Avery Edison's Internet Diary

One of those blogs you've heard about, run by Avery Edison, a twenty-five year-old comedian and writer who lives in London, England.
  • October 31, 2012 12:22 pm

    Brain cancer of the heart.

    The doctor says I have brain cancer of the heart. I asked him to repeat himself, and he did, and I still didn’t understand. If it’s brain cancer, it must be in the brain, right? That’s what brain cancer means, cancer of the brain.

    But it’s in your heart, he said, and I think it should be pretty obvious to you what that means. Um, I guess I think with my emotions too much, or something? But that still doesn’t explain- I mean, we have these scientific terms for a reason, right? A brain is a part of you that performs specific actions, is made of certain materials. A heart can’t be a brain, and a brain can’t be a heart.

    The doctor just shrugged, and gave me a treatment plan, and sent me on my way. When I told my friends and family what had happened they all nodded their heads and said that that made sense. I got annoyed and said that I didn’t get it, that there was a logic to things that was being disturbed.

    And my mother told me that I needed to stop thinking so analytically, to look at the situation with my feelings instead. But I thought that was the problem?

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