Thanks to Allez, I have been tagged.
The rules:Link to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs (5 on side bar).
Leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged.
7 weird medical things about me:
1. My due date was January 17th and I was born February 1st. My Mom ended up going back to work because she got bored.
2. When I was 2 I was bitten by a snapping turtle and got salmonella.
3. In 1st grade my Mom got me out of the tub to find that I had bruises all over me. The docs first thought it was leukemia and it turned out to be an idiopathic blood disease.
4. In fifth grade I did not take care of a blister (new soccer cleats). The blister got infected, ate through my skin and I had to wear a cast to make sure that the blister healed.
5. My eye teeth can in at the top of my gums (think Dracula) and I started wearing braces in sixth grade. I wore braces for three and a half years. My bottom teeth are still crooked (probably b/c I did not wear my retainers!)
6. In the tenth grade I pulled the ligaments on the top of my right foot. I really did not want to stop playing, so I practiced shooting with my left foot. For the next two years I was defended for my left foot shots.
7. Three years ago Scott took me to the hospital b/c of pain in my side and a lump in my groin area. The doc was examining me and saw that I had a bandage on my side. He asked what it was and I said that I had a rash that I thought was from laundry detergent. Turned out I had shingles and the lump was a swollen lymph node that was a result of the shingles!
Matt (I mean Bullet)
On a more serious note...A girl that I looked up to when I was younger died recently from a brain tumor. Molly Firth Hooper was a great person and an amazing soccer player! Her younger brother also has a brain tumor and her parents have become very active in the brain tumor society. I mention this because her family asked that donations be made to Dog Dreams team for the Brain Tumor Society’s Ride for Research, Brain Tumor Society Ride for Research. As athletes I thought that this might be something that some of you might be interested in supporting. For more information visit The Dog Dreams Team at: http://www.braintumorsociety.org/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=1210&team_id=13350
To link the two parts of this message together I remind you all that another "weird" thing about my medical history is that I have OCD. I am more obsessive and most of my obsessive thoughts include my fear of a brain aneurysm or tumor. This obsession comes from the frequent headaches I get from my TMJ. I fell like I have an angel to look to now. Molly Hooper spent years battling a REAL brain tumor. In the last three days as my obsessions have surfaced I have thought of Molly and the way that she fought this disease. I have encouraged myself to clear my mind by thanking God for my health and the day that I am living. I have also prayed that Molly's children find similar peace. Thanks for listening...
Says she talks to angels,
They call her out by her name
She talks to angels,
Says they call her out by her name