My sister and I have been talking a lot this week. I think we’ve already talked for about four hours on the phone this week and that’s only two days worth of conversations! My ear is sore!
We have a strange communication pattern. We’ll sometimes go months without really talking and then we’ll talk quite a bit for weeks on end and then not talk again for quite a while. I don’t know why we do this, but we’ve been doing this for years.
We used to live together when I first moved to Toronto and then my sister got me a job in the jewelery industry, the same industry she was working in at the time (and still works in) and then we each started businesses in the jewellery trade and ended up working together – and living together. Perhaps that’s why we now go through these strange on and off communication phases. I think we used to be toooooo together. LOL
Anyway … our conversation today ran from going over what was happening with her two kids to people we both know, to discussing various health problems we’re both experiencing and so on.
My sister asked me an interesting question while we were talking. We both have thyroid problems. She’s had her thyroid totally removed and I’ve had half of my thyroid removed so we’re both on Hormone replacement therapy but, well … what if something happened – how long could you live without thyroid replacement medication?
I had to ask her what she meant by “what if something happened” and of course she meant something catastrophic like end of the world bad where you can’t get your prescription medications anymore or at least not for a long time. Now if something like that were the case, well … in the case of thyroid meds I’d probably slow down a lot, but I’d likely survive since I still have half my thyroid as dysfunctional as it is, but my sister doesn’t have a thyroid at all and since the thyroid is so vitally important to ones metabolism and body function … I think within a couple of weeks my sister would be quite ill without her medication.
Anyway … I really don’t think my sister has anything to worry about, but it was an interesting question. Something to think about! I’m sure a lot of people are living on medications that are keeping them going day by day and that if they didn’t have them their lives would be vastly different.
Hmmm I wonder if my sister and I will talk tomorrow .. and if so .. for how long! Maybe I’ll use the speaker phone – my ear will appreciate that, it doesn’t like the phone rubbing up against it.