27 January, 2006

Melissa's a Phenomenon!

phe·nom·e·non pl. phe·nom·e·na (-n)
1. An occurrence, circumstance, or fact that is perceptible by the senses.
2. pl. phe·nom·e·nons
a. An unusual, significant, or unaccountable fact or occurrence; a marvel.
b. A remarkable or outstanding person; a paragon. See Synonyms at
wonder.

It has now been independently confirmed by an outside source - the medical community no less - that I am a phenomenon. Now you all know what you've always secretly thought is true!

Actually, it's called Raynaud's Phenomenon and it is a disorder of blood circulation in the fingers, nose, toes, and ears. Remember how I always seem to have cold hands? There's more to it then just poor circulation.

My blood vessels spasm and constrict more than the normal person when they get cold and it results in VERY bad circulation. (Read my fingers could actually not have any circulation for a time being.) The only thing to do for this is to try and keep my hands as warm as possible. Hmmm, guess no more snow shoveling for me! Yippee!

You'll be seeing me wearing my gloves an awful lot lately. Some day's I get to work and don't take them off all day. I'm getting very good at typing with them on!

So just remember - I'm a phenomenon!