Friday, May 20, 2011

Hickam's Hickie

Neurologist Shipper Jack Knight has made a very interesting commentary on my high-level paranoia that I have all sorts of diseases.

"Are you aware of Hickam's Dictum?" she texted. "It's sort of the opposite of Occam's Razor of parsimony. It states that a patient can have as many diseases as he damn well pleases." I told her that this is the first time I'm hearing of it, but I'm loving the concept. In an X-Files episode Fox Mulder refers to Occam's Razor as Occam's Razor of Laziness. So far I think my chest seminoma has resolved on its own, but is now replaced with a multitude of conditions that present with muscle twitching, partial seizures, throbbing headache on walking, palpitations on seeing rare toys, and steatorrhea. Take it away, HAMI's, I know you already have differentials.

"I think I have 2 diseases per sub-specialty," I told Neurologist Shipper Jack Knight.
"Grabe not just 1 but 2 diseases pa!" she texted back. "Naisip ko tuloy si Vilma Santos in a Bear Brand commercial: not just 1 but 2 glasses a day!"

I miss my bloggable friends.

6 comments:

Walking on Water said...

Why is it called a razor anyway? Why not shaving cream or toothbrush?

will said...

oo nga masyadong pa-effect ang razor!

NSJK said...

but better prune than moldy bread? @_@

NSJK said...

then make new bloggable friends! ;)
or create new bloggable scenarios. but so far naman, your blog always has fresh material, and it's such a joy to read about your adventures, and comment. wala nga lang "like" button. :)

btw, can you kindly delete my post above? i sound "off-tangent" there. it was supposed to be for a different post. but too many windows open, and i got confused. @_@

NSJK said...

ah, pero pag di-nelete mo sha, yung 2nd post ko naman ang "off-tangent" kase mawawala na yung tinutukoy ko. hayaan na lang natin....

will said...

ahahahahahahaha NSJK unfortunately nauubusan na ng anything bloggable! so much so... na cherry na lang ang pinag-uusapan with harkening back to x-files for moooore x-files reference! btw was watching season 7 last night, saw Chimera and En Ami. na appreciate ko more ang En Ami!!!!