Monday, November 26, 2007

Guess what?!

That's always an ominous question to field from a client, but especially when it's a male client and you just flipped him over onto his back...

Me(hesitantly): Yes? *Oh, no, what's he gonna say now...?*

Him(jubilantly): You know, I have two extra bones in my body!

Me: *Oh, my God! Please, PLEASE don't get weird on me now...!* Okay?

Him: Yeah, right underneath each of my outside ankle bones, do you see?

Me: Wow, you're right! How *freaky, weird, bizarre*, interesting.

And it's true. He had a small, superfluous bone with a knuckle-like protrusion located just inferior to the lateral malleolus of each foot. (just underneath the outside ankle-bone of each foot, to be non-anatomical!)

You just never know how these massages are going to go.


Mauser*Girl said...

See, the dirty little medic inside me would have said, "OMG! That is so weird! It's like a DEW CLAW in people! Can I touch it?!"

Christina RN LMT said...

Well, I DID keep touching it! I couldn't help myself...

I just incorporated it into the foot massage, so he wouldn't notice that much (hopefully!)

phlegmfatale said...

omg - that extra bone thingie is freaky! Glad it turned out to be below the knees!

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