Just In Case Nothing Has Horrified You So Far Today

FYI, this is an actual thing that is possible:

“One morning, after she was awakened by her bedside alarm, she sat up and, she recalled, ‘this fluid came down my face, this greenish liquid’… She had scratched through her skull during the night—and all the way into her brain.”

I just thought you’d want to know. Explore the horror: “The Itch,” by Dr. Atul Gawande, in the New Yorker.

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  1. I’m pretty sure I won’t forgive you for this. Or, at least, will now associate any green goo I come in contact with either physically, psychically, metaphorically, or literarily…with you.

    You.

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  2. Holy crap! I now know such a thing can happen, and my itchiness has run in cycles from horrible, scratching making it better momentarily & then much worse, to mild itching I can ignore. I hope she finds/found a solution. That mirror imaging work is quite interesting and really helped me get my left arm working again after neck surgery left me without nerve conduction for almost a year. The mind is an incredible machine, that turns on us as often as it helps us!

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