HYPERMOBILITY CARTOON: In which I come unhinged — again

I have severe Joint Hypermobility Disorder.
I dislocated my jaw chewing on a piece of baguette.
I walked a couple blocks to the dentist, did the new patient registration, and they advised me to go to A&E [Accident & Emergency]. So my husband picked me up, and four hours later my jaw had been clicked back into place, and I had a photograph of my x-ray, and some codeine.
Yeup, another datum for an Ehlers-Danlos diagnosis; pretty sure this takes me over the tipping point. Awaiting echocardiogram and visit with a geneticist.

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Cartoon title: I WAS CHEWING ON A PIECE OF BAGUETTE AND MY JAW DISLOCATED The doctor (a Black man with a beard and dreads, wearing a white coat and stethescope) is showing me my temporal-mandibular joint x-rays. (I’m a white woman with short dark hair and glasses, wearing a navy hoodie.) The doctor says to me, “That shows where the mandibular condyle of the jaw came out of the temporal bone of the skull.” I’m thinking to myself, (I’m going to turn that baguette into a nice, soft bread pudding. Revenge is sweet — and spiced!)

CAPD CARTOON: Thai Food

CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Despite excellent hearing, I misunderstand what people say all day long.
 

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I’m standing in the kitchen next to a bulletin board full of take-away menus, waiting for the kettle to boil to make some more tea. My husband (off-panel) asks, “Is it ‘Typhoo Time’?” Experiencing yet another decoding error, I ask back, “Thai food?”

 

FACEBLIND CARTOON: Oops, Staring

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Cartoon of myself (a middle-aged white woman wearing glasses, a fedora and trenchcoat) and a man riding on a bus. The man has a very pronounced nose, chin, and jowls; he is wearing a coat, scarf, and cap. The caption reads: Prosopagnosia (Faceblindness) is the inability to recognise people by their faces. Sometimes having an unusual feature helps me eventually learn to identify a person. But it also means that I unintentionally tend to stare at some people.

 

CARTOON: Super Powers

Here’s my latest cartoon!
TRUE LIFE ADVENTURES
 
Description: I’m laying under a medical scanner, with a blanket on me and a display screen above. The doctor stands next to me, monitoring.
“The Nuclear Medicine doc injected me with Technetium 99 to test my gallbladder.
I was radioactive for two days but did not get ANY super powers!”
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AUTISTIC / ASPERGER'S CARTOON: Irony

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Cartoon of myself (a middle-aged white woman with short hair and glasses) inside a room.  I’m looking upwards with a raised eyebrow and puzzled expression.  The word IRONY has a pair of wings and swooshing lines where it flies over my head towards the ceiling fan.  The tops of the fan blades bear pile-ups of repeated, mixed words: IRONY, JOKE, and SATIRE.       My thought ballon reads, “Being autistic, sometimes irony goes right over over my head. I think it’s time to clean off the ceiling fan again.”