Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'm Not Iron Man

Well, I decided to have the Doc check out my physical well-being. It seems those in the family are like superheros, but we all have one weakness that we have to overcome.

It turns out I don't have the iron problem that "Jor-El" has. I'm beginning to accept that I have respiratory weakness. Asthma and alergies seem to be my kryptonite in addition to years of untreated sleep apnea.

I know I've had this problem for a long time. I remember Chris jumping off his bunk and shaking my bed to get me to stop snoring.

So my ferratin is fine, but borderline diabetic. From what I read, shedding my excess weight should solve all my other issues. So I'm making small changes to my diet which have been helping a little. I'm consulting with my Doc on a monthly basis to monitor progress or regress.

So fellow superheros here is how I imagine you guys. Let me know if I am off and what superhero you really are.

Dad = Iron Man
Mom = Jean Grey (AKA Ms Marvel)
Becky = Storm
Jennifer = Electra
Chris = Spiderman
David = Incredible Hulk
Melissa = Wonder Woman
Emily = Rogue
Dara = Invisible Girl


Chris said...

I think from our child hood, I was the Incredible Hulk, or at least that's what our sisters called me. But, I guess I am more like Spider Man now.

Katscratchme said...

I love Rogue! She's awsome!
Ben said he's Wolverine, so I guess that works out okay.. except for the original Wolverine had a thing for Jean Grey... creepy.
Do you think I really suck the life and powers out of everyone I touch.. I'm not sure whether to be offended or to giggle a little insanely...

Zaphod said...

I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. First because of the assigned names (I particularly like the Jor-el business) and second because I am pleased that you have been the beneficiary of your mother's part of the gene pool. It just one less thing to have to worry about.

And by the way, Kat, I am the one who has a thing for Jean Grey

Jen said...

I'm comic book illiterate. I don't know if I'm "Electra" or not. It sounds fun, though. . .

Trillium said...

I am the most comic book illiterate of all: Who is Jean Grey/Ms Marvel??

I am glad that you are ok with regard to iron storage... but you will need to check it again down the line because it really shows up as you get older.

Katscratchme said...

Jen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elektra_(comics) Elektra is a martial arts chick with a tight red costume.. she is in love with Daredevil.. :D

Mom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Grey She's one of the X-Men.. she has telepathic abilities.. I thought this was right on target! :)