Friday, February 5, 2010

No Brainer...

I WAS TRYING TO RELAX IN PREPARATION FOR MY CT SCAN. It was to be determined if my brain' s function had been compromised since I slammed my head a few days ago and reacted like an old time cartoon, eyes spinning, legs bowed and wobbly. I was showing symptoms where everything that could go wrong, was going wrong. I took my doctors advice and showed up for the scan.
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Hospital space is at a premium these days, and doubling up is quite common. So there I was on the bed, squirming a bit to become comfortable before sliding into the scanner, when I noticed a bit of a fuss going on next to me. Imagine my surprise to see a couple of the technicians attending to some bare bones, fingers splayed, elongated toes pointing upwards. I thought they were upset about something, when I heard one of them exclaim tut-tut, but no, he was actually referring to the Boy King, King Tut, who amazingly, really lay there, (barely recognisable) a bag of bones amidst some mummified linen. Once more to endure yet another intrusion by history to solve his 3000 year old mystery: natural causes or murder? The information that a CAT Scan can discover!
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A better patient than I, for sure, as only a dead King could be. I, twitching with stress was being whooshed into the scanner for 3 minutes of noisy zapping to determine if I'd have to spend the rest of my days like a wind up toy. But Tut's inspection would last longer, being given another 15 minutes of fame to try yet again to solve his many mysteries. Why oh why did he die, natural? murder? Was he really only 17 at the time, was he actually royalty, (what if he was merely a shoe salesman? Always had cute sandals on.). Whereas I, merely mortal, without legend, would be thrilled to get the news that I wouldn't have to emulate Daffy Duck for another day.
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Don't forget the curse that came along with the treasures that emerged from Tut's tomb when Howard Carter removed the magnificent trove in 1922. I wondered if a 3000 year old flu was wending its way to me at every poke of the mummy. Could I go from the CT Scan to get some vaccine against the Mummy Flu? I'll ask. And remember an earlier test on Tut tried, but couldn't quite determine if the Boy King died of a blow to the head. So how's that for a coincidence?
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Here I lie, scanned, and determined to find out if a blow to my head by a villainous bathroom sink has put my brain on hold. The Enigma next to me also awaits a diagnoses. Results for both will be announced at a later date.



My result...Brain intact!! Same old moi!
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20 comments:

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

I had a feeling it was the "same old" vous as I was reading! So glad to hear it. Any word on KT yet? As you may remember, I'm reading my Christmas gift books on Rameses II just now and I can tell you that sandals were very important!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Same old, same old, as you say... but happy not to be too damaged.
..anyway the KT mystery..I doubt if there will ever be a definitive solution. Enjoy the Rameses ll
..that whole kingdom is a wonder!

Karen said...

Mummy Flu! That's the last thing you need! (Glad to hear you're A-O-K in the brains department!)

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Hallelujah! Great news!

Lyn said...

Hi Karen-
Thanks for visiting! It is a relief that I didn't do any real harm, although I'm getting used to my multi-colored forehead,(fading!).

Lyn said...

Hi Mary Ann-
The things we do to ourselves! Thanks for your good wishes...

willow said...

No. You made this up, right? That's incredible! The first thing I would be worried about, is breathing in some of those mummy spores, as well! Ick!

(glad to hear your head is a-okay)

Natalie said...

Glad you are ok. :)

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Me make something up?? Happened to be reading an article in Archaeology..while going for the scan, about scan..that set me off...all's well!

Lyn said...

Hi Natalie-
Thanks, Nat..glad I didn't do myself any more harm!

rallentanda said...

Good news Lyn!The sandals have got nothing on those red shoes of yours.Tut would have topped you for those!

Lyn said...

Hi rallentanda-
I think you're right..but all he'd have to do is ask..I couldn't resist that incredible enigma!

Alex said...

I like the comments on your profile.

Lyn said...

Hi Alex-
Thanks for stopping by..it's funny but I was thinking of adding or subtracting from my profile..hmmm!!

Alex said...

Took your advice. Crying has stopped.

A Cuban In London said...

Glad to read that your brain is alive and kicking. Pity that your next-bed neighbour cannot say the same. :-)

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Hi Alex-
Thanks for letting me know...see, things work out!!

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban...
Got to admit though, I sort of got a crush on this guy..waited all night just to see him at the Met!!
Thanks....

ALeks said...

Dear Lyn,I am happy to hear you are OK and that you can go on making your beautiful blogs more beautiful each day!Take care,Im of to Miniblu,love and hugs,Aleksandra! :O)

Lyn said...

Hi ALeks-
Thanks for your very good wishes..I am on the mend, although I still have a yellow forehead! To match King Tut's mask?

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