I was talking to a good friend of mine today who loves Facebook, and she said that someone she knows posted something about a painful ganglion cyst in her hand, and how that led to a reply suggesting that another term for what she has is "Bible cyst," because if you hit the cyst hard enough with a heavy book like the Bible, it will go away. My friend said she found this to be fascinating, and she was wondering if it was really true. She said at least one more person had replied with the same suggestion.
My friend has a small lipoma in her arm and now she's wondering if she should just whap at it really hard with something heavy to make it go away. I advised her pretty strongly not to do it. I just don't like the idea of us hitting ourselves with heavy objects to maybe make our cysts go away.
Have any of you ever heard of the term "Bible cyst" or have you ever tried this technique on yourself? Call me old-fashioned, but I'm thinking that if you have an odd bump under your skin that's painful or not, you should have a doctor check it out and possibly remove it. What do you think?
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