so here's the deal.
for the past few months i've been having "heart pains."
the area where my heart is has been suffering really sharp pains about once or twice a week.
everyone told me it was probably from stress.
(yes, 21 credit hours, 30 hours of work a week, and planning a wedding IS stressful. i do know that.)
so i kind of believed them, but didn't really think it was stress because it would start hurting in very non-stressful moments. (like when i was waking up from a nap, or watching a movie, etc.)
in the midst of the wedding chaos, i didn't really have time to get it checked out. and part of me thought it would go away after the wedding.
but it didn't.
there we were, in vegas watching the lion king, and my "heart pains" came. and lasted for two hours.
that was it. lincoln said, "you need to call your doctor."
these "heart pains" of mine, by the way, have been occuring for months. i started to think they had some correlation with what i lovingly call "the BC." BC stands for Birth Control, or The Pill. i didn't remember having these "heart pains" before i started to take the BC.
so i started researching. yep, very rare, but very serious side effect of the pill.
(but isn't that the case with MOST perscriptions?)
so i called my doc. and made an appointment.
just to make sure it wasn't that very rare, but very serious side effect from the BC.
tuesday came. my doc listened and told me to breathe and poked and pushed.
"i think you might have costochondritis."
sounds serious right?
well, turns out it's not.
costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib and can be mistaken for heart attack pain. and there doesn't seem to be a known cause.
the condition is most common in children and adolescents, and occurs more frequently in females than males.
so that's what she thinks i have. and i'm hoping she's right because it's treatable with a generic antiinflammatory and can go away on it's own.
she said if doesn't go away with the antiinflammatory then come back for more diagnosis.
meanwhile, i've been suffering stabbing heart pains for the last two days.
i also worked my regular job (30 hours) plus my internship (23 hours) which totals to a whopping 53 hours.
and our apartment is still a unpacked mess.
needless to say, i am tired.
very very tired.
there's my very-long-not-that-
interesting-story about my what-feels-just-like-a-heart- attack pains.