Daily Foglifter: The youngest person ever to die from a heart attack in the U.S. was a 13-year-old boy.
I feel awful. I’ve had several “attacks” of some sort over the last week. It’s finally become annoying (and painful) enough to send me to the doctor. I hate going to the doctor, especially when I have to take the whole crew (5 children!!!) with me. But it’s got to be done. As much as I would love to sit in one position on the couch all day, it’s simply not feasible. Eventually, the laundry needs washing and the groceries have to be bought and made into something edible. Take-out is expensive and so unhealthy.
I’m sure it’s nothing serious, despite what the WebMD symptom checker said. According to the hypochondriac’s dream, I’m having a heart attack or a pulmonary embolism. It could also be angina and the obligatory CANCER. Every symptom one enters on WebMD returns a possible cancer diagnosis.
It could also be panic attacks. Now that is something I can understand. Five kids at home, broken air conditioner in 95 degree weather, tight budget, the impending start of the church’s summer program, dieting, kids’ doctor’s appointments, health insurance issues…need I go on? If that is the problem, at least one of those things have been remedied. No, I didn’t send the kids to summer camp, but the A/C is fixed. No more 88 degree house to sit and sweat in. That will improve my mood, if not my heart attacks/angina/pulmonary embolism/cancer.
What about you? Do you ever self-diagnose with WebMD or similar sites? Have you ever got yourself worked up over nothing? I know I’m not the only paranoid hypochondriac out there. Help a girl relieve a little of the “stat and comment stress” and leave a comment. My heart will thank you for it. 🙂
“The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.” ~Caskie Stinnett