Oh My Heart

>> Monday, July 26, 2010

Saturday I woke up with an odd feeling in my chest. It sort of hurt when I would breath in. I went on with my normal morning activities, took the girls to the store, Goodwill, and came home. It had been hurting for about 5 hours so what did I do? I looked online just to see what the symptoms were for a heart attack. Um yay, go right for the big one right? Lucky me I didn't have ANY of the other symptoms. At that moment. Suddenly I was changing Ruby's diaper and started to feel a little dizzy. "That is a symptom" I thought. Next came the back ache. "What!! Backache is ANOTHER symptom" What would any irrational person do? Explain in detail to her 5 year old how to dial 911 in case I collapse at some point. She even looked at me like I was crazy. The internet is a bad, bad thing sometimes. I swear I am not even close to being a hypochondriac. Most people might say I should take myself and my kids to the doctor more than I do. Saturday night I still had the chest pain and began really thinking of my day. The reason I might have felt light headed was b/c it dawned on me I hadn't eaten lunch yet. My back could have been hurting b/c Ruby kept turning sideways Friday night and it was sort of uncomfortable sleeping. My chest is still hurting and I am going to call a doctor to go see what's up. I told hubs Sunday morning that he was lucky I was still around to which he responded "You probably have pleurisy or you strained a muscle". No pity party ever for mama is there?


Kimberly Monday, July 26, 2010  

I hate to admit it but I'm a former symptom googler myself. Nothing is scarier because you always find the absolute worst case scenario. I hope it's nothing serious. Keep us posted.

Kelly Monday, July 26, 2010  

I do that allll the time. I had neck pain the other day and was convinced it was a heart attack because they say women's symptoms are different than men's. Hope everything turns out all right.

Michelle @Flying Giggles Tuesday, July 27, 2010  

Do not google things like that! I have already learned my lesson - over and over again. It just totally freaks ourselves out. Do see a doctor though and make sure everything is okay!

Joey Lynn Resciniti Tuesday, July 27, 2010  

I think the heart attack symptoms are a bum deal for women. They're essentially dizzy gas pains. I get weird muscle pains that can mimic any kind of wasting disease and I've even strained muscles that caused chest pain before.

I hope if any of us ever does have a real heart attack it's easier to distinguish from the normal stuff.

Feel better soon!

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