April Fool’s Day!!
Okay, maybe some of you saw this coming, especially if you know that “fossor” is Latin for “clown”.
I’ve had more creative ideas floating around, but I figured this one would be out from left field. To those of you who have no idea how this April Fool’s joke relates with anything, let me explain. I sent the following e-mail to my closest friends and family, as well as co-workers just to keep it looking authentic.
I send this e-mail to everybody who I work with, as well as family, friends, and some of the people I deal with on a daily basis (some of whom may already know the news).
Some of you may know that I have been having some medical problems lately. To those of you who are learning this for the first time, I’m sorry I haven’t had a chance to tell you, but between visits to the hospital and spending time with my loved ones, it’s been hard to communicate online, let alone in person. It started with some swelling in my feet, which wasn’t painful, but made putting shoes on difficult. When the swelling didn’t go down after a few days, I went to the hospital and got some tests done. As you know, Thompson’s hospital takes some time to return results, so I was stuck waiting, during which the swelling spread to my abdomen and then my nose, and skin discoloration started to manifest on my face. I finally got the results back last night, and the doctor said that it was a rare mutation called Fossorism, but he surmised that I will only have days left.
So, I guess this is it for me. 🙁
The doctor sent me a picture of somebody who had Fossorism in the final stage, which is here – http://bit.ly/geBBd7
This was quite a waste of a morning, but oh well. Hope everybody doesn’t get fooled any further today. 🙂Photo by: Harald Henkel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fkhuckel/)