, 2004 05:33 PM