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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.

Deborah
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QUADCMOM 7/20/2013 10:42PM

    Deborah, I thought I might be having a heart attach this morning too. I was washing dishes and felt a little short of breath, (working), was sweating (over a hot sink of water) and when I got to thinking about it, it seemed my jaws were starting to hurt ( a symptom in a woman having a heart attach). I worried for a little bit but I finished the dishes, took some tyonol then rested on the couch. I guess it wasn't a heart attach. It's 12 hours later and I'm still here. LOL

I'm glad you are ok too. Have a great evening.

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