Because I’ve been tagged by Chris, I’ll break the silence and tell you five things about me that most people donít know:

    1. I once was a cab driver. (Damn straight. And I still have a clean driving record.)

    2. The number of days that I practically didn’t eat at all probably reached four digits by now.

    3. I worry too much about everything. (Just kidding—this is well-known!) People tend to think I love to worry. No, I don’t. I’m actually very worried about the fact that I worry a lot. Bugger!

    4. All my life, I’ve suffered terribly from FMF. I used to be really sick 4 days a week, every week, with excruciating abdominal and chest pain. I still managed to live a “normal” life—I went to school, I’ve worked 12-14 hour shifts at the airport for 3 years (with 1 or at most 2 days off in a month), I got married, etc. I lived all sick. (I even had to receive a big shot of painkillers to be able to attend my own wedding, but that’s another story.) After a couple years, people stopped believing me when I said I was very sick, as I was sick all the time, and no doctor was able to tell me what it was that was screwing me up either. After a while, I started believing I was delusional and imagining the pain as well. It wasn’t until 1999 when it was finally diagnosed by a friend, a doctor, surprisingly not of medicine, but of history of medicine, who, [un]fortunately, happened to have a son with the same disease and was able to convince the world of my terrible pain. Upon this fateful diagnosis, I started using colchicine and got better. As long as I take my pill regularly, I don’t get sick anymore. (Other than once or twice a year, that is.) Yay!

    5. Most of the time I regret what I write and wish I didn’t write anything at all.

OK. I’ve never done this taggy thing before, but in observance of the custom, I think I have to now. I’m tagging Brian, Jayme, and Jim. Feel free to not respond.

Comments 2

  1. Katie wrote:

    Wow, I’m really happy you finally got diagnosed and treated. That’s no way to live. And I can’t believe you were a taxi drivier!! I would have never suspected.

    Posted 08 Feb 2007 at 12:24 am
  2. Koray wrote:

    Thanks, Katie! (And I thought you’ve ridden in my car before.)

    Posted 12 Feb 2007 at 12:54 pm

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