I’ve had a rash all over both my legs for four days. I think it has to do with a new lotion I tried but the rash is still here and I figured I might as well call the 24 Hour Advice Nurse service provided by Kaiser.

The friendly nurse who answered my call asked for my medical record number and then said, “Sorry for the delay, the computer is taking a bit of time pulling up your medical record.”

Then I heard a gasp. “Oh my! You poor thing! It says here you have an astrocytoma and seizures and a tremor. Wow! And at such a young age, too.”

I’m such a nerd. I add in, “I have eczema too!” As if sensitive skin can even compete with brain cancer.