Monday, January 08, 2007

new "hobby"

It's 1:45 AM and I can't sleep, so it must be time to blog!

I have found a new hobby - using WebMD to diagnose myself with a myriad of diseases. I know, it is sad.

Most recent diagnoses: diabetes and pulmonary edema. Yeah, for real.

The diabetes ended up being a combination of too little sleep, not enough water and a lot of stress. I actually convinced myself that I was experiencing nerve pain, and I called Jocko at work, in tears, to try and convince him to come back from his trip early to take care of me. Hmmmmmm.

The pulmonary edema ended up being heart burn - I swear, I thought I was having chest pains!

Now, don't think I'm turning into a super hypochondriac. I have not called an ambulance, or scheduled a million doctors appointments; I simply give myself a few hours to decide if I'm really having medical problems, or if the power of suggestion is just a little too much for me to handle.

5 comments:

Crystal said...

I totally hear you! I thought I had diabetes, too. When I mentioned it to my doctor, she was like, "no, we've already checked your glucose levels and they're fine." *sigh*

mel_fitz said...

Let me get this straight. You have time to diagnose yourself w/ random diseases but you can't pick up the phone and call your best friend?

rae rae said...

My nickname is "Harry Hypo" - I'm so bad! Go WebMD!

AJ said...

If you come to MI and want to know about your diabetes, you can use my glucose meter:) It doesn't hurt I promise! I checked myself a few times and I still fall into the "pre-diabetes" range, which means I need to bust my ass and lose some of the rest of this weight!

Erin said...

Before I had my hysterectomy - I was completely convinced that I was dying... REALLY!!

When I was at the hospital last week, my husband found a WebMD magazine in the waiting room - he brought home to subscription card for me :)