Day 111 - I am Such a Hypochondriac!
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Last evening, I started feeling chest pains. Right smack in the middle of my chest. I didn't think too much of it.
This morning, I still have the chest pains. It is mostly centered on the middle to right side. I also woke up with a slight sore throat. I went to work. The pain is consistent and annoying.
I start thinking to myself, what if it is a mild heart attack? So, I googled the common symptoms of a mild heart attack in women. I then checked my blood pressure and pulse with the arm cuff. Yup, my diastolic was somewhat high...so I took it again...and again...and even switched arms and took it again. All different readings. Hmmmm....is that a heart attack in progress?
I stayed indoors too at work so I was chilled...maybe my heart is working over time and I am not producing enough oxygen to my body, thus feeling chilled. I googled it all....
Yup, I am a hypochondriac. I was so very close to going to urgent care.
Now, mind you, I worked a double shift yesterday. We had troubles with the wheelchair lift on one of the vans. Therefore, I picked up two wheelchairs and put them in another van. So I could have strained my chest muscles... Now also, I once had major surgery where I had my chest sawed open to remove a tumor from near my heart and lungs. So, my chest muscles have never been the same and I have three chest wires...one of which wiggles...
But I can swear to you that I am dying of a heart attack...
Yup! I am a hypochondriac.