I like how their patter in this one came out.
But also, I grew up vegetarian, and I always found it interesting people’s mental and emotional separation between the food on their plate and the animals themselves.
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. :)