It’s strange what brings people to this blog. I’ve seen search queries come in because someone was looking for a remedy for foot fungus. It’s frightening that whatever I said about feet and fungus brought them here but what is even more odd is how people that have a reaction to carrots came to my blog on an older entry which had nothing at all to do with carrots or hiccups. And then they leave comments like, “I thought I was the only one.” So, since there are so many of you I figured I’d bring you together because clearly you need each other. We must all have support, even if it’s for something as odd as carrots and hiccups. So, here you are, an entry dedicated solely to people with your affliction.
My other entry talks about crazy people who don’t have your illness but this forum here is for you guys to gather together and discuss this syndrome. I do find it strange not one of y’all left a blog link so you could find one another. You left it up to me to bring you together for Carrots and Hiccups Anonymous. That’s okay though, now I have a purpose in life – Stamp Out Carrots and Hiccups Syndrome aka Irritable Diaphragm Syndrome. Now that I have taken this upon myself people like Mavis and Ellie and Bugs B can at last come together. If you too are a sufferer leave your comments below. We’d love to hear from you. Lets make this the largest gathering of hiccuping people across the globe. This is for you, for all of you out there with no where to turn. This is for YOU!!
When not in the throws of hiccups all must yell from the strength of your diaphragm that you will not be invisible any longer. On days when it gets too hard and you think you can’t go on please call the hotline to speak to a person who has been there and can help you again see the light. That hotline number is 1-800-Carrot-Cure.
Carrots and Hiccups Anonymous Serenity Prayer
“Bugs Bunny, grant me the serenity
to accept these hiccups which I cannot change;
courage to change the hiccups I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.”
At the suggestion of a new member I’d like to announce to all a support group for those who love a hiccup and carrot sufferer. The group is called “CAROTS – Come And Rally Ourselves Together for Sufferers”. Thank you Shay for your dedication to this cause.
Sundrip also works to eradicate green pea flatulence and temporary blindness caused by eating radishes. It has come to my attention that some faint after eating pickled beats but Sundrip and supporters don’t care. As a matter of fact we think those fainting pantywaists are hopeless. Last but not least Sundrip is strong at work to ruin all perfectly good baby showers.
Hiccup Theme Song:
The lyrics to Wilson Philips’ song Hold On can bring us all hope that there will be a cure for the hiccup disease.
I know this pain
Why do lock yourself up in these orange chains?
No one can change your life except for you
Don’t ever let anyone hiccup step all over you
Just open your heart and your mind
Is it really fair to feel this way inside?
Some day somebody’s gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby carrot are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you hiccup cry
Don’t you know?
Don’t you know your diaphragm can change then things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can you hold on for one more day
Your diaphragm can change Things’ll go your way
Hold on for one more day………
What Others Are Saying About The Group:
Here are a few of the 15 comments from people who suffer with this carrot disorder. You can also visit them at the link above from the old entry having nothing at all to do with this affliction:
Barbarob Says: October 25th, 2006 at 10:55 pm I can’t believe this is as common a problem as it is! I just got some carrots out of the fridge and when I started hiccuping I ran to the computer determined to find out if other people have this issue. We should start a support group
Mavis Says: August 14th, 2006 at 5:36 pm I thought I was the only person in the world that gets hiccups every time I eat raw carrots!!!
Laura Says: October 7th, 2006 at 11:54 am I just did a google search for “carrot hiccups” and came up with this blog. After a 2 year-hiatus, my carrot-induced hiccups just came back. It’s triggered by any kind of carrots (cooked or raw). Sometimes I’ll even be eating a pureed soup and will identify carrots as one of the ingredients simply by the fact that I get the hiccups. I discovered this when a flute teacher told me to eat carrots to help my nerves before a performance… needless to say, this turned out to be a bad idea…
Bugs B Says: March 28th, 2007 at 10:12 pm I, too get carrot-related hiccups. Too bad, as I love them. I suspect it’s a lot more common than we think… who would ever admit to having them, or even thinking it was a common ailment?
Bugs B, is that really you? Oh my gosh it’s been so long…years in fact …. I haven’t watched your show since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I’ve missed you so, but I don’t remember you having the hiccups. Strange how we forget some stuff.
As always, thank you for visiting SUNDRIP Journals. Please have a hiccup-free day.