My childhood medical adventures
- •I once chewed a hole through my cheekI was still numb from a dental appointment with laughing gas and I was waiting for my mom to finish her appointment. I thought I was chewing gum. My dad was too busy flirting with the nurse at the front desk. Someone noticed a trickle of blood on my cheek. It was swollen for something like a week after that.
- •I pretended to be unconscious when I was very littleWe were still living in New York, so I was less than 8 years old. I was convincing enough that my mom took me to our doctor, who was at a school in the area holding some kind of clinic. The doctor told my mom to hold me up and then just let go. If I didn't fall they would know I was falling. I didn't fall.