- Mental confusion
- Inability to tolerate bright lights
I suspect Im not the only one. Heres my quick quiz to see if you too are a cyberchondriac:
- When you wake up with a crick in your neck, you google meningitis.
- Youve been on drug-resistant TB alert ever since that dumb guy got on the plane.
- You knew when Sanjay Gupta visited that swine flu–infested Mexican hospital he'd come back with it. You had the sudden urge to screamhorror-movie-styleat the TV: Nooooo, Sanjay! Dont. Go. Into. The. Stairwell!
Some (like, say, my husband, or that Oxford hotline nurse who took my hantavirus-scare call after my cat dropped a mouse on my face) would say Im crazy. I think Im a proactive patient. Is anyone with me?