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I totally agree with Carol Hedges’ take on hypochondria—although I can’t escape several millennia of Jewish motherly conviction that chicken soup will cure or at least prevent everything from a hangnail to coronavirus.

Hmmm… Excuse me. I’m just going to defrost another chicken. Meanwhile, see Carol’s hilarious blog post below.


Saturday, 29 February 2020

You Don’t Have To Be Jewish …

Hello. My name is Carol and I’m a hypochondriac. I am also Jewish. You don’t have to be Jewish to be a hypochondriac, but if you want to do it properly, being Jewish gives you a definite edge.

No, I don’t know why. Maybe it’s thousands of years of knowing we are the Chosen People while being constantly told to go and be chosen somewhere else. Listen, what do I know? Am I an analyst?

I do know that I spend a lot of time on the internet googling symptoms that I might have. And I mean A Lot of time. As a result, I have narrowly escaped a whole raft of illnesses, including some that are apparently only present in cattle.  [click here for more of this post]