Saturday, June 25, 2011

I am obsessed on a daily basis with two things: tongue and lunula.


Today, we will talk about the tongue.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is all about your tongue.  So at work when I'm washing my hands in the ladies, if no one is about, I like to take a quick look every day - or as many times a day as I can.

For a while it had been looking rather lovely.  Only a bit of red tip (Heat in the Heart Zang - um, aka, stress?).  Everyday I would congratulate myself on working so hard on my tongue and seeing results.  But... by 'working' I suppose I mean trying to stress less.

But now, it's gotten deep red.  Poot.  Wrong direction.  It is supposed to be all nice and pink and smooth.  Work work work.  Three weeks ago I asked to be promoted early (since I feel I am working above my current level since my boss left) - this week's answer "No.".  Blarg.  I will be at this level for the next year, no matter what.  It is lame.  I am seeing it as they get a 'free' year out of me.  And summer is our natural busy cycle - the craziness has begun.  I was hoping to put it off another week, but I got pulled in early on a high priority problem.  yippee.
Which brings me to one of my least-favourite IF comments ever:

"How is my tongue supposed to look?"
"Pink and smooth - like a baby's tongue."
and then in my head "I DON'T KNOW WHAT A BABY'S TONGUE LOOKS LIKE BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A BABY!!!"  (and much stomping of mental feet).

(you know sometimes how certain comments just stick in your head, and get repeated there again and again??)

Again, I'm having more and more "lower abdominal" pain.  Poot.  Mittelschmirz is on it's way.  All week it's just be a bit achy now and then, but today it actually hurts.  I think I may have to book an appt with the family doc to talk about it.  I have been sort of putting it off, especially with work so busy now... but I dunno... anything done to fix it will probably take ages, so I might as well kick it off sooner rather than later...


  1. So sorry that work is driving you nuts! I can't believe they didn't promote you! Argh!

    You've inspired me to ask Dr Nora to look at my tongue when I see her tomorrow. I'm sure mine is a mess!

  2. HAhaha - and as crazy as it sounds, I'm looking forward to hearing about your tongue!

  3. O, yes...the tongue...I would have to aks my needle lady tons of questions about it! I felt like the "tongue assessment" was always so secretive! And as far as the O- pain, isnt that a good sign? that you are ovulating??


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