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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Haiku Month - Day 1

Humans are complex,
potatoes less so, yet they
have more chromosones.

Each day I will post a self-penned haiku, (and no, they won't all strictly follow the rules of including a reference to nature etc, so you needn't point it out), and then, having posted it, I'll explain it's relevance.

Over the years I have mentioned some of the operations and illnesses I have been through during my life, some more major than others, and I'm not unhappy with my lot. As the ongoing post-operative care following my cancer, my GP decided I should see an endocrinologist has my hormone levels are relatively low, although to be fair they always have been and I've not had that many problems because of it. So off I went to West Mid Hospital the other day to meet her.

She was running about half an hour late, yet it was only a 9.30 appointment which is pushing it even for a hospital. So come 10am in I get called. The reason she has run late is she has been ploughing through my medical records. In detail. Being fascinated. And drawing conclusions.

After initially apologising for being late she then apologises for me having had to have so many illnesses and operations during my life but she finds me "fascinating". (And what woman wouldn't! "Cough"). And then she tells me she has a hypothesis. She thinks there is a link between things throughout my life. Subject to confirmation by genetic testing, I have Klinefelter Syndrome.

The main point of interest is, unlike most "normal" human beings, I have 47 chromosones, not 46. Marj says she has had no doubt for years that I am not a normal human being! Potatoes normally have 48 chromosones but some varieties only have 47. Back in the days of my Kennamatic blog I used the tag line "One chromosone more and I'd be a potato"!.

Little did I know then that I already was!


  • I remember that tagline :0)

    Look at you though! Can't just be ill like the rest of us. You have to have a syndrome!

    I just clicked that Wikipedia link and saw the photo. Is that what it does to your face? Urgh.

    By Blogger Masher, At 8:29 AM  

  • It affects eveyone differently. I presently look like this!

    By Blogger kennamatic, At 8:39 AM  

  • Crikey, that sounds pretty grim, but you say you are not unhappy so I must conclude you are a happy potato. Though I think the moustache doesn't do you any favours...

    By Blogger Toffeeapple, At 2:07 PM  

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