Googlechondriac: The first step is admitting there is a problem right?
You know those people who Google symptoms and are always obsessing and thinking they have some gawd awful sickness? You know hypochondriacs…
Well I have that problem but only I am not obsessing about my own possible illnesses I am obsessing about Everly…
What? Her poop is yellowish green instead of just mustardy yellow? Google that and… Oh no it’s a hindmilk/ foremilk imbalance.
She’s pulling her legs up and fussing? She’s got gas or a dairy allergy!
Her eye is goopy and pussy sometimes, is it pink eye? Squirt some breastmilk in it!
She sprayed milk out her nose once while fast asleep? Could it be sleep apnea or SIDS?
Parents worry, I know that but do they worry as much as I do and obsessivly search the internet for clues and cures? I am beginning to think this “Doctor Google” thing is getting outta hand.
Franky the “cures” and anxiety from thinking something is always wrong with her is the only real thing causing us problems here. She’s not colicky, doesn’t have sleep apnea, pink eye, a dairy allergy or a brestmilk imbalance. She’s just got a paranoid, freaking-out-over-every-little-thing-mom.
I can’t help it though, I am freaked something is going to end up being wrong with her and I will miss it. Don’t even get me started on the Swine Flu either!
Googleing symptoms obsessively is a sickness in it’s self. Hasn’t anyone coined a name for this obsession yet? Better go Google it!
Crap! There is such a thing as Dr. Google! Good thing it is something entirely different than what I am talking about. I’d be really screwed then…
Anyway, I’ve decided I need to be called a Googlechondriac! You know a hypochondriac but an obsessive internet symptom searching, self diagnosing one. Do they make a prescription drug for that?
So, are you guilty of being a Googlechondriac or am I alone here?