Friday, March 20, 2009
I had an echocardiogram today because my oncologist Dr. Eeyore keeps making me get tests. I had this ten years ago because of a heart murmur which was the result of the mitral valve not doing something exactly right. Otherwise, everything was normal. This brings me to two things I don't like to do.
One: I do not like to have medical tests unless everything is normal. I do not want to have any more illnesses, diseases, or conditions. I've already survived cancer (non-Hodgkins lymphoma) and have diabetes, which I can make go into hiding if I'll just lose weight and exercise. Yeah, I know! You'd think that would motivate me. My brother sees the cardiologist where I had the test. I'm just fine to let him have the heart stuff and me to have had cancer. Let's leave it at that.
Two: I don't like to have to get dressed for something that requires me to undress. Of course, there are no reasonable alternatives, so I just bitch about it. Most medical tests just require partial undressing, which isn't quite as bad. Shopping is a little more "disrobey." Massages, on the other hand, which I have regularly, are another matter. I shower (naked of course), get dressed, go to the massage place, undress (naked again), have a massage, get dressed again, go home. Then if I need to go somewhere, I have to fix my make-up and hair and probably change clothes again because I usually dress in something very casual that I don't mind the massage oil getting on. I like to keep my clothes on from the time I leave the house until I get back home.
This makes me think about the difference in being naked (can be physical or emotional) and nekkid (up to something). So what is it when someone is nude? That's more of a description of a painting or statue, I guess. Then there are other descriptions like undressed, unclothed, bare-assed nekkid, buck-nekkid, naked as a jaybird, and any others you can think of? I'm sure Sam has some!
I just needed to bitch a bit. Now discuss the connotation of the naked words amongst yourselves!
Posted by Joy at 2:15 PM