Have been staring at this screen since 2.30pm. Wanted to write something funny to brighten up the mood a bit but no matter how much I wring my brains, nothing. Zero. Blank.
The past 3 days, I had been rendered useless by a crippling female cramp. Without trying to sound overly dramatic, it got me to thinking about my mortality. Having just stepped into my early late 20s, I’m starting to notice a lot of things about my body that I’d never really taken notice before.
For example, my ears canals seem to have taken on lives of their own. Every end of the day, they would start itching like mad, crying out for some sweet cotton buds probing. My toe nails seem to be growing out at lightning speed and I’ve kinda given up on pedicures because painting over them just seem pointless. And, and….I’ve recently acquired a grand total of ONE nipple hair!
Do you notice these things? At what age did you begin to see all these changes to your body? I feel like I’m going through puberty again, only it’s way grosser than I remember it at 12.
While these are just harmless episodes of growing older, I somehow feel that they may be preludes to health issues I will definitely face one day. Already those monthly cramps are a cause for concern and already I’m feeling hesitant, okay, scared to have it checked out.
Only now I understand why so many people only seek treatment for their health problems when it’s already too late. Never mind that they are educated, informed and rational. It’s so easy to convince yourself that the problems may gradually disappear as long as you don’t pay attention to them. Fear or ego? Mostly fear I guess.
Okay, enough of gloomy health concerns. Excuse me while I go pluck some stray hair.