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Monday, November 15, 2010

It's all my mom's fault

Last week I broke a tooth -- or broke off a filling that was on the tooth, I'm not quite sure which -- and it's all my mom's fault.

I broke the tooth when I was chewing on ice.

I was chewing on ice because I'm anemic.

I'm anemic because I take Nexium, which inhibits iron absorption.

I take Nexium for esophagus-searing acid reflux. Seriously, I'd give up the internet before I gave up my Nexium.

I get my esophagus-searing acid reflux from my mother. Not that she gives me heartburn. I mean that her genes cursed my esophagus. My brother's too.

And that is why it's my mother's fault that I broke my tooth.

Unless you want to argue it's bad teeth. Those are my dad's fault.


Stacy said...

ROFLOL! My mom does give me heartburn. :P

Linda said...

I chewed ice for years before I found out it was a behavior related to anemia. I got very ill and now the anemia is fixed and I can't believe I used to chew ice like that. I have multiple fillings and a root canal that are totally the fault of the ice chewing.

Please try to take care of your anemia somehow!


varangianguard said...

Lucky your Mayo Clinic diagnosis eliminated these other potential causes.

"The desire to chew ice cubes may also be a symptom of iron-deficiency anemia or other physical or emotional conditions, such as nutritional deficiencies, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or developmental disorders".


Joanie said...

I get acid reflux too. Thank goodness for Prevacid.

Sharon said...

It's like a Dr. Seuss book meets....can't think of it. But another awesome author. ;)
sorry about your tooth. I say blame both your parents & call it even!

Anonymous said...

My MIL chews ice NON-STOP! I drives me nuts. Thank goodness she lives in another country.