Prognosis…..positive

So I saw the cardiologist last Friday. He took the time to listen to everything that has been going on with me, which was a pleasant surprise.

After reviewing my chart, he found nothing significantly wrong with my heart, and by just uttering those words, a tremendous relief washed over me. I do have a congenital heart defect, but at this time it isn’t anything to be worried about.

So what exactly happened to me?

  1. Sleep Deprivation since November has been wearing down my body’s immune system.
  2. The continual back pain was causing stress and anxiety to build up, like a dam with too much water pressure, it’s going to reach a breaking point.
  3. Increased anxiety about the possibility of me not being well enough to go to Africa.

So I had all of this going on. All I needed was a trigger to set off this time bomb. Enter Ophidiophobia.

I’ve always hated snakes. There are definitely childhood reasons for this. But apparently, when I actually came across a real one a couple of weeks ago, it really did a number on me. It is funny how the body reacts.

Anyway, that is the doctor’s theory. Knowing the possible cause to everything that happened is a huge relief. I feel much, much better. I type this after sleeping soundly for the first time in months.

Thank you for every one’s kind thoughts, prayer’s, and well-wishes.

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