Sunday, September 8, 2013

Is Google Search...

...guaranteed to scare me to bits? Of course the answer is yes! 

When I was growing up we lived on the second floor of a two-family house. We generally used the back stairs and the front stairs were for company. At night the landing and the front stairs were very dark and I was convinced that monsters lived on the front stairs. Of course I could turn on the light and see that there were no monsters, but I just avoided them entirely. By the time I was in seventh grade my fear had evaporated, but the monsters were real for years before then.

The mythical monsters on the front stairs have been replaced by the monsters in Google Search, but these ogres and sea serpents are real. I made the mistake of "googling" "boot for broken foot," and was very unhappy with what I found. Even though I know monsters live in Google Search I was unprepared for all the awful things that can happen to broken bones in ones foot, especially the particular bone I broke. I didn't Google my spinal cord tumor for at least two weeks after the surgery and saved myself a lot of angst.

I'm giving up Google Search for now and I'm sticking with Pinterest. I'm going to research cupcakes and autumn leaf arrangements and leave the medical advice to my orthopedist. But you can be sure I am wearing my boot religiously, just in case the monsters in Google are real.

It was another glorious day in New York City and I happily joined my college roommate for coffee and conversation. Five days with my boot, and fifty-five days to go.

Thanks for visiting and wishes for a great week!   

15 comments:

Jess said...

Oh no. Those Monsters have gotten me a few times as well. Stay away from the google monsters. Particularly at bedtime.

TARYTERRE said...

I've had that experience with Google. Glad you are healing.

Mevely317 said...

Crazy. I've been visiting the Google-monster myself this afternoon in a misguided attempt to diagnose (or support) our suspicions.

You know, I thought medical professionals used to do a mental eye-roll ... but one of Tom's "helpers" recently confessed, "I love Google."

Hmmmpf. Think I'll take your advice and go visit Pinterest!

Hugs,
Myra

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Too much information does a person no good. Worse than Google is Web MD. Even if you ask about a paper cut, the word cancer will come up.

Not to worry, the boot will get you well.

Patty Sumner said...

I guess we can say Monsters are for real....in google world. I hope you are feeling better...Do what the Doc says and stay away from google. Beautiful here too. Fall is in the air. Blessings!

GardenOfDaisies said...

I think it's best to just listen to your doctor and leave the worrying behind. :-)

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Carol, I hope the 55 days fly by for you.
Reading Google for medical information, for me, is like reading the old self help medical books... not a good idea.
Ignore the monsters and get yourself well again, quickly.
Best Wishes to you,
Daphne

Lynn said...

Yes I agree google has far too much information and too much of it does us no good...I like your other options to keep busy.

Marie said...

Yeh, google can be pretty scary. You can find out pretty much anything about well, anything! I'd sometimes rather be in the dark! xxoo

Blackberry Lane said...

I agree that you should leave the medical advice to your dr. Hope you will have a good week.

Theresa said...

I know, Google searches can give a little too much info. Stay away from Google Searches:) I am so sorry you have a long way to go with the boot. Luckily time flies right by and you'll be rid of it before you know it! Hugs and prayers flying across the miles!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Definitely listen to you doctor and wear that boot. I use Google Search a lot but stay away from the medical side of it. I do enjoy searching out things on Pinterest too. It's amazing how much is out there. Hope you have a great Monday.

Pondside said...

The main thing is that you are wearing the boot! Stay away from medical questions on google for a bit - they can scare the boot right off you.
A visit with an old college friend sounds like a lovely way to celebrate the weekend.

Lynda Fisher said...

You can always decorate the boot and have fashion statement.

Lynda said...

I LOVE Pinterest!!!