This vein of “hypochondriac” humor has been mined by others, possibly most notable in “Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)” by Jerome K. Jerome. And no wonder, it’s fun to play with and so true if you begin reading about ailments!
Oh, and I’m pretty proud of Ted’s understated reply in panel 3. :)
I don’t recall if I used “Asian” because of the often cited “they all look alike to me” — and then expanded it to say that to vultures, all humans look alike. But if I did, it’s not a bad commentary/reminder.