So I went to the Doctor’s

I go a couple of times a year for a checkup /follow up. No big deal. A few days ago I noticed that one of my thumbs was grayer than the other one. R told me to wash my hands. Sigh – I knew my circulation was going to hell and I was certainly going to lose the use of a limb.

When the doctor walked into the room, I held up both thumbs. “One is grayer than the other” he said. (That’s why they get the big bucks.) “Have you recently been arrested? It looks like a thumb that had ink on it a day or so ago and hasn’t been cleaned properly.” (Did he take a call from my wife?)

He listened, felt, and declared me AOK. With a dirty thumb.

Sigh

JVH

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2 Responses to So I went to the Doctor’s

  1. Bugs says:

    Ya ya ya, my fingers are dirty black all the time from grease and ink because of that damn legacy parking equipment that my building owner thinks is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

  2. Funny experience but some of us undergo such misunderstanding. There are a lot of reasons why our thumbs got gray or become darker than the other. I had an experienced about a cleaning solution once and it turned my fingers and nails darker compared to the usual. But days passed and the dirt and pigmentation was gone.

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