Thank You, Dr. Google
These past two weeks on The Blog have been so incredibly fun. First there was the Scavenger Hunt (thank you again for playing!) and then all the great conversation on this post and this one. You girls are so insightful which is one of the reasons I love opening discussions for you to run with instead of just writing to hear my keyboard roar. You really have no idea how sick I get at the sound of my own voice in my head.
It may seem a sappy thing to say, but I have enjoyed re-forging my relationships with you since I’ve finally got my blog back on track. The last few months have been pretty confusing as I’ve navigated some unchartered waters in personal and ministry related stuff. One thing on my List of Issues Which Must Be Resolved was whether or not to continue blogging. When I considered the implications of laying it down and providing more of an informational rather than relational site, I got dern near weepy. Truth is, I just couldn’t imagine my day to day without this community to laugh and cry and ponder alongside. So here I sit typing away because I love conversation – no matter how ridiculous at times – and also love y’all too, man. Notice I said that all casual because I have approach-avoidance issues. My answer is flavored with faux ambivalence because I fear revealing my true emotional investment.
Y’all didn’t know you were going to end up smack dab in the middle of my therapy session specifically tailored for me by the brilliant internet psychiatrists on Wikipedia, did you?
Which makes me laugh because I’ve been on a self-diagnosis kick as of late. For two solid weeks I was absolutely convinced I had a brain tumor because when I bent over to dry my hair my occipital lobe throbbed. The internet assured me I either had a sinus infection or a mass in my head. Nothing like living between those two extremes until it either resolved or killed me. Really, it was touch and go for a while but after holding my nose and blowing until my ears popped a few times, the problem seems to have gone away. Who needs antibiotics when an aneurysm will do the trick?
Perhaps I can write off my dsl service as medical copays.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who regularly visits Dr. Google?
This post took a very strange turn that I did not intend whatsoever but hello, have we met? You are used to that by now. In an incredibly round about way, my intent was to thank you for your companionship – no matter how weird I sometimes reveal myself to be. I don’t really know why you keep coming back but you do and I don’t take it for granted. You’ve done more in the way of providing me cheap therapy than Dr. Google ever did.
For that and so many other things, I thank you. Very much.
Nope, your not the only one…and it gets me in trouble with the real Dr. I do have some heath issues I need to address, but I get such extreme anxitey about even going to the Dr, that I have put myself in real-life therapy. I really like this guy- he has been a pastoral counselor for over 20 years and for the last 13, he has been doing clinical therapy. Since my pastor and Dr both recommneded him, that was confirmation enough from the Lord. I also figure that if I am going to advice others to attend cousneling and that one day I will be a licensed therapist/counselor, that I have to be willing to go myself.
Love your writing! Love your blog! Love being a fellow pastor’s wife!
Yep, I visit Dr. Google…but not as much as some of my friends. It scares me, so I’d sometimes just rather not know anything than have a little bit of knowledge. Anyway, Lisa, I’m very grateful for your little place in cyberspace. Makes me smile.
LOL – you crack me up. And I’m so glad you’re gonna keep rambling!
Love ya muchly!
I only found your blog recently…so glad that you decided to keep on keeping on… you make me laugh so much!!!!
No you are not alone. I am so encouraged to know that someone else worries about random bad things being wrong with them. Yea I know worries a sin and I really try not to but you know it just sneaks up on you at times. Argh I hate that.
I love reading your blog. Not to mention it makes me laugh.
Don’t you go anywhere, girl! I love reading your randomness. You’re lighthearted and then you go and change it up on me and throw me some thoughts to ponder. Love your writing and you! Keep up the great work! Love, Amy
I too am a googlechondriac. I actually did diagnose my gallbladder disease on google while it took the dr.’s 8 months to diagnose. I guess that led to a bit of pride in my medical skills. About a year ago I was experiencing some symptoms that could only be caused by a brain tumor or lyme disease. (According to google.) However, after numerous dr. visits and expensive tests I learned they could also be caused by too much caffeine!!!! Imagine that…. :)
Lisa: I could not love you more – seriously. You make me laugh and I do know you. I really do. Please don’t leave us – unless you are really told by the Good Lord to do so!
I also think you are very smart. You are witty and wonderful and beautiful.
I love to google things. I am a googler and I’m proud of it. I love to go to Web MD and read up on things. It helps so much.
I love being in the PW Club,
PS: I had to google occipital lobe. ROTFL
And I thank you! I don’t think I can imagine my daily trip to the computer without a little dose of the sweetest Preacher’s Wife I know!!!
I love webmd but I also like House and I’ve referred to a few other doctor shows this week and I’m not sure if my doctor is appreciating it or not?!? Well, when she figures out what’s wrong me then I’ll let up, until then please page Gregory House if you will…
Maybe you shoulda wacked yourself with Weezer (…Steel Magnolias…) or the goad :)
Glad your ‘occipital lobe’ is not throbbing anymore.
Love you crazy thing
I am laughing so hard over your “occipital lobe” throbbing. I would have had the same response. A brain tumor.
Sad to have missed out on all the fun of your blog the past few weeks. I’ve been MIA since I was planning a little retreat! :) Love you madly, lady!
I am so glad you decided to stay blogging to all us invisible folks. You absolutely crack me up….and I love doing online bible study with you and the other women on here. I think it will be time for another come January…… after all it is the only way that I will ever understand Piper!
As far as boy three saying crappit when he messed up awana verse, do you think he read missy’s blog on appropriate words that replace wirty dords? hehe….