Sorry, but have to share…

December 31, 2009 at 10:02 am

As I was thinking about this, I have to share it…with all the tests and such CIDP patients have to go through, I thought you all might get a laugh out of it.

One test they give you, if they’re looking for inner-ear problems, involves basically a “water-pik”. They insert it into your outer ear, and begin spraying your ear-drum with water. Now, imagine that…not only the sound of the water directly hitting your eardrum, but it being cold water to start, and also all this water draining out of your ears during the test. BUT, the amazing thing about it is that it tests for vertigo response, by INDUCING vertigo! Cold water hitting your ear-drum makes you “spin” one direction; then they change it to hot water, and you spin the OTHER direction! Not too many people make it through that test without losing their cookies! Tons ‘o fun!

Makes a “skin punch” seem like no big deal! 😀